Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2013

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1. California X - California X

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California X - California X
January 15, 2013
Critic Score
83
6 reviews

2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
February 18, 2013
Critic Score
81
23 reviews

3. The Flaming Lips - The Terror

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The Flaming Lips - The Terror
April 1, 2013
Critic Score
80
20 reviews

4. The Icarus Line - Slave Vows

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The Icarus Line - Slave Vows
July 8, 2013
Critic Score
78
8 reviews

5. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Live from KCRW

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Live from KCRW
December 2, 2013
Critic Score
77
7 reviews

6. Suede - Bloodsports

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Suede - Bloodsports
March 18, 2013
Critic Score
74
14 reviews

7. Paramore - Paramore

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Paramore - Paramore
April 9, 2013
Critic Score
74
11 reviews

8. Manic Street Preachers - Rewind The Film

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Manic Street Preachers - Rewind The Film
September 16, 2013
Critic Score
73
10 reviews

9. Bosnian Rainbows - Bosnian Rainbows

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Bosnian Rainbows - Bosnian Rainbows
June 25, 2013
Critic Score
71
7 reviews

10. Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll

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Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll
April 16, 2013
Critic Score
70
9 reviews

11. Mudhoney - Vanishing Point

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Mudhoney - Vanishing Point
April 2, 2013
Critic Score
69
14 reviews

12. Meat Puppets - Rat Farm

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Meat Puppets - Rat Farm
April 16, 2013
Critic Score
68
7 reviews

13. Balance and Composure - The Things We Think We're Missing

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Balance and Composure - The Things We Think We're Missing
September 9, 2013
Critic Score
68
4 reviews

14. Robert Pollard - Blazing Gentlemen

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Robert Pollard - Blazing Gentlemen
December 10, 2013
Critic Score
68
8 reviews

15. They Might Be Giants - Nanobots

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They Might Be Giants - Nanobots
March 5, 2013
Critic Score
66
8 reviews

16. Cage the Elephant - Melophobia

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Cage the Elephant - Melophobia
October 8, 2013
Critic Score
65
8 reviews

17. The Strokes - Comedown Machine

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The Strokes - Comedown Machine
March 26, 2013
Critic Score
65
22 reviews

18. Lee Ranaldo and The Dust - Last Night on Earth

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Lee Ranaldo and The Dust - Last Night on Earth
October 8, 2013
Critic Score
64
11 reviews

19. Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt

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Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
October 15, 2013
Critic Score
64
15 reviews

20. The 1975 - The 1975

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The 1975 - The 1975
September 3, 2013
Critic Score
63
9 reviews

21. Jimmy Eat World - Damage

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Jimmy Eat World - Damage
June 11, 2013
Critic Score
63
12 reviews

22. Biffy Clyro - Opposites

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Biffy Clyro - Opposites
January 28, 2013
Critic Score
63
7 reviews

23. Camper Van Beethoven - La Costa Perdida

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Camper Van Beethoven - La Costa Perdida
January 22, 2013
Critic Score
62
9 reviews

24. The Killers - Direct Hits

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The Killers - Direct Hits
November 11, 2013
Critic Score
62
4 reviews

25. Stereophonics - Graffiti on the Train

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Stereophonics - Graffiti on the Train
March 4, 2013
Critic Score
62
7 reviews

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NOTE: Albums must be rated by at least 4 publications to be included in this list.

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