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Thursday
Dec192013

Best Ambient Albums of 2013

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The '10s have proven to be bountiful in the realm of ambient music, and 2013 has been no exception. I've included a two-hour playlist of tracks culled from these entries below. (Please note: If you want to follow along with what track is being played while you listen, I'd recommend the Mixcloud stream.)

Best Ambient of 2013 Playlist:


...and on to the entries:


#25
Eluvium - Nightmare Ending [Temporary Residence]
STREAM IN SPOTIFY | STREAM PREVIEW:



#24
Buchikamashi - Superbrain [SicSic]
STREAM:



#23
DSRlines - Venndiagram [S/R]
STREAM:



#22
Grapefruit - Stolen Highway [Constellation Tatsu]
STREAM:



#21
Quicksails - Mayville Dream [Spectrum Spools]
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#20
Compound Eye - Journey From Anywhere [Editions Mego]
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#19
Rijyan Kidwell - Prosperity [Tigerbeat6]
STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD | STREAM "BODY LIFE":



#18
Donato Dozzy - Plays Bee Mask [Spectrum Spools]
STREAM IN SPOTIFY | STREAM PREVIEW:



#17
Lee Noble - Ruiner [Bathetic]
STREAM IN SPOTIFY | STREAM PREVIEW:



#16
V/A - Pop Ambient 2013 [Kompakt]
STREAM IN SPOTIFY


#15
Huerco S. - Colonial Patterns [Software]
STREAM:



#14
Seaworthy + Taylor Deupree - Wood, Winter, Hollow [12K]
STREAM IN SPOTIFY | STREAM "WOOD" EXCERPT:



#13
E*Rock - The Great Underground Empire [Audio Dregs]
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#12
Raum - Event of Your Leaving [Yellowelectric]
STREAM IN SPOTIFY | STREAM "IN STELLAR ORBIT" EXCERPT:



#11
V/A - Air Texture, Vol. III [Air Texture]
STREAM PREVIEW:



#10
Grouper - The Man Who Died in His Boat [Kranky]
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#9
V/A - SMM: Opiate [Ghostly International]
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#8
Lustmord - The Word As Power [Vaultworks]
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#7
Jan St. Werner - Blaze Colour Burn [Thrill Jockey]
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#6
Mountains - Centralia [Thrill Jockey]
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#5
Justin Walter - Lullabies and Nightmares [Kranky]


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#4
Steve Moore - Pangaea Ultima [Spectrum Spools]


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#3
Tim Hecker - Virgins [Kranky]


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#2
Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven [Warp]


STREAM IN SPOTIFY | STREAM PREVIEW:



#1
Julianna Barwick - Nepenthe [Dead Oceans]


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