The Top 10 Albums Of 2013, According To ‘The Aquarian Weekly’ Writers

Amanda Ferrante Batista

1. Eminem/The Marshall Mathers LP 2/Aftermath Entertainment, Shady, Interscope

2. Daft Punk/Random Access Memories/Columbia

3. Korn/The Paradigm Shift/Prospect Park Caroline

4. J. Cole/Born Sinner/Columbia, Roc Nation

5. Bruno Mars/Unorthodox Jukebox/Atlantic

6. Kanye West/Yeezus/Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam Recordings

7. Lady Gaga/ARTPOP/Interscope

8. Pearl Jam/Lightning Bolt/Republic, Monkeywrench

9. Justin Timberlake/The 20/20 Experience Pt. 1/RCA

10. Jay-Z/Magna Carta Holy Grail/Roc-A-Fella, Roc Nation


Christine Bochicchio

1. Coheed And Cambria/The Afterman: Descension/Hundred Handed, Everything Evil

2. Paramore/Paramore/Fueled By Ramen, Warner Bros.

3. Bring Me The Horizon/Sempiternal/RCA

4. Anthony Green/Young Legs/Moshtradamus

5. The Story So Far/What You Don’t See/Pure Noise

6. The Neighbourhood/I Love You/Colombia

7. Panic! At The Disco/Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!/Fueled By Ramen, Decaydance

8. Daft Punk/Random Access Memories/Columbia

9. The Wonder Years/The Greatest Generation/Hopeless

10. Fall Out Boy/Save Rock And Roll/Island


Robert Gluck

1. Anciients/Heart Of Oak/Season Of Mist

2. Russian Circles/Memorial/Sargent House

3. Queens Of The Stone Age/…Like Clockwork/Matador

4. Pelican/Forever Becoming/Southern Lord

5. Windhand/Soma/Relapse

6. Karnivool/Asymmetry/Cymatic

7. Kvelertak/Meir/Roadrunner

8. Joy Formidable/Wolf’s Law/Atlantic

9. Birds Of Tokyo/March Fires/EMI

10. Newsted/Heavy Metal Music/Chophouse


Mike Greenblatt

1. Steve Earle/The Low Highway/New West

2. Delbert McClinton & Glen Clark/Blind Crippled & Crazy/Direct Source

3. Wayne Shorter Quartet/Without A Net/Blue Note

4. Mike Zito & The Wheel/Gone To Texas/Ruf

5. Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa/Seesaw/J&R Adventures

6. Joe Lovano Us Five/Cross Culture/Blue Note

7. Honey Island Swamp Band/Cane Sugar/Louisiana Red Hot

8. Ricky Byrd/Lifer/Kayos

9. Hank Mowery/Account To Me/Old Pal

10. Terence Blanchard/Magnetic/Blue Note


JJ Koczan

1. Clutch/Earth Rocker/Weathermaker

2. Monster Magnet/Last Patrol/Napalm

3. Gozu/The Fury Of A Patient Man/Small Stone

4. Vista Chino/Peace/Napalm

5. Lumbar/The First And Last Days Of Unwelcome/Southern Lord

6. Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats/Mind Control/Metal Blade

7. Samsara Blues Experiment/Waiting For The Flood/Electric Magic

8. Beelzefuzz/Beelzefuzz/The Church Within

9. Beast In The Field/The Sacred Above, The Sacred Below/Saw Her Ghost

10. Devil To Pay/Fate Is Your Muse/Ripple


Tim Louie

1. Kill Devil Hill/Revolution Rise/Century Media

2. Black Water Rising/Pissed And Driven/Metalville

3. Newsted/Heavy Metal Music/Collective Sounds

4. Sevendust/Black Out the Sun/7Bros.

5. Stone Sour/House of Gold and Bones Part 2/Roadrunner

6. Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals/Walk Through Exits Only/Housecore

