Top ten albums of 2013 (in haiku)

(Above: Chicago rapper ProbCause delivered the great album “Recipe Vol. 2” this year.)

By Joel Francis
mcii The Daily Record

Mikal Cronin – MCII

Scuzzy guitars can’t
mask euphoric power pop.
Ears smile, feet dance.

Terrace Martin – 3 Chord Fold

Snoop’s producer blurs
genres with Glasper, Kendrick
Lamar, Khalifa.


Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

OId-school surprise
from EDM pioneers.
Track 12 got most plays.

Joy Formidable – Wolf’s Law

Even bigger roar
on album two from Welsh three.
Shoegaze meets prog rock.

Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap


Chicago MC
makes jokes while provoking thought.
Shares Kayne’s hometown.

Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety

Blank frame on cover
filled with longing, desire.
Sadness sounds happy.

Neko Case – The Worse Things Get ….

Alt-country redheadacud rao
rages on state of love life.
Makes married men sigh.

Blitz the Ambassador – The Warm Up EP

Seven lively tracks

anticipate full LP.
Aptly named project.

Yo La Tengo – Fade

Indie vets mellow.
Quiet guitars and vocals.
Intimate lisiten.


Keith Jarrett – Somewhere

Archival concert

captures standards trio
in top form. More, please.

Keep reading:

Top 10 albums of 2012 (in haiku)

Top 10 albums of 2011 (in haiku)

Top 10 albums of 2010


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