American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums of 2013

American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums of 2013

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48. Jonny Fritz - Dad Country

Jonny Fritz - Dad Country
April 16, 2013
Critic Score
65
2 reviews

45. Tim Easton - Not Cool

Tim Easton - Not Cool
August 20, 2013
Critic Score
80
1 review

42. Matt Costa - Matt Costa

Matt Costa - Matt Costa
February 12, 2013
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

41. Charlie Worsham - Rubberband

Charlie Worsham - Rubberband
August 20, 2013
Critic Score
70
1 review
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40. Deer Tick - Negativity

Deer Tick - Negativity
September 24, 2013
Critic Score
71
8 reviews

39. Elton John - The Diving Board

September 16, 2013
Critic Score
68
14 reviews

38. Night Beds - Country Sleep

Night Beds - Country Sleep
February 5, 2013
Critic Score
76
9 reviews

37. Billy Bragg - Tooth & Nail

March 19, 2013
Critic Score
72
9 reviews

35. Tristen - CAVES

Tristen - CAVES
October 15, 2013
Critic Score
65
4 reviews

33. Mark Knopfler - Privateering

Mark Knopfler - Privateering
September 10, 2013
Critic Score
75
7 reviews

29. Willy Mason - Carry On

Willy Mason - Carry On
December 3, 2012
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

27. Brandy Clark - 12 Stories

October 22, 2013
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

26. Lorde - Pure Heroine

September 30, 2013
Critic Score
77
29 reviews

25. HAIM - Days Are Gone

September 30, 2013
Critic Score
77
30 reviews

24. Johnny Flynn - Country Mile

Johnny Flynn - Country Mile
September 30, 2013
Critic Score
65
7 reviews

23. Arcade Fire - Reflektor

October 29, 2013
Critic Score
78
41 reviews

Fans craving some kind of thematic hook might be disappointed, but the flow the band achieves from song to song even with the variety of sounds on display should outweigh those concerns. 

18. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away

February 18, 2013
Critic Score
83
33 reviews

For an album so ballad-heavy, there’s a great sense of turmoil and menace bubbling up just underneath the surface.

17. The Milk Carton Kids - The Ash & Clay

The Milk Carton Kids - The Ash & Clay
March 26, 2013
Critic Score
65
2 reviews

16. Dawes - Stories Don't End

Dawes - Stories Don't End
April 9, 2013
Critic Score
72
9 reviews

12. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

May 14, 2013
Critic Score
83
36 reviews

It’s time to start thinking of Vampire Weekend not as upstarts but as one of the world’s best bands

11. Bill Callahan - Dream River

September 17, 2013
Critic Score
79
23 reviews

10. Sarah Jarosz - Build Me Up From Bones

Sarah Jarosz - Build Me Up From Bones
September 24, 2013
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

6. The National - Trouble Will Find Me

May 21, 2013
Critic Score
82
36 reviews

Trouble Will Find Me finds them maintaining the peak they reached with High Violet even when they trek out in new directions.

3. Phosphorescent - Muchacho

March 19, 2013
Critic Score
79
18 reviews
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