Staff Year End List: Assistant Events Coordinator Shelby Doyle’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

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1. James Blake – Overgrown
The production is flawless, contemporary and unique. His voice is smooth and rich like velvet. What else do you need?

2. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II
This underrated album has a vintage and gritty sound of passion and psychedelics, encompassing techniques native to the 60s and 70s.

3. Shigeto – No Better Time Than Now
Michigan native Shigeto, represents all the progression down-tempo electronic music has made in the past year. This album has a simple sound, but the complexity of the production is obvious.

4. Darkside – Psychic
Psychic gets points for being experimental, soulful and of course, a little dark. I like dark.

5. Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin
The album title describes it all. Floating Coffin is deliciously ominous, kaleidoscopic and garage-y.

6. Hands – Synthesia
Synthesia incorporates elements of 70s rock & roll with MGMT-like electro-indie, giving us an exciting and energetic album.

7. Deerhunter – Monomania
Makes me feel all warm and angsty inside <333

8. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Random Access Memories is different enough from their other work to catch your attention without losing that Daft Punk sound we all learned to love years ago. Please don’t stop Daft Punk.

9. Disclosure – Settle
Whether dance music is your thing or not, I am confident that you will find every track on this album entertaining. Good job mates.

10. Death Grips – No Love Deep Web
Because so weird.

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