Friday, 27 December 2013

Philip Weller - Top 25 Albums of 2013

Phil Weller’s Top 25 Albums of 2013

Music is very personal thing. When every year concludes, journalists and fans alike compile their definitive lists of the year gone by. From person to person, those lists will differ. Likewise, from person to person, opinions of other people’s lists will be just as unique. Yet, someone will only disagree with a list because they care about music, because they’re passionate about a certain record and feel it needs more credit than it’s received. So, without further ado, here’s my top 25 albums of 2013.

25) Ghost – Infestissumam



24) Fantasist – Fantasist



23) Windhand – Soma




22) Chron Goblin – Life For The Living




21) Kadavar - Abra Kadavar



20) Karnivool – Asymmetry


19) In Solitude – Sister


18) DevilDriver – Winter Kills




17) Noctum – Final Sacrifice




16) Ihsahn - Das seelenbrechen




15) Haken – The Mountain



14) Megadeth – Super Collider



13) Avatarium – Avatarium 




12) Queens of the Stone Age – Like Clockwork



11) Vista Chino – Peace




10) Tracer – El Pistolero



Australian stoner rock with a little help from Kevin Shirley. 

9) Alice In Chains – The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here



Stone may just be the riff of the year

8) Trivium – Vengeance Falls



Not strictly sludge, but a fine return to form.

7) Dream Theater – Dream Theater



Petrucci and Rudess steal the show.

6) Clutch – Earth Rocker



No frills, just brilliance


5) Rob Zombie - Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor



Arguably Rob Zombie’s best record to date. He also coats a Grand Funk classic in dirty sludge.

4) Sisare – Nature’s Despair


Prog rock from Finland, it absorbs you in its lulling beauty and visceral riffs.

3) Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats – Mind Control


Diverse and utterly stunning.


2) Black Sabbath – 13


The original godfathers lead by example

1) Motörhead – Aftershock 



A simply flawless record, Aftershock sees Motörhead at their best once more, Lemmy’s bass tone is mud thick. 

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