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.

Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2013

19 December 2013

Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2013

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010s]

  1. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  2. Kanye WestYeezus
  3. DisclosureSettle
  4. My Bloody Valentinembv
  5. Danny BrownOld
  6. DeafheavenSunbather
  7. Daft PunkRandom Access Memories
  8. Majical CloudzImpersonator
  9. SavagesSilence Yourself
  10. Arcade FireReflektor
  11. DarksidePsychic
  12. Chance The RapperAcid Rap
  13. Kurt VileWakin on a Pretty Daze
  14. The KnifeShaking the Habitual
  15. Sky FerreiraNight Time, My Time
  16. Bill CallahanDream River
  17. HaimDays Are Gone
  18. Janelle MonáeThe Electric Lady
  19. Earl SweatshirtDoris
  20. Jai Pauldemos
  21. Blood OrangeCupid Deluxe
  22. WaxahatcheeCerulean Salt
  23. DJ RashadDouble Cup
  24. Oneohtrix Point NeverR Plus Seven
  25. DrakeNothing Was the Same
  26. James BlakeOvergrown
  27. Neko CaseThe Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
  28. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels
  29. The Haxan CloakExcavation
  30. DeerhunterMonomania
  31. Autre Ne VeutAnxiety
  32. DJ KozeAmygdala
  33. BurialTruant / Rough Sleeper
  34. Forest SwordsEngravings
  35. PhosphorescentMuchacho
  36. ChvrchesThe Bones Of What You Believe
  37. Jon HopkinsImmunity
  38. Boards of CanadaTomorrow’s Harvest
  39. A$AP RockyLong.Live.A$AP
  40. Parquet CourtsLight Up Gold
  41. Mutual BenefitLove’s Crushing Diamond
  42. RhyeWoman
  43. The NationalTrouble Will Find Me
  44. Justin TimberlakeThe 20/20 Experience
  45. Fuck ButtonsSlow Focus
  46. M.I.A.Matangi
  47. The RangeNonfiction
  48. Speedy OrtizMajor Arcana
  49. Julia HolterLoud City Song
  50. Pusha TMy Name Is My Name