Q Magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2013

Q Magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2013

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1. Arctic Monkeys - AM

Arctic Monkeys - AM
September 9, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
24 reviews
User Score
80
274 reviews

2. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
May 14, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
27 reviews
User Score
84
441 reviews

3. David Bowie - The Next Day

David Bowie - The Next Day
March 12, 2013
Rock
Critic Score
80
25 reviews
User Score
76
143 reviews

4. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
May 21, 2013
Nu-Disco
Critic Score
83
27 reviews
User Score
79
358 reviews

5. Jon Hopkins - Immunity

Jon Hopkins - Immunity
June 3, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
84
18 reviews
User Score
82
190 reviews

6. Manic Street Preachers - Rewind The Film

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

7. Cass McCombs - Big Wheel and Others

Cass McCombs - Big Wheel and Others
October 15, 2013
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
70
15 reviews
User Score
72
5 reviews

8. Bill Ryder-Jones - A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart

Bill Ryder-Jones - A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart
April 8, 2013
Folk
Critic Score
70
8 reviews
User Score
88
4 reviews

9. John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts

John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
March 11, 2013
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
78
12 reviews
User Score
77
82 reviews

10. Haim - Days Are Gone

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

11. Jagwar Ma - Howlin

Jagwar Ma - Howlin
June 10, 2013
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
80
13 reviews
User Score
79
71 reviews

12. My Bloody Valentine - m b v

My Bloody Valentine - m b v
February 3, 2013
Shoegaze
Critic Score
88
26 reviews
User Score
80
299 reviews

13. Steve Mason - Monkey Minds In The Devil's Time

Steve Mason - Monkey Minds In The Devil's Time
March 18, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
78
8 reviews
User Score
74
15 reviews

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

Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
June 4, 2013
Rock
Critic Score
81
24 reviews
User Score
81
192 reviews

15. Foals - Holy Fire

Foals - Holy Fire
February 11, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
23 reviews
User Score
76
168 reviews

16. Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon

Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon
March 4, 2013
Soul
Critic Score
70
11 reviews
User Score
78
23 reviews

17. Matthew E. White - Big Inner

Matthew E. White - Big Inner
August 21, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
81
9 reviews
User Score
81
19 reviews

18. Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle

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

19. Factory Floor - Factory Floor

Factory Floor - Factory Floor
September 9, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
81
21 reviews
User Score
75
39 reviews

20. Biffy Clyro - Opposites

Biffy Clyro - Opposites
January 28, 2013
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
65
9 reviews
User Score
74
34 reviews

21. Palma Violets - 180

Palma Violets - 180
February 25, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
67
15 reviews
User Score
69
32 reviews

22. Suede - Bloodsports

Suede - Bloodsports
March 18, 2013
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
74
14 reviews
User Score
73
42 reviews

23. Disclosure - Settle

Disclosure - Settle
June 3, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
78
20 reviews
User Score
80
233 reviews

24. Empire of The Sun - Ice on the Dune

Empire of The Sun - Ice on the Dune
June 18, 2013
Synthpop
Critic Score
63
14 reviews
User Score
64
30 reviews

25. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest

Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
June 11, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
82
27 reviews
User Score
79
135 reviews

26. Kanye West - Yeezus

Kanye West - Yeezus
June 18, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
85
29 reviews
User Score
79
424 reviews

27. Bill Callahan - Dream River

Bill Callahan - Dream River
September 17, 2013
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
78
20 reviews
User Score
79
54 reviews

28. Franz Ferdinand - Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action

Franz Ferdinand - Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
August 27, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
25 reviews
User Score
74
69 reviews

29. Daniel Avery - Drone Logic

Daniel Avery - Drone Logic
October 8, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
80
6 reviews
User Score
80
15 reviews

30. Pet Shop Boys - Electric

Pet Shop Boys - Electric
July 15, 2013
Synthpop
Critic Score
79
17 reviews
User Score
74
46 reviews

31. Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady

Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady
September 10, 2013
Soul
Critic Score
82
26 reviews
User Score
80
127 reviews

32. Savages - Silence Yourself

Savages - Silence Yourself
May 6, 2013
Post-Punk
Critic Score
82
24 reviews
User Score
80
207 reviews

33. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
August 18, 2012
Garage Rock
Critic Score
84
16 reviews
User Score
81
72 reviews

34. Prefab Sprout - Crimson/Red

Prefab Sprout - Crimson/Red
October 7, 2013
Critic Score
NR
User Score
71
4 reviews

35. Devendra Banhart - Mala

Devendra Banhart - Mala
March 12, 2013
Folk
Critic Score
70
18 reviews
User Score
75
38 reviews

36. Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze

Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
April 9, 2013
Folk Rock
Critic Score
81
24 reviews
User Score
81
197 reviews

37. The National - Trouble Will Find Me

The National - Trouble Will Find Me
May 21, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
26 reviews
User Score
82
336 reviews

38. Goldfrapp - Tales of Us

Goldfrapp - Tales of Us
September 9, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
70
11 reviews
User Score
75
31 reviews

39. AlunaGeorge - Body Music

AlunaGeorge - Body Music
July 29, 2013
Electropop
Critic Score
73
21 reviews
User Score
76
71 reviews

40. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels

Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels
June 26, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
17 reviews
User Score
82
155 reviews

41. Neon Neon - Praxis Makes Perfect

Neon Neon - Praxis Makes Perfect
April 30, 2013
Electropop
Critic Score
71
13 reviews
User Score
75
8 reviews

42. These New Puritans - Field of Reeds

These New Puritans - Field of Reeds
June 10, 2013
Post-Punk
Critic Score
79
16 reviews
User Score
77
85 reviews

43. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual

The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
April 8, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
84
25 reviews
User Score
79
259 reviews

44. Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt

Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
October 15, 2013
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
63
16 reviews
User Score
60
38 reviews

45. Sigur Rós - Kveikur

Sigur Rós - Kveikur
June 17, 2013
Post-Rock
Critic Score
81
24 reviews
User Score
81
167 reviews

46. James Blake - Overgrown

James Blake - Overgrown
April 8, 2013
Experimental
Critic Score
82
26 reviews
User Score
81
297 reviews

47. The Strokes - Comedown Machine

The Strokes - Comedown Machine
March 26, 2013
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
66
24 reviews
User Score
69
119 reviews

48. Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum

Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum
November 12, 2013
Folk
Critic Score
71
15 reviews
User Score
72
6 reviews

49. Primal Scream - More Light

Primal Scream - More Light
May 6, 2013
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
75
18 reviews
User Score
76
33 reviews

50. Mazzy Star - Seasons of Your Day

Mazzy Star - Seasons of Your Day
September 24, 2013
Dream Pop
Critic Score
74
17 reviews
User Score
74
29 reviews
Original Source: http://news.qthemusic.com/2013/11/qs_50_albums_of_year_-_the_key.html

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