Can’t believe yet another year has passed! And what a great year 2013 was for music, not only in Canada but internationally as well. Coming up with a Top 10 list is never easy and though this is the list that I chose for my blog post, I’m sure I’ll change my mind a few more times before the year ends. These are my favorite ten records of the year, all genres combined!
I created a special playlist on Deezer with tracks from each record. You can listen to it here: Melsays’ Top 10 Albums of 2013
10 – Jimmy Hunt – Maladie D’amour
60s/70s sounding romantic French pop. A fantastic lyricist and great production.
9 – The Strumbellas – We Still Move On Dancefloors
The perfect combination between the folk tradition and pop. Catchy and uplifting throughout. Made me want to dance!
8 – Basia Bulat – Tall Tall Shadow
Beautifully orchestrated and touching record. Her voice still gives me chills every time I hear her sing. Profoundly moving.
7 – Sebastien Grainger – Yours To Discover
Beyond cool and original 80s inspired rock with incredibly catchy melodies.
6 – Phantogram – Voices
The perfect electro-indie pop record. These guys blow me away each release with huge tracks every time.
5 – Koriass – Rue des saules
According to me, Quebec’s finest rapper. Clever and effective MC with great underlying beats.
4 – Drake – Nothing Was The Same
One of the records I listened to most this year. Love the sincerity and variety in this record. Super strong follow up to the excellent Take Care.
3 – Young Galaxy – Ultramarine
Grateful that a band like Young Galaxy is present in the Canadian music scene. I totally fell in love with their sonic universe on this record.
2 – Shad – Flying Colors
Why Shad isn’t more popular baffles me. The wittiest, most positive and smartest rapper in Canada and one of the top rappers in the world if you ask me.
1 – Haim – Days Are Gone
The most beautiful pop record that came out this year. These girls can’t be stopped. Catchy tracks, vocal melodies and killer music all along.
Honorable mentions also go to: Jordan Klassen, Katy Perry, Klô Pelgag, Les Soeurs Boulay, Justin Timberlake, Autre Ne Veut, Tegan and Sara and Chvrches.
What were some of your top records of the year? Anything I should check out? Let me know!