The Highest Rated Albums of 2013


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1. Deafheaven - Sunbather

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Deafheaven - Sunbather
June 11, 2013
Black Metal
Critic Score
90
15 reviews

2. My Bloody Valentine - m b v

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My Bloody Valentine - m b v
February 3, 2013
Shoegaze
Critic Score
89
28 reviews

3. Wayne Shorter Quartet - Without a Net

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Wayne Shorter Quartet - Without a Net
February 5, 2013
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

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

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Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile
September 30, 2013
Critic Score
87
5 reviews

5. Nils Frahm - Spaces

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Nils Frahm - Spaces
November 18, 2013
Ambient
Critic Score
86
10 reviews

6. Kanye West - Yeezus

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

7. Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle

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Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle
May 27, 2013
Folk
Critic Score
85
28 reviews

8. Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park

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Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park
March 19, 2013
Country
Critic Score
85
8 reviews

9. Beyoncé - Beyoncé

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Beyoncé - Beyoncé
December 13, 2013
R&B
Critic Score
85
22 reviews

10. Rokia Traoré - Beautiful Africa

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Rokia Traoré - Beautiful Africa
January 8, 2013
World
Critic Score
85
5 reviews

11. Jenny Hval - Innocence Is Kinky

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Jenny Hval - Innocence Is Kinky
May 14, 2013
Experimental
Critic Score
85
10 reviews

12. The Haxan Cloak - Excavation

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The Haxan Cloak - Excavation
April 15, 2013
Drone
Critic Score
85
14 reviews

13. Teeth of the Sea - Master

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Teeth of the Sea - Master
October 7, 2013
Post-Rock
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

14. Patty Griffin - American Kid

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Patty Griffin - American Kid
May 7, 2013
Folk
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

15. Julia Holter - Loud City Song

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

16. Danny Brown - OLD

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Danny Brown - OLD
October 8, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
22 reviews

17. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

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Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
May 14, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
84
32 reviews

18. Torres - Torres

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Torres - Torres
January 22, 2013
Folk
Critic Score
84
10 reviews

19. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels

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Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels
June 26, 2013
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
20 reviews

20. Future of the Left - How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident

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Future of the Left - How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident
October 21, 2013
Post-Hardcore
Critic Score
84
10 reviews

21. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual

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The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
April 8, 2013
Electronic
Critic Score
84
28 reviews

22. Mutual Benefit - Love's Crushing Diamond

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Mutual Benefit - Love's Crushing Diamond
October 25, 2013
Indie Folk
Critic Score
84
14 reviews

23. Josephine Foster - I'm A Dreamer

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Josephine Foster - I'm A Dreamer
November 12, 2013
Freak Folk
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

24. James Blake - Overgrown

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James Blake - Overgrown
April 8, 2013
Art Pop
Critic Score
84
30 reviews

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

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
February 18, 2013
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
84
30 reviews



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