Paris DJs Best Albums of 2013

This year's best albums selection was the hardest one to make since we started being active on the musical web in 1996. There's a simple reason for that: we had never been that prolific as a label before. With 52 releases on Paris DJs (singles, albums, compilations or mixes) during the 52 weeks of 2013, most of our time has been spent cooking our own stuff rather than listening to the amazing amount of music produced by other artists & labels. Nevertheless, we still managed to listen to a damn lot of new music, and instead of picking the 10 best albums, we've opted for an easy solution: a 50 best albums selection, just like every music magazine does. This top 50 has been carefuly prepared by our reviewers team Djouls and Nicolas Ragonneau, with an additional small input by the not-that-regular collaborator Mr Moo. If your 2013 release is not in this list, it's either that it's not so good as compared to others, or that we didn't manage to hear it….

Paris DJs Best Albums of 2013
Paris DJs presents The 50 Best Albums of 2013

01. Paris DJs Soundsystem - Rise Of The Troubadour Warriors (Paris DJs) info
02. The Cactus Channel - Wooden Boy (HopeStreet Recordings) info
03. Paris DJs Soundsystem - We Are The Fire Inside Your Mind (Paris DJs) info
04. The Electric Peanut Butter Co. - Trans-Atlantic Psych Classics Vol.2 (Ubiquity) info
05. Grant Phabao & The Jays - Stepping Up In Time (Paris DJs) info
06. Charles Bradley - Victim of Love (Daptone) info
07. The Liberators - Power Struggle (Record Kicks) info
08. Mop Mop - Isle Of Magic (Agogo) info
09. Paris DJs Soundsystem - Have You Ever Been To Electric Afroland? (Paris DJs) info
10. Calibro 35 - Traditori Di Tutti (Record Kicks) info
11. Bonobo - The North Borders (Ninja Tune) info
12. Kraked Unit - Casse-Tête Chinois Soundtrack (Believe Recordings) info
13. Billy Martin's Wicked Knee - Heels Over Head (Amulet) info
14. Youngblood Brass Band - Pax Volumi (Tru Thoughts) info
15. White Denim - Corsican Lemonade (Downtown Music) info
16. Family Atlantica - Family Atlantica (Soundway) info
17. Harleighblu - Forget Me Not (Tru Thoughts) info
18. Grant Phabao presents The Silvertones - Keep On Rolling (Paris DJs) info
19. Hartley and Wolfe - Bespoke Future (BBE Music) info
20. Bixiga 70 - Bixiga 70 (self-released) info
21. Matthew E. White - Big Inner (Domino) info
22. Doctor L - The Great Depression (Comet) info
23. Congo Natty - Jungle Revolution (Big Dada) info
24. Polyrhythmics - Libra Stripes (Kept) info
25. Thundercat - Apocalypse (Brainfeeder) info
26. The Road to Jajouka - A Benefit Album (Howe) info
27. Orquesta El Macabeo - Salsa Bestial (Vampisoul) info
28. Jonathan Wilson - Fanfare (Bella Union) info
29. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away (Mute) info
30. Lady - Lady (Truth & Soul) info
31. Chop - Illuminate (Now-Again) info
32. The Hot 8 Brass Band - Tombstone (Tru Thoughts) info
33. Melt Yourself Down - Melt Yourself Down (Leaf) info
34. The Sign Of Four - Hammer, Anvil, Stirrup (Jazzman) info
35. Fink Meets The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Live In Concert (Ninja Tune) info
36. The Greyboy Allstars - Inland Emperor (MRI) info
37. Bahama Soul Club - The Cuban Tapes (Buyú) info
38. The Gene Dudley Group - Saturday Shifting (Wah Wah 45s) info
39. Dusty - Mood Matters (Jazz&Milk) info
40. Batida de Colónia - Batida de Colónia (Büro.9) info
41. Dandy Teru - Adventures (Ubiquity) info
42. James Blake - Overgrown (Mercury) info
43. DJ Format & Phill Most Chill - The Foremost (Project Blue Book) info
44. Meridian Brothers - Devoción (Staubgold) info
45. Peshay - Generation (Tru Thoughts) info
46. Postales Soundtrack (Colemine) info
47. AM & Shawn Lee - La Musique Numérique (Park The Van) info
48. Kerbside Collection - Mind The Curb (Légère Recordings) info
49. Crunch 22 - Crunch 22 (Audio Montage) info
50. The James Hunter Six - Minute by Minute (Daptone) info

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