The Guardian's 40 Best Albums of 2013

The Guardian's 40 Best Albums of 2013

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39. Ciara - Ciara

July 9, 2013
Critic Score
73
10 reviews

34. Miley Cyrus - Bangerz

October 8, 2013
Critic Score
57
18 reviews

31. Drake - Nothing Was the Same

September 24, 2013
Critic Score
76
27 reviews

29. Autre Ne Veut - Anxiety

February 26, 2013
Critic Score
79
20 reviews

22. DJ Rashad - Double Cup

October 22, 2013
Critic Score
78
15 reviews

19. Arctic Monkeys - AM

September 9, 2013
Critic Score
80
33 reviews

This fifth ... manages to connect those different directions – the muscular riffs of Humbug and the wistful pop of Suck It and See – with the bristling energy and sense of fun that propelled their initial recordings.

15. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris

August 20, 2013
Critic Score
79
27 reviews

14. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap

April 30, 2013
Critic Score
82
15 reviews

13. Lorde - Pure Heroine

September 30, 2013
Critic Score
77
29 reviews
If the "Lorde" persona isn't just a record-label construct (who thought up that double-meaning album title, by the way?), it bodes well.

12. HAIM - Days Are Gone

September 30, 2013
Critic Score
77
30 reviews

11. The National - Trouble Will Find Me

May 21, 2013
Critic Score
82
36 reviews

It's the subtlety, and the self-awareness, that make this album exquisite.

10. My Bloody Valentine - m b v

February 3, 2013
Critic Score
88
34 reviews

8. John Wizards - John Wizards

September 2, 2013
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

7. Kelela - Cut 4 Me

October 1, 2013
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

5. James Blake - Overgrown

April 8, 2013
Critic Score
83
33 reviews

The abiding mood of James Blake's second album may be one of melancholy, but in every track there is a glinting nib of beauty wound into the melody or set at odds to it, something to cling on to.

4. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

May 14, 2013
Critic Score
83
36 reviews
Vampire Weekend suddenly sound like a band in it for the long haul.

3. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

May 21, 2013
Critic Score
83
37 reviews

Its flaws are outweighed by moments that justify the excitement. It felt like a major event before its release: more incredibly, it still does once you've heard it.

1. Kanye West - Yeezus

June 18, 2013
Critic Score
85
38 reviews

Noisy, gripping, maddening, potent, audibly the product of, as he put it "giving no fucks at all", Yeezus is the sound of a man just doing his job properly.

Original Source: http://www.theguardian.com/music/series/best-albums-of-2013
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