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We're getting closer to number one!

In this section of the list you'll find the highest ranked album from a Bend band with Wilderness' Homeward From the Battle slotted as the 62nd best album of 2013.

This group led by former Los Angeles rocker Jared Smith turned in one of the year's most personal albums. With sonic folk landscapes and beautifully crafted lyrics, Wilderness finds themselves as one of Bend's best bands carrying immense promise for the future.

Since their music isn't on Spotify, take a listen to the album here.


Share this post and be entered to win a digital copy of it! That's right, in honor of making the Source's year-end list, Smith offered up a copy of Homeward From the Battle. So get sharing and then check out the rest of these albums via the Spotify playlist below.

75. Son Volt- Honky Tonk
74. Little Green Cars- Absolute Zero
73. Baths- Obsidian
72. Young Man- Beyond Was All Around Me
71. The Band Lady- Lady
70. Childish Gambino- because of the internet
69. Austra- Olympia
68. The So So Glos- Blowout
67. Kurt Vile- Wakin on a Pretty Daze
66. Tunng- Turbines
65. Tango Alpha Tango- Black Cloud
64. Smith Westerns- Soft Will
63. Yo La Tengo- Fade
62. Wilderness- Homeward from the Battle
61. Lovers- A Friend in the World
60. Psapp- What Makes Us Grow
59. Fuzz- Fuzz
58. Still Corners- Strange Pleasures
57. Laura Mvula- Sing to the Moon
56. Isbells- Stoalin’
55. Valerie June- Pushin’ Against A Stone
54. Parquet Courts- Light Up Gold
53. Laura Marling- Once I Was an Eagle
52. (spleen)- Voices
51. Mesita- Future Proof

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Ethan Maffey

Both a writer and a fan of vinyl records since age 5, it wasn't until nearly three decades later that Oregon Native Ethan Maffey derived a plan to marry the two passions by writing about music. From blogging on MySpace in 2007 and then Blogspot, to launching his own website, 83Music, and eventually freelancing...

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