by Noah Johnson on September 02, 2013 | Comments Off
Rock music remains popular around the world and 2013 has seen a number of great albums from top selling artists. From Mumford & Sons to Imagine Dragons, this year has seen some of the best music around. Here are a summary of the best rock albums of 2013.
Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons leads the billboards in the U.S. and they have sold more than 900,000 copies of the alum “Babel” so far. The band’s debut album Sigh No More was released in the U.K. in 2009 and was a huge success. The album reached the number one spot in Ireland, New Zealand and Australia and also took the number two spot on the U.K. billboards. The group also won numerous awards, including the Billboard Music Awards, the ARIA Music Awards and the Brit Awards in the last few years.
The track “Radioactive” has sold a total of 3.25 million copies so far this year, making it a definite winner. The band is a popular alternative rock band and they initially gained exposure after their release of their debut studio album Night Visions in 2012. They have since embarked on a world tour and also appeared on numerous talk shows. Rolling Stone magazine referred to their single “Radioactive” as the biggest hit of the year. Imagine Dragons have a lot to look forward to, as their songs continue to climb up the rock charts in 2013.
The Lumineers are based in Denver, CO and they started performing in 2005. Their debut album The Lumineers was released in 2012 and found its way to number two on the Billboard 200. Their album also reached gold in the U.K. and the U.S., as well as Canada and Australia. It reached platinum status in Ireland. Their song “Ho Hey” reached number one in the U.S. in 2012 too. The Lumineers were nominated for two Grammy Awards and has a bright future ahead of them.
Fun is an American Indie pop band that originates from New York and has released two albums so far, Aim and Ignite in 2009. Thety have released another album, Some Nights, in 2012 and it went on to become a huge success. Their single Some Nights reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 as well as the digital song charts and it also peaked at number one in the U.K. It is the second song for this band to reach platinum status in the United States. In 2013 Fun also won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist as well as the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for “We are Young.”
Rock music will remain popular because of the quality of music and the variety of bands in this genre. With so many different types of music to choose from, you can easily find music from your favourite rock band by shopping online, and collecting a variety of albums along the way. There are something for everyone in the world, especially when it comes to rock music.
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