Top Albums of 2013: Individual Staff Picks

Given our first issue of the semester was published in February, our Best of 2013 music list may seem a little late. We hope you’ll forgive us. Regardless, we wouldn’t be a proper college newspaper staff without having a wide range of tastes and opinions about music. To give a sample of those tastes, we will list below the individual top five ballots of each of our staff members involved in putting together our overall best of 2013 list. Check it out:


Ryan Deffenbaugh, Editor-in-Chief

1) Vampire Weekend- Modern Vampires of the City

2) Kanye West- Yeezus

3) Arcade Fire- Reflektor

4) Arctic Monkeys- AM

5) Local Natives- Hummingbird


Moraima Capellán Pichardo, Laker Review Editor

1)Arcade Fire- Reflektor

2) Kanye West- Yeezus

3) Lorde- Pure Heroine

4) Beyoncé- Beyoncé

5) Marc Anthony- 3.0



Alain Pierre-Lys,  Opinion Editor

1) The National- Trouble Will Find Me

2) Drake- Nothing Was The Same

3) Local Natives- Hummingbird

4) Foals- Holy Fire

5) Daft Punk- Random Access Memories



Ronel Puello, Asst. Laker Review Editor

1) Kanye West- Yeezus

2) Tyler, The Creator- Wolf

3) Major Lazer- Free The Universe

4) Disclosure- Settle

5) Washed Out- Paracosm


Amanda Bintz, Chief Copy Editor

1)MS MR- Secondhand Rapture

2) Lorde- Pure Heroine

3) Justine Timberlake- The 20/20 Experience

4) Fall Out Boy- Save Rock and Roll

5) Vampire Weekend- Modern Vampires of the City


Riley Ackley, Laker Review staff writer

1. Lorde, “Pure Heroine”

2. Daft Punk, “Random Access Memories”

3. Kacey Musgraves, “Same Trailer Different Park.”

4. London Grammar, “If You Wait”

5. Haim, “Days Are Gone”


Travis Clark, Laker Review staff writer

1. Daft Punk-Random Access Memories

2. Kanye West-Yeezus

3. Lorde-Pure Heroine

4. Arcade Fire-Reflektor

5. Arctic Monkeys-AM


Seamus Lyman, News Editor

1) Daft Punk- Random Access Memories

2) Jay Z- Magna Carta Holy Grail

3) Drake- Nothing Was The Same

4) One Republic- One

5) Kanye West- Yeezus





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