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Steele Picks: Top 30 Albums of 2013

–unfortunately I can’t possibly hear every album released. I don’t hear about things. I don’t get access to many until the public does. publicists don’t send me as many albums in advance as I wish.

–here are the the albums this year that moved me, inspired me, made me think.

–they’re in alpha order

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The Avett Brothers–The Magpie and the Dandelion [American]

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Arctic Monkeys—AM [Domino]

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Bleeding Rainbow–Yeah Right [Kanine]

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Camera Obscura–Desire Lines [4AD]

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Chvrches–Bones of What You Believe [Virgin]

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Cults–Static [Columbia]

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Foals–Holy Fire [Warner Music]

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Gliss–Langsom Dans [Modern Outsider]

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Grace & Tony–November [Rock Ridge Music]

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Haim–Days are Gone [Columbia/Sony]

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How to Destroy Angels–Welcome Oblivion [Columbia]

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The Joy Formidable–Wolf’s Law [Atlantic]

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The Julie Ruin– Run Fast EP [TJR]

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Lorde–Pure Heroine [Lava/Republic]

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Lovers–A Friend in the World [Badman Recording Co.]

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Luray–The Wilder

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Laura Marling–Once I Was an Eagle [Ribbon Music]

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MGMT– MGMT [Columbia]

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M.I.A.–Matangi [N.E.E.T./Interscope]

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Mirror Travel–Mexico [Outsider Records]

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My Gold Mask–Leave Me Midnight [Highwheel]

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The National–Trouble Will Find Me [4AD]

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Orbe Orbe–Invisible Kingdoms

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Super Water Sympathy–Hydrogen Child [In Music We Trust]

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Perhapst– Revise Your Maps [Jack Viking Music]

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Throwing Muses–Purgatory/ Paradise

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Frank Turner–Tape Deck Heart [Interscope]

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Violeta Vil–Lapidas y Cocoteros [Young Cubs]

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Waxahatchee–Cerulean Salt [Don Giovanni]

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Chelsea Wolfe–Pain is Beauty [Sargent House]

[all selections by Amy Steele 12/1/2013]

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