The Lamest Things About TJ Jaeger’s Top 10 Albums of 2013
Because it is that special time of year again (i.e., the end of it), I thought I would put together a list of my top 10 favorite albums that came out in 2013. I also included something lame about the album, plus my favorite tracks.
1. Have Mercy - The Earth Pushed Back
I have no complaints about this album; it is absolutely perfect. I wouldn’t be surprised if Have Mercy blows up in 2014.
2. Volcano Choir – Repave
I am a sucker for anything Justin Vernon gets within a 10-foot vicinity of. This is a short, but powerful, album filled with many unique sounds and such variance.
3. Foxing - The Albatross
One of the best up-and-coming bands to come from all of this “emo revival” hysteria. The best release from Count Your Lucky Stars this year, expect big things out of Foxing, as well.
4. Touché Amoré - Is Survived By
I had the pleasure of reviewing this album for In the AM earlier this year. It still stands as the best Touché album to date. Mostly, I just want to see these new songs performed live.
5. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
I was terrified of the all-over-the-place direction that Vampire Weekend was heading toward after their release of Contra. However, I think the band scored big this year with Modern Vampires of the City.