Guitar World Staff Picks: Damian Fanelli's Top 10 Albums of 2013

I'm not exactly sure how to describe my take on the music that came out in 2013.

Did I simply take a year off — a vacation, if you will — from listening to new stuff? Did I intentionally focus on old stuff, reissues, box sets and new albums by artists who have been on the scene for decades?

Simple answer? Yeah, that's pretty much what I did. And I had a good time.

That said, I'm looking forward to a ton of new albums that are scheduled for 2014, including the Reverend Horton Heat's Rev and a new one from Jeff Beck.

On that note, here are my top 11 (yes, 11 — call it a bonus!) albums of 2013. See you next year!

For the rest of Guitar World's Year End 2013 content — including Brad Tolinski's 10 Best Albums of the Year, Guitar World's 30 Best Albums of the Year, a Tribute to the Rockers We Lost in 2013, Paul Riario's top gear picks and more, head HERE.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.