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The Wire's Top 50 Releases of 2013

The Wire's Top 50 Releases of 2013

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50. Jem Finer & Andrew Kötting - Visionary Seascapes

Jem Finer & Andrew Kötting - Visionary Seascapes
September 17, 2013
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

49. Grumbling Fur - Glynnaestra

Grumbling Fur - Glynnaestra
July 22, 2013
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
71
4 reviews
User Score
72
6 reviews

48. Call Back the Giants - The Marianne

Call Back the Giants - The Marianne
May 1, 2013
Ambient
Critic Score
NR
User Score
90
1 review

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
77
7 reviews

46. John Wizards - John Wizards

John Wizards - John Wizards
September 2, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
78
13 reviews
User Score
81
11 reviews

45. Stellar Om Source - Joy One Mile

Stellar Om Source - Joy One Mile
June 11, 2013
Critic Score
83
4 reviews
User Score
84
3 reviews

44. Special Request - Soul Music

Special Request - Soul Music
October 7, 2013
Techno
Critic Score
80
7 reviews
User Score
76
4 reviews

43. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap

Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap
April 30, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
83
13 reviews
User Score
83
336 reviews

42. Juana Molina - Wed 21

Juana Molina - Wed 21
October 29, 2013
Folk
Critic Score
75
7 reviews
User Score
80
10 reviews

41. G*Park - Sub

G*Park - Sub
September 24, 2013
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

40. Endless Boogie - Long Island

Endless Boogie - Long Island
February 19, 2013
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
74
5 reviews
User Score
68
2 reviews

39. The Necks - Open

The Necks - Open
October 29, 2013
Critic Score
77
2 reviews
User Score
72
1 review

38. Ashley Paul - Line The Clouds

Ashley Paul - Line The Clouds
March 26, 2013
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

37. Atom TM - HD

Atom TM - HD
March 18, 2013
Electro
Critic Score
75
2 reviews
User Score
NR

36. Jessy Lanza - Pull My Hair Back

Jessy Lanza - Pull My Hair Back
September 9, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
76
13 reviews
User Score
80
36 reviews

35. Forest Swords - Engravings

Forest Swords - Engravings
August 26, 2013
Experimental
Critic Score
82
20 reviews
User Score
81
145 reviews

34. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris

Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
August 20, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
79
24 reviews
User Score
79
229 reviews

33. Various Artists - The Outer Church

Various Artists - The Outer Church
August 5, 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
75
3 reviews

31. Jacob Kirkegaard & Else Marie Pade - Svaevninger

Jacob Kirkegaard & Else Marie Pade - Svaevninger
July 23, 2013
Critic Score
60
1 review
User Score
NR

30. Autre Ne Veut - Anxiety

Autre Ne Veut - Anxiety
February 26, 2013
R&B
Critic Score
79
20 reviews
User Score
80
213 reviews

29. Éliane Radigue - Psi 847

Éliane Radigue - Psi 847
February 25, 2013
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

28. Sleaford Mods - Austerity Dogs

Sleaford Mods - Austerity Dogs
November 15, 2013
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
87
2 reviews

27. James Holden - The Inheritors

James Holden - The Inheritors
June 17, 2013
Minimal
Critic Score
83
15 reviews
User Score
77
45 reviews

26. Dean Blunt - The Redeemer

Dean Blunt - The Redeemer
May 1, 2013
Experimental
Critic Score
69
9 reviews
User Score
79
31 reviews

25. Young Echo - Nexus

Young Echo - Nexus
June 30, 2013
Experimental
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
NR

24. Alasdair Roberts & Friends - A Wonder Working Stone

Alasdair Roberts & Friends - A Wonder Working Stone
January 22, 2013
Folk
Critic Score
77
5 reviews
User Score
70
2 reviews

23. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest

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

22. Fire! Orchestra - Exit!

Fire! Orchestra - Exit!
January 11, 2013
Critic Score
NR
User Score
83
11 reviews

21. My Bloody Valentine - m b v

My Bloody Valentine - m b v
February 3, 2013
Shoegaze
Critic Score
89
29 reviews
User Score
81
411 reviews

20. Main - Ablation

Main - Ablation
April 16, 2013
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
NR

19. eMMplekz - Your Crate Has Changed

eMMplekz - Your Crate Has Changed
November 11, 2013
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

18. These New Puritans - Field of Reeds

These New Puritans - Field of Reeds
June 10, 2013
Post-Rock
Critic Score
79
20 reviews
User Score
78
102 reviews

17. Okkyung Lee - Ghil

Okkyung Lee - Ghil
January 7, 2013
Critic Score
71
2 reviews
User Score
NR

16. Pharmakon - Abandon

Pharmakon - Abandon
May 14, 2013
Noise
Critic Score
78
7 reviews
User Score
71
45 reviews

15. R. Andrew Lee - Dennis Johnson: November

R. Andrew Lee - Dennis Johnson: November
March 12, 2013
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

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

Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile
September 30, 2013
Avant-Garde Jazz
Critic Score
87
5 reviews
User Score
81
19 reviews

13. Autechre - Exai

Autechre - Exai
February 7, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
78
15 reviews
User Score
72
26 reviews

12. DJ Rashad - Double Cup

DJ Rashad - Double Cup
October 22, 2013
Footwork
Critic Score
78
15 reviews
User Score
80
56 reviews

11. Kanye West - Yeezus

Kanye West - Yeezus
June 18, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
85
35 reviews
User Score
81
837 reviews

10. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual

The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
April 8, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
83
30 reviews
User Score
79
350 reviews

9. Graham Lambkin & Jason Lescalleet - Photographs

Graham Lambkin & Jason Lescalleet - Photographs
September 27, 2013
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
89
4 reviews

8. Wolf Eyes - No Answer : Lower Floors

Wolf Eyes - No Answer : Lower Floors
April 9, 2013
Noise Rock
Critic Score
85
3 reviews
User Score
70
6 reviews

7. RP Boo - Legacy

RP Boo - Legacy
May 13, 2013
Juke
Critic Score
80
6 reviews
User Score
83
6 reviews

6. Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven

Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven
October 1, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
81
23 reviews
User Score
81
147 reviews

5. Tim Hecker - Virgins

Tim Hecker - Virgins
October 14, 2013
Drone
Critic Score
83
22 reviews
User Score
81
145 reviews

4. Richard Dawson - The Glass Trunk

Richard Dawson - The Glass Trunk
April 28, 2013
Critic Score
NR
User Score
68
2 reviews

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
5 reviews
User Score
85
2 reviews

2. Laurel Halo - Chance of Rain

Laurel Halo - Chance of Rain
October 28, 2013
Ambient Techno
Critic Score
79
19 reviews
User Score
79
31 reviews

1. Julia Holter - Loud City Song

Julia Holter - Loud City Song
August 19, 2013
Art Pop
Critic Score
85
23 reviews
User Score
83
242 reviews
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