The Wire's Top 50 Releases of 2013



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST

List Rating: 82
Based on 317 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Electronic (9), Experimental (6), Hip Hop (3), Juke (2), Noise Rock (2), Folk (2), Ambient (2), Psychedelic Rock (1), Singer-Songwriter (1), R&B (1), Noise (1), Footwork (1), Minimal (1), Ambient Techno (1), Post-Punk (1), Drone (1), Electro (1), Techno (1), Shoegaze (1), Neo-Psychedelia (1)

1. Julia Holter - Loud City Song

Julia Holter - Loud City Song
August 19, 2013
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
88
19 reviews
USER SCORE
83

2. Laurel Halo - Chance of Rain

Laurel Halo - Chance of Rain
October 28, 2013
Ambient Techno
CRITIC SCORE
80
13 reviews
USER SCORE
79

3. Rashad Becker - Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. I

Rashad Becker - Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. I
July 30, 2013
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
76
4 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

4. Richard Dawson - The Glass Trunk

Richard Dawson - The Glass Trunk
April 28, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
NR

5. Tim Hecker - Virgins

Tim Hecker - Virgins
October 14, 2013
Drone
CRITIC SCORE
84
18 reviews
USER SCORE
80

6. Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven

Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven
October 1, 2013
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
83
19 reviews
USER SCORE
80

7. RP Boo - Legacy

RP Boo - Legacy
May 13, 2013
Juke
CRITIC SCORE
81
6 reviews
USER SCORE
85

8. Wolf Eyes - No Answer : Lower Floors

Wolf Eyes - No Answer : Lower Floors
April 9, 2013
Noise Rock
CRITIC SCORE
86
3 reviews
USER SCORE
74

9. Graham Lambkin & Jason Lescalleet - Photographs

Graham Lambkin & Jason Lescalleet - Photographs
September 27, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
90
1 review
USER SCORE
89

10. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual

The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
April 8, 2013
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
87
22 reviews
USER SCORE
79

11. Kanye West - Yeezus

Kanye West - Yeezus
June 18, 2013
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
87
25 reviews
USER SCORE
78

12. DJ Rashad - Double Cup

DJ Rashad - Double Cup
October 22, 2013
Juke
CRITIC SCORE
78
11 reviews
USER SCORE
78

13. Autechre - Exai

Autechre - Exai
February 7, 2013
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
76

14. Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile

Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile
September 30, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
86
4 reviews
USER SCORE
80

15. R. Andrew Lee - Dennis Johnson: November

R. Andrew Lee - Dennis Johnson: November
March 12, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
NR

16. Pharmakon - Abandon

Pharmakon - Abandon
May 14, 2013
Noise
CRITIC SCORE
81
6 reviews
USER SCORE
77

17. Okkyung Lee - Ghil

Okkyung Lee - Ghil
January 7, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
71
2 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

18. These New Puritans - Field of Reeds

These New Puritans - Field of Reeds
June 10, 2013
Post-Punk
CRITIC SCORE
82
15 reviews
USER SCORE
76

19. eMMplekz - Your Crate Has Changed

eMMplekz - Your Crate Has Changed
November 11, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
NR

20. Main - Ablation

Main - Ablation
April 16, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
80
1 review
USER SCORE
NR

21. My Bloody Valentine - m b v

My Bloody Valentine - m b v
February 3, 2013
Shoegaze
CRITIC SCORE
91
22 reviews
USER SCORE
80

22. Fire! Orchestra - Exit!

Fire! Orchestra - Exit!
January 11, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
81

23. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest

Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
June 11, 2013
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
83
23 reviews
USER SCORE
79

24. Alasdair Roberts & Friends - A Wonder Working Stone

Alasdair Roberts & Friends - A Wonder Working Stone
January 22, 2013
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
76
4 reviews
USER SCORE
70

25. Young Echo - Nexus

Young Echo - Nexus
June 30, 2013
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
80
1 review
USER SCORE
NR

26. Dean Blunt - The Redeemer

Dean Blunt - The Redeemer
May 1, 2013
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
72
7 reviews
USER SCORE
75

27. James Holden - The Inheritors

James Holden - The Inheritors
June 17, 2013
Minimal
CRITIC SCORE
83
12 reviews
USER SCORE
78

28. Sleaford Mods - Austerity Dogs

Sleaford Mods - Austerity Dogs
November 15, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
NR

29. Éliane Radigue - Psi 847

Éliane Radigue - Psi 847
February 25, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
NR

30. Autre Ne Veut - Anxiety

Autre Ne Veut - Anxiety
February 26, 2013
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
82
16 reviews
USER SCORE
80

31. Jacob Kirkegaard & Else Marie Pade - Svaevninger

Jacob Kirkegaard & Else Marie Pade - Svaevninger
July 23, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
NR

32. The Dead C - Armed Courage

The Dead C - Armed Courage
September 3, 2013
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
83
2 reviews
USER SCORE
74

33. Various Artists - The Outer Church

Various Artists - The Outer Church
August 5, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
NR

34. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris

Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
August 20, 2013
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
79
17 reviews
USER SCORE
77

35. Forest Swords - Engravings

Forest Swords - Engravings
August 26, 2013
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
84
15 reviews
USER SCORE
82

36. Jessy Lanza - Pull My Hair Back

Jessy Lanza - Pull My Hair Back
September 9, 2013
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
76
7 reviews
USER SCORE
78

37. Atom TM - HD

Atom TM - HD
March 18, 2013
Electro
CRITIC SCORE
75
2 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

38. Ashley Paul - Line The Clouds

Ashley Paul - Line The Clouds
March 26, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
NR

39. The Necks - Open

The Necks - Open
October 29, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
75
2 reviews
USER SCORE
72

40. Endless Boogie - Long Island

Endless Boogie - Long Island
February 19, 2013
Psychedelic Rock
CRITIC SCORE
70
2 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

41. G*Park - Sub

G*Park - Sub
September 24, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
NR

42. Juana Molina - Wed 21

Juana Molina - Wed 21
October 29, 2013
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
76
7 reviews
USER SCORE
81

43. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap

Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap
April 30, 2013
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
85
10 reviews
USER SCORE
83

44. Special Request - Soul Music

Special Request - Soul Music
October 7, 2013
Techno
CRITIC SCORE
79
4 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

45. Stellar Om Source - Joy One Mile

Stellar Om Source - Joy One Mile
June 11, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
83
4 reviews
USER SCORE
84

46. John Wizards - John Wizards

John Wizards - John Wizards
September 2, 2013
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
78
9 reviews
USER SCORE
80

47. James Ferraro - NYC, HELL 3:00 AM

James Ferraro - NYC, HELL 3:00 AM
October 15, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
68
3 reviews
USER SCORE
81

48. Call Back the Giants - The Marianne

Call Back the Giants - The Marianne
May 1, 2013
Ambient
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
NR

49. Grumbling Fur - Glynnaestra

Grumbling Fur - Glynnaestra
July 22, 2013
Neo-Psychedelia
CRITIC SCORE
72
4 reviews
USER SCORE
71

50. Jem Finer & Andrew Kötting - Visionary Seascapes

Jem Finer & Andrew Kötting - Visionary Seascapes
September 17, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
NR

Original Source: http://www.thewire.co.uk/

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