The Top Albums of 2013, according to The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle

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Like Queens of the Stone Age, Lorde, The Julie Ruin, and Dum Dum Girls before him, The Mountain Goats’ own John Darnielle (center) has shared his favorite albums of 2013. Spanning everything from death metal to experimental folk to film soundtracks and compilations, his list is as eclectic as they come.

Amongst the bunch are folk acts Baptist Generals and CocoRosie, metal outfits Aeternus and Gorguts, prolific pianist Matthew Shipp, and Molly Drake (Nick Drake’s mother). Also included are John Carpenter and Alan Howarth’s Prince of Darkness soundtrack and a compilation of music from Northern Greece.

John Darnielle’s Top Albums of 2013:
Aeternus – …and the Seventh His Soul Detesteth
Baptist Generals – Jackleg Devotional to the Heart
Bottomless Pit – Shade Perennial
John Carpenter & Alan Howarth – Prince of Darkness Soundtrack
CocoRosie – Tales of a Grass Widow
Molly Drake – Molly Drake
Gorguts – Colored Sands
Jandek – The Song of Morgan
Laraaji – Celestial Music 1978-2011
Obliteration – Black Death Horizon
Pinkish Black – Razed to the Ground
Stomach Earth – Stomach Earth
Matthew Shipp – Piano Sutras
Summoning – Old Mornings Dawn
Various Artists – Five Days Married & Other Laments: Song and Dance from Northern Greece 1928-1958
Wardruna – Yggdrasil
White Wizzard – The Devil’s Cut


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