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.

Q: 50 Best Albums of 2013

08 December 2013

Q Magazine: 50 Best Albums of 2013

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

  1. Arctic MonkeysAM
  2. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  3. David BowieThe Next Day
  4. Daft PunkRandom Access Memories
  5. Jon HopkinsImmunity
  6. Manic Street PreachersRewind the Film
  7. Cass McCombsBig Wheel and Others
  8. Bill Ryder-JonesA Bad Wind Blows
  9. John GrantPale Green Ghosts
  10. HaimDays Are Gone
  11. Jagwar MaHowlin’
  12. My Bloody Valentinembv
  13. Steve MasonMonkey Minds in the Devil’s Time
  14. Queens of the Stone Age…Like Clockwork
  15. FoalsHoly Fire
  16. Laura MvulaSing to the Moon
  17. Matthew E. WhiteBig Inner
  18. Laura MarlingOnce I Was an Eagle
  19. Factory FloorFactory Floor
  20. Biffy ClyroOpposites
  21. Palma Violets180
  22. SuedeBloodsports
  23. DisclosureSettle
  24. Empire of the SunIce on the Dune
  25. Boards of CanadaTomorrow’s Harvest
  26. Kanye WestYeezus
  27. Bill CallahanDream River
  28. Franz FerdinandRight Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
  29. Daniel AveryDrone Logic
  30. Pet Shop BoysElectric
  31. Janelle MonáeThe Electric Lady
  32. SavagesSilence Yourself
  33. Parquet CourtsLight Up Gold
  34. Prefab SproutCrimson/Red
  35. Devendra BanhartMala
  36. Kurt VileWakin on a Pretty Daze
  37. The NationalTrouble Will Find Me
  38. GoldfrappTales of Us
  39. AlunaGeorgeBody Music
  40. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels
  41. Neon NeonPraxis Makes Perfect
  42. These New PuritansField of Reeds
  43. The KnifeShaking the Habitual
  44. Pearl JamLightning Bolt
  45. Sigur RósKveikur
  46. James BlakeOvergrown
  47. The StrokesComedown Machine
  48. Cate Le BonMug Museum
  49. Primal ScreamMore Light
  50. Mazzy StarSeasons of Your Day