My Top 10 Albums of 2013 by Dinosaur Pile-Up's Michael Sheils
For every day of December, we're going to be bringing out the Top 10 albums or films of the year, chosen by someone who we think has excellent taste to show off.
Today it's the turn of Dinosaur Pile-Up and their drummer Michael Sheils to pick his Top 10 Of 2013. Let's see what he goes for...
Traams - Grin
"This is a late entry into my top albums of the year but the songs are super infectious and jaunty, particularly 'Swimming Pool' and 'Flowers'."
Foals - Holy Fire
"Foals are one of those bands who are finding their sound with each passing record and becoming more defined in that sense, this is their strongest yet."
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
"I love this album, it's got an eclectic feel which mirrors the way it was made with various members but the good songs are really good."
Haim - Days Are Gone
"Having been familiar with a lot of the songs already I was disappointed there weren't more new tracks but as a collection it's fairly undeniable."
The National - Trouble Will Find Me
"Not quite touching on the greatness of either Alligator or High Violet a great album nonetheless, once it grows it stays."
Disclosure - Settle
"Disclosure are probably the best new dance producers of the last few years, this record was massive and translates brilliantly live."
Arctic Monkeys - AM
"Any record that reminds me of parts of Black Sabbath and Bad Company has done well in my opinion but mix that with Turners crooning vocal style and some RnB and you've made something special."
Wavves - Afraid Of Heights
"A consistent record with catchy lo fi hooks aplenty, had this on repeat for about 3 months, it makes me wanna party."
White Denim - Corsicana Lemonade
"A blistering record which is typically White Denim but maybe a bit more considered and tight."
Dinosaur Pile-Up - Nature Nurture
"Is it a crime to like your own music? Probably, but it's an album we're proud of nonetheless."