In the small lull right before we get ready for all the great releases in 2014 -- we've got one last "best of 2013" feature for you to peruse. This one is full of top album lists from all of our individual staff members as well as lists from bands, labels, industry execs, and more. There's over a hundred different lists to check out and discover new music from.
i think its cool that the writers have varied tastes (i have a lot to check out), and i thought the overall staff list was pretty darn good, but i think where a lot of the negative comments in EOTY threads come from is that its kind of strange to see a generally low representation of a site's typical coverage on its own staff's lists. at least superficially, it can seem as if the writers are writing for a site who's coverage they're not all too crazy about. which if were true, is kind of a bummer for the site's fans.
that being said, i'm a big fan of the drew, jack, thomas, and alex lists.