Every year around this time I become acutely aware of the deluge of “Best of” lists circulating around the internet. I like some. I don’t like others; however, even in the lists I love I am skeptical of what led to their creation.
Are these albums the best because of popularity? Sales? Notoriety?
Or is it some idea of artistic merit?
None of that really ever made any sense to me so I thought I would make a best of list that was all facts. So I’m playing this strictly by the numbers - The Best Albums based on how much I listened to them. No hindsight or historical editing allowed.
Albums released in 2013 I listened to the most in 2013 …
These lists are skewed to albums that came out or were added to my library earlier in the year. I think the Tegan and Sara’s record came out in Jan or Feb. If I did this in a more balanced way the first country record I have ever really loved would have been on there. I have been listening to Jason Isbell’s Southeastern a shit-tonne. It’s amazing.