Before I get this list properly under way, I just want to give a quick nod to some of the albums that could have made it onto this list, but didn't get short-listed due to me not spending enough time with them. So sorry to Black Spiders' This Savage Land, to Arctic Monkeys' AM, to Stereophonics' Graffiti on the Train, to Deep Purple's Now What?!, to Steven Wilson's The Raven Who Refused to Sing (and Other Stories), and all the other albums I neglected in 2013. I promise I'll be playing you a little more often this year. Also, if music-based lists are your kind of thing, a couple of friends have put together their own musical reviews of 2013 - be sure to check out Tom's Top Ten Artists of 2013, and Matt's 2013 PhantomMJ Awards.
11. Project 17 - Dan Kempstermy Bandcamp page. It's available on a pay-what-you-want basis with no minimum spend, so if you want to download it for free you can, or if you want to contribute some money for it you can do that too. Either way, I'd be hugely grateful to anybody who takes the time to give it a listen.
With that little bit of self-promotion out of the way, let's do the proper list now, shall we?
10. The Weight Of Your Love - Editors
Favourite tracks: Sugar - What Is This Thing Called Love - Two Hearted Spider
9. Home Brew - Old Country Union
Favourite tracks: Sweetwater Shack - Smokin' Gun (I'm The One) - Old Country Union
8. 13 - Black Sabbath
Favourite tracks: God Is Dead? - The Loner - Zeitgeist
7. Mechanical Bull - Kings of Leon
Favourite tracks: Supersoaker - Don't Matter - Family Tree
6. We Need Medicine - The Fratellis
Favourite tracks: Halloween Blues - Shotgun Shoes - Jeannie Nitro
5. Lightning Bolt - Pearl Jam
Favourite tracks: Sirens - Infallible - Swallowed Whole
4. Opposites - Biffy Clyro
Favourite tracks: Black Chandelier - Stingin' Belle - Victory Over The Sun
3. Furiosity - Monster Truck
Favourite tracks: Old Train - Psychics - My Love Is True
2. The Temperance Movement - The Temperance Movement
Favourite tracks: Ain't No Telling - Midnight Black - Smouldering
1. Earth Rocker - Clutch
Favourite tracks: Earth Rocker - Gone Cold - The Face
There we are - those are my top ten albums of 2013. If you have any albums you loved last year and want to praise or recommend, please do so in the comments below as I'm always on the look-out for new music to add to my vast library. Until next time, thanks very much for reading and I'll see you around.