Year-End Lists

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Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2013

14 December 2013

Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2013

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010s]

  1. Kanye WestYeezus
  2. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  3. My Bloody Valentinembv
  4. ChvrchesThe Bones Of What You Believe
  5. Kurt VileWakin on a Pretty Daze
  6. The KnifeShaking the Habitual
  7. Arcade FireReflektor
  8. DisclosureSettle
  9. The NationalTrouble Will Find Me
  10. Chance The RapperAcid Rap
  11. HaimDays Are Gone
  12. Julia HolterLoud City Song
  13. Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsPush the Sky Away
  14. Danny BrownOld
  15. Local NativesHummingbird
  16. Oneohtrix Point NeverR Plus Seven
  17. Mikal CroninMCII
  18. Lady Lamb the BeekeeperRipely Pine
  19. DrakeNothing Was the Same
  20. DeafheavenSunbather
  21. DarksidePsychic
  22. GrouperThe Man Who Died In His Boat
  23. The Flaming LipsThe Terror
  24. PhosphorescentMuchacho
  25. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels
  26. Okkervil RiverThe Silver Gymnasium
  27. Speedy OrtizMajor Arcana
  28. Action Bronson & Party SuppliesBlue Chips 2
  29. SavagesSilence Yourself
  30. Queens of the Stone Age…Like Clockwork
  31. Colin StetsonNew History Warfare, Vol. 3: To See More Light
  32. Pissed JeansHoneys
  33. Majical CloudzImpersonator
  34. The MenNew Moon
  35. Janelle MonáeThe Electric Lady
  36. WaxahatcheeCerulean Salt
  37. James BlakeOvergrown
  38. Daft PunkRandom Access Memories
  39. Earl SweatshirtDoris
  40. David BowieThe Next Day
  41. MountainsCentralia
  42. Mark MulcahyDear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You
  43. Chelsea WolfePain Is Beauty
  44. Pusha TMy Name Is My Name
  45. Arctic MonkeysAM
  46. The Haxan CloakExcavation
  47. LordePure Heroine
  48. Mutual BenefitLove’s Crushing Diamond
  49. Sky FerreiraNight Time, My Time
  50. The So So GlosBlowout