Time Out London's 40 Best Albums of 2013

Time Out London's 40 Best Albums of 2013

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38. Deafheaven - Sunbather

June 11, 2013
Critic Score
90
19 reviews

37. Danny Brown - OLD

October 8, 2013
Critic Score
84
24 reviews

36. Outfit - Performance

August 12, 2013
Critic Score
76
10 reviews

35. Oh Sees - Floating Coffin

April 16, 2013
Critic Score
77
11 reviews

34. The National - Trouble Will Find Me

May 21, 2013
Critic Score
83
39 reviews

The propulsive sing-along ‘Demons’, warmly dilapidated ballad ‘Slipped’ and slow-burning mantra ‘Humiliation’ are bigger, poppier yet still lugubriously sexier than any of the singles from 2010’s Brit-nominated ‘High Violet’.

33. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris

August 20, 2013
Critic Score
80
29 reviews

32. Tim Hecker - Virgins

October 14, 2013
Critic Score
83
24 reviews

30. Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus

July 23, 2013
Critic Score
79
36 reviews
Something may have darkened their Olympic spirit, but that hasn’t stopped Fuck Buttons from making their best album yet.

29. James Blake - Overgrown

April 8, 2013
Critic Score
82
36 reviews

28. James Holden - The Inheritors

June 17, 2013
Critic Score
82
16 reviews

27. Omar Souleyman - Wenu Wenu

October 22, 2013
Critic Score
78
20 reviews

25. Braids - Flourish // Perish

August 20, 2013
Critic Score
80
18 reviews

24. Kanye West - Yeezus

June 18, 2013
Critic Score
83
39 reviews

West’s albums have always taken a while to unfold their many, usually extraordinary layers, but even on first listen it’s a hell of a ride.

23. HAIM - Days Are Gone

September 30, 2013
Critic Score
75
33 reviews

22. Factory Floor - Factory Floor

September 9, 2013
Critic Score
80
27 reviews

20. Lorde - Pure Heroine

September 30, 2013
Critic Score
78
30 reviews
Ironically, Lorde’s remarkably accomplished debut album will probably give her access to that world of gold teeth, Grey Goose and tripping in the bathroom. Part of you hopes she steers clear – but another can’t help already thinking about the songs she could write as an inside observer...

19. J. Cole - Born Sinner

June 18, 2013
Critic Score
70
14 reviews

18. Connan Mockasin - Caramel

November 5, 2013
Critic Score
65
17 reviews

17. Rudimental - Home

April 29, 2013
Critic Score
68
12 reviews

15. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap

April 30, 2013
Critic Score
81
15 reviews

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

February 18, 2013
Critic Score
84
34 reviews
This is astoundingly powerful and singular storytelling, scored with devilish subtlety, unfolding with the grotesque modern detail and mythic scope of a Grayson Perry tapestry.

13. Darkside - Psychic

October 8, 2013
Critic Score
78
22 reviews

9. Arcade Fire - Reflektor

October 29, 2013
Critic Score
77
44 reviews

‘Reflektor’ is full of swerving trajectories – so much so that it occasionally feels like channel-hopping.

7. Jon Hopkins - Immunity

June 3, 2013
Critic Score
84
24 reviews

5. Kelela - Cut 4 Me

October 1, 2013
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

4. My Bloody Valentine - m b v

February 3, 2013
Critic Score
88
36 reviews

‘m b v’ is a brilliant record – every bit as dreamily turbulent as you’d hope – but it’s not simply a sequel.

3. David Bowie - The Next Day

March 12, 2013
Critic Score
81
37 reviews
‘The Next Day’ is a very brilliant rock record. It’s intelligent, memorable and even a little provocative.

2. Arctic Monkeys - AM

September 9, 2013
Critic Score
80
35 reviews

Their fifth album possesses enough sexual dynamism to choke a horse. Combined with their Glastonbury-headlining swagger and exceptional musicianship, it makes for a dynamite LP and a reminder of why sex and rock ’n’ roll became linked in the first place.

1. Disclosure - Settle

