Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 37 1/2 Albums of 2013 [Exclusive]

37halfcoverI know I say this every year but….what a year 2013 was!  We had a great bit of material up on the site for you fine readers this year.  It was especially a great year for the TWS Interview world.  We interviewed everyone from an Oscar Award winning screenwriter to the original April O’Neil from the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.  From new school filmmakers making movies about YouTube and shit demons, to legendary filmmakers who have credited such amazing films involving everything from punk rock in Mormon country, Leonard Cohen, and the acclaimed Fokker series.  We even spoke with writers who have touched on everything from the acclaimed Chelsea Hotel during the 80’s and 90’s, to the obsessive compulsions of Alfred Hitchcock.  Yes, we indulged ourselves in the film and literary world quite immensely this year.  But, one of our main focuses will always be on music.  This is our bread, and the film and literary world is our butter.  We wouldn’t be worth a damn if it weren’t for so many fine folks out there spilling their guts through microphones in bedroom closets or glamorous studios with excellent fruit assortments.  Yes, we thrive to honor the masters of the song.

And it was another great year for music in 2013.  Things jumped off pretty quick, with many of the albums in our top ten being released in the first quarter of the year alone.  2013 happens to be one of the most peculiar years Trainwreck’d Society has ever tallied.  We have many folks returning from years past, some debut acts, even a couple of A-List celebrities with some great pipes and strumming abilities. I also broke one of the unspoken laws of year end lists, and included a film soundtrack that was simply too delightful to pass up.  Hip hop music had it’s strongest showing yet to add to the peculiarity.  It goes without saying, that this is one of the most diverse lists we have had to date.  So here it is folks!  I present to you Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 37 1/2 Albums of 2013.

Note: As per usual, the highlighted Artist and Album Titles will contain a link to a related article on the featured artist and/or album.  Enjoy!

37.5 Bobby Joe Ebola & the Children Macnuggits - Meal Deal with the Devil EP

37.5.  BOBBY JOE EBOLA & THE CHILDREN MACNUGGITS – MEAL DEAL WITH THE DEVIL

37. Collisionville - The Revenge of Two-Gun Pete 37.  COLLISIONVILLE – THE REVENE OF TWO-GUN PETE

 36. Hailer - Another Way

36.  HAILER – ANOTHER WAY

35. Lonely & The Socialites - Connections 35.  LONELY & THE SOCIALITES – CONNECTIONS

34. Grayskul - Zenith 34.  GRAYSKUL – ZENITH

33. Helene Greenwood - Collectable You 33.  HELENE GREENWOOD – COLLECTABLE YOU

 32. The Fire Tapes - Phantoms

32. THE FIRE TAPES – PHANTOMS

31. The Spin Doctors - If the River Was Whiskey 31.  THE SPIN DOCTORS – IF THE RIVER WAS WHISKEY

 30. The Morrisons - Morrison Brew

30. THE MORRISONS – MORRISON BREW

 29. George Glass - Welcome Home

29.  GEORGE GLASS – WELCOME HOME

 28. Star Anna - Go To Hell

28.  STAR ANNA – GO TO HELL

27. She & Him - Volume 3

27.  SHE & HIM – VOLUME 3

 26. Nathan Angelo - Out of the Blue

26.  NATHAN ANGELO – OUT OF THE BLUE

 25. Sleep - Lockland 95

25.  SLEEP – LOCKLAND 95 (THE STORY OF US)

 24. Brother Dege - How To Kill A Horse

24.  BROTHER DEGE – HOW TO KILL A HORSE

 David Bowie's The Next Day

23. DAVID BOWIE – THE NEXT DAY

 22. STRFKR-MiracleMile

22.  STRFKR – MIRACLE MILE

21. Electric Needle Room - The Presidents of the United States of America Volume 3 21.  ELECTRIC NEEDLE ROOM – THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VOLUME 3

20. The Head and the Heart - Let's Be Still 20. THE HEAD AND THE HEART – LET’S BE STILL

19. Joseph Demaree and the Square Tires - Sunbeams 19.  JOSEPH DEMAREE & THE SQUARE TIRES – SUNBEAMS

18. Steve Martin & Edie Brickell - Love Has Come For You 18. STEVE MARTIN & EDIE BRICKELL – LOVE HAS COME FOR YOU

 17. Jack-Wilson-Spare-Key-Cover-w-sticker-420x420

17.  JACK WILSON – SPARE KEY

 16. alela-diane_about-farewell

16.  ALELA DIANE – ABOUT FAREWELL

 15. Greetings From Spektor Island

15.  GREETINGS FROM SPEKTOR ISLAND: MUSIC FROM THE FILM “TEN”

14. The Sea The Sea - Love We Are Love We Are 14.  THE SEA THE SEA – LOVE WE ARE LOVE WE ARE

13. Marshall McLean - Glossolalia - cover 13.  MARSHALL MCLEAN BAND – GLOSSOLALIA

12. Smooth Hound Smith 12.  SMOOTH HOUND SMITH – SMOOTH HOUND SMITH

 11. Dedere - Little Ease in the Bell Jar

11.  DEDERE – LITTLE EASE IN THE BELL JAR

10. Guilt Monkey - World On A Thread (Songs About Politics and Surfing) 10.  GUILT MONKEY – WORLD ON A THREAD

 9. Sadistik - Flowers For My Father

9.  SADISTIK – FLOWERS FOR MY FATHER

 8. National Pastime - All Our Yesterdays

8.  NATIONAL PASTIME – ALL OUR YESTERDAYS

7. Lotte Kestner - The Bluebird of Happiness 7.  LOTTE KESTNER – BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS

 6. Cerny Brothers

6.  THE CERNY BROTHERS – THE CERNY BROTHERS

5. Grandhorse 5.  GRANDHORSE – PORTRAITUREFOLIO

 4. Blitzen Trapper - VII

4. BLITZEN TRAPPER – VII

3. Cleemann - Different 3.  CLEEMANN – DIFFERENT

 2. There Is No Mountain - There Is No Mountain

2.  THERE IS NO MOUNTAIN – THERE IS NO MOUNTAIN

1. Bodi - The Fall of Atlas 1. BODI – THE FALL OF ATLAS

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