by Bill Pearis

#1 LP of 2013 according to 'The Quietus'

Online UK music mag The Quietus started five years ago and quickly became (I think) one of the best sources for music writing on the web, giving a home to many former NME, Select and Q writers who are still seeking new music but are not so interested in the flavor of the month. The Quietus are not staffed by contrarians, nor sheep. To wit: the site just published its Top 100 LPs list of 2013 and topping it is Glynnaestra, the third album from UK duo Grumbling Fur which came out via Thrill Jockey back in August. From The Quietus' write-up:

Grumbling Fur make me want to take drugs. And I don't mean drugs like a few puffs on a spliff before bedtime or on a lazy Saturday afternoon, or a cheeky dabble at a rave to keep the energy flowing - I mean proper, don't-eat-for-18-hours-beforehand, make-sure-you've-got-a-couple-of-good-people-around-you, psychically prepared voyaging, preferably on a warm and sunny but slightly overcast afternoon in a field somewhere in the West Country, or in a friend's house cluttered to the rafters with fascinating and peculiar objects.

The Quietus' Top 10 also includes some records you might have heard (David Bowie, Nick Cave, Foals, Factory Floor) but probably some others you haven't. And if you haven't heard Glynnaestra (I hadn't) you can stream it in full below.

You can check out The Quietus' entire Best LPs of 2013 list in this post, and they also made a Spotify playlist to accompany it. Their list, along with the Grumbling Fur album stream, is below..


The Quietus - Top 100 Albums of 2013
1. Grumbling Fur - Glynnaestra (Thrill Jockey)
2. These New Puritans - Field Of Reeds (Infectious)
3. David Bowie - The Next Day (EMI)
4. Factory Floor - Factory Floor (DFA)
5. Fat White Family - Champagne Holocaust (Trash Mouth)
6. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away (Bad Seed Ltd.)
7. Daniel Avery - Drone Logic (Phantasy)
8. Frisk Frugt - Dansktoppen Møder Burkina Faso I Det Himmelblå Rum Hvor Solen Bor, Suite (Exotic Pylon)
9. Foals - Holy Fire (Transgressive)
10. RP Boo - Legacy (Planet Mu)
11. Savages - Silence Yourself (Matador)
12. Stara Rzeka - Cień Chmury Nad Ukrytym Polem (Instant Classic)
13. Kanye West - Yeezus (Virgin Records)
14. The Haxan Cloak - Excavation (Tri Angle)
15. Rashad Becker - Traditional Music Of Notional Species Vol. 1 (PAN)
16. Blixa Bargeld & Teho Teardo - Still Smiling (Spècula)
17. Jon Hopkins - Immunity (Domino)
18. Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven (Warp)
19. Pinkunoizu - The Drop (Full Time Hobby)
20. Logos - Cold Mission (Keysound)
21. Laurel Halo - Chance Of Rain (Hyperdub)
22. The Knife - Shaking The Habitual (Rabid Records)
23. Kelela - Cut 4 Me (Fade To Mind)
24. Fire! Orchestra - Exit! (Rune Grammofon)
25. Teeth Of The Sea - Master (Rocket)
26. Pet Shop Boys - Electric (x2)
27. Floorplan - Paradise (M-Plant)
28. Vatican Shadow - Remember Your Black Day (Hospital)
29. Matmos - The Marriage Of True Minds (Thrill Jockey)
30. A$AP Rocky - Long.Live.A$AP (RCA)
31. A$AP Ferg - Trap Lord (Columbia)
32. Heatsick - Re-Engineering (PAN)
33. British Sea Power - Machineries Of Joy (Rough Trade)
34. Wire - Change Becomes Us (Pink Flag)
35. Dean Blunt - The Redeemer (Hippos In Tanks/World Music)
36. (Ensemble Pearl) - (Ensemble Pearl) (Drag City)
37. Le1f - Fly Zone (self released)
38. A Hawk And A Hacksaw - You Have Already Gone To The Other World (LM Dupli-Cation)
39. Don Christian - The Wayfarer (self-released)
40. L.Pierre - The Island Come True (Melodic)
41. WANDA GROUP - Piss Fell Out Like Sunlight (Opal Tapes)
42. Suede - Bloodsports (Warner)
43. Charles Cohen - The Middle Distance (Morphine)
44. Satelliti - Transister (Cuckundoo)
45. Rabih Beaini - Albidaya (Annihaya)
46. Moonface - Julia With Blue Jeans On (Jagjaguwar)
47. John Foxx And The Maths - Evidence (Metamatic)
48. NYPC - NYPC (The Numbers)
49. Matt Berry - Kill The Wolf (Acid Jazz)
50. Katie Gately - Katie Gately (Public Information)
51. Tamikrest - Chatma (Glitterbeat)
52. Wolf Eyes - No Answer: Lower Floors (De Stijl)
53. Oranssi Pazuzu - Valonielu (SVART)
54. Prurient - Through The Window (Blackest Ever Black)
55. Emptyset - Recur (Raster Noton)
56. Gary Numan - Splinter (Cooking Vinyl/Mortal)
57. Heterotic - Love & Devotion (Planet Mu)
58. The Stranger - Watching Dead Empires In Decay (Modern Love)
59. Sons Of Kemet - Burn (Naim)
60. Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile (Constellation)
61. Miracle - Mercury (Planet Mu)
62. English Heretic - "Anti-Heroes" (self-released)
63. Derek Piotr - Raj (self-released)
64. Kerridge - A Fallen Empire (Downwards)
65. My Bloody Valentine - m b v (Pickpocket Records)
66. The Botanist - IV: Mandragora (Flenser)
67. Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady (Atlantic)
68. Tal National - Kaani (Fat Cat)
69. Young Echo - Nexus (Ramp)
70. Jenny Hval - Innocence Is Kinky (Rune Grammofon)
71. Dawn Richard - GoldenHeart (101 Distribution)
72. Årabrot - Årabrot (Fysisk Format)
73. Endless Boogie - Long Island (Drag City)
74. Body/Head - Coming Apart (Matador)
75. TVO/Covered In Sand - Red Night Variations (Broken20)
76. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris (Columbia)
77. Dethscalator - Racial Golf Course No Bitches (Riot Season)
78. The Body - Christs, Redeemers (Thrill Jockey)
79. James Holden - The Inheritors (Border Community)
80. Pusha T - My Name Is My Name (Good/Def Jam)
81. DJ Rashad - Double Cup (Hyperdub)
82. *AR - Fragments (Sustain Release)
83. Wölfbait - Wölfbait (Art For The Blind)
84. Barn Owl - V (Thrill Jockey)
85. Hey Colossus - Cuckoo Live Life Like Cuckoo (MIE)
86. oVo - Abisso (Supernatural Cat)
87. Carcass - Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast)
88. Lescop - Lescop (Pop Noire)
89. Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon (RCA)
90. Grouper - The Man Who Died In His Boat (Kranky)
91. Palehorse - Harm Starts Here (Candlelight)
92. Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats - Mind Control (Rise Above)
93. Comanechi - You Owe Me Nothing But Love (Tiger Trap)
94. Cathedral - The Final Spire (Rise Above)
95. White Hills - So You Are So You'll Be (Thrill Jockey)
96. Chrome Hoof - Chrome Black Gold (Cuneiform)
97. Omar Souleyman - Wenu Wenu (Domino)
98. ÄÄNIPÄÄ - Through A Pre-Memory (Editions Mego)
99. The Ex And Brass Unbound - Enormous Door (Ex)
100. Shitfucker - Sucks Cocks In Hell (Hells Headbangers)

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