UG Awards: Vote for Album of the Year

What is the best album of the year? Post your nominations here, and start voting to find the winner!

UG Awards: Vote for Album of the Year
December is a great time to celebrate everything that was great about the year, so we're posting polls to find all the best bits of 2013 this month. It's time to nominate for the biggest award of all. This is a special one, because the winner last year really smashed into the Ultimate Guitar community with a roar with all the publicity that followed:

What is the best album of 2013?

You've got plenty of great records to choose from, so this is sure to be a stunning list. We'll rank the full top ten rather than just announce the top single post, so it'll be a playlist to die for. There's one important rule: the album must have been released in 2013, and you can only nominate one album per comment to help us track your votes. Post your nominations in the comments, and upvote others that you agree with. We'll collect the results and reveal the winning track before the holidays. Remember to vote in our previous polls too: Vote for Song of the Year

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    Either: Karnivool - Asymmetry Hacride - Back To Where You've Never Been Ulcerate - Vermis. Was a good year though. Probably Hacride for me.
    Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused to Sing (and other stories)
    At the beginning of today, I had not heard of this album. Now I own it and have listened to it multiple times, it definitely gets my vote. Also I think this may be the first time that a UG poll helped me find an outstanding new album, so thanks for that
    Guitar Solo of the Year Award should definitely go to 'Drive Home'. No contest.
    Guthrie Govan, Marco Minnemann, Nick Beggs... that band of his is nothing short of a supergroup, but this often makes for disappointing records (ahem, CHICKENFOOT, cough) This album though is AMAZING. No contest imho, although the QOTSA album has grown on me as well
    The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here - Alice In Chains
    Growing up on AIC, and being a hardcore fan... this was easily the STALEST release they have ever made... the only thing original or amusing about it was the album title itself.
    But is better than any rock album put out this year still...
    Honestly man, I'm in the same boat as OMGERSAU!!! and I can happily say no, it is not better than any rock album out this year. Some? yes. All of them? **** no. Are you not tonally aware of the boredom and carelessness of this album? I swear, it's almost as if Jerry wrote these songs just to make another buck cause Dirt must be performing poorly or something. I felt like no ****s were given when they wrote this album, no matter what they have to say, it just seems so dry, so rushed and so boring. I REALLY had my hopes up for this one, and they let me down pretty hard
    The second variant - ...Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age.
    AM - Arctic Monkeys
    Eminem-The Marshall Mathers LP 2 fantastic album
    Of course people would hate on the Eminem record here... for one, it's not metal! Somehow that hadn't stopped it from topping the charts in over 80 countries.
    My Last Words
    I love the fact that according to you, one dislikes a record because it's not metal, and thus leave out the possibility for the record to suck. Also, don't get me started on charts... Two words: Justin Bieber.
    It's not that I don't like it because it's not metal. I don't like it because I don't like it.
    I love Eminem… But that album was the biggest pieces of crap he's released. Some of those hooks are embarrassing to listen to
    I didn't find it "terrible' but the good songs were spread out on the album, there were a lot better rap albums released this year (Yeezus not being one of them). And I don't understand why Chris Brown's ex-punching bag decided to stick her terrible vocals on another track. Album of the year for me though would probably either be ...Like Clockwork or The Theory of Everything.
    Arcane Roots - Blood & Chemistry
    Yeezus and Random Access Memories are contenders but most of the children on this website would dismiss this comment without even having listened to the albums