2013 favorite albums

the paper kites @ the tractor, october 2013

i've been working to put together a list of my favorite albums of the year - the ones you play on repeat and never get sick of ..  music that changes the way you look at things, the way you work and live .. i've included a playlist containing a few songs from each of these amazing albums .. always take the time to see the bands you love in a live setting - seattle has some pretty extraordinary music venues!

10. Elephant Revival - these changing skies
9. Foxygen - we are the 21st century ambassadors of peace & magic
8. Boy & Bear - harlequin dream
7. The National - trouble will find me
6. Lucius - Wildewoman
5. The Paper Kites - states
4. Yo La Tengo - fade
3. Kurt Vile - wakin on a pretty daze
2.The Cave Singers - Naomi
1. Kings of Leon - mechanical bull
1. Lord Huron - lonesome dreams - ties for #1
although admittedly, lonesome dreams did not come out in 2013, but late 2012  - however, i did not discover it until this current year, so therefore i am putting it on my list