Two years ago (and change) I compiled a list of the Top 11 Albums of 2011. Last year I put together the Top 12 Albums of 2012. Both articles were compiled of selections culled from lists of approximately 40 albums respectively. After not publishing an article in six months I decided that those once dedicated SHH readers deserved something much more comprehensive for 2013. Instead of publishing a predictably titled Self-Hating Hipster’s Top 13 Albums of 2013 three weeks into January of 2014 I would, as I am wont to do, aim way too high and likely disappoint myself–a Top 50!
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