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Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2013

Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2013

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50. Beck - Song Reader

Beck - Song Reader
December 11, 2012
Critic Score
70
1 review

48. Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus

July 23, 2013
Critic Score
80
36 reviews
Still, the duo brings more art to blockbusters than most of rap and Hollywood.

47. M.I.A. - Matangi

November 5, 2013
Critic Score
75
33 reviews

45. Avicii - True

Avicii - True
September 16, 2013
Critic Score
60
7 reviews

42. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris

August 20, 2013
Critic Score
79
27 reviews

41. J. Cole - Born Sinner

June 18, 2013
Critic Score
68
14 reviews

39. Keith Urban - Fuse

Keith Urban - Fuse
September 10, 2013
Critic Score
64
4 reviews

35. Best Coast - Fade Away

Best Coast - Fade Away
October 22, 2013
Critic Score
64
14 reviews

32. CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe

September 24, 2013
Critic Score
80
33 reviews
Even when Chvrches are just competently mopey, their neon-Eighties visions are far from retro pose-striking.

31. HAIM - Days Are Gone

September 30, 2013
Critic Score
77
30 reviews

29. Bombino - Nomad

April 2, 2013
Critic Score
78
4 reviews

27. Miley Cyrus - Bangerz

October 8, 2013
Critic Score
57
18 reviews

Bangerz is the sound of Hannah Montana gone Miami Vice.

26. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap

April 30, 2013
Critic Score
82
15 reviews

25. Elton John - The Diving Board

September 16, 2013
Critic Score
68
14 reviews

24. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2

November 5, 2013
Critic Score
69
25 reviews

23. My Bloody Valentine - m b v

February 3, 2013
Critic Score
88
34 reviews

22. Phoenix - Bankrupt!

April 22, 2013
Critic Score
74
31 reviews

17. Danny Brown - OLD

October 8, 2013
Critic Score
84
24 reviews

15. Atoms for Peace - AMOK

February 26, 2013
Critic Score
74
36 reviews

14. Drake - Nothing Was the Same

September 24, 2013
Critic Score
76
27 reviews

12. Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
October 15, 2012
Critic Score
79
9 reviews

9. Arctic Monkeys - AM

September 9, 2013
Critic Score
80
33 reviews

The Monkeys keep on evolving ... their fifth LP is this quintessentially English retro-rock band's most American-sounding record, especially rhythmically.

8. The National - Trouble Will Find Me

May 21, 2013
Critic Score
82
36 reviews

On much of Trouble Will Find Me as well, the terse phrases and single-tone exclamations of guitarists Bryce and Aaron Dessner hang around Berninger's baritone gravity like clouded starlight.

7. Lorde - Pure Heroine

September 30, 2013
Critic Score
77
29 reviews
On her debut, she's a tiny-life teenager and a throne-watching pop comer with a sound that recalls the Internet hip-hop of Kitty Pryde, the cold-storage torch pop of Lana Del Rey and the primal self-dredging of Florence Welch, while still sounding strangely sui generis.

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

June 4, 2013
Critic Score
82
32 reviews

Make no mistakes, though: . . . Like Clockwork still runs on Homme's grizzled-dude-against-the-world intensity

5. Arcade Fire - Reflektor

October 29, 2013
Critic Score
78
41 reviews

Reflektor is closer to turning-point classics such as U2's Achtung Baby and Radiohead's Kid A – a thrilling act of risk and renewal by a band with established commercial appeal and a greater fear of the average, of merely being liked.

3. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

May 21, 2013
Critic Score
83
37 reviews

This is Daft Punk conjuring the musical era that first inspired them, when disco conquered the world with handcrafted grooves and prog-rock excess magnified emotions in black-lit bedrooms.

2. Kanye West - Yeezus

June 18, 2013
Critic Score
85
39 reviews

Yeezus is the darkest, most extreme music Kanye has ever cooked up, an extravagantly abrasive album full of grinding electro, pummeling minimalist hip-hop, drone-y wooz and industrial gear-grind.

1. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

May 14, 2013
Critic Score
83
36 reviews

Vampire Weekend have gotten better at just about everything they do.

Original Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-best-albums-of-2013-20131202
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