Here are my favorite albums of 2013 in alphabetical order. The spotify playlist at the bottom includes my favorite tracks from each release.

Bells Atlas – Bells Atlas
Based In: Oakland
Label: Self-Released through bellsatlas.bandcamp.com
Release Date: June 18, 2013
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Social: @BellsAtlas
My Favorite Tracks: Incessant Noise, Jyeah, Capable People
CharlieRED – MUSE.
Based In: NYC
Label: Tristate Inventory
Release Date: September 3, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Smile To You, Lovely, Gotta be a God, Champion
denitia and sene. – his and hers.
Based In: Brooklyn
Label: Input
Release Date: March 19, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: lucy.loosie, trip.fall., she’s not the only one.
Diggs Duke – Offering For Anxious
Based In: Washington, DC
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Release Date: December 1, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Is It Love?, Something In My Soul, Harsh Words With The Oracle
Disclosure – Settle
Based In: Reigate, Surrey, England
Label: PMR
Release Date: June 3, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Latch, Second Chance, Tenderly
DJ Koze – Amygdala
Based In: Germany
Label: Pampa
Release Date: March 22, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Ich schreib’ dir ein Buch 2013, Nices W√∂lkchen, Amygdala featuring Milosh
Falty DL – Hardcourage
Based In: NYC
Label: Ninja Tune
Release Date: January 18, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Straight & Arrow, Kenny Rolls One, She Sleeps
Jai Paul – Jai Paul
Based In: London
Label: (Unauthorized Bootleg Release of Demos)
Release Date: April 13, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Track 7, Track 3, Track 5
Laura Mvula – Sing To The Moon
Based In: London
Label: RCA
Release Date: March 4, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Diamonds, Green Garden, Make Me Lovely
Omar – The Man
Based In: London
Label: Freestyle Records
Release Date: June 24, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Simplify, Come On Speak to Me, I Love Being With You
Quadron – Avalanche
Based In: Los Angeles (via Copenhagen/Hovedstaden, Denmark)
Label: Vested in Culture/Epic
Release Date: May 31, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Favorite Star, Neverland, Hey Love
Rhye – Woman
Based In: Los Angeles/Toronto
Label: Polydor Ltd. UK
Release Date: March 5, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Shed Some Blood, The Fall, Last Dance
Shortcircles – Between Waves
Based In: Oakland
Label: Plug Research
Release Date: July 2, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Sometimes Things Are Exactly As They Seem, All I Can Be For You, Patience

Other Great Albums That Came Out This Year
Ainslie Wills (Melbourne) – You go your way, I’ll go mine
Alice Russell (Brighton, England) – To Dust
Alice Smith (NYC) – She
Amel Larrieux – Ice Cream Everyday
Atoms for Peace – Amok
Black Milk (Detroit) – No Poison No Paradise
Bonobo (Brooklyn/NYC) – The North Borders.
Booker T (Los Angeles) – Sound The Alarm
Charles Bradley – Victim Of Love
Chico Mann (Jersey City, NJ) – Magical Thinking
Ephemerals (London) – Nothin Is Easy
Eric Lau (London) – One of Many
Fat Freddy’s Drop (Wellington, New Zealand) – Blackbird
Gold Panda (UK) – Half Of Where You Live
Gregory Porter (NYC) – Liquid Spirit
James Blake (London) – Overgrown
Jesse Boykins III (Brooklyn/NYC) – P.O.P (Purpose or People)
Ladi6 (Auckland, New Zealand) – Automatic
Lady (Nicole Wray & Terri Walker) – Lady
Marley Carroll (Asheville, NC) – Sings
Milosh (Toronto) – Jetlag
Mop Mop (Andrea Benini) (Cesena, Italy) – Isle Of Magic
Myele Manzanza (Wellington, New Zealand) – One
Myron & E – Broadway
Osunlade (Santorini, Greece) – A Man With No Past Originating The Future
Raashan Ahmad (Oakland) – Ceremony
Sandra St. Victor – Oya’s Daughter
Shigeto (Detroit) – No Better Time Than Now
Skyzoo & Antman Wonder – An Ode To Reasonable Doubt
Sweatson Klank (Los Angeles) – You, Me, Temporary
Tanya Morgan (Brooklyn) – Rubber Souls
Thundercat (Los Angeles) – Apocalypse
Toro Y Moi (Berkeley) – Anything In Return
William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor?
Yosi Horikawa (Japan) – Vapor