It is just over half way through 2013 so we asked the LIVE 105 staff for their picks of the best albums of 2103 … so far.
Here are their number one picks …
Steve Masters’ #1 Pick:
1. Foals – Holy Fire
This is one cool band and I dig every song on it, heard they put on a great live show. My daughter’s favorite album too!
Surfer Spud’s #1 Pick:
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
You’ve heard the single “Get Lucky” but have you actually listened to their entire album? THE album of the summer of ‘13 with a vibe that is totally perfect for dancing through the night AND getting lucky. And you get to learn all about one of my favorite producers Giorgio Moroder … love the album from beginning to end. And wish it wouldn’t!
Miles The DJ’s #1 Pick:
Arcade Fire – TBA
This album isn’t out until October 29th. I don’t know what it’s called yet. I’ve never even heard it! For all I know it’s still not finished. However, discovering that my favorite band on the planet is releasing a new record with songs produced by James Murphy is ALONE the best thing I’ve heard all year. I can’t begin to imagine how good the actual music will be.
No Name’s #1 Pick:
Orchid – The Mouths Of Madness
This is the record everyone should have bought instead of the new Queens of the Stone Age. Mind numbing Kyuss fueled stoner guitar riffs and songs about wizards! Plus they are a local Bay Area band! What’s not to love!
Dallas’ #1 Pick:
The Limousines – Hush
An album many of us in the Bay Area helped fund through Kickstarter last year, it was absolutely worth the investment. Darker than the San Jose duo’s debut, but just as accessible. Eric & Gio wre in the zone for this one. Great album.
Most Anticipated: The 1975 – S/T (Out September 9)