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MOJO's Top 50 Albums of 2013

MOJO's Top 50 Albums of 2013

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50. Time Is a Mountain - Time Is a Mountain

Time Is a Mountain - Time Is a Mountain
April 17, 2013
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

49. Tim Hecker - Virgins

Tim Hecker - Virgins
October 14, 2013
Drone
Critic Score
83
22 reviews
User Score
81
145 reviews

48. The Flaming Lips - The Terror

The Flaming Lips - The Terror
April 1, 2013
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
79
30 reviews
User Score
76
137 reviews

47. Julia Holter - Loud City Song

Julia Holter - Loud City Song
August 19, 2013
Art Pop
Critic Score
85
23 reviews
User Score
83
242 reviews

46. Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
January 22, 2013
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
78
16 reviews
User Score
80
307 reviews

45. These New Puritans - Field of Reeds

These New Puritans - Field of Reeds
June 10, 2013
Post-Rock
Critic Score
79
20 reviews
User Score
78
102 reviews

44. Johnny Marr - The Messenger

Johnny Marr - The Messenger
February 26, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
65
18 reviews
User Score
68
26 reviews

43. Haim - Days Are Gone

Haim - Days Are Gone
September 30, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
28 reviews
User Score
78
316 reviews

42. Paul McCartney - New

Paul McCartney - New
October 15, 2013
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
74
20 reviews
User Score
76
46 reviews

41. Goldfrapp - Tales of Us

Goldfrapp - Tales of Us
September 9, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
70
14 reviews
User Score
76
39 reviews

40. Black Sabbath - 13

Black Sabbath - 13
June 11, 2013
Heavy Metal
Critic Score
69
19 reviews
User Score
67
43 reviews

39. Roy Harper - Man and Myth

Roy Harper - Man and Myth
September 23, 2013
Folk
Critic Score
78
6 reviews
User Score
95
1 review

38. Kanye West - Yeezus

Kanye West - Yeezus
June 18, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
85
35 reviews
User Score
81
834 reviews

37. Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum

Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum
November 12, 2013
Folk
Critic Score
72
17 reviews
User Score
74
10 reviews

36. Low - The Invisible Way

Low - The Invisible Way
March 19, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
21 reviews
User Score
74
37 reviews

35. Midlake - Antiphon

Midlake - Antiphon
November 5, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
65
18 reviews
User Score
71
26 reviews

34. Karen Gwyer - Needs Continuum

Karen Gwyer - Needs Continuum
February 25, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
68
3 reviews
User Score
67
1 review

33. Billy Bragg - Tooth & Nail

Billy Bragg - Tooth & Nail
March 19, 2013
Folk
Critic Score
72
9 reviews
User Score
77
5 reviews

32. Glenn Jones - My Garden State

Glenn Jones - My Garden State
May 14, 2013
Folk
Critic Score
74
3 reviews
User Score
NR

31. Elvis Costello & The Roots - Wise Up Ghost

Elvis Costello & The Roots - Wise Up Ghost
September 17, 2013
Soul
Critic Score
76
22 reviews
User Score
69
11 reviews

30. Primal Scream - More Light

Primal Scream - More Light
May 6, 2013
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
73
24 reviews
User Score
76
45 reviews

29. Jon Hopkins - Immunity

Jon Hopkins - Immunity
June 3, 2013
Microhouse
Critic Score
84
23 reviews
User Score
84
290 reviews

28. Manic Street Preachers - Rewind The Film

Manic Street Preachers - Rewind The Film
September 16, 2013
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
74
12 reviews
User Score
72
13 reviews

27. Disclosure - Settle

Disclosure - Settle
June 3, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
79
26 reviews
User Score
80
396 reviews

26. Villagers - {Awayland}

Villagers - {Awayland}
January 14, 2013
Folk
Critic Score
72
12 reviews
User Score
72
37 reviews

