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.

Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2013

06 January 2014

Rolling Stone: 50 Best 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. Daft PunkRandom Access Memories
  4. Paul McCartneyNew
  5. Arcade FireReflektor
  6. Queens of the Stone Age…Like Clockwork
  7. LordePure Heroine
  8. The NationalTrouble Will Find Me
  9. Arctic MonkeysAM
  10. John FogertyWrote A Song For Everyone
  11. Parquet CourtsLight Up Gold
  12. Jake BuggJake Bugg
  13. DisclosureSettle
  14. DrakeNothing Was the Same
  15. Atoms for PeaceAmok
  16. David BowieThe Next Day
  17. Danny BrownOld
  18. Ashley MonroeLike a Rose
  19. Nine Inch NailsHesitation Marks
  20. Laura MarlingOnce I Was an Eagle
  21. Sky FerreiraNight Time, My Time
  22. PhoenixBankrupt!
  23. My Bloody Valentinembv
  24. EminemThe Marshall Mathers LP 2
  25. Elton JohnThe Diving Board
  26. Chance The RapperAcid Rap
  27. Miley CyrusBangerz
  28. Kacey MusgravesSame Trailer Different Park
  29. BombinoNomad
  30. Tegan and SaraHeartthrob
  31. HaimDays Are Gone
  32. ChvrchesThe Bones Of What You Believe
  33. Pusha TMy Name Is My Name
  34. Neko CaseThe Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
  35. Best CoastFade Away
  36. WaxahatcheeCerulean Salt
  37. The So So GlosBlowout
  38. Kurt VileWakin on a Pretty Daze
  39. Keith UrbanFuse
  40. Pearl JamLightning Bolt
  41. J. ColeBorn Sinner
  42. Earl SweatshirtDoris
  43. SavagesSilence Yourself
  44. Valerie JunePushin’ Against a Stone
  45. AviciiTRUE
  46. Franz FerdinandRight Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
  47. M.I.A.Matangi
  48. Fuck ButtonsSlow Focus
  49. The Flaming LipsThe Terror
  50. BeckSong Reader