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Albums Of The Year – Honourable Mentions
December 9, 2013, 3:16 pm
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Right, this year’s Album Of The Year Chart was one of the hardest yet. I bought / was sent / otherwise acquired more than 200 albums this year and the standard was high (there were however high hopes for a few albums that turned out to be somewhere between disappointing to absolute arse, including The Terror by the Flaming Lips and that shockingly bad Fat White Family affair).

Anyway, here’s 50 that didn’t make the cut but might have done in a less impressive year… (alphabetical order rather than preference)

Black Twig Pickers – Rough Carpenters

Broadcast – Berberian Sound Studio


Clinic – Free Reign II

Congo Natty – Jungle Revolution

Dalhous – An Ambassador For Laing

Dean Blunt – The Redeemer

Desert Heat – Cat Mask At Huggie Temple

Eat Lights Become Lights – Modular Living

Endless Boogie – Long Island

Ensemble Pearl – Ensemble Pearl

Factory Floor – Factory Floor

Fall – Re-Mit

Four Tet – Beautiful Rewind

Ghostface Killah & Adrian Youngs – Twelve Reasons To Die

Grouper – The Man Who Died In His Boat


Haiku Salut – Tricolore

Hard Skin – Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear

Haxan Cloak – Excavation

Hookworms – Pearl Mystic

Jesu – Every Day I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came

Jon Hopkins – Immunity

Josephine Foster – I’m A Dreamer

Kanye West – Yeezus

Kikagaku Moyo – Kikagaku Moyo

King Khan & The Shrines – Idle No More

L.Pierre – The Island Come True


Laura Veirs – Warp & Weft

Mark Mulcahy – Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You

Master Musicians Of Bukkake – Far West

Mavis Staples – One True Vine

Melt Yourself Down – Melt Yourself Down

Memory Band – On The Chalk (Our Navigation Of The Line Of The Downs)

Night Marchers – Allez Allez

Oblivians – Desperation

Pelican – Forever Becoming

Pissed Jeans – Honeys

Richard Dawson – The Glass Trunk


Rockingbirds – Return Of The

Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels

Tamikrest – Chatma

Thee Faction – Good Politics

Thee Spivs – The Crowds And The Sounds

These New Puritans – Field Of Reeds

Tim Hecker – Virgins

Tunng – Turbines

Willard Grant Conspiracy – Ghost Republic

Wire –  Change Becomes Us

Wolf Eyes – No Answer Lower Floors


Year Of Birds – Le Révélateur OST

Yo La Tengo – Fade


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Rather taken with The Oblivians.

Comment by Richard Bendall

Yeh, in a less competitive year it would have definitely made the chart

Comment by stagger lee

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