Best of 2013: Top 30 Albums

Tegan and Sara - Heartthrob

I am but one person – with a taste in music that’s my own.

These albums are albums that I listened to in 2013 and placed into a best-of list that best represents what I liked this year. My music tastes have moved more in line with mainstream pop recently so there is an abundance of pop music but I believe 2013 to be the most varied year in “pop music” in quite some time.

Here are the 30 albums that I select as my picks of 2013.

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Soundtrack – Catching Fire

The Hunger Games Catching Fire Soundtrack

It’s understandable that the soundtrack to the second Hunger Games movie Catching Fire isn’t a re-creation of the first. Songs From District 12 and Beyond, with T-Bone Burnett as executive producer, was an adventure of its own centred around the humble life of Panem’s District 12 with mainly folk tunes.

This time, Alexandra Patsavas is on board. Known for her work behind soundtracks for The O.C., Grey’s Anatomy and Twilight, Patsavas has a knack for bringing in current and upcoming names to provide a who’s who of television and movie soundtrack music.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Catching Fire

Jennifer Lawrence has become one of the biggest names in entertainment since the first Hunger Games film (review here) was released. So much so that her persona almost seems too big to fill the shoes of Katniss Everdeen, the girl on fire who succeeded in saving her own life and the life of Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) at the end of the first instalment.

While Daniel Radcliff struggles to disassociate himself from Harry Potter and Robert Pattinson may forever be Edward from Twilight, Jennifer Lawrence is Jennifer Lawrence first, and she’s one of the most well-liked celebrities in Hollywood today.

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