Feature: Best of 2013 – Already Heard Staff Lists

Feature: Best of 2013 – Already Heard Staff Lists

By now you’ve probably seen our run down of the best 10 records of 2013, however we thought it’d be a good opportunity to let the Already Heard team show their own personal picks from the past year.

Let us know what your opinions are on our best of 2013 staff lists on Twitter and Facebook.

imageSean Reid (Senior Editor) (Twitter)
Albums of the Year
1. Citizen – Youth
2. Deafheaven – Sunbather
3. The Wonder Years – The Greatest Generation
4. Better Off – (I Think) I’m Leaving
5. Jimmy Eat World – Damage
6. Courtesy Drop – Songs to Cry, Drive and Make Love to
7. Nai Harvest – Whatever
8. Balance and Composure – The Things We Think We’re Missing
9. Over the Ocean – Be Given to the Soil
10. Mallory Knox – Signals

EPs of the Year
1. Moose Blood – Moving Home
2. The Winter Passing – Scrapbook
3. Sights & Sounds – Silver Door

imageAaron Lohan (Assistant Editor) (Twitter)
Albums of the Year
1. Crash of Rhinos – Knots
2. Off with Their Heads – Home
3. Deafheaven – Sunbather
4. Daylight – Jar
5. A Wilhelm Scream – Partycrasher
6. Touche Amore – Is Survived By
7. Let’s Talk Daggers – Fantastic Contraption
8. The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – Whenever, If Ever
9. Coliseum – Sister Faith
10. Captain, We’re Sinking – The Future Is Cancelled

EPs of the Year
1. Bastions – Bedfellows Part 1: The Bastard Son
2. MINE – Disappear
3. Gnarwolves – Funemployed
4. Paint It Black – Invisible
5. Fade – Fade

imageRosie Kerr (“Something for the Weekend Feature/Writer) (Twitter)
Albums of the Year

1. Captain, We’re Sinking – The Future Is Cancelled
2. Paramore – Paramore
3. Have Mercy – The Earth Pushed Back
4. Daughter – If You Leave
5. Brave Bird – Maybe You, No One Else Worth It
6. Donovan Wolfington – Stop Breathing
7. Tancred – Tancred
8. A Great Big Pile of Leaves – You’re Always on My Mind
9. Calvinball – Last Orders
10. Bangers – Crazy Fucking Dreams

EPs of the Year
1. Adventures – Clear My Head with You
2. The Sinking Feeling – Old Friends
3. Steady Hands – The Libertines
4. Gnarwolves – Funemployed
5. Hindsights – The Thoughts That Weigh Me Down

imageJoe Hart ("Something for the Weekend” Feature/Review Writer) (Twitter)
Albums of the Year
1. Pity Sex – Feast of Love
2. Paramore – Paramore
3. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
4. Pissed Jeans – Honeys
5. Yuck – Glow & Behold
6. Claw the Thin Ice – Pony Walker
7. Balance and Composure – The Things We Think We’re Missing
8. The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – Whenever, If Ever
9. Daylight – Jar
10. Donovan Wolfington – Stop Breathing

EPs of the Year
1. Moose Blood – Moving Home
2. Dads – Pretty Good
3. Vinnie Caruana – City by the Sea
4. Turnstile – Step 2 Rhythm
5. Flat Swamp – El Jefe

imageHannah Gillicker (Writer) (Twitter)
Albums of the Year
1. Wounds – Die Young
2. Palm Reader – Bad Weather
3. letlive. – The Blackest Beautiful
4. Night Verses – Lift Your Existence
5. Protest the Hero – Volition
6. Paramore – Paramore
7. Mallory Knox – Signals
8. Northlane – Singularity
9. Glamour of the Kill – Savages
10. Kids in Glass Houses – Peace

EPs of the Year
1. Rat Attack – Rat Attack
2. Attention Thieves – Hard Truths
3. Now, Voyager – Tell Tale Hearts
4. Gnarwolves – Funemployed
5. Calgary – Fight Fire with Fire

imageJames Berclaz-Lewis (Writer) (Twitter)
Albums of the Year
1. Hop Along – Get Disowned
2. Crash of Rhinos – Knots
3. Arcane Roots – Blood & Chemistry
4. Deafheaven – Sunbather
5. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
6. Streetlight Manifesto – The Hand That Thieves
7. Let’s Talk Daggers – Fantastic Contraption
8. TTNG – 13.0.0.0.0
9. Pure Love – Anthems
10. The Speed of Sound in Seawater – First Contact

