Best of 2013

BEST ALBUMS

  1. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City (XL) (17)
  2. Tegan And Sara – Heartthrob (Deluxe Edition) (Sire) (15)
  3. Deerhunter – Monomania (4AD) (12)
  4. Rilo Kiley – RKives (Little Record Company) (11)
  5. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (Anti-) (10)
  6. Rachid Taha – Zoom (Wrasse) (9)
  7. Yo La Tengo – Fade (Matador) (8)
  8. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rain (self-released) (7)
  9. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba – Jama Ko (Out Here) (6)
  10. Ashley Monroe – Like a Rose (Warner Bros.) (5)
  11. Superchunk – I Hate Music (Merge)
  12. Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park (Mercury)
  13. The Knife – Shaking the Habitual (Mute)
  14. Bombino – Nomad (Nonesuch)
  15. Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold (What’s Your Rupture?)
  16. Gogol Bordello – Pura Vida Conspiracy (ATO)
  17. Wussy – Duo (Shake It)
  18. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork (Matador)
  19. The Julie Ruin – Run Fast (TJR)
  20. Deer Tick – Negativity (Partisan)
  21. Wussy – Bernice Huff and Son, Bill Sings Popular Favorites (Free Shake It Download)
  22. Sleigh Bells – Bitter Rivals (MOM + POP)
  23. Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Merge)
  24. Brandy Clark – 12 Stories (Slate Creek Records)
  25. Mariem Hassan – El Aaiún Egdat (Nubenegra, 2012)
  26. FIDLAR – FIDLAR (Mom + Pop)
  27. The Blind Boys of Alabama – I’ll Find A Way (Song Masterworks)
  28. Brad Paisley – Wheelhouse (Arista Nashville)
  29. The Who – Live At Hull 1970 (Geffen, 2012)
  30. The Beatles – Live at the BBC Vol. 2 (Capitol)
  31. Pistol Annies – Annie Up (RCA)
  32. Sam Baker – Say Grace (self-released)
  33. No Age – An Object (Sub Pop)
  34. Jeffrey Lewis and Peter Stampfel – Hey Hey it’s… (Self Released)
  35. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt (Don Giovanni)
  36. Ezra Furman – The Year of No Returning (Bar/None)
  37. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (Columbia)
  38. Jonny Fritz – Dad Country (ATO)
  39. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito (Interscope)
  40. The Uncluded – Hokey Fright (Rhymesayers)
  41. Clay Harper – Old Airport Road (Terminus)
  42. Serengeti – Saal (Graveface)
  43. M.I.A. – Matangi (Interscope)
  44. J. Cole – Truly Yours (free download)
  45. The Handsome Family – Wilderness (Carrot Top)
  46. Salva – Odd Furniture EP (Family and Friends)
  47. Burial – Truant/Rough Sleeper (Hyberdub)
  48. Omar Souleyman – Wenu Wenu (Ribbon Music)
  49. Future Bible Heroes – Partygoing (Merge)
  50. They Might Be Giants – Nanobots (Idlewild/Megaforce)
  51. Daniel Romano – Come Cry With Me (Normaltown)
  52. Charli XCX – True Romance (Atlantic)
  53. Rokia Traore – Beautiful Africa (Nonesuch)
  54. Lady Gaga – ARTPOP (Interscope)
  55. Those Darlins – Blur the Line (Oh Wow Dang)
  56. The Lonely Island – The Wack Album (Universal)
  57. Fat Tony – Smart Ass Black Boy (Young One)
  58. Homeboy Sandman – Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent (Stones Throw)
  59.  DJ Rashad – Double Cup (Hyperdub)
  60. Chance the Rapper – 10Day (Self-Released, 2012)
  61. Charles Bradley – Victim of Love (Daptone)
  62. Ceramic Dog – Your Turn (Northern Spy)
  63. Kanye West – Yeezus (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)
  64. Latyrx – The Second Album (Quannum)
  65. Martha Redbone Roots Project – The Garden of Love – Songs of William Blake (Blackfeet Productions, 2012)
  66. Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience (RCA)
  67. Kate Nash – Girl Talk (Have 10 EP)
  68. Disclosure – Settle (Cherrytree)
  69. Serengeti – The Kenny Dennis LP (Anticon)
  70. Rainbow Arabia – F.M. Sushi (Kompact)
  71. The National – Trouble Will Find Me (4AD)
  72. Ezra Furman – Day of the Day Dog (Bar/None)
  73. Young Fathers – Tape Two (Anticon)

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Top 25 Songs

  1. Tegan and Sara – “Closer
  2. Vampire Weekend – “Ya Hey
  3. Brandy Clark – “Stripes
  4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege
  5. Superchunk – “Me & You & Jackie Mittoo
  6. Tegan and Sara – “Drove Me Wild
  7. Pistol Annies – “Hush Hush
  8. Daft Punk – “Get Lucky
  9. Kacey Musgraves – “Follow Your Arrow
  10. Parquet Courts – “Stoned and Starving
  11. Yo La Tengo – “Ohm
  12. Wussy – “North Sea Girls
  13. Kacey Musgraves – “Blowin’ Smoke
  14. The Knife – “Full of Fire
  15. Deerhunter – “Neon Junkyard
  16. Brad Paisley – “Officially Alive
  17. Neko Case – “Man
  18. Bombino – “Amidine
  19. Daft Punk – “Lose Yourself to Dance
  20. Queens of the Stone Age – “I Sat By the Ocean
  21. Arcade Fire – “Afterlife
  22. Ashley Monroe – “Two Weeks Late
  23. Justin Timberlake – “Pusher Love Girl
  24. Janelle Monae –“Dance Apocalyptic
  25. Mayer Hawthorne – “Her Favorite Song

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