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Best albums of 2013 according to Lady Sprinkles.

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

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I’ve had a number of people ask me what my favorite albums were in 2013. I debated if I should make a list because I wasn’t sure if I listened to enough new albums to even make a list. Once I realized there were a few amazing albums that took place that needed to be showcased, I started compiling the awesome. My hope for this list is that is shares some albums you guys may have missed or might want to give a second (or millionth) listen to. I was going to write a brief summary on each album but Holly Danger gave me the brilliant idea of coming up with a single phrase that sums up the entire album. I have included my phrase with each album, so forgive me for exercising my creative/insane freedom. Without further adieu, here is my top 20 albums of 2013:

20. David Bowie – The Next Day Extra

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Phrase to sum up this album: “Old man still got it, in and out of his pants.”

19.Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away

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Phrase to sum up this album: “Fantastically dark.”

18. Sigur Rós – Kveikur

Kveikur Sprinkles and Booze

Phrase to sum up this album: “Radiohead of the future.”

17. Deerhunter – Monomania

Momomania Sprinkles and Booze

Phrase to sum up this album: “I feel like I should be working under the hood of an old car.”

16. Nine Inch Nails -Hesitation Marks

Nine Inch Nails -Hesitation Marks Sprinkles and Booze

Phrase to sum up this album: “Am I supposed to be thrusting this hard?!”

15. Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady

Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady Sprinkles and Booze

Phrase to sum up this album: “Proved you can never have enough funk.”

14. Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience

Justin Timberlake - The 20:20 Experience Sprinkles and Booze

Phrase to sum up this album: “JT always being good at everything while wearing a bowtie.”

13. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork

Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork Sprinkles and Booze

Phrase to sum up this album: “Bad Boy gingers forever!”

12. Bad Rabbits – American Love

Bad Rabbits Sprinkles and Booze

Phrase to sum up this album: “So proud.”

11. Drake – Nothing Was the Same

Drake - Nothing Was the Same Sprinkles and Booze

Phrase to sum up this album: “If Degrassi is Drake’s bottom, sign me up!”

10. Lady Gaga- Artpop

Lady Gaga- Artpop Sprinkles and Booze

Phrase to sum up this album: “Pretend to be a drag queen in your undies. It’s accepted and encouraged.”

9. HAIM- Days Are Gone

HAIM- Days Are Gone Sprinkles and Booze

Phrase to sum up this album: “Because my life didn’t seem enough like the plot of a “Girls” episode.”

8. Twenty One Pilots- Vessel

Twenty One Pilots- Vessel Sprinkles and Booze

Phrase to sum up this album: “If you liked “Panic!At the Disco” but needed something a little more serious.”

7. Arcade Fire- Reflektor

Arcade Fire- Reflektor Sprinkles and Booze

Phrase to sum up this album: “What I like to imagine floating in space would sound like.”

6. The Neighbourhood- I Love You

The Neighbourhood- I Love You Sprinkles and Booze

Phrase to sum up this album: “Sexy man voices for the win.”

5. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Daft Punk – Random Access Memories Sprinkles and Booze

Phrase to sum up this album: “It’s about damn time!”

4.Jay Z- Magna Carta Holy Grail

Jay Z- Magna Carta Holy Grail Sprinkles and Booze

Phrase to sum up this album: “Proving I can still look like a gansta while wearing unicorn footy PJs.”

3. Arctic Monkeys- AM

Arctic Monkeys- AM Sprinkles and Booze

Phrase to sum up this album: “It’s acceptable to listen to an album on repeat for 5 hours right?”

2. Childish Gambino – Because the Internet

Childish Gambino - Because the Internet Sprinkles and Booze

Phrase to sum up this album: “Did I just get blerd pregnant?”

1. Coheed and Cambria – The Afterman: Descension

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Phrase to sum up this album: “Epic space battle, bro!”

Since I’ve made this list, Beyonce had to go and be awesome and release a visual album in which I purchased right away. I am going to give the album an honorable mention because it’s pretty fantastic and stunning. If you haven’t done so, you should definitely check it out.

I also have included a playlist with one song from each album mentioned in my top 20. Give it a listen and see if you agree with my summary phrase or think I am completely nuts. Try to come up with some of your own as well. I would love to hear what you guys think.

Stay sexy Gotham!
latanya