Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2013

09 December 2013

Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2013

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011]

  1. Kanye WestYeezus
  2. DrakeNothing Was the Same
  3. Pusha TMy Name Is My Name
  4. Chance The RapperAcid Rap
  5. Danny BrownOld
  6. EminemThe Marshall Mathers LP 2
  7. HaimDays Are Gone
  8. A$AP FergTrap Lord
  9. Blood OrangeCupid Deluxe
  10. Childish GambinoBecause the Internet
  11. Earl SweatshirtDoris
  12. Mac MillerWatching Movies with the Sound Off
  13. J. ColeBorn Sinner
  14. RhyeWoman
  15. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels
  16. Arcade FireReflektor
  17. Action Bronson & Party SuppliesBlue Chips 2
  18. Autre Ne VeutAnxiety
  19. A$AP RockyLong.Live.A$AP
  20. Ariana GrandeYours Truly
  21. KaThe Night’s Gambit
  22. Toro y MoiAnything In Return
  23. JAY-ZMagna Carta... Holy Grail
  24. Kevin GatesThe Luca Brasi Story
  25. Sky FerreiraNight Time, My Time
  26. Kid CudiIndicud
  27. Juicy JStay Trippy
  28. KelelaCut 4 Me
  29. 2 ChainzB.O.A.T.S. II #METIME
  30. Queens of the Stone Age…Like Clockwork
  31. DeafheavenSunbather
  32. M.I.A.Matangi
  33. James BlakeOvergrown
  34. Vic MensaInnanetape
  35. DisclosureSettle
  36. Young Thug1017 Thug
  37. PoliçaShulamith
  38. King Krule6 Feet Beneath the Moon
  39. DJ RashadDouble Cup
  40. Perfect PussyI Have Lost All Desire For Feeling
  41. French MontanaExcuse My French
  42. DJ MustardKetchup
  43. The UnderachieversIndigoism
  44. MigosYRN
  45. Daft PunkRandom Access Memories
  46. Birdman & Rick RossThe H: The Lost Album, Vol. 1
  47. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  48. Dom KennedyGet Home Safely
  49. Charli XCXTrue Romance
  50. Big SeanHall of Fame