I am running a little behind on getting my “favorites” out there, but it’s still 2013, right? Anyway, I’m not sure if anyone cares what a theologian’s favorite albums are. But every year I enjoy looking back and trying to figure out which albums stood out the most.
Keep in mind that I’m not saying these are the “best,” just my personal favorites. And no comments about the genres in which I placed various groups. Some groups are a pain to pin down, and musical genres are notoriously ill-defined anyway.
And if you’re a music fan, let me know if there’s an album you loved that isn’t on the list. I’m always on the lookout for something new.
Favorite Overall Album
Julie Holter, Loud City Song
This was also one of my go-to albums for writing music this year. Lots of twists and turns to keep it interesting, but mellow enough to have in the background while I’m reading, taking notes, or banging away on the keyboard. I’ll be listening to this one for a while yet.
- Runner Up: The National, Trouble Will Find Me
- Honorable Mentions: Phosphorescent, Jason Isbell, Lucius, Alice Smith, Vampire Weekend, Neko Case