Though I’m not one to get into New Year’s celebrations, a tradition I hold dear is my favorite albums of the year list. In the past, it has consisted of my top 5 albums, with commentary from me on each of them.
Then last year, I did the same with iOS apps, and it was well received.
This year, I had some difficulty narrowing down to just 5 albums and 5 apps, so I decided to shake up the format. Instead of giving you my gratuitous commentary and spreading things over several posts, I have decided to give you everything in quick lists.
Because there were several songs that I loved this year that I did not necessarily love the album of or they were just released as singles, I also added top songs of the year as a list. The rule when creating it was that none of the songs could be on one of my top albums.
I should clarify that I do not think that all of these song/albums are amazing works of art (though some are). These are simply what I enjoyed most in 2013.
So without further adieu, I give you The Best of 2013: