Clash's Top Albums of 2013

Clash's Top Albums of 2013

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40. John Wizards - John Wizards

September 2, 2013
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

37. Deafheaven - Sunbather

June 11, 2013
Critic Score
90
18 reviews
It’s a bit bloody brilliant. A record everyone with half an experimental ear should experience, even if they run from it, screaming.

33. Jake Bugg - Shangri La

Jake Bugg - Shangri La
November 18, 2013
Critic Score
63
13 reviews
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30. Danny Brown - OLD

October 8, 2013
Critic Score
84
24 reviews

17. Tyler, the Creator - Wolf

Tyler, the Creator - Wolf
April 2, 2013
Critic Score
69
29 reviews

16. Machinedrum - Vapor City

September 23, 2013
Critic Score
73
16 reviews

15. M.I.A. - Matangi

November 5, 2013
Critic Score
75
33 reviews

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

February 18, 2013
Critic Score
83
33 reviews

Potent in its masculine restraint, this record has surely always existed, just waiting to be plucked from the surf; a mercurial, magisterial, stick of seaside rock.

11. Arctic Monkeys - AM

September 9, 2013
Critic Score
80
33 reviews

All of these stylistic inspirations make ‘AM’ an invigorating experience. It continues the band’s playful diversion from the Mojave-darkness of ‘Humbug’ that ‘Suck It And See’ heralded.

10. Lorde - Pure Heroine

September 30, 2013
Critic Score
77
29 reviews
The popularity of ‘Pure Heroine’ suggests all is not lost. It says there’s still an intellectual, polished and important place for pop, that doesn't rely on open letters, open legs, Twitter, twerking and obscenely desperate electro hooks.

9. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

May 14, 2013
Critic Score
83
36 reviews

‘Modern Vampires Of The City’ conveys one hell of a sense of permanence from a band that once seemed ephemeral and frivolous.

8. Moderat - II

August 6, 2013
Critic Score
75
22 reviews

4. Atoms for Peace - AMOK

February 26, 2013
Critic Score
74
36 reviews

3. Kanye West - Yeezus

June 18, 2013
Critic Score
85
38 reviews

No, ‘Yeezus’ isn’t a great record, but it doesn’t have to be. As with any Kanye recording, he dares to be different and sets a pace for others to follow.

2. James Blake - Overgrown

April 8, 2013
Critic Score
83
33 reviews

‘Overgrown’ remains closer knit, and paradoxically less fragmented than its illustrious predecessor, ideas rotating core values guided by an affirmatively unseen hand. Which ultimately makes this an even better record.

1. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris

August 20, 2013
Critic Score
79
27 reviews
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