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.

Uncut: 80 Best Albums of 2013

06 January 2014

Uncut Magazine: 80 Best Albums of 2013

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

  1. My Bloody Valentinembv
  2. David BowieThe Next Day
  3. Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsPush the Sky Away
  4. John GrantPale Green Ghosts
  5. Laura MarlingOnce I Was an Eagle
  6. Roy HarperMan & Myth
  7. Bill CallahanDream River
  8. Kurt VileWakin on a Pretty Daze
  9. Arctic MonkeysAM
  10. Boards of CanadaTomorrow’s Harvest
  11. Matthew E. WhiteBig Inner
  12. Prefab SproutCrimson/Red
  13. Daft PunkRandom Access Memories
  14. The NationalTrouble Will Find Me
  15. Julia HolterLoud City Song
  16. Thee Oh SeesFloating Coffin
  17. Kanye WestYeezus
  18. Parquet CourtsLight Up Gold
  19. Endless BoogieLong Island
  20. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  21. BroadcastBerberian Sound Studio
  22. The KnifeShaking the Habitual
  23. Jonathan WilsonFanfare
  24. Unknown Mortal OrchestraII
  25. Caitlin RoseThe Stand-In
  26. Jason IsbellSoutheastern
  27. Atoms for PeaceAmok
  28. Johnny MarrThe Messenger
  29. Hiss Golden MessengerHaw
  30. Yo La TengoFade
  31. Neko CaseThe Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
  32. These New PuritansField of Reeds
  33. Pet Shop BoysElectric
  34. White DenimCorsicana Lemonade
  35. Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaVallePerils From The Sea
  36. Mark Kozelek & DesertshoreMark Kozelek & Desertshore
  37. Eleanor FriedbergerPersonal Record
  38. HaimDays Are Gone
  39. Earl SweatshirtDoris
  40. Chris ForsythSolar Motel
  41. LowThe Invisible Way
  42. Arcade FireReflektor
  43. Okkervil RiverThe Silver Gymnasium
  44. FuzzFuzz
  45. Manic Street PreachersRewind the Film
  46. Factory FloorFactory Floor
  47. PhoenixBankrupt!
  48. Iron & WineGhost on Ghost
  49. Mazzy StarSeasons of Your Day
  50. HoundstoothRide Out The Dark
  51. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni BaJama Ko
  52. The NecksOpen
  53. Linda ThompsonWon’t Be Long Now
  54. Rokia TraoréBeautiful Africa
  55. Uncle Acid and the DeadbeatsMind Control
  56. Edwyn CollinsUnderstated
  57. Frightened RabbitPedestrian Verse
  58. Mikal CroninMCII
  59. Luke HainesRock and Roll Animals
  60. King Krule6 Feet Beneath the Moon
  61. Connan MockasinCaramel
  62. Jon HopkinsImmunity
  63. Pet Shop BoysElectric
  64. Anna CalviOne Breath
  65. The Civil WarsThe Civil Wars
  66. PhosphorescentMuchacho
  67. Jim JamesRegions of Light and Sound of God
  68. Steve MasonMonkey Minds in the Devil’s Time
  69. Autre Ne VeutAnxiety
  70. William TylerImpossible Truth
  71. Don CavalliTemperamental
  72. Emmylou Harris and Rodney CrowellOld Yellow Moon
  73. Laura VeirsWarp and Weft
  74. Lord HuronLonesome Dreams
  75. Elton JohnThe Diving Board
  76. SuunsImages du Futur
  77. Cate Le BonMug Museum
  78. HookwormsPearl Mystic
  79. Robyn HitchcockLove From London
  80. Tony Joe WhiteHoodoo