Obscure Sound's Top 50 Albums of 2013

Obscure Sound's Top 50 Albums of 2013

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50. Superchunk - I Hate Music

Superchunk - I Hate Music
August 20, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
18 reviews
User Score
74
21 reviews

49. Luke Haines - Rock and Roll Animals

Luke Haines - Rock and Roll Animals
July 29, 2013
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
72
7 reviews
User Score
NR

48. 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

47. Paul McCartney - New

Paul McCartney - New
October 15, 2013
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
75
22 reviews
User Score
75
54 reviews

46. Moonface - Julia With Blue Jeans On

Moonface - Julia With Blue Jeans On
October 29, 2013
Experimental
Critic Score
78
17 reviews
User Score
80
24 reviews

45. Jenny Hval - Innocence Is Kinky

Jenny Hval - Innocence Is Kinky
May 14, 2013
Experimental
Critic Score
84
11 reviews
User Score
80
104 reviews

44. Jason Isbell - Southeastern

Jason Isbell - Southeastern
June 11, 2013
Alt-Country
Critic Score
83
10 reviews
User Score
81
50 reviews

43. Grouplove - Spreading Rumours

Grouplove - Spreading Rumours
September 17, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
67
8 reviews
User Score
69
24 reviews

42. Preservation Hall Jazz Band - That's It!

Preservation Hall Jazz Band - That's It!
July 9, 2013
Jazz
Critic Score
80
3 reviews
User Score
NR

41. Hammock - Oblivion Hymns

Hammock - Oblivion Hymns
November 26, 2013
Ambient
Critic Score
NR
User Score
76
6 reviews

40. 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

39. Postiljonen - Skyer

Postiljonen - Skyer
July 22, 2013
Dream Pop
Critic Score
75
6 reviews
User Score
78
24 reviews

38. Daughn Gibson - Me Moan

Daughn Gibson - Me Moan
July 9, 2013
Alt-Country
Critic Score
73
24 reviews
User Score
72
29 reviews

37. Classixx - Hanging Gardens

Classixx - Hanging Gardens
May 14, 2013
Electropop
Critic Score
76
4 reviews
User Score
77
51 reviews

36. Hockey - Wyeth IS

Hockey - Wyeth IS
June 25, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

35. Blondes - Swisher

Blondes - Swisher
June 25, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
80
14 reviews
User Score
78
8 reviews

34. Comfort Clouds - Three New Sciences

Comfort Clouds - Three New Sciences
August 13, 2013
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

33. Kanye West - Yeezus

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

32. Neon Neon - Praxis Makes Perfect

Neon Neon - Praxis Makes Perfect
April 30, 2013
Electropop
Critic Score
71
15 reviews
User Score
76
10 reviews

31. Bill Callahan - Dream River

Bill Callahan - Dream River
September 17, 2013
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
79
23 reviews
User Score
80
92 reviews

30. Sigur Rós - Kveikur

Sigur Rós - Kveikur
June 17, 2013
Post-Rock
Critic Score
81
29 reviews
User Score
81
231 reviews

29. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris

Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
August 20, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
79
27 reviews
User Score
79
281 reviews

28. Russian Circles - Memorial

Russian Circles - Memorial
October 29, 2013
Post-Rock
Critic Score
81
8 reviews
User Score
78
34 reviews

27. The Field - Cupid's Head

The Field - Cupid's Head
September 30, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
79
18 reviews
User Score
79
53 reviews

26. Ryan Hemsworth - Guilt Trips

Ryan Hemsworth - Guilt Trips
October 22, 2013
Wonky
Critic Score
75
9 reviews
User Score
75
25 reviews

25. 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

24. Washed Out - Paracosm

Washed Out - Paracosm
August 13, 2013
Chillwave
Critic Score
72
29 reviews
User Score
78
141 reviews

23. Dent May - Warm Blanket

Dent May - Warm Blanket
August 27, 2013
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
66
11 reviews
User Score
67
8 reviews

22. Tim Hecker - Virgins

Tim Hecker - Virgins
October 14, 2013
Drone
Critic Score
84
24 reviews
User Score
82
161 reviews

21. Smith Westerns - Soft Will

Smith Westerns - Soft Will
June 25, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
72
27 reviews
User Score
77
72 reviews

20. Ducktails - The Flower Lane

Ducktails - The Flower Lane
January 29, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
65
24 reviews
User Score
73
58 reviews

19. Burial - Rival Dealer

Burial - Rival Dealer
December 16, 2013
Dubstep
Critic Score
81
14 reviews
User Score
83
134 reviews

18. The National - Trouble Will Find Me

The National - Trouble Will Find Me
May 21, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
36 reviews
User Score
82
568 reviews

17. Pet Shop Boys - Electric

Pet Shop Boys - Electric
July 15, 2013
Synthpop
Critic Score
80
23 reviews
User Score
75
58 reviews

16. Arcade Fire - Reflektor

Arcade Fire - Reflektor
October 29, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
41 reviews
User Score
82
785 reviews

15. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual

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

14. The Feather - Invisible

The Feather - Invisible
September 23, 2013
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

13. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
May 21, 2013
Nu-Disco
Critic Score
83
37 reviews
User Score
80
713 reviews

12. James Blake - Overgrown

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

11. Julia Holter - Loud City Song

Julia Holter - Loud City Song
August 19, 2013
Art Pop
Critic Score
84
24 reviews
User Score
83
282 reviews

10. Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
January 22, 2013
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
78
18 reviews
User Score
80
338 reviews

9. The Derevolutions - Living in the Pop World, Vol. 1

The Derevolutions - Living in the Pop World, Vol. 1
April 6, 2013
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

8. Cut Copy - Free Your Mind

Cut Copy - Free Your Mind
November 5, 2013
Electropop
Critic Score
68
22 reviews
User Score
74
56 reviews

7. Prefab Sprout - Crimson/Red

Prefab Sprout - Crimson/Red
October 7, 2013
Critic Score
80
4 reviews
User Score
71
4 reviews

6. Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
June 4, 2013
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
82
32 reviews
User Score
83
362 reviews

5. Toro y Moi - Anything in Return

Toro y Moi - Anything in Return
January 22, 2013
Chillwave
Critic Score
70
28 reviews
User Score
74
129 reviews

4. Deerhunter - Monomania

Deerhunter - Monomania
May 7, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
32 reviews
User Score
79
325 reviews

3. 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

2. Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze

Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
April 9, 2013
Folk Rock
Critic Score
82
32 reviews
User Score
81
322 reviews

1. My Bloody Valentine - m b v

My Bloody Valentine - m b v
February 3, 2013
Shoegaze
Critic Score
88
34 reviews
User Score
81
449 reviews
Original Source: http://www.obscuresound.com/2013/12/best-albums-2013-50-41/

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