Year-End Lists

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Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2013

09 December 2013

Paste Magazine: 50 Best Albums of 2013

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011]

  1. PhosphorescentMuchacho
  2. Mikal CroninMCII
  3. FoxygenWe Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
  4. Janelle MonáeThe Electric Lady
  5. DeerhunterMonomania
  6. Kurt VileWakin on a Pretty Daze
  7. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  8. ChvrchesThe Bones Of What You Believe
  9. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels
  10. HaimDays Are Gone
  11. Jason IsbellSoutheastern
  12. The NationalTrouble Will Find Me
  13. LuciusWildewoman
  14. SavagesSilence Yourself
  15. Daft PunkRandom Access Memories
  16. Kanye WestYeezus
  17. Volcano ChoirRepave
  18. Arcade FireReflektor
  19. WaxahatcheeCerulean Salt
  20. Kacey MusgravesSame Trailer Different Park
  21. The KnifeShaking the Habitual
  22. Okkervil RiverThe Silver Gymnasium
  23. Parquet CourtsLight Up Gold
  24. M.I.A.Matangi
  25. Unknown Mortal OrchestraII
  26. My Bloody Valentinembv
  27. Bill CallahanDream River
  28. Neko CaseThe Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
  29. Queens of the Stone Age…Like Clockwork
  30. Local NativesHummingbird
  31. King Khan and the ShrinesIdle No More
  32. RhyeWoman
  33. Autre Ne VeutAnxiety
  34. Pusha TMy Name Is My Name
  35. Youth LagoonWondrous Bughouse
  36. LordePure Heroine
  37. TyphoonWhite Lighter
  38. Danny BrownOld
  39. of Montreallousy with sylvianbriar
  40. The Haxan CloakExcavation
  41. Frightened RabbitPedestrian Verse
  42. Cass McCombsBig Wheel and Others
  43. Earl SweatshirtDoris
  44. Charles BradleyVictim of Love
  45. CayucasBigfoot
  46. Eleanor FriedbergerPersonal Record
  47. The Lone BellowThe Lone Bellow
  48. Frank TurnerTape Deck Heart
  49. Speedy OrtizMajor Arcana
  50. Dr. DogB-Room