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01. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories: Just a stunning album, really. A friend of my brother's thinks it's a concept album about a robot attempting to become human, and some of it seems to support his theory. Really, though ,it's just endlessly listenable. 'Giorgio' is a stunner, basically being an encapsulation of music from the 60s to 90s, then working in some Daft Punk goodness to point it toward the sound of the future. 02. Kanye West - Yeezus: The lyrics might be a little wonky in parts, but the production on this thing is incredible. I love the random stops that break into soaring melodies, or the way songs change completely from beginning to end. 03. Yo La Tengo - Fade: I first heard this and thought "Ah, that was a nice listenable little album" and then I just kind of kept coming back to it over and over and it's just a great album. 04. m83 - Oblivion: A soaring, epic m83 score of a really good film that nobody seemed to see. 05. Iron & Wine - Ghost on Ghost: I love I&W now that they've left the whisper-folk behind. They just sound like a good late 70s/early 80s AM radio band now. 06. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience: A great pop album. I love the way every song is basically two songs in one. 07. Phoenix - Bankrupt!: Maybe a step down from their breakthrough album, but the back half of this album just sails. 08. Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle - Perils From the Sea: A little too long with a couple boring/morose songs but the best songs are terrific. 'You Missed My Heart' is amazing, sounding at first like a beautiful love song, until you listen to the lyrics and realize it's about a psychopath murdering his ex-girlfriend. 09. Jon Hopkins - Immunity: I'm not big into this whole house music/IDM revival, but this album is pretty terrific, veering from dance music to some gorgeous ambient stuff. 10. Jimmy Eat World - Damage: Was not expecting a 2013 Jimmy Eat World album to be as good as this was. It's nothing transcendent, just a good solid power-pop album. SINGLES 01. Phoenix - Entertainment: The album might have been a bit of a letwodn, but this song just soars, from the Asian-riff to the singing chorus that comes in toward the end of the song. Production on this is amazing. 02. The Killers - Flesh and Bone: My 2nd favourite song from my favourite album of 2012. This is just pure Killers anthemic arena rock at its best. 03. m83 - Oblivion: This is like a mix of earlier 'Before the Dawn Heals Us' m83 and newer 'Hurry Up We're Dreaming' m83 with the Kate Bush-esque vocals. Really amazing. 04. Ellie Goulding - Explosions: I came to Ellie late but this song is just an amazing power ballad. 05. Justin Timberlake - Tunnel Vision: 06. Justin Timberlake - Suit and Tie: I love the 20/20 Experience and these two are just amazing pop songs. 07. Sigur Ros - Brennisteinn: Wasn't expecting Sigur Ros to put out another album this year, and I REALLY wasn't expecting it to be a melange of Sigur Ros atmospherics and big crashing electric guitars. 08. Yo La Tengo - Ohm: My favourite song off one of my favourite albums. A 6+ minute song about appreciating life as we go with lots of guitar heroics. 09. Kanye West - New Slaves: Staggering machine-gun beat and genuine anger helps to offset some of the lyrical missteps. 10. Iron & Wine - Grace for Saints and Ramblers: Just a solid AM radio song. Whatchu got?