Feel Good Friday: Top Five Albums Of 2013

This year we’ve been graced with some great music! Albums, mixtapes, throw away tracks you name it, there was a huge amount of quality!

Seeing as this is the last friday of the year I felt that I might as well sum up my top five albums of the year.

5: AlunaGeorge- Body Music

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Body Music was arguable the best house album of the year. AlunaGeorge caught my eye on their collaboration on Disclosure “White Noise”. After that they released their album Body Music and it was a great combination of house vibes and great vocals.

Favourite track off the album:

“Kaleidoscope Love”. For some reason this track grabs and creates a wicked vibe for me.

Rating out of 10: 7.5/10

4: JayZMagna Carta Holy Grail

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Arguably this should not be in the top 5 however, there is something about Magna Carta Holy Grail. By far it is not JayZ’s best album but the hype created around the release, using an app to distribute a million copies and then going double platinum is something special.

Favourite track off the album:

“BBC”. Initially not what I was expecting when I see JayZ featuring Nas. The track was a complete vibe, not a lyrical killer which I expected but I thoroughly enjoyed the song.

Ratings out of 10: 7.9/10

3: Janelle Monae- Electric Lady

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One of the best album of the year! The cuts off this album by Janelle Monae are incredible! This was an album were from the start you like. With features from the legendary Prince, Erykah Badu, Miguel and Solange Knowles the album was set up for great success and fulfilled the status.

Favourite track off the album:

“Electric Lady”. Picking a favourite off this album was very hard but I had to go with which track I was looking most forward to and “Electric Lady” was that track.

Ratings out of 10: 7.9/10

2: Pusha T- My Name Is My Name

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My Name Is My Name is arguably the rap album of the year! Pusha T released a solid LP with great collaborations, a fantastic story of a dope boy and finally, Pusha T showed that he is that guy.

Favourite track off the album:

“Nosetalgia”. Pusha T is joined by the rapper of the year Kendrick Lamar and unlike many other rappers does not get spun by Lamar. Lyrics after lyrics, the two go back to back to bring a fantastic rap track!


Ratings out of 10: 8/10

1: Justin Timberlake- 20/20 Experience Part 1

THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE ALBUM COVER AND TRACK LIST REVEALED!

The return of Justin Timberlake! Not only was it the return but the return everyone wanted. A solid album with an array of great songs. I was disappointed but The 20/20 Experience Part 2 because it did not live up the hype or quality of Part 1.  But the return of JT was needed and this will be a classic!

Favourite track off the album:

“Spaceship Coupe”. Play to someone you like and watch something unfold…

Ratings out of 10: 8.5/10
Notable albums which didn’t make the cut:

Kanye West- Yeezus

Disclosure- Settle

Big Sean- Hall Of Fame

J.Cole- Born Sinner

Drake- NWTS

Beyonce- Beyonce

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