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Adrian Torres
Adrian Torres

2013 Best House Albums

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2013 Best House Albums


Presenting our Top 50 Albums of 2013. At the end of the list you'll find our individual contributors' personal top 10 albums and tracks. Don't forget to check out the My Year in Music feature in The Pitch, where our writers and editors run down their personal highs and lows of 2013.

94. Colette: When the Music's Loud [Candy Talk] 2013On her first LP for her own label after a career's worth of releases on influential West Coast imprint Om, singer/DJ/producer Colette leaves behind the deep house sound the world was then discovering in favor of Italo-disco, electro, and some 80s synth love. The album's lyrics are about that DJ life but the beats are about the dancefloor.

84: Classixx: Hanging Gardens [Innovative Leisure] 2013This record was classic (pun intended) before it came out. "I'll Get You" was revolutionary in 2009, and even though it took these sunny-side LA bros four years to release a proper LP, we still "liked bass." Hanging Gardens is 12 tracks of happy-go-lucky perfection. If you soundtracked the best first date in history, you'd get this. Swipe right forever.

48. Ricardo Villalobos: Alcachofa [Playhouse] 2003While Chilean-German eccentric Ricardo Villalobos is probably best-known for his lengthy DJ sets, his first artist album established him as a minimal techno pioneer. Named for the Spanish word for artichoke, there is not a single track under seven minutes on Alcachofa, revealing the producer's mindset as never being too far from the club, especially those dark, dirty techno ones.

7. Disclosure: Settle [PMR/Interscope] 2013As debuts go, it's hard to get more perfect than this. Chicago house-inspired tunes like "When a Fire Starts to Burn" united underground support while "Latch" launched the career of a popstar. Few acts can toe the line between accessible and innovative; that balance has won Disclosure critical acclaim, but Settle's unrelenting danceability from start to finish wins the night.

For the rest of the year, we'll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013. View all our DJ's favorite albums here, and see what KEXP listeners voted for in our 2013 Top 90.3 Albums Countdown here.

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One decade ago, A$AP Rocky felt relieved after he released his debut album Long.Live.A$AP following a series of delays.At the time, the fact that Rocky had finally dropped an album was a huge deal to fans everywhere. The project contains some of his most successful commercial tracks like "F**kin Problems" featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar plus "Wild For The Night" featuring Skrillex. His long-awaited project, which arrived following the success of his breakthrough mixtape Live. Love A$AP, was one of the first classic albums to make an impact in 2013.

Fast-forward a couple of months to the summer. J. Cole had just announced his beloved 'Dollar & A Dream' tour ahead of the arrival of his Born Sinner album. As he traveled the country to perform for a dollar, Cole was also preparing for an epic clash between Kanye West, and a newer act to the scene at the time, Mac Miller. Cole's LP was set to drop on June 18, 2013, which was the same day West's Yeezus and Miller's Watching Movies With The Sound Off albums were hitting stores and digital retailers. After all three albums dropped, Yeezus debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart followed by Born Sinner at No. 2 and WMWTS at No. 3. They weren't the only artists to drop on that either. Statik Selektah and Daz Dillinger also dropped their albums on the same day. In addition to those projects, rap fans also received new albums from Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg, and plenty more. Check out 10 classic rap albums that arrived a decade ago.

Release Date: April 30, 2013 Acid Rap is technically considered a mixtape. Yet, given the amount of star power and favorable reception it received, it may as well be one of the greatest albums in Chance The Rapper's catalog. Chance's second mixtape was released for free in an effort to stay independent and make money strictly off live performances and merch. This move allowed Chance the freedom to work with whatever artist he wanted to without the constraints of a record label. Acid Rap features contributions from Kanye West, BJ The Chicago Kid, Vic Mensa, Saba, Ludwig Gorranson, Childish Gambino, Noname, Ab-Soul, Action Bronson and more.

Release Date: June 18, 2013Yeezus stands as one of Kanye West's most experimental projects to date. Executively produced by Rick Rubin, the 10-track LP features unique tracks like "Blood On The Leaves," "Black Skinhead," "Guilt Trip" and "Bound 2." West recruited an all-star lineup for his sixth studio album like Kid Cudi, Chief Keef, Charlie Wilson, Frank Ocean and others with production from Travis Scott, Mike Dean, Daft Punk and Hudson Mohawke. Yeezus has gone double-platinum since its release, and its considered one of the best albums of 2013.

Release Date: June 25, 2013Wale had become a household name in Hip-Hop by the time his third studio album arrived. The Gifted contains some of Wale's biggest hits like "Bad" and its accompanying remix featuring Rihanna. In addition to other singles like "LoveHate Thing" and "Clappers" featuring Nicki Minaj and Juicy J, Wale also teamed up with Meek Mill, CeeLo Green, Yo Gotti, Lyfe Jennings, Ne-Yo, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, French Montana and more. The follow-up to Ambition debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, which became Wale's second top 10 album. 041b061a72




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