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.

Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2013

11 December 2013

The Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2013

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

  1. Julia HolterLoud City Song
  2. Laurel HaloChance of Rain
  3. Rashad BeckerTraditional Music Of Notional Species Vol. I
  4. Richard DawsonThe Glass Trunk
  5. Tim HeckerVirgins
  6. Oneohtrix Point NeverR Plus Seven
  7. RP BooLegacy
  8. Wolf EyesNo Answer: Lower Floors
  9. Graham Lambkin & Jason LescalleetPhotographs
  10. The KnifeShaking the Habitual
  11. Kanye WestYeezus
  12. DJ RashadDouble Cup
  13. AutechreExai
  14. Matana RobertsCoin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile
  15. Dennis JohnsonNovember
  16. PharmakonAbandon
  17. Okkyung LeeGhil
  18. These New PuritansField of Reeds
  19. eMMplekzYour Crate Has Changed
  20. MainAblation
  21. My Bloody Valentinembv
  22. Fire! OrchestraExit!
  23. Boards of CanadaTomorrow’s Harvest
  24. Alasdair Roberts & FriendsA Wonder Working Stone
  25. Young EchoNexus
  26. Dean BluntThe Redeemer
  27. James HoldenThe Inheritors
  28. Sleaford ModsAusterity Dogs
  29. Eliane RadiguePsi 847
  30. Autre Ne VeutAnxiety
  31. Jacob Kirkegaard & Else Marie PadeSvaevninger
  32. The Dead CArmed Courage
  33. various artistsThe Outer Church
  34. Earl SweatshirtDoris
  35. Forest SwordsEngravings
  36. Jessy LanzaPull My Hair Back
  37. Atom TMHD
  38. Ashley PaulLine The Clouds
  39. The NecksOpen
  40. Endless BoogieLong Island
  41. G*ParkSub
  42. Juana MolinaWed 21
  43. Chance The RapperAcid Rap
  44. Special RequestSoul Music
  45. Stellar OM SourceJoy One Mile
  46. John WizardsJohn Wizards
  47. James FerraroNYC, Hell 3:00am
  48. Call Back the GiantsThe Marianne
  49. Grumbling FurGlynnaestra
  50. Jem Finer & Andrew KöttingVisionary Seascapes