As we approach 2014, it's time to take a look at some of the years top releases. I've compiled a list of the top albums of 2013. Agree or disagree? Post your top 5 in the comments section.

Simon's Top Albums of 2013

5. The Neighbourhood - I Love You

4. Lorde - Pure Heroine

3. Cage The Elephant - Melophobia

2. Arctic Monkeys - AM

1. Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt

The album thing got me thinking. Sure, we all download music off the internet in some way, shape or form. But we do have some great local music retailers here in the Hudson Valley. Where is your favorite music store? (Shout out to Darkside Records in Poughkeepsie).

Here's The Neighbourhood "Afraid". I'm expecting big things from them in 2014.