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Through our array of great independent labels, we’ve distributed and worked on a fine selection of top quality albums this year. Although we’re picking our favourite’s through our Staff Picks – Top Albums of 2013 countdown, we also thought we’d roundup those that have been selected in the many end of year lists by the stores, taste-makers, and blogs. See which albums featured in which lists below (some of these we’ve shared distribution rights, in this case the other labels have been credited in brackets).


Amazon UK – The Best Albums of 2013

16. Owiny Sigoma Band – Power Punch (Brownswood Recordings)

52. Jagwar Ma – Howlin (Future Classic) [Mom + Pop Records/Marathon Artists for UK]

72. Flume – Flume (Future Classic) [Transgressive Records for UK]


eMusic UK’s Best Albums of 2013

12. Waxahatchee – ‘Cerulean Salt’ (Don Giovanni Records) [Wichita Recordings / PIAS Digital for UK]

15. Public Service Broadcasting – ‘Inform – Educate – Entertain’ (Test Card Recordings/ Believe Recordings)

20. Various Artists – ‘Kenya Special (Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & ’80s)’ (Soundway Records)

22. Goldfrapp – ‘Tales Of Us’ (Mute)

53. Laura Stevenson – ‘Wheel’ (Don Giovanni Records)

81. Jagwar Ma – ‘Howlin’ (Future Classic) [Marathan Artists for UK]


Bleep: The Top 100 Tracks of 2013

Diamond Version – ‘Get Yours’ (Mute)

High Water – ‘Railroad Song’ (Other People)


Napster’s Best Albums of 2013

30. PSB – Inform Educate Entertain (Test Card Recordings/Believe Recordings) – Our Favourite 20 Albums of 2013

6. June Gloom – Big Deal (Mute) [PIAS for UK]


Rough Trade Albums of The Year 2013

11. Jagwar Ma – Howlin (Future Classic)

22. PSB – Inform Educate Entertain (Test Card Recordings/Believe Recordings)

29. Maps – Vicissitude (Mute)

31. Goldfrapp – Tales Of Us (Mute)

38. Alela Diane – About Farewell (Believe Recordings)

52. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt (Don Giovanni Records)


Banquet Records Albums of the Year 2013

9. The Computers – Love Triangles Hate Squares (One Little Indian Records)

11. Public Service Broadcasting – Inform, Educate, Entertain (Test Card Recordings/Believe Recordings)

16. Front Bottoms – Talon Of The Hawk (Bar/None Records)

60. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt (Don Giovanni Records)


BBC Radio 6 Music: Albums of the Year 2013

9. Public Service Broadcasting – Inform, Educate, Entertain (Test Card Recordings/Believe Recordings)


Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks of 2013

57. Classixx – ‘All You’re Waiting For [ft. Nancy Whang]’ (Future Classic) [Innovative Leisure]

39. Waxahatchee – ‘Swan Dive’ (Don Giovanni Records)

Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums of 2013

22. Waxahatchee – ‘Cerulean Salt’ (Don Giovanni Records)


fRoots Mag Critics Poll 2013: Albums of The Year

1. Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita – Clychau Dibon (Astar Artes Recordings)


The Line Of Best Fit: Best Fit Fifty Albums of 2013

16. Samaris – Samaris (One Little Indian Records)

18. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt (Don Giovanni Records)

40. Flume – Flume (Future Classic)


The 405: The Best Tracks, Remixes and Mixes of 2013

Best Tracks:

3. Samaris – ‘Góða Tungl’ (One Little Indian Records)

Best Mixes:

1. Samaris – 1993 (One Little Indian Records)


The Mouth Magazine: Tracks Of 2013: The Mouthcast

Public Service Broadcasting – ‘Everest’ (Test Card Recordings/Believe Recordings)

Samaris – ‘Góða Tungl’ (One Little Indian Records)

Ásgeir – ‘Summer Guest’ (One Little Indian Records)


Wordplay Magazine: UK Hip Hop album of the year 2013


Ramson Badbonez – ‘A Year in the Life of Oscar the Slouch’ (High Focus Records)

Brothers of the Stone – ‘Brothers of the Stone’ (High Focus Records)

Metabeats – ‘Caviar Crackle’ (AssociatedMinds)

Dirty Dike – ‘Return of the Twat’ (High Focus Records)

Verb T – ‘I Remain’ (High Focus Records)


Punktastic Reader Awards 2013

Best Record Label 2013: Alcopop! Records


DJ Mag: Best of British Awards 2013

Best Label: Black Butter Records


Drum&BassArena Awards 2013

Hospital Records

Best Producer: Camo & Krooked

Best Newcomer DJ: Etherwood

Best Newcomer Producer: Etherwood

Best Album: ‘Zeitgeist’ – Camo & Krooked

Best Club Night: Hospitality

Best Live Act: Netsky