10 Albums To Revisit From... 2013



Got some free time on your hands? Well, we've got a great way to spend it! Here at See Tickets, we are all for discovering new music, but sometimes it's great to take a step back and take a look at albums of years gone by. So we've starting a weekly, trip back in time to revisit those incredible albums you may have missed. Did you see last week's journey back to 2010?

Today, we're looking at 10 albums that you need to revisit from the year 2013. Take a look, and let us know if we've missed any. We're always looking for new or old albums to discover!

Foals - Holy Fire

Released: 11 February 2013

UK Chart Position: 2

Biggest Hit: 'My Number'

Nominated for a Mercury Prize Award, Foal's third album was a roaring success from the get-go; scoring their highest charting position at the time, receiving huge critical recognition and single 'My Number' their most successful single to date. This album would only continue the incredible success the four-piece had already achieved.

 

 

Paramore - Paramore

Released: 5 April 2013

UK Chart Position: 1

Biggest Hit: 'Still Into You'

'Paramore' was a statement to the world that the band were here to stay, following the departure of the band's founding members Josh & Zac Farro. It came as a contrast to its predecessor, (2009's 'Brand New Eyes', which laid bare the building frustrations and tensions of the band) and flourished in positivity and personal growth. It remains the band's most successful release, achieving their first US number one album.

 

James Blake - Overgrown

Released: 5 April 2013

UK Chart Position: 8

Biggest Hit: 'Retrograde'

James Blake's second LP 'Overgrown' catapulted him overnight into the mainstream sphere. Winning the 2013 Mercury Prize award, the album saw Blake truly flourish into his own, supported by collaborations from some of the biggest names in the industry - such as Brian Eno, with many critics reflecting and applauding this outstanding body of work.

 

 

Disclosure - Settle

Released: 31 May 2013

UK Chart Position: 1

Biggest Hit: 'Latch' feat. Sam Smith

It's not always that your first album is a knock-out commercial success, global chart-topper, award-winner, features some of the biggest names in the industry, and produces five Top 40 singles. Yet Disclosure's debut album 'Settle' did just that and more, declaring the Lawrence brothers an undeniable force to be reckoned with and building astonishing foundations for an incredible career.

 

Arctic Monkeys - AM

Released: 9 September 2013

UK Chart Position: 8

Biggest Hit: 'Do I Wanna Know?'

Having already solidified themselves as a British, indie institution by 2013, the four piece's fifth album 'AM' still managed to keep fans on their toes with it's hip-hop, soul and Americana inspired sound; leading some critics to even call it their best album yet (NME). The BRIT Award-winning album went on to become one of the best-selling vinyl albums of it's decade.

 

Avicii - True

Released: 13 September 2013

UK Chart Position: 2

Biggest Hit: 'Wake Me Up'

The globe's feel-good soundtrack to 2013, Avicii's debut album 'True' seemed to have got the whole world dancing with its start-to-finish, feel-good and infectious country-inspired house. Featuring chart-topping tracks such as 'Hey Brother', 'Wake Me Up' and 'You Make Me', 'True' was just the first of Avicii's everlasting legacy.

 

 

HAIM - Days Are Gone

Released: 27 September 2013

UK Chart Position: 1

Biggest Hit: 'The Wire'

Recognised as one of the best albums of its decade (Pitchfork), the HAIM sisters quickly swooned the globe with their infectious, debut album 'Days Are Gone' after multiple high-profile festival performances and supporting on huge-named tours. The album truly set a precedent for a catalogue of hip-swaying, sing-a-long rock pop that oozes confidence.

 

 

Lorde - Pure Heroine

Released: 27 September 2013

UK Chart Position: 4

Biggest Hit: 'Royals'

At just 16 years old, Lorde shook the core of contemporary pop as we know it with debut album 'Pure Heroine'. One of the best-selling albums of the year, 'Pure Heroine' dismantled the discourse of mainstream youth culture to the background of visceral, poignant electropop; seeing critics praising her refreshing honesty and almost re-iterating her as a 'heroine' herself.

 

Beyonce - Beyonce

Released: 13 December 2013

UK Chart Position: 2

Biggest Hit: 'Drunk In Love'

Record-breaking, chart-topping, award-winning, history-making and life-changing (Stereogum) are just a few of the words you could use to describe Beyonce's self-titled, fifth LP. Released with no prior knowledge, 'Beyonce' unleashed not just a tidal wave over the contemporary R&B, pop and hip-hop industry but also a statement as potentially her strongest, no holds barred album to date.

 

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