Arts & Entertainment: The best of 2013 in albums, EPs and singles

Tacoma Weekly contributing music writer Sean Contris has put together lists of his personal favorite albums, EPs and songs for 2013. Read on, and you just might discover a new band to love. Got feedback or comments? E-mail the writer directly at scontris@tacomaweekly.com.

Top 100 Albums of 2013

100: The Marshal Mathers LP 2 – Eminem

99: Artpop – Lady Gaga

98: Beautiful Rewind – Four Tet

97: Apocalypse – Thundercat

96: Fresh Roses – D/P/I

95: The Knight’s Gambit – Ka

94: MGMT – MGMT

93: Woman – Rhye

92: Paracosam – Washed Out

91: Matangi – M.I.A

90: Abandon All Life – Nails

89: Midcity – Clipping

88: Trap Lord – A$ap Ferg

87: Make Out Vol. 2 – Let's Make Out

86: The Next Day – David Bowie

85: Präparat – Boris

84: Out of View – The History of Apple Pie

83: Silence Yourself – Savages

82: Night Time, My Time – Sky Ferreira

81: Ensemble Pearl – Ensemble Pearl

80: My Name is My Name – Pusha T

79: Psychic – Darkside

78: One of Us is the Killer – The Dillinger Escape Plan

77: Hospital Sports – Hospital Sports

76: Days Are Gone – Haim

75: Overgrown – James Blake

74: Holy Fire – Foals

73: Push The Sky Away – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

72: Until The Winds Stop Blowing – Clouds Collide

71: Tempest – Lycus

70: How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident – Future of The Left

69: Obsidian – Baths

68: Clash The Truth – Beach Fossils

67: Anxiety – Autre Ne Veut

66: Feast of Love – Pity Sex

65: Bill Callahan – DREAM RIVER

64: Innocence Is Kinky – Jenny Hval

63: Abandon – Pharmakon

62: Double Cup – DJ Rashad

61: The Eulogy – Cakes Da Killa

60: We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic – Foxygen

59: Doris – Earl Sweatshirt

58: Slow Warm Death – Slow Warm Death

57: Reflektor – Arcade Fire

56: Lung – Little Women

55: Loud City Song – Julia Holter

54:  An Autobiography – Old Gray

53: AM – Arctic Monkeys

52: Honeys - Pissed Jeans

51: The Redeemer – Dean Blunt

50: The Electric Lady – Janelle Monae  

49: N V N V N V – Dreamdecay

48: The Bones of What You Believe – CHVRCHES

47: Random Access Memories – Daft Punk

46: Walkin on Pretty Daze – Kurt Vile  

45: A History of Everyone – Bill Orcutt

44: Life Cycle of a Massive Star – Roly Porter

43: You’re Nothing – Ice Age

42: Excavation – The Haxan Cloak

41: New History Warfare Vol. 3 To See More Light – Colin Stetson

40: Nothing Was The Same – Drake

39: Melt Yourself Down – Melt Yourself Down

38: Settle – Disclosure

37: Government Plates – Death Grips

36: Light Up Gold – Parquet Courts

35: Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels

34: The Man Who Died In His Boat – Grouper

33: …Like Clockwork – Queens of The Stone Age

32: Yours Truly – Ariana Grande

31: Immunity – Jon Hopkins

30: The 20/20 Experience – Justin Timberlake

29: Pure Herione – Lorde

28: Black Sands – Gorguts

27: Das Tor – Paysage D' Hiver

26: MBV – My Bloody Valentine

25: LongLiveA$ap – A$ap Rocky

24: Virgins – Tim Hecker

23: I See Seaweed – The Drones

22: Trouble Will Find Me – The National

21: Beyonce – Beyonce

20: Twelve Reasons To Die – Ghostface Killah & Adriane Young

19: Old – Danny Brown

18: Eureka – Kinoto Teikoku  

17: Women & Children – Author & Punisher

16: R Plus Seven – Oneotrix Point Never

15: Pearl Mystic – Hookworms

14: Muchacho – Phosphorecent

13: Whenever, If Ever – The World Is a Beautiful Place & I’m No Longer Afraid To Die

12: Yeezus – Kanye West

11: Teethed Glory & Injury – Altar of Plagues  

10: Things That Happen At Day/ Things That Happen At Night – Milo

9: Modern Vampires of The City – Vampire Weekend

8: Acid Rap – Chance The Rapper

7: Exit! – Fire! Orchestra

6: Fetch – Melt-Banana

5: Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time – Candy Claws

4: BetteroffDEAD – Flatbush Zombies

3: Demos – Jai Paul

2: Shaking The Habitual – The Knife

1: Sunbather – Deafheaven 

Top 10 EPs of 2013

10: The Love Club – Lorde

9: 333 – Double Dagger

8: EP 2 Fetch – FKA Twigs

7: 何でも無い凶器 – Wakusei Abnormal

6: Hinterkaifeck – Giles Corey

5: Nuclear Spring – Nuclear Spring

4: Demo – ██████

3: Rival Dealer – Burial

2: Tape Two – Young Fathers

1: I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling – Perfect Pussy

Top 40 Favorite Songs of 2013

40: We Can't Stop – Miley Cyrus

39: Oh Sheit It's X – Thundercat

38: It All Feels Right – Washed Out

37: Alien Days – MGMT

36: Retrograde – James Blake

35: Higher – Just Blaze & Bauuer

34: Palm Trees – Flatbush Zombies

33: Here Comes The Night Time – Arcade Fire

32: Graceless – The National

31: Diane Young – Vampire Weekend

30: Body Party – Ciara

29: Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake

28: Favorite Song – Chance The Rapper featuring Childish Gambino

27: Jubilee Street – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

26: Hold On, We're Going Home – Drake

25: Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monae Featuring Erykah Badu

24: My God Is The Sun – Queens of The Stone Age

23: Numbers on The Board – Pusha T

22: Play By Play – Autre Ne Veut

21: Blood On The Leaves – Kanye West

20: Run The Jewels/ Banana Clipper – Run The Jewels

19: Royals/Ribs – Lorde

18: ODB – Danny Brown

17: Stoned & Starving – Parquet Courts

16: 1 – Perfect Pussy

15: The Wire – Haim

14: Come Down To Us – Burial

13: Chrome Country – Oneotrix Point Never

12: Get Lucky – Daft Punk

11: Candy Gun – Melt-Banana

10: Whatever I Want (Fuck Who's Watching) – Death Grips

9: XO – Beyonce

8: Hannah Hunt/Everlasting Arms – Vampire Weekend

7: Getting Sodas – The World Is a Beautiful Place & I'm No Longer Afraid To Die

6: Str8 Outta Mumbai – Jai Paul

5: Sweet Chin Music (The Fisherman's Anthem) – Milo

4: Full of Fire – The Knife

3: Dream House – Deafheaven

2: Bound 2 – Kanye West

1: Song For Zula – Phosphorescent

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