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
29 reviews
User Score
80
334 reviews

2. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

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

3. David Bowie - The Next Day

David Bowie - The Next Day
March 12, 2013
Rock
Critic Score
81
29 reviews
User Score
76
156 reviews

4. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

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

5. Jon Hopkins - Immunity

Jon Hopkins - Immunity
June 3, 2013
Microhouse
Critic Score
83
21 reviews
User Score
83
219 reviews

6. 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
8 reviews

7. Cass McCombs - Big Wheel and Others

Cass McCombs - Big Wheel and Others
October 15, 2013
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
70
16 reviews
User Score
73
7 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
80
15 reviews
User Score
77
84 reviews

10. Haim - Days Are Gone

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

11. Jagwar Ma - Howlin

Jagwar Ma - Howlin
June 10, 2013
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
79
14 reviews
User Score
79
78 reviews

12. My Bloody Valentine - m b v

My Bloody Valentine - m b v
February 3, 2013
Shoegaze
Critic Score
89
28 reviews
User Score
81
325 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
9 reviews
User Score
74
16 reviews

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

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

15. Foals - Holy Fire

Foals - Holy Fire
February 11, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
28 reviews
User Score
76
187 reviews

16. Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon

Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon
March 4, 2013
Soul
Critic Score
70
12 reviews
User Score
77
24 reviews

17. Matthew E. White - Big Inner

Matthew E. White - Big Inner
August 21, 2012
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
82
10 reviews
User Score
80
23 reviews

18. 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
141 reviews

19. Factory Floor - Factory Floor

Factory Floor - Factory Floor
September 9, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
81
23 reviews
User Score
75
40 reviews

20. Biffy Clyro - Opposites

Biffy Clyro - Opposites
January 28, 2013
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
69
10 reviews
User Score
74
39 reviews

21. Palma Violets - 180

Palma Violets - 180
February 25, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
66
18 reviews
User Score
69
38 reviews

22. Suede - Bloodsports

Suede - Bloodsports
March 18, 2013
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
75
16 reviews
User Score
74
47 reviews

23. Disclosure - Settle

Disclosure - Settle
June 3, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
79
25 reviews
User Score
79
281 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
15 reviews
User Score
65
33 reviews

25. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest

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

26. Kanye West - Yeezus

Kanye West - Yeezus
June 18, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
85
34 reviews
User Score
80
530 reviews

27. Bill Callahan - Dream River

Bill Callahan - Dream River
September 17, 2013
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
78
21 reviews
User Score
79
67 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
27 reviews
User Score
74
83 reviews

29. Daniel Avery - Drone Logic

Daniel Avery - Drone Logic
October 8, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
77
8 reviews
User Score
81
18 reviews

30. Pet Shop Boys - Electric

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

31. Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady

Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady
September 10, 2013
Soul
Critic Score
82
29 reviews
User Score
81
152 reviews

32. Savages - Silence Yourself

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

33. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
August 18, 2012
Garage Rock
Critic Score
83
19 reviews
User Score
81
84 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
76
46 reviews

36. Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze

Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
April 9, 2013
Folk Rock
Critic Score
82
29 reviews
User Score
81
224 reviews

37. The National - Trouble Will Find Me

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

38. Goldfrapp - Tales of Us

Goldfrapp - Tales of Us
September 9, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
71
13 reviews
User Score
76
33 reviews

39. AlunaGeorge - Body Music

AlunaGeorge - Body Music
July 29, 2013
Electropop
Critic Score
72
23 reviews
User Score
76
79 reviews

40. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels

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

41. Neon Neon - Praxis Makes Perfect

Neon Neon - Praxis Makes Perfect
April 30, 2013
Electropop
Critic Score
71
15 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
19 reviews
User Score
77
90 reviews

43. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual

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

44. Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt

Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
October 15, 2013
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
64
19 reviews
User Score
61
41 reviews

45. Sigur Rós - Kveikur

Sigur Rós - Kveikur
June 17, 2013
Post-Rock
Critic Score
81
26 reviews
User Score
81
182 reviews

46. James Blake - Overgrown

James Blake - Overgrown
April 8, 2013
Art Pop
Critic Score
84
30 reviews
User Score
81
344 reviews

47. The Strokes - Comedown Machine

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

48. Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum

Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum
November 12, 2013
Folk
Critic Score
72
17 reviews
User Score
73
7 reviews

49. Primal Scream - More Light

Primal Scream - More Light
May 6, 2013
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
74
23 reviews
User Score
76
37 reviews

50. Mazzy Star - Seasons of Your Day

Mazzy Star - Seasons of Your Day
September 24, 2013
Dream Pop
Critic Score
75
18 reviews
User Score
75
33 reviews
Original Source: http://news.qthemusic.com/2013/11/qs_50_albums_of_year_-_the_key.html

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