Well, it's that time of the year again. And no, we're not talking about the new Hobbit being released. Although that is pretty exciting.

    Nope, we're talking about our TOP PICKS of 2013.We've listened to many hours of music, diliberated, and we have them all picked out.

    So what were our top albums of the year?

    We suppose that we should just start off by saying that DAFT PUNK was one of our TOP picks-- as we are avid dance enthusiasts. We even have the helmets to prove it.

    Okay, but on a more serious note, here are our top albums:

    Aurelia [Station Director]

    - 1. Arcade Fire- Reflektor

    - 2. Junip- Junip

    - 3. Local Natives- Hummingbird


    - 5. Rhye- Woman

    Beth [Broadcasting Manager-- AMPLE]

    - 1. Arcade Fire-- Reflektor

    - 2. CHVRCHES-- Bones of What You Believe

    - 3. Lucius-- Wildewoman

    - 4. Franz Ferdinand-- Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action

    - 5. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts-- Unvarnished

    Jacob [Event Coordinator]

    - 1. Wolf-- Tyler the Creator
    - 2. Because the Internet-- Childish Gambino
    - 3. Flume-- Flume
    - 4. Yeezus-- Kanye West
    - 5. Bright Vices--The Flavr Blue


    Matt [Technology Manager]

    - 1. Common Courtesy -  A Day To Remember
    - 2. Modern Vampires of the City – Vampire Weekend
    - 3. The Marshall Mathers LP2 – Eminem
    - 4. I Love You. - The Neighbourhood
    - 5. Tracing Back Roots – We Came As Romans

    Hilary [Publicist]

    - 1. The National- Trouble Will Find Me
    - 2. Haim- Days Are Gone
    - 3. Vampire Weekend- Modern Vampers of the City
    - 4. Neko Case- The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The More I Fight, The More I Love You
    - 5. Foals-Holy Fire

    Susannah [Assistant Manager for Promotions]

    - 1. Pepper- Pepper
    - 2. Childish Gambino- Because the Internet
    - 3. Justin Timberlake- The 20/20 Experience
    - 4. Miley Cyrus- Bangerz
    - 5. A$AP ROCKY- Long Live A$AP

    Spencer [Assistant Manager for Broadcasting]

    - 1. A Cold Fire From the One I Loved- Dorean Lives

    - 2. Phoenix- Everything in Slow Motion

    - 3. Search the City- Flight

    - 4. The Show Ponies- We're Not Lost

    - 5. Rescue and Restore- August Burns Red

    Liz [KSPU's AWESOME ADVISOR!!!!!!!!]

    In no particular order...

    - Trouble Will Find Me-The National
    -  When You Have Arrived- Campfire OK
    - Hummingbird- Local Natives
    - Wolf's Law- The Joy Formidable
    - The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas- Courtney Barnett
    Also, special mention…
    - Lines We Trace- Hey Marseilles
    - Spires EP- Spires

    Well, that's it for now. KSPU will be back on-air the second week of January. Stay warm and safe!

    -KSPU Staff