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.

Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2013

12 December 2013

Slant Magazine: 25 Best Albums of 2013

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

  1. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  2. Arcade FireReflektor
  3. LordePure Heroine
  4. Kanye WestYeezus
  5. DisclosureSettle
  6. TyphoonWhite Lighter
  7. The KnifeShaking the Habitual
  8. The NationalTrouble Will Find Me
  9. DrakeNothing Was the Same
  10. Pet Shop BoysElectric
  11. Janelle MonáeThe Electric Lady
  12. Neko CaseThe Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
  13. Kurt VileWakin on a Pretty Daze
  14. J. ColeBorn Sinner
  15. Local NativesHummingbird
  16. Arctic MonkeysAM
  17. Death GripsGovernment Plates
  18. Charli XCXTrue Romance
  19. Fuck ButtonsSlow Focus
  20. Laura MarlingOnce I Was an Eagle
  21. Lightning DustFantasy
  22. ChvrchesThe Bones Of What You Believe
  23. The Civil WarsThe Civil Wars
  24. My Bloody Valentinembv
  25. Little BootsNocturnes