In Case You Missed It: Notable Albums, January-June 2013

by on June 13, 2013

Posted in: Album Review, Music

Feeling left out of discussions about music this year? Worried you were so busy trying to decide if you liked the new David Bowie LP that you missed something great? Never fear, WRMC’s got you covered. Below, find an alphabetical listing of some of the year’s most notable releases — notable either because they’re great, or because they’ve been popular here or at large, or because the artists who made them are kind of a big deal (hey Daft Punk!). If you’re wondering what to get into next, you can’t go too wrong picking any of these at random. Did we miss something? Let us (and, more importantly, your fellow WRMC blog readers) know in the comments!


Altar Of Plagues, Teethed Glory And Injury

Akron/Family, Sub Verse

Anthony Childs, The Space Between People And Things

A$AP Rocky, LongLiveA$AP

Autre Ne Veut, Anxiety

Baths, Obsidian

Beacon, The Ways We Separate

Big Black Delta, Big Black Delta

Black Angels, Indigo Meadow

Bleached, Ride Your Heart

Blue Hawaii, Untogether

Boards Of Canada, Tomorrow’s Harvest

Born Ruffians, Birthmarks

Buke And Gase, General Dome

Burial, Truant/Rough Sleeper 7″

Cassie, #RockaByeBaby

Caveman, Caveman

Chance The Rapper, Acid Rap

Charles Bradley, Victim Of Love

Charli XCX, True Romance


Colin Stetson, New History Warfare, Vol. 3: To See More Light

Daft Punk, Random Access Memories

Daughter, If You Leave

David Bowie, The Next Day

Deafheaven, Sunbather

Dean Blunt, The Redeemer

Deerhunter, Monomania

Deptford Goth, Life After Defo

Devendra Banhart, Mala

Dirty Beaches, Drifters/Love Is The Devil

Disclosure, Settle

DJ Koze, Amygdala

Dungeonesse, Dungeonesse

Eleanor Friedberger, Personal Record

Esben And The Witch, Wash The Sins Not Only The Face

Ex Cops, True Hallucinations


The Flaming Lips, The Terror

The Focus Group, The Elektrik Karousel

Foxygen, We Are The 21st-century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic

The Front Bottoms, Au Revoir

Generationals, Heza

Girls’ Names, The New Life

Grouper, The Man Who Died In His Boat

Gucci Mane, Trap House 3

The Haxan Cloak, Excavation

Houses, A Quiet Darkness

Iceage, You’re Nothing

Iron And Wine, Ghost On Ghost

Italians Do It Better, After Dark 2 (label compilation)

Jagwar Ma, Howlin

Jai Paul, Demos

James Blake, Overgrown

Jenny Hval, Innocence Is Kinky

John Grant, Pale Green Ghosts

Jon Hopkins, Immunity

Junip, Junip

Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience

Keaton Henson, Birthdays

The Knife, Shaking The Habitual

Koreless, Yugen

Kurt Vile, Wakin On A Pretty Daze

Laura Marling, Once I Was An Eagle

The Lonely Island, The Wack Album

Lorde, The Love Club

Low, The Invisible Way

Lust For Youth, Perfect View

Majical Cloudz, Impersonator

Major Lazer, Free The Universe

Marnie Stern, The Chronicles Of Marnia

Mikal Cronin, MCII

Mount Kimbie, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth

My Bloody Valentine, m b v

The National, Trouble Will Find Me

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Push The Sky Away

No Joy, Wait To Pleasure

Oberhofer, Notalgia

Peals, Walking Field

Pharmakon, Abandon

Phoenix, Bankrupt!

Phosphorescent, Muchacho

Pure X, Crawling Up The Stairs

Queens Of The Stone Age, …Like Clockwork

Rhye, Woman

Ryan Hemsworth, Still Awake

Savages, Silence Yourself

Sean Nicholas Savage, Other Life

Small Black, Limits Of Desire

Still Corners, Strange Pleasures

The Strokes, Comedown Machine

Surfer Blood, Pythons

Tegan And Sara, Closer

The-Dream, IV Play

Thee Oh Sees, Floating Coffin

These New Puritans, Field Of Reeds

Torres, Torres

Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires Of The City

Var,  No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers

Wax Idols, Discipline & Desire

Waxahatchee, Cerulean Salt

Wavves, Afraid Of Heights

Wild Nothing, Empty Estate

Wolf Eyes, No Answer: Lower Floors

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mosquito

Young Galaxy, Ultramarine

Youth Lagoon, Wondrous Bughouse

!!!, Thr!!!er

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