Clash's Top Albums of 2013

Clash's Top Albums of 2013

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40. John Wizards - John Wizards

John Wizards - John Wizards
September 2, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
78
13 reviews
User Score
80
11 reviews

39. Pusha T - My Name Is My Name

Pusha T - My Name Is My Name
October 8, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
78
21 reviews
User Score
77
138 reviews

38. Daniel Avery - Drone Logic

Daniel Avery - Drone Logic
October 8, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
78
10 reviews
User Score
80
30 reviews

37. Deafheaven - Sunbather

Deafheaven - Sunbather
June 11, 2013
Black Metal
Critic Score
90
18 reviews
User Score
84
423 reviews
It’s a bit bloody brilliant. A record everyone with half an experimental ear should experience, even if they run from it, screaming.
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36. Mount Kimbie - Cold Spring Fault Less Youth

Mount Kimbie - Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
May 28, 2013
Future Garage
Critic Score
75
23 reviews
User Score
76
73 reviews

35. MONEY - The Shadow of Heaven

MONEY - The Shadow of Heaven
August 26, 2013
Dream Pop
Critic Score
84
14 reviews
User Score
77
39 reviews

34. Daughter - If You Leave

Daughter - If You Leave
March 18, 2013
Dream Pop
Critic Score
76
17 reviews
User Score
78
152 reviews

33. Jake Bugg - Shangri La

Jake Bugg - Shangri La
November 18, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
63
13 reviews
User Score
59
71 reviews

32. Jon Hopkins - Immunity

Jon Hopkins - Immunity
June 3, 2013
Microhouse
Critic Score
84
24 reviews
User Score
84
324 reviews

31. Deptford Goth - Life After Defo

Deptford Goth - Life After Defo
March 19, 2013
Experimental
Critic Score
73
11 reviews
User Score
68
11 reviews

30. Danny Brown - OLD

Danny Brown - OLD
October 8, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
24 reviews
User Score
81
306 reviews

29. Thundercat - Apocalypse

Thundercat - Apocalypse
June 4, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
78
18 reviews
User Score
76
88 reviews

28. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels

Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels
June 26, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
24 reviews
User Score
82
393 reviews

27. Mac Miller - Watching Movies with the Sound Off

Mac Miller - Watching Movies with the Sound Off
June 18, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
70
13 reviews
User Score
74
72 reviews

26. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual

The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
April 8, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
84
33 reviews
User Score
79
377 reviews

25. Kirin J Callinan - Embracism

Kirin J Callinan - Embracism
July 2, 2013
Experimental
Critic Score
77
9 reviews
User Score
76
18 reviews

24. Kings of Leon - Mechanical Bull

Kings of Leon - Mechanical Bull
September 24, 2013
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
64
23 reviews
User Score
65
83 reviews

23. Dean Blunt - The Redeemer

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

22. Four Tet - Beautiful Rewind

Four Tet - Beautiful Rewind
October 15, 2013
Tech House
Critic Score
76
17 reviews
User Score
75
48 reviews

21. Forest Swords - Engravings

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

20. Special Request - Soul Music

Special Request - Soul Music
October 7, 2013
Techno
Critic Score
81
8 reviews
User Score
77
5 reviews

19. Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus

Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus
July 23, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
80
36 reviews
User Score
80
173 reviews

18. John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts

John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
March 11, 2013
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
81
19 reviews
User Score
77
101 reviews

17. Tyler, the Creator - Wolf

Tyler, the Creator - Wolf
April 2, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
69
29 reviews
User Score
73
223 reviews

16. Machinedrum - Vapor City

Machinedrum - Vapor City
September 23, 2013
IDM
Critic Score
73
16 reviews
User Score
77
23 reviews

15. M.I.A. - Matangi

M.I.A. - Matangi
November 5, 2013
Electropop
Critic Score
75
33 reviews
User Score
78
221 reviews

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

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
February 18, 2013
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
83
33 reviews
User Score
80
195 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.

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13. Bonobo - The North Borders

Bonobo - The North Borders
April 2, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
71
15 reviews
User Score
76
80 reviews

12. David Bowie - The Next Day

David Bowie - The Next Day
March 12, 2013
Art Rock
Critic Score
81
35 reviews
User Score
78
255 reviews

11. Arctic Monkeys - AM

Arctic Monkeys - AM
September 9, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
33 reviews
User Score
78
616 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.

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10. Lorde - Pure Heroine

Lorde - Pure Heroine
September 30, 2013
Pop
Critic Score
77
29 reviews
User Score
80
455 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.
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9. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
May 14, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
36 reviews
User Score
85
856 reviews

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

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8. Moderat - II

Moderat - II
August 6, 2013
IDM
Critic Score
75
22 reviews
User Score
80
94 reviews

7. James Holden - The Inheritors

James Holden - The Inheritors
June 17, 2013
Minimal
Critic Score
83
16 reviews
User Score
78
48 reviews

6. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest

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

5. King Krule - 6 Feet Beneath the Moon

King Krule - 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
August 24, 2013
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
76
25 reviews
User Score
80
138 reviews

4. Atoms for Peace - AMOK

Atoms for Peace - AMOK
February 26, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
74
36 reviews
User Score
76
197 reviews

3. Kanye West - Yeezus

Kanye West - Yeezus
June 18, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
85
38 reviews
User Score
81
1037 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.

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2. James Blake - Overgrown

James Blake - Overgrown
April 8, 2013
Art Pop
Critic Score
83
33 reviews
User Score
82
533 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.

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1. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris

Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
August 20, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
79
27 reviews
User Score
79
281 reviews
Original Source: http://www.clashmusic.com/features/clashs-top-albums-of-2013-10-1

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