James Burbanker of the Fiddleback asked me what my favorite albums of the year were. I wasn't really sure because I didn't listen to a lot of new music this year. However some things really peaked my interest. By far my favorite album of the year was a gem that was released a few years ago. I found Animal Collective's Meriweather Post via Daft Punk (Panda Bear was a contributor on the latest Daft Punk release). I was also very fond of The Shin's 2012 album Port of Morrow.
However 2013 had strong releases from Pearl Jam, Daft Punk, and the Civil Wars, with Random Access Memories being the album of the year. I dug Atoms for Peace's Amok but I