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For the Record

Top 3 Albums of 2013


Hey everyone!

Kyle Stringer again – this time with my personal top 3 albums of 2013.  Without further adieu, here they are in no particular order:


James Blake “Overgrown” – This was a great follow-up from James Blake’s first album release.  This album had just enough different textures and emotions to keep things interesting.  We’ll see if he can keep this trend going.  He also put on a wicked show at Liberty Hall this year.

The Flaming Lips “The Terror” – This album wasn’t my favorite Lips record ever, but I believe it was significant.  A significant change for the Lips and an important one for the future of music.  Texture and sounds are the future!!

Toro Y Moi “Anything In Return” – I loved their first album, their second was terrible, and their third was a triumphant return.  I was very happy with the danceable beats and the funk inspired melodies.  Electronic wizardry.

Overall, I didn’t think 2013 was a great year for music, although it had many important happenings (which doesn’t include Miley’s twerking).  Music is changing in many ways, including how it is recorded, distributed, and listened to.  Honorable mention for favorite albums go to: Kid Cudi “Indicud,” Vampire Weekend “Modern Vampires of the City,” and MGMT “MGMT.”

Feel free to let me know what your favorite albums of 2013 were in the comments or call in during “For The Record”.

See you all out in the universe somewhere.


Written by Kyle Stringer. Tune into For the Record every Wednesday night from 6-8pm on 90.7fm KJHK.