My List


Hi! I’m Brian Block, Pop Rock Nation’s lead album reviewer. As I did last year with my Favorite Albums of 2012, I will be doing a countdown of my 50 Favorite Albums of 2013 — a number chosen because in any given year there’s more albums I want to endorse than that, and 50 is the best round number I can cut it down to without feeling guilty.

Each review will be accompanied by a relevant YouTube link. Meanwhile, here is the alphabetical list of the albums I intend to cover. It will be updated with links to the reviews as I write and post them. For reasons mentioned in my Half Past Four review, this has taken a lot longer than is ideal for anyone.

Adam Ant, is the BlueBlack Hussar Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter
And So I Watch You From Afar, All Hail Bright Futures
Babe the Blue Ox, Guilty
Birds and Buildings, Multipurpose Trap
Bob Wiseman, Giulietta Masina at the Oscars Crying
Burning Hell, People
Bye Bye Blackbirds, We Need the Rain
Cloud Cult, Love
Cold Crows Dead, I Fear a New World
Dismemberment Plan, Uncanney Valley
Ford Pier Vengeance Trio, Huzzah!
Frightened Rabbit, Pedestrian Verse
Front Bottoms, Talon of the Hawk
Haken, the Mountain
Half Past Four, Good Things
Hidden Masters, Of This and Other Worlds
Indelicates, Diseases of England
Jack o’ the Clock, All My Friends
Joan Armatrading, Starlight
Jumbling Towers, Jungle’s Going to be on My Mind
Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park
Kanye West, Yeezus
Kobo Town, Jumbie in the Jukebox
Liam Singer, Arc Iris
Los Campesinos!, No Blues
Lost World Band, Solar Power
Louis Logic, Look on the Blight Side
Magma, Felicite Thosz
Manning, the Root, the Leaf, and the Bone
MGMT, S/T
New Model Army, Between Dog and Wolf
Of Montreal, Lousy with Sylvanbriar
Paul McCartney, New
Polysics, Weeeeeeeeee!!
Red Baraat, Shruggy Ji
Redwood Plan, Green Light Go
Reign of Kindo, Play with Fire
Robyn Hitchcock, Love from London
Scaramanga Six, Phantom Head
Sean Nelson, Make Good Choices
Shad, Flying Colours
Statuesque, Pop Full Stop
Streetlight Manifesto, the Hands That Thieve
They Might Be Giants, Nanobots
Ukandanz, Yetchalal
Uncluded, Hokey Fright
Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City
Vienna Teng, Aims
Xenia Rubinos, Magic Trix
Youn Sun Nah, Lento

50 Reviews

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