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

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2013

16 January 2014

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2013 (an annual poll of critics, published by The Village Voice)

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

  1. Kanye WestYeezus
  2. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  3. Daft PunkRandom Access Memories
  4. BeyoncéBeyoncé
  5. Chance The RapperAcid Rap
  6. My Bloody Valentinembv
  7. HaimDays Are Gone
  8. Janelle MonáeThe Electric Lady
  9. Kurt VileWakin on a Pretty Daze
  10. Kacey MusgravesSame Trailer Different Park
  11. Neko CaseThe Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
  12. SavagesSilence Yourself
  13. DisclosureSettle
  14. Arcade FireReflektor
  15. David BowieThe Next Day
  16. Sky FerreiraNight Time, My Time
  17. Jason IsbellSoutheastern
  18. DrakeNothing Was the Same
  19. DeafheavenSunbather
  20. The NationalTrouble Will Find Me
  21. Queens of the Stone Age…Like Clockwork
  22. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels
  23. Ashley MonroeLike a Rose
  24. Parquet CourtsLight Up Gold
  25. LordePure Heroine
  26. Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsPush the Sky Away
  27. Danny BrownOld
  28. M.I.A.Matangi
  29. The KnifeShaking the Habitual
  30. Pusha TMy Name Is My Name
  31. WaxahatcheeCerulean Salt
  32. Tim HeckerVirgins
  33. Tegan and SaraHeartthrob
  34. ParamoreParamore
  35. DeerhunterMonomania
  36. Laura MarlingOnce I Was an Eagle
  37. CarcassSurgical Steel
  38. SuperchunkI Hate Music
  39. Mikal CroninMCII
  40. ChvrchesThe Bones Of What You Believe
  41. Majical CloudzImpersonator
  42. Earl SweatshirtDoris
  43. Oneohtrix Point NeverR Plus Seven
  44. Arctic MonkeysAM
  45. Brandy Clark12 Stories
  46. BombinoNomad
  47. Bill CallahanDream River
  48. Yo La TengoFade
  49. RhyeWoman
  50. PhosphorescentMuchacho
  51. Justin TimberlakeThe 20/20 Experience
  52. The Julie RuinRun Fast
  53. Pet Shop BoysElectric
  54. Autre Ne VeutAnxiety
  55. Blood OrangeCupid Deluxe
  56. Julia HolterLoud City Song
  57. Fuck ButtonsSlow Focus
  58. EminemThe Marshall Mathers LP 2
  59. DarksidePsychic
  60. Boards of CanadaTomorrow’s Harvest
  61. Valerie JunePushin’ Against a Stone
  62. Elvis Costello and The RootsWise Up Ghost and Other Songs
  63. John GrantPale Green Ghosts
  64. Black Sabbath13
  65. KelelaCut 4 Me
  66. Nine Inch NailsHesitation Marks
  67. Atoms for PeaceAmok
  68. GorgutsColored Sands
  69. Bob DylanAnother Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series Vol. 10
  70. [tie] KaThe Night’s Gambit
  71. LowThe Invisible Way
  72. [tie] Charli XCXTrue Romance
  73. DJ RashadDouble Cup
  74. Laura MvulaSing to the Moon
  75. The UncludedHokey Fright
  76. Matana RobertsCoin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile
  77. Speedy OrtizMajor Arcana
  78. Lady GagaARTPOP
  79. SubRosaMore Constant Than The Gods
  80. [tie] Forest SwordsEngravings
  81. KvelertakMeir
  82. FIDLARFIDLAR
  83. DJ KozeAmygdala
  84. Jon HopkinsImmunity
  85. Body/HeadComing Apart
  86. William OnyeaborWorld Psychedelic Classics, Vol. 5: Who Is William Onyeabor
  87. Rachid TahaZoom
  88. The Haxan CloakExcavation
  89. In SolitudeSister
  90. James BlakeOvergrown
  91. Ghostface Killah and Adrian YoungeTwelve Reasons To Die
  92. Dean BluntThe Redeemer
  93. Lonnie HolleyKeeping a Record of It
  94. James HoldenThe Inheritors
  95. Pissed JeansHoneys
  96. ThundercatApocalypse
  97. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni BaJama Ko
  98. Steven WilsonThe Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
  99. Jagwar MaHowlin’
  100. Thee Oh SeesFloating Coffin