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.

Guardian: 40 Best Albums of 2013

28 December 2013

The Guardian: 40 Best Albums of 2013

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

  1. Kanye WestYeezus
  2. John GrantPale Green Ghosts
  3. Daft PunkRandom Access Memories
  4. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  5. James BlakeOvergrown
  6. DisclosureSettle
  7. KelelaCut 4 Me
  8. John WizardsJohn Wizards
  9. Janelle MonáeThe Electric Lady
  10. My Bloody Valentinembv
  11. The NationalTrouble Will Find Me
  12. HaimDays Are Gone
  13. LordePure Heroine
  14. Chance The RapperAcid Rap
  15. Earl SweatshirtDoris
  16. Kacey MusgravesSame Trailer Different Park
  17. Laura MarlingOnce I Was an Eagle
  18. These New PuritansField of Reeds
  19. Arctic MonkeysAM
  20. David BowieThe Next Day
  21. ParamoreParamore
  22. DJ RashadDouble Cup
  23. SavagesSilence Yourself
  24. Matthew E. WhiteBig Inner
  25. DeerhunterMonomania
  26. Pet Shop BoysElectric
  27. Sky FerreiraNight Time, My Time
  28. Jai Pauldemos
  29. Autre Ne VeutAnxiety
  30. Julia HolterLoud City Song
  31. DrakeNothing Was the Same
  32. John MurryThe Graceless Age
  33. White DenimCorsicana Lemonade
  34. Miley CyrusBangerz
  35. Jessy LanzaPull My Hair Back
  36. HookwormsPearl Mystic
  37. Jon HopkinsImmunity
  38. King Krule6 Feet Beneath the Moon
  39. CiaraCiara
  40. London GrammarIf You Wait