lördag 28 december 2013

2013, places 16-20

16. Bell Witch - Longing
Although released in 2012 I put it on my list as the vinyl was released in 2013. Some great doom releases this year and this is really one of them. The title "Longing" is really a great description of the music. There is a feeling of longing in the music throughout the entire record.

17. Pelican - Forever Becoming
Instrumental post-metal in the greatest of forms! Pelican released their strongest album yet with "Forever Becoming". A dynamic album that has anything you would like from an instrumental metal album without sounding pretentious. You've got your Mogwai melodies as well as some Mastodon like outbursts, a great combination!

18. Lumbar - The First And Last Days Of Unwelcome
Another one of those great doom releases of 2013! This is a short, hard-hitting and right to the point record. For a doom record to clock in at just 24 minutes is quite unusual, it's probably more usual that one song is of the same length.

19. The Dillinger Escape Plan - One Of Us Is The Killer
For me The Dillinger Escape Plan always deliver the goods, but since "Miss Machine" it's just been more of the same really. This album has been praised a lot, and rightly so, but there is always something missing from their albums I think. I can't put my finger on what it would be, maybe next album will fit my taste perfectly?

20. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
Maybe this album deserves a higher position on this list? For me it doesn't top the amazing "High Violet" from 2010. This might be a more even album, songwise. I miss the incredible highs that "High Violet" presented us with. Songs like "Bloodbuzz Ohio" and "Terrible Love" are among the best songs of the 00s.

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