I’m not saying I’m an expert when it comes to art. Nonetheless, here are 15 of my favorite album covers from 2013. Also, if you were wondering, I think Lord Yeezus’ CD-R look is not quite as trailblazing as he thinks…

If you interested in the sounds behind some of these albums, here’s a playlist.

Here we go. In no particular order:

Tindersticks – Across Six Leap Years

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Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels

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Holden – The Inheritors

John Holden - The Inheritors

Fyrnask – Eldir Nótt

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The Horrors – Higher

The Horrors - Higher

Mount Kimbie – Cold Spring Fault Less Youth

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Kurt Vile – Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze

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!!! – Thr!!!er

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Darkside – Psychic

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Arctic Monkeys – AM

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Gold Panda – Trust – EP

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Fort Romeau – Stay/True – EP

Fort Romeau Stay True

Steve Hauschildt – S/H

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Portugal. The Man – Evil Friends (Vinyl Art)

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King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon

King Krule - 6 Feet Beneath The Moon