EPs of the Year
1. A.M. Overcast – Pellow
2. The Physics House Band – Horizons/Rapture
3. MINE – Disappear
4. Bloody Mammals – Eventually Your House Will Burn Down

imageTom Knott (Writer) (Twitter)
Albums of the Year
1. The Wonder Years – The Greatest Generation
2. ONSIND – Anaesthesiology
3. Touche Amore – Is Survived By
4. Pity Sex – Feast of Love
5. Idle Class – The Drama’s Done
6. RVIVR – The Beauty Between
7. Lemuria – The Distance Is So Big
8. Nai Harvest – Whatever
9. The Front Bottoms – Talon of the Hawk
10. The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – Whenever, If Ever

EPs of the Year
1. Moose Blood – Moving Home
2. Gnarwolves – Funemployed
3. Headroom. – Headroom.
4. Dads – Pretty Good
5. Title Fight – Spring Songs

imageChantelle Kelly (Writer) (Twitter)
Albums of the Year
1. Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
2. Stereophonics – Graffiti on the Train
3. Biffy Clyro – Opposites
4. AFI – Burials
5. The People The Poet – The Narrator
6. Deaf Havana – Old Souls
7. The 1975 – The 1975
8. Night Verses – Lift Your Existence
9. Kings of Leon – Mechanical Bull
10. Jimmy Eat World – Damage

imageOllie Connors (Writer)(Twitter)
Albums of the Year
1. Deafheaven – Sunbather
2. Crash of Rhinos – Knots
3. Fall Out Boy – Save Rock and Roll
4. Listener – Time Is a Machine
5. Stagecoach – Say Hi to the Band
6. Let’s Talk Daggers – Fantastic Contraption
7. Axes – Axes
8. Black Shapes – Sleep, Sleep, Sleep
9. Nails – Abandon All Life
10. Pissed Jeans – Honeys

EPs of the Year
1. Old Skin – MÆre
2. MINE – Disappear
3. Gunning for Tamar – Camera Lucida
4. Reign Supreme – Sky Burial
5. Grappler – Everything I’ve Ever Feared

imageHeather Robertson (Writer) (Twitter)
Albums of the Year
1. Axes – Axes
2. Deafheaven – Sunbather
3. The Dillinger Escape Plan – One of Us Is the Killer
4. Palms – Palms
5. 65daysofstatic – Wild Light
6. Fall Out Boy – Save Rock and Roll
7. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
8. Norma Jean – Wrongdoers
9. Neko Case – The Worse It Gets, the Harder I Fight. The Harder I Fight, the More I Love You
10. Touche Amore – Is Survived By

EPs of the Year
1. Gunning for Tamar – Camera Lucida
2. Dads – Pretty Good
3. Noyo Mathis – Ages
4. Haverford – Wisdom Lost
5. In Wrecks – Creation Myths

imageChristopher Smith (Writer) (Twitter)
Albums of the Year
1. Biffy Clyro – Opposites
2. The Wonder Years – The Greatest Generation
3. Paramore – Paramore
4. Bring Me the Horizon – Sempiternal
5. Touche Amore – Is Survived By
6. Mallory Knox – Signals
7. Balance and Composure – The Things We Think We’re Missing
8. Arcane Roots – Blood & Chemistry
9. State Champs – The Finer Things
10. Beware of Darkness – Orthodox

EPs of the Year
1. Lonely the Brave – Backroads

imageJay Sullivan (Review)
Albums of the Year
1. Captain, We’re Sinking – The Future Is Cancelled
2. Off with Their Heads – Home
3. The Wonder Years – The Greatest Generation
4. Dave Hause – Devour
5. Alkaline Trio – My Shame Is True
6. Red City Radio – Titles
7. Citizen – Youth
8. The Flatliners – Dead Language
9. Direct Hit! – Brainless God
10. Get Dead – Bad News

EPs of the Year
1. Alkaline Trio – Broken Wing
2. The Menzingers/Bouncing Souls Split
3. Gnarwolves – Funemployed
4. theHELL – Southern Medicine
5. Make Do and Mend/The Flatliners Split

imageKatie Anne Malcolmson (Writer)(Twitter)
Albums of the Year
1. Touche Amore – Is Survived By
2. Daughter – If You Leave
3. Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse
4. The Story So Far – What You Don’t See
5. Lotte Kestner – Bluebird of Happiness
6. Phosphorescent – Mucacho
7. Laura Marling – Once I Was an Eagle
8. Tancred – Tancred
9. Kurt Vile – Walking on a Pretty Daze
10. Drenge – Drenge

EPs of the Year
1. Title Fight – Spring Songs
2. Layla – Yellow Circles
3. Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time: B-Sides, Part 1
4. Lonely the Brave – Backroads

imageAntony Lusmore (Writer) (Twitter)
Albums of the Year
1. Arcane Roots – Blood & Chemistry
2. Coheed and Cambria – The Afterman: Descension
3. Alter Bridge – Fortress
4. Middle Class Rut – Pick Up Your Head
5. FIDLAR – FIDLAR
6. Heaven’s Basement – Filthy Empire
7. Night Verses – Lift Your Existence
8. Protest the Hero – Volition
9. TRC – Nation
10. Dream Theater – Dream Theater

EPs of the Year
1. Alpha Male Tea Party – Real Ale and Modern Rail: The Lonely Man’s Guide to Not Committing Suicide
2. Baby Godzilla – Knockout Machine
3. The Physics House Band – Horizons/Rapture
4. We Never Learned to Live – We Never Learned to Live
5. Puscifer – Donkey Punch the Night

imageBen Kosma (Writer) (Twitter)
Albums of the Year
1. Anamanaguchi – Endless Fantasy
2. Deafheaven – Sunbather
3. The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – Whenever, If Ever
4. Foxing – The Albatross
5. Jesu – Everyday I Get Closer to the Light from Which I Came
6. Dance Gavin Dance – Acceptance Speech
7. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
8. Tiny Moving Parts – This Couch Is Long & Full of Friendship
9. Killswitch Engage – Disarm the Descent
10. Pity Sex – Feast of Love

EPs of the Year
1. Crossings – You Told Me to Try Something New, So I Tried
2. Crying – Get Olde
3. Healing Powers – Listing Your Problems, With No Intent to Solve Them
4. MeAndGoliath – MeAndGoliath
5. Ojne – Undici/Dodici

imageGrant Fullick (Writer)
Albums of the Year
1. Deafheaven – Sunbather
2. Nails – Abandon All Life
3. Fit for an Autopsy – Hellbound
4. The Dillinger Escape Plan – One of Us Is the Killer
5. The Black Dahlia Murder – Everblack
6. Touche Amore – Is Survived By
7. The Story So Far – What You Don’t See
8. Defeater – Letters Home
9. Haim – Days Are Gone
10. Palms – Palms

EPs of the Year
1. Harm’s Way – Blinded
2. Bongripper/Conan Split
3. Action Bronson – Saaab Stories
4. Ash Borer – Bloodlands
5. Pig Destroyer – Mass & Volume

imageSarah Louise Bennett (Photographer)(Twitter)
Albums of the Year
1. Allison Weiss – Say What You Mean
2. Paramore – Paramore
3. Fall Out Boy – Save Rock and Roll
4. The Wonder Years – The Greatest Generation
5. Frank Turner – Tape Deck Heart
6. The Front Bottoms – Talon of the Hawk
7. Haim – Days Are Gone
8. The Swellers – The Light Under Closed Doors
9. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
10. City and Colour – The Hurry and the Harm

imageJames ‘J’ Leadbetter (Photographer) (Twitter)
Albums of the Year
1. Off With Their Heads – Home
2. The Flatliners – Dead Language
3. Touche Amore – Is Survived By
4. The Human Project – Origins
5. Crash of Rhinos – Knots
6. The Front Bottoms – Talon of the Hawk
7. Jamie Lenman – Muscle Memory
8. Radkey – Cat & Mouse
9. Balance and Composure – The Things We Think We’re Missing
10. A Wilhelm Scream – Partycrasher

imageConnie Taylor (Photographer) (Twitter)
Albums of the Year
1. Jimmy Eat World – Damage
2. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
3. A Day to Remember – Common Courtesy
4. Deaf Havana – Old Souls
5. Mallory Knox – Signals
6. Patent Pending – Brighter
7. Bring Me the Horizon – Sempiternal
8. New Found Glory – Kill It Live
9. Zebrahead – Call Your Friends
10. Less Than Jake – See the Light

imageJames Lloyd (Writer)
Albums of the Year
1. The Wonder Years – The Greatest Generation
2. Count to Four – Between Two Cities
3. Courtesy Drop – Songs to Drive, Cry and Make Love to
4. Sainthood Reps – Headswell
5. Foxxing – The Albatross
6. Audiostrobelight – What You’re Running From
7. Biffy Clyro – Opposites
8. Tiny Moving Parts – This Couch Is Long & Full of Friendship
9. Touche Amore – Is Survived By
10. football, etc. – Audible

imageZain Zia (Photographer) (Twitter)
Albums of the Year
1. letlive. – The Blackest Beautiful
2. The Dangerous Summer – Golden Record
3. Bring Me the Horizon – Sempiternal
4. Protest the Hero – Volition
5. Heart of a Coward – Severance
6. Malevolence – Reign of Suffering
7. The 1975 – The 1975

imageHeather Fitsell (Photographer)
Albums of the Year
1. Touche Amore – Is Survived By
2. Bleed from Within – Uprising
3. The Ocean Between Us – Savior Faire
4. Mallory Knox – Signals
5. Heart of a Coward – Severance