ALARM's 51 Favorite Albums of 2013

ALARM’s 51 Favorite Albums of 2013

Saving the best for last, we’ve chosen our 51 favorite albums of 2013, pulled from the acclaimed and the unsung — some of the best as well as most boundary-pushing releases from rock and beyond.

Watch The Dillinger Escape Plan’s grue-soaked “When I Lost My Bet”

The Dillinger Escape Plan: One Of Us Is The KillerThe Dillinger Escape Plan: One of Us Is the Killer (Sumerian / Party Smasher, 5/14/13)

The Dillinger Escape Plan is angry. This is no surprise. However, in the video for “When I Lost My Bet,” off upcoming album One of Us Is the Killer, the metalcore vets’ rage has literally transformed them into the walls of a house, with scenes therein that put the entire Hellraiser series to shame in terms of gooey, exsanguinated depravity.


ALARM’s recap of CMJ 2012 (photos)

Spread out across venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn, this year’s CMJ Music Marathon provided a glimpse at some of the year’s best emerging artists in addition to a healthy lineup of veteran performers. With five days of showcases and concerts to attend, the festival offered something for everyone, with bands representing a variety of genres.