In a year that didn’t see any of the big Rhymesayers artists release albums, (that was last year – Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Prof, P.O.S. etc…) at first glance it might seem like it was a down year in the Minnesota music scene. But when you look deeper, you find that many of Minnesota’s seasoned veterans put out some quality albums. Bands like Low, The 4onthefloor, and Cloud Cult all released albums this year and to much critical applause. Like any list though, and music in general, it’s a subjective art. So with that said, here are my seven favorite albums to come out of Minnesota in 2013.