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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
22 reviews
User Score
80
258 reviews

2. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
May 14, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
84
25 reviews
User Score
84
428 reviews

3. David Bowie - The Next Day

David Bowie - The Next Day
March 12, 2013
Rock
Critic Score
81
23 reviews
User Score
75
142 reviews

4. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
May 21, 2013
Nu-Disco
Critic Score
82
25 reviews
User Score
79
348 reviews

5. Jon Hopkins - Immunity

Jon Hopkins - Immunity
June 3, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
84
17 reviews
User Score
83
185 reviews

6. Manic Street Preachers - Rewind The Film

Manic Street Preachers - Rewind The Film
September 16, 2013
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
73
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
71
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
69
8 reviews
User Score
82
4 reviews

9. John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts

John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
March 11, 2013
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
79
11 reviews
User Score
78
81 reviews

10. Haim - Days Are Gone

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

11. Jagwar Ma - Howlin

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

12. My Bloody Valentine - m b v

My Bloody Valentine - m b v
February 3, 2013
Shoegaze
Critic Score
89
24 reviews
User Score
80
293 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
79
8 reviews
User Score
79
15 reviews

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

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

15. Foals - Holy Fire

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

16. Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon

Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon
March 4, 2013
Soul
Critic Score
72
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
84
23 reviews
User Score
81
124 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
63
7 reviews
User Score
75
31 reviews

21. Palma Violets - 180

Palma Violets - 180
February 25, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
66
14 reviews
User Score
68
31 reviews

22. Suede - Bloodsports

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

23. Disclosure - Settle

Disclosure - Settle
June 3, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
79
19 reviews
User Score
80
228 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
12 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
81
25 reviews
User Score
79
133 reviews

26. Kanye West - Yeezus

Kanye West - Yeezus
June 18, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
86
27 reviews
User Score
79
407 reviews

27. Bill Callahan - Dream River

Bill Callahan - Dream River
September 17, 2013
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
78
20 reviews
User Score
80
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
72
23 reviews
User Score
75
67 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
16 reviews
User Score
74
46 reviews

31. Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady

Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady
September 10, 2013
Soul
Critic Score
83
24 reviews
User Score
81
125 reviews

32. Savages - Silence Yourself

Savages - Silence Yourself
May 6, 2013
Post-Punk
Critic Score
83
23 reviews
User Score
80
201 reviews

33. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
August 18, 2012
Garage Rock
Critic Score
83
16 reviews
User Score
81
66 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
71
16 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
22 reviews
User Score
81
192 reviews

37. The National - Trouble Will Find Me

The National - Trouble Will Find Me
May 21, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
24 reviews
User Score
82
328 reviews

38. Goldfrapp - Tales of Us

Goldfrapp - Tales of Us
September 9, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
72
11 reviews
User Score
75
31 reviews

39. AlunaGeorge - Body Music

AlunaGeorge - Body Music
July 29, 2013
Electropop
Critic Score
75
21 reviews
User Score
77
70 reviews

40. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels

Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels
June 26, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
16 reviews
User Score
82
144 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
80
16 reviews
User Score
77
85 reviews

43. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual

The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
April 8, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
85
24 reviews
User Score
79
253 reviews

44. Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt

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

45. Sigur Rós - Kveikur

Sigur Rós - Kveikur
June 17, 2013
Post-Rock
Critic Score
81
23 reviews
User Score
81
166 reviews

46. James Blake - Overgrown

James Blake - Overgrown
April 8, 2013
Experimental
Critic Score
82
24 reviews
User Score
81
286 reviews

47. The Strokes - Comedown Machine

The Strokes - Comedown Machine
March 26, 2013
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
65
22 reviews
User Score
69
118 reviews

48. Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum

Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum
November 12, 2013
Folk
Critic Score
70
15 reviews
User Score
72
6 reviews

49. Primal Scream - More Light

Primal Scream - More Light
May 6, 2013
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
75
17 reviews
User Score
77
32 reviews

50. Mazzy Star - Seasons of Your Day

Mazzy Star - Seasons of Your Day
September 24, 2013
Dream Pop
Critic Score
74
16 reviews
User Score
75
28 reviews
Original Source: http://news.qthemusic.com/2013/11/qs_50_albums_of_year_-_the_key.html

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