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Mojo: Top 50 Albums of 2013

17 December 2013

Mojo Magazine: Top 50 Albums of 2013

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

  1. Bill CallahanDream River
  2. Daft PunkRandom Access Memories
  3. David BowieThe Next Day
  4. Arctic MonkeysAM
  5. John GrantPale Green Ghosts
  6. DeerhunterMonomania
  7. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  8. Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaVallePerils From The Sea
  9. Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsPush the Sky Away
  10. John MurryThe Graceless Age
  11. PhosphorescentMuchacho
  12. Prefab SproutCrimson/Red
  13. My Bloody Valentinembv
  14. James HoldenThe Inheritors
  15. Queens of the Stone Age…Like Clockwork
  16. Factory FloorFactory Floor
  17. Charles BradleyVictim of Love
  18. Arcade FireReflektor
  19. Laura MvulaSing to the Moon
  20. Pet Shop BoysElectric
  21. Mavis StaplesOne True Vine
  22. Laura MarlingOnce I Was an Eagle
  23. Earl SweatshirtDoris
  24. Eleanor FriedbergerPersonal Record
  25. James BlakeOvergrown
  26. VillagersAwayland
  27. DisclosureSettle
  28. Manic Street PreachersRewind the Film
  29. Jon HopkinsImmunity
  30. Primal ScreamMore Light
  31. Elvis Costello and The RootsWise Up Ghost and Other Songs
  32. Glenn JonesMy Garden State
  33. Billy BraggTooth & Nail
  34. Karen GwyerNeeds Continuum
  35. MidlakeAntiphon
  36. LowThe Invisible Way
  37. Cate Le BonMug Museum
  38. Kanye WestYeezus
  39. Roy HarperMan & Myth
  40. Black Sabbath13
  41. GoldfrappTales of Us
  42. Paul McCartneyNew
  43. HaimDays Are Gone
  44. Johnny MarrThe Messenger
  45. These New PuritansField of Reeds
  46. FoxygenWe Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
  47. Julia HolterLoud City Song
  48. The Flaming LipsThe Terror
  49. Tim HeckerVirgins
  50. Time Is a MountainTime Is a Mountain