No Country’s Best National Albums of 2013

Best Of

We’re probably a little behind on this, but it took us a while to dig out of the holidays here at No Country.  But, just like last year, we have compiled all of our favorite records of 2013 from both a National and Nashville perspective.  All of the No Country staff nominated their favorite records, and then we put the top nominees to a vote.  This list may seem a little bit strange, but it shows the diverse musical tastes amongst the No Country team.  Regardless, it’s fun to see how it all shook out, and where our tastes overlap.  Have a look at our top National albums of 2013 below, and you can link to the albums in Spotify by clicking on the title.  Stay tuned for our top Nashville albums and our favorite live shows of last year coming soon.

10.  Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold [Reissue – 1.15.13, What’s Your Rupture?]

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9. Arcade Fire – Reflektor[10.28.13, Merge]

Arcade Fire

8. Rhye – Woman[3.1.13, Polydor]

Rhye

7. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories[5.17.13, Columbia]

Daft Punk

6. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe[9.24.13, Glassnote]

Chvrches

5. Savages – Silence Yourself[5.6.13, Matador] 

Savages

4. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City[5.14.13, XL]

Vampire Weekend

2 – TIE: Haim – Days Are Gone[9.30.13, Columbia]

Haim

2 – TIE: Arctic Monkeys – AM – [9.10.13, Domino] 

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1. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A  Pretty Daze[4.9.13, Matador]

Kurt Vile

Honorable Mentions

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