25. James Blake - Overgrown

James Blake - Overgrown
April 8, 2013
Art Pop
Critic Score
83
31 reviews
User Score
82
464 reviews

24. Eleanor Friedberger - Personal Record

Eleanor Friedberger - Personal Record
June 4, 2013
Indie Pop
Critic Score
77
13 reviews
User Score
75
33 reviews

23. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris

Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
August 20, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
79
24 reviews
User Score
79
229 reviews

22. Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle

Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle
May 27, 2013
Folk
Critic Score
85
28 reviews
User Score
81
164 reviews

21. Mavis Staples - One True Vine

Mavis Staples - One True Vine
June 25, 2013
Soul
Critic Score
76
16 reviews
User Score
77
8 reviews

20. Pet Shop Boys - Electric

Pet Shop Boys - Electric
July 15, 2013
Synthpop
Critic Score
79
22 reviews
User Score
75
58 reviews

19. Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon

Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon
March 4, 2013
Soul
Critic Score
71
13 reviews
User Score
77
27 reviews

18. Arcade Fire - Reflektor

Arcade Fire - Reflektor
October 29, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
35 reviews
User Score
82
635 reviews

Despite the lulls, the resistance to ending songs, Reflektor lets Arcade Fire shed expectations along with a skin, an act of rejuvenation that few at their level manage with such fierce conviction.

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17. Charles Bradley - Victim of Love

Charles Bradley - Victim of Love
April 2, 2013
Soul
Critic Score
77
13 reviews
User Score
74
17 reviews

16. Factory Floor - Factory Floor

Factory Floor - Factory Floor
September 9, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
82
24 reviews
User Score
75
54 reviews

15. Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
June 4, 2013
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
81
29 reviews
User Score
82
300 reviews

14. James Holden - The Inheritors

James Holden - The Inheritors
June 17, 2013
Minimal
Critic Score
83
15 reviews
User Score
77
45 reviews

13. My Bloody Valentine - m b v

My Bloody Valentine - m b v
February 3, 2013
Shoegaze
Critic Score
89
29 reviews
User Score
81
410 reviews

12. Prefab Sprout - Crimson/Red

Prefab Sprout - Crimson/Red
October 7, 2013
Critic Score
80
4 reviews
User Score
72
5 reviews

11. Phosphorescent - Muchacho

Phosphorescent - Muchacho
March 19, 2013
Folk
Critic Score
80
17 reviews
User Score
80
179 reviews

10. John Murry - The Graceless Age

John Murry - The Graceless Age
July 2, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
78
3 reviews
User Score
84
6 reviews

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

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
February 18, 2013
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
83
30 reviews
User Score
80
177 reviews

8. Sun Kil Moon & The Album Leaf - Perils from the Sea

Sun Kil Moon & The Album Leaf - Perils from the Sea
April 30, 2013
Folktronica
Critic Score
73
4 reviews
User Score
79
17 reviews

7. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
May 14, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
84
33 reviews
User Score
85
735 reviews

6. Deerhunter - Monomania

Deerhunter - Monomania
May 7, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
30 reviews
User Score
79
295 reviews

5. John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts

John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
March 11, 2013
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
79
17 reviews
User Score
77
98 reviews

4. Arctic Monkeys - AM

Arctic Monkeys - AM
September 9, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
29 reviews
User Score
79
502 reviews

This is exciting, audacious work from a band once again on the edge of a new future.

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3. David Bowie - The Next Day

David Bowie - The Next Day
March 12, 2013
Art Rock
Critic Score
81
29 reviews
User Score
77
208 reviews

2. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
May 21, 2013
Nu-Disco
Critic Score
82
32 reviews
User Score
80
603 reviews

1. Bill Callahan - Dream River

Bill Callahan - Dream River
September 17, 2013
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
79
22 reviews
User Score
80
87 reviews
Original Source: http://www.mojo4music.com/9206/mojo-top-50-albums-2013/

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