2013 was a banner year for things made in Singapore, be they films, music or theatre.
Here's Life!'s top 10 music albums of the year, from refreshing debuts to passionate, uncompromising collections.
Take a look at the full list below.
1. Love’s Crushing Diamond – Mutual Benefit (Soft Eyes)Sparking truths: American singer Mutual Benefit’s debut album will move your soul and steal your heart
2. Life After Defo – Deptford Goth (Merok)A Goth afterlife: Unearth your innermost feelings with lovelorn Deptford Goth’s debut
3. Pale Green Ghosts – John Grant (Bella Union)Electronic makeover: Singer John Grant leaves behind soft rock for a jaunty, dancey sound
4. Yeezus – Kanye West (Rock-A-Fella/Def Jam)Wild West: Rapper Kanye West’s uncompromising new album pulls out the stops for a new musical feel
5. Aventine - Agnes Obel (PIAS/Love Da Music)Danish beauty: Obel is a paragon of contained passion
6. Impersonator – Majical Cloudz (Matador)Cloudz Nine: Electronic duo Majical Cloudz bare just the right amount of emotions to get their points across
7. Spaces – Nils Frahm (Erased Tapes)Leading light: Berliner Frahm leads a new brigade of modern classical musicians who revel in electronica
8. Cupid Deluxe – Blood Orange (Domino)Dark side of Cupid: Blood Orange reveals the emotional lives of those in New York’s underbelly
9. The Redeemer - Dean Blunt (Hippos In Tanks)Break-up maestro: London-based producer melds modern and tradition for a moving elegy
10. Woman – Rhye (Polydor)Men of Mystery: Los Angeles-based duo Rhye intrigue with their songs and anonymity