7. Five Finger Death Punch/The Wrong Side Of Heaven & The Righteous Side Of Hell, Vol. 1/Prospect Park

8. Anthrax/Anthems/Megaforce

9. Motörhead/Aftershock/UDR

10. The Winery Dogs/The Winery Dogs/Loud And Proud


Andrew Magnotta

1. JOLLY/The Audio Guide To Happiness, Part Two/InsideOut

2. Karnivool/Asymmetry/Density

3. Tesseract/Altered State/Century Media

4. Intronaut/Habitual Levitations/Century Media

5. Nine Inch Nails/Hesitation Marks/Columbia

6. Steven Wilson/The Raven That Refused To Sing/Kscope

7. The Ocean/Pelagial/Metal Blade

8. East Of The Wall/Redaction Artifacts/Translation Loss

9. Sevendust/Black Out The Sun/Asylum

10. Eye Empire/Evolve/EE


Gregg McQueen

1. Sebadoh/Defend Yourself/Joyful Noise

2. Queens Of The Stone Age/…Like Clockwork/Matador

3. Mazzy Star/Seasons Of Your Day/Rhymes Of An Hour

4. Obits/Bed & Bugs/Sub Pop

5. Motörhead/Aftershock/UDR Music

6. Steven Wilson/The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)/Kscope

7. Octagrape/Red UFO/Independent

8. Jagwar Ma/Howlin/Mom & Pop Music

9. My Bloody Valentine/MBV/MBV

10. Grant Hart/The Argument/Domino


Giorgio Mustica

1. Wolfheart/Winterborn/Independent

2. Dream Theater/Dream Theater/Roadrunner

3. Clutch/Earth Rocker/Weathermaker Music

4. A Pale Horse Named Death/Lay My Soul To Waste/Steamhammer, SPV

5. Queens Of The Stone Age/…Like Clockwork/Matador

6. Amorphis/Circle/Nuclear Blast

7. Poisonblack/Lyijy/Warner Music Finland

8. Dream Theater/Live At Luna Park/Eagle Rock Entertainment

9. MyGrain/Planetary Breathing/Spinefarm

10. Black Sabbath/13/Vertigo


Nick Perkel

1. Warbeast/Destroy/Housecore

2. Ministry/From Beer To Eternity/AFM

3. Diamond Plate/Pulse/Earache

4. Warbringer/IV Empires Collapse/Century Media

5. Holy Grail/Ride The Void/Prosthetic

6. Ramming Speed/Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die/Prosthetic

7. Joel Grind/The Yellowgoat Sessions/Acid Rat

8. Gama Bomb/The Terror Tapes/AFM

9. Blood Tsunami/For Faen!/Indie Recordings

10. Condition Critical/Operational Hazard/Burned By God


Hal B. Selzer

1. Popa Chubby/Universal Breakdown Blues/Provogue

2. Southside Johnny And The Poor Fools/Songs From The Barn/Leroy

3. Sticky Fingers/Like A Rolling Stone/Continental

4. Smiles/The Spampinato Brothers/Revolvo

5. Lita Ford/The Bitch Is Back/SPV

6. Dropkick Murphys/Signed And Sealed In Blood/Born And Bred

7. Bon Jovi /What About Now/Island

8. Stratovarius/Nemesis/Armoury Eagle Rock

9. Garland Jeffries/Truth Serum/Luna Park

10. William Shatner/Ponder The Mystery/Cleopatra


Diane Szulecki

1. Streetlight Manifesto/The Hands That Thieve/Victory

2. Jim James/Regions Of Light And Sound Of God/ATO

3. Iron & Wine/Ghost On Ghost/Nonesuch

4. Houndmouth/From The Hills Below The City/Rough Trade

5. Foxygen/We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic/Jagjaguwar

6. Tedeschi Trucks Band/Made Up Mind/Sony Masterworks

7. Tea Leaf Green/In The Wake/Greenhouse

8. Pearl Jam/Lightning Bolt/Republic

9. Neko Case/The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You/Anti

10. White Denim/Corsicana Lemonade/Downtown

Dani Tauber

1. The Julie Ruin/Run Fast/Dischord

2. The Connection/Let It Rock/King Yum

3. Crazy & The Brains/Let Me Go/Baldy Longhair

4. Placebo/Loud Like Love/Universal

5. The Strokes/Comedown Machine /RCA

6. The Young Leaves/Alive And Well/Baldy Longhair

7. AFI/Burials/Republic

8. New Order/Lost Sirens/Rhino Entertainment

9. Arctic Monkeys/AM /Domino

10. Alkaline Trio/My Shame Is True/Epitaph