Q Magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2013



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
79
735 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Singer-Songwriter (9), Indie Rock (9), Electronic (9), Folk (5), Alternative Rock (5), Synthpop (3), Electropop (2), Soul (2), Post-Punk (2), Hip Hop (2), Rock (2), French House (1), Ambient (1), Future Garage (1), Americana (1), Shoegaze (1), Dream Pop (1), Garage Rock (1), Experimental (1), Neo-Psychedelia (1), House (1), Dubstep (1), Post-Rock (1), Alternative Dance (1), Folk Rock (1), Nu-Disco (1), Experimental Rock (1)

1. Arctic Monkeys - AM

Arctic Monkeys - AM
September 9, 2013
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
22 reviews
USER SCORE
80
235 ratings

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
391 ratings

3. David Bowie - The Next Day

David Bowie - The Next Day
March 12, 2013
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
23 reviews
USER SCORE
75
136 ratings

4. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
May 21, 2013
Nu-Disco
CRITIC SCORE
82
25 reviews
USER SCORE
78
327 ratings

5. Jon Hopkins - Immunity

Jon Hopkins - Immunity
June 3, 2013
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
84
17 reviews
USER SCORE
82
179 ratings

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
76
6 ratings

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 ratings

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 ratings

9. John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts

John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
March 11, 2013
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
79
11 reviews
USER SCORE
77
78 ratings

10. Haim - Days Are Gone

Haim - Days Are Gone
September 30, 2013
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
22 reviews
USER SCORE
78
175 ratings

11. Jagwar Ma - Howlin

Jagwar Ma - Howlin
June 10, 2013
Neo-Psychedelia
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
79
68 ratings

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
278 ratings

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
14 ratings

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
167 ratings

15. Foals - Holy Fire

Foals - Holy Fire
February 11, 2013
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
22 reviews
USER SCORE
75
161 ratings

16. Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon

Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon
March 4, 2013
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
72
11 reviews
USER SCORE
79
23 ratings

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 ratings

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
121 ratings

19. Factory Floor - Factory Floor

Factory Floor - Factory Floor
September 9, 2013
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
81
21 reviews
USER SCORE
74
35 ratings

20. Biffy Clyro - Opposites

Biffy Clyro - Opposites
January 28, 2013
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
63
7 reviews
USER SCORE
74
30 ratings

21. Palma Violets - 180

Palma Violets - 180
February 25, 2013
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
66
14 reviews
USER SCORE
68
30 ratings

22. Suede - Bloodsports

Suede - Bloodsports
March 18, 2013
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
74
14 reviews
USER SCORE
73
38 ratings

23. Disclosure - Settle

Disclosure - Settle
June 3, 2013
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
79
19 reviews
USER SCORE
80
213 ratings

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 ratings

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
126 ratings

26. Kanye West - Yeezus

Kanye West - Yeezus
June 18, 2013
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
86
27 reviews
USER SCORE
78
382 ratings

27. Bill Callahan - Dream River

Bill Callahan - Dream River
September 17, 2013
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
78
20 reviews
USER SCORE
79
52 ratings

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
62 ratings

29. Daniel Avery - Drone Logic

Daniel Avery - Drone Logic
October 8, 2013
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
80
6 reviews
USER SCORE
81
14 ratings

30. Pet Shop Boys - Electric

Pet Shop Boys - Electric
July 15, 2013
Synthpop
CRITIC SCORE
79
16 reviews
USER SCORE
75
45 ratings

31. Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady

Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady
September 10, 2013
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
83
24 reviews
USER SCORE
81
121 ratings

32. Savages - Silence Yourself

Savages - Silence Yourself
May 6, 2013
Post-Punk
CRITIC SCORE
83
23 reviews
USER SCORE
80
193 ratings

33. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
August 18, 2012
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
16 reviews
USER SCORE
81
56 ratings

34. Prefab Sprout - Crimson/Red

Prefab Sprout - Crimson/Red
October 7, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
71
4 ratings

35. Devendra Banhart - Mala

Devendra Banhart - Mala
March 12, 2013
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
71
16 reviews
USER SCORE
75
39 ratings

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
183 ratings

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
310 ratings

38. Goldfrapp - Tales of Us

Goldfrapp - Tales of Us
September 9, 2013
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
72
11 reviews
USER SCORE
75
33 ratings

39. AlunaGeorge - Body Music

AlunaGeorge - Body Music
July 29, 2013
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
75
21 reviews
USER SCORE
77
68 ratings

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
126 ratings

41. Neon Neon - Praxis Makes Perfect

Neon Neon - Praxis Makes Perfect
April 30, 2013
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
71
13 reviews
USER SCORE
75
7 ratings

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
76
80 ratings

43. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual

The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
April 8, 2013
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
85
24 reviews
USER SCORE
79
242 ratings

44. Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt

Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
October 15, 2013
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
64
15 reviews
USER SCORE
62
35 ratings

45. Sigur Rós - Kveikur

Sigur Rós - Kveikur
June 17, 2013
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
23 reviews
USER SCORE
81
158 ratings

46. James Blake - Overgrown

James Blake - Overgrown
April 8, 2013
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
82
24 reviews
USER SCORE
81
268 ratings

47. The Strokes - Comedown Machine

The Strokes - Comedown Machine
March 26, 2013
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
65
22 reviews
USER SCORE
70
109 ratings

48. Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum

Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum
November 12, 2013
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
70
15 reviews
USER SCORE
67
4 ratings

49. Primal Scream - More Light

Primal Scream - More Light
May 6, 2013
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
75
17 reviews
USER SCORE
78
33 ratings

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 ratings
Original Source: http://news.qthemusic.com/2013/11/qs_50_albums_of_year_-_the_key.html

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