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1. Deafheaven - Sunbather

Deafheaven - Sunbather
June 11, 2013
Black Metal
CRITIC SCORE
93
Based on
13 reviews

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2. My Bloody Valentine - m b v

My Bloody Valentine - m b v
February 3, 2013
Shoegaze
CRITIC SCORE
91
Based on
22 reviews

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3. Patty Griffin - American Kid

Patty Griffin - American Kid
May 7, 2013
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
89
Based on
5 reviews

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4. Julia Holter - Loud City Song

Julia Holter - Loud City Song
August 19, 2013
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
88
Based on
19 reviews

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5. Kanye West - Yeezus

Kanye West - Yeezus
June 18, 2013
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
87
Based on
25 reviews

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6. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual

The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
April 8, 2013
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
87
Based on
22 reviews

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7. Nils Frahm - Spaces

Nils Frahm - Spaces
November 18, 2013
Ambient
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on
9 reviews

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8. Beyoncé - Beyoncé

Beyoncé - Beyoncé
December 13, 2013
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on
17 reviews

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9. Danny Brown - OLD

Danny Brown - OLD
October 8, 2013
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on
18 reviews

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

Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile
September 30, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on
4 reviews

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11. The Haxan Cloak - Excavation

The Haxan Cloak - Excavation
April 15, 2013
Drone
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on
13 reviews

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12. Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle

Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle
May 27, 2013
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on
21 reviews

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13. Jenny Hval - Innocence Is Kinky

Jenny Hval - Innocence Is Kinky
May 14, 2013
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
10 reviews

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14. Oliver Wilde - A Brief Introduction to Unnatural Light Years

Oliver Wilde - A Brief Introduction to Unnatural Light Years
July 22, 2013
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
4 reviews

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15. Jon Hopkins - Immunity

Jon Hopkins - Immunity
June 3, 2013
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
16 reviews

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16. Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park

Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park
March 19, 2013
Country
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
5 reviews

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17. Torres - Torres

Torres - Torres
January 22, 2013
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
8 reviews

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18. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels

Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels
June 26, 2013
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
15 reviews

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19. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
May 14, 2013
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
24 reviews

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20. Jason Isbell - Southeastern

Jason Isbell - Southeastern
June 11, 2013
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
8 reviews

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21. Mutual Benefit - Love's Crushing Diamond

Mutual Benefit - Love's Crushing Diamond
October 25, 2013
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
13 reviews

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22. MONEY - The Shadow of Heaven

MONEY - The Shadow of Heaven
August 26, 2013
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
8 reviews

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23. Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady

Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady
September 10, 2013
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
22 reviews

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24. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
May 21, 2013
Nu-Disco
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
23 reviews

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25. Patty Griffin - Silver Bell

Patty Griffin - Silver Bell
October 8, 2013
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
4 reviews

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