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.
2013 Albums

Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2013

12 December 2013

Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2013

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

  1. Kanye WestYeezus
  2. DeafheavenSunbather
  3. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  4. DisclosureSettle
  5. My Bloody Valentinembv
  6. Sky FerreiraNight Time, My Time
  7. Danny BrownOld
  8. HaimDays Are Gone
  9. Daft PunkRandom Access Memories
  10. Arcade FireReflektor
  11. Volcano ChoirRepave
  12. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels
  13. Kurt VileWakin on a Pretty Daze
  14. SavagesSilence Yourself
  15. KvelertakMeir
  16. WaxahatcheeCerulean Salt
  17. WindhandSoma
  18. Chance The RapperAcid Rap
  19. Tegan and SaraHeartthrob
  20. Blood OrangeCupid Deluxe
  21. ChvrchesThe Bones Of What You Believe
  22. SuperchunkI Hate Music
  23. DeerhunterMonomania
  24. Bill CallahanDream River
  25. Nine Inch NailsHesitation Marks
  26. MigosYRN
  27. The NationalTrouble Will Find Me
  28. DrakeNothing Was the Same
  29. PhoenixBankrupt!
  30. Oneohtrix Point NeverR Plus Seven
  31. Speedy OrtizMajor Arcana
  32. IceageYou’re Nothing
  33. The FieldCupid’s Head
  34. YuckGlow and Behold
  35. GorgutsColored Sands
  36. Julia HolterLoud City Song
  37. Forest SwordsEngravings
  38. The KnifeShaking the Habitual
  39. Pure Bathing CultureMoon Tides
  40. PharmakonAbandon
  41. Janelle MonáeThe Electric Lady
  42. Autre Ne VeutAnxiety
  43. CassieRockaByeBaby
  44. A$AP FergTrap Lord
  45. Youth LagoonWondrous Bughouse
  46. Yo La TengoFade
  47. A$AP RockyLong.Live.A$AP
  48. CarcassSurgical Steel
  49. Justin TimberlakeThe 20/20 Experience Pt. 1
  50. PhosphorescentMuchacho