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Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2013

Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2013

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50.

Beck - Song Reader
July 29, 2014
Critic Score
59
14 reviews

48.

July 23, 2013
Critic Score
79
38 reviews
Still, the duo brings more art to blockbusters than most of rap and Hollywood.

47.

November 5, 2013
Critic Score
76
38 reviews

45.

Avicii - True
September 16, 2013
Critic Score
61
7 reviews

42.

August 20, 2013
Critic Score
80
30 reviews

41.

June 18, 2013
Critic Score
70
15 reviews

39.

Keith Urban - Fuse
September 10, 2013
Critic Score
64
4 reviews

37.

April 23, 2013
Critic Score
74
7 reviews

35.

Best Coast - Fade Away
October 22, 2013
Critic Score
63
14 reviews

33.

October 8, 2013
Critic Score
78
24 reviews

32.

September 24, 2013
Critic Score
79
35 reviews
Even when Chvrches are just competently mopey, their neon-Eighties visions are far from retro pose-striking.

31.

September 30, 2013
Critic Score
76
35 reviews

30.

January 29, 2013
Critic Score
78
28 reviews

29.

April 2, 2013
Critic Score
78
4 reviews

27.

October 8, 2013
Critic Score
56
23 reviews

Bangerz is the sound of Hannah Montana gone Miami Vice.

26.

April 30, 2013
Critic Score
82
16 reviews

It’s the density of wit, ideas, and verbal invention that makes this one of the year’s defining hip-hop releases.

25.

September 16, 2013
Critic Score
69
15 reviews

24.

November 5, 2013
Critic Score
69
28 reviews

23.

February 3, 2013
Critic Score
87
40 reviews

22.

April 22, 2013
Critic Score
73
34 reviews

18.

March 5, 2013
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

17.

October 8, 2013
Critic Score
85
26 reviews

16.

March 12, 2013
Critic Score
81
41 reviews

15.

February 26, 2013
Critic Score
75
40 reviews

14.

September 24, 2013
Critic Score
77
30 reviews

13.

June 3, 2013
Critic Score
76
34 reviews

12.

Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
October 15, 2012
Critic Score
78
10 reviews

9.

September 9, 2013
Critic Score
81
38 reviews

The Monkeys keep on evolving ... their fifth LP is this quintessentially English retro-rock band's most American-sounding record, especially rhythmically.

8.

May 21, 2013
Critic Score
84
44 reviews

On much of Trouble Will Find Me as well, the terse phrases and single-tone exclamations of guitarists Bryce and Aaron Dessner hang around Berninger's baritone gravity like clouded starlight.

7.

September 30, 2013
Critic Score
78
31 reviews
On her debut, she's a tiny-life teenager and a throne-watching pop comer with a sound that recalls the Internet hip-hop of Kitty Pryde, the cold-storage torch pop of Lana Del Rey and the primal self-dredging of Florence Welch, while still sounding strangely sui generis.

6.

June 4, 2013
Critic Score
82
39 reviews

Make no mistakes, though: . . . Like Clockwork still runs on Homme's grizzled-dude-against-the-world intensity

5.

October 29, 2013
Critic Score
78
48 reviews

Reflektor is closer to turning-point classics such as U2's Achtung Baby and Radiohead's Kid A – a thrilling act of risk and renewal by a band with established commercial appeal and a greater fear of the average, of merely being liked.

4.

October 15, 2013
Critic Score
76
23 reviews

3.

May 21, 2013
Critic Score
83
46 reviews

This is Daft Punk conjuring the musical era that first inspired them, when disco conquered the world with handcrafted grooves and prog-rock excess magnified emotions in black-lit bedrooms.

2.

June 18, 2013
Critic Score
83
41 reviews

Yeezus is the darkest, most extreme music Kanye has ever cooked up, an extravagantly abrasive album full of grinding electro, pummeling minimalist hip-hop, drone-y wooz and industrial gear-grind.

1.

May 14, 2013
Critic Score
82
41 reviews

Vampire Weekend have gotten better at just about everything they do.

Original Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-best-albums-of-2013-20131202
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