Musical Year in Review 2013

It's that time of year again for the annual Musical Year in Review, a tradition that began last year that I intend to continue. Musically, it's been quite a phenomenal year for so many of my favorite genres and it was really hard choosing favorites. Looking back, there are so many great, heavy rotation albums that I didn't do reviews on.

Honestly, this list-or series of list rather-took me almost 2 months to dig through archives, think about, and recall this year in music to complete it.  It's a little different from last year's brief review, at least in comparison, but I certainly hope all of you enjoy the mix nonetheless!

13 Favorite Albums of 2013:

  1. The Electric Lady: Suites IV/V - Janelle Monae

  2. 20/20 Experience - J.T.

  3. Love in Flying Colors - The Foreign Exchange

  4. Bankrupt-Phoenix

  5. Nothing Was the Same - Drake

  6. Born Sinner- J.Cole

  7. The Gifted-Wale

  8. MCHG-Jay Z

  9. Black Radio 2-Robert Glasper

  10. Beyonce [Self tilted]-Beyonce

  11. Matangia-M.I.A.

  12. Random Access Memories-Daft Punk

  13. Long Live A$AP-A$AP Rocky

Top 13 Favorite Tracks:

  1. Happy - Pharrell Williams

  2. White Tiger - Izzy Bizu

  3. Young and Beautiful - Lana Del Rey

  4. Bed Peace - Jhene Aiko ft. Childish Gambino

  5. Primetime - Janelle Monae ft. Miguel

  6. Daydreaming - Paramore

  7. Almost is Never Enough - Ariana Grande

  8. Nakamarra - Hiatus Kaiyote

  9. First Time - Jaden Smith ft. T. Cole

  10. Don't Hold the Wall - Justin Timberlake

  11. Skyfall - Adele

  12. Crash My Party - Luke Bryan

  13. Blue Scholars - Joe Metro

Favorite Videos:

  • Radioactive x Imagine Dragons (This video was just fun and insanely creative, in my opinion)

  • You Don't Know x Kiah Victoria (beautifully shot)

  • {Pick any video from Beyonce's visual album and fill in the blanks accordingly, lol}

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