[acc title=”Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – Mind Control”]
This english psych-rock group released their third record this year, and with that came their big breakthrough. Their inspiration comes from the 1960s heavy metal, but at this album they decided to bring in some 1970s pop – that has resulted in an album with universal acclaim! I recently saw them performing an outstanding support job at the Black Sabbath concert in Forum, Copenhagen.
[acc title=”4 Guys From the Future – Adagio”]
Most definitely an album that deserves way more attention! I had the pleasure of reading comments from frontman Bjarke Porsmose, to every song, and my god it got to me. I’ve really been listening to this album a lot, since the release in October. Sadly they had to cancel their concert at Radar, but they’ll be back in Aarhus soon!
[acc title=”When Saints Go Machine – Infinity Pool”]
It’s never easy to follow up on an almost perfect album. In order to do that, it’s necessary to bring in variation – and that’s exactly what When Saints did! Infinity Pool turned out to be just the follow up to Konkylie that fans were hoping for. In my opinion, this is the best Danish release from 2013.
[acc title=”Haim – Days are Gone”]
Debut = breakthrough. The first studio album from the three L.A. sisters, and they’re taking over the world. This is a really good pop-rock album, and I can’t wait to see them at next years Roskilde Festival.
[acc title=”Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II”]
I first made notice of this band at Roskilde Festival this year. I didn’t know anything about them, but walked by their concert and had a listen. When I got back home I bought this album.
After hearing ‘So good at being in trouble’ you’re hooked.
[acc title=”Foals – Holy Fire”]
The third studio album from this Oxford group is, in my opinion, their very best – and one of the best albums of 2013. By holding on to their cheeky brit-rock, and this time combining out with mature post-rock they created something enjoyable and danceable. This album brought them by Train, one of my non-festival concert highlights of 2013. The song ‘Late Night’ is one of my absolute favorites from this year, and it comes with a beautiful video.
[acc title=”Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away”]
Their 15th studio albums and still going more than strong! ‘Push the sky away’ proves that Nick Cave and his entourage are living legends. Yet again, well done.
[acc title=”The National – Trouble Will Find Me”]
From May ’13 we find one of most heard albums. ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ is an emotional masterpiece, and it has kept me in company quite a bit this year. This material also brings out the best in the band live, and luckily the stop by Denmark often. They were recently announced to the line up for next years Northside Festival.
[acc title=”The Asteroid #4 – The Asteroid #4″]
I’ve grown pretty damn fond of this self-titled super album, from these extremely talented psych-stars. The interest started when warming up for Aarhus Psych Fest, where The Asteroid #4 was headlining, and seeing them live only confirmed what I had heard up until – these guys are good! This album was released in October, I believe, and includes the single ‘The Windmill of the Autumn Sky’, a song that was released earlier in 2013 on the EP with the same name.
[acc title=”Arctic Monkeys – AM”]
With not one bad song on the album, this is the best release in 2013! The 5th studio album, from the Sheffield lads, summarizes the entire Arctic Monkeys discography, but with an almost grown up sound. Front man Alex Turner has stated that his favourite moment on the album is the Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) feature on ‘Knee Socks’ – however, if you ask me, every second of this album is good! A couple of songs from ‘AM’ was played at this years Northside Festival, but next year at Roskilde we get to hear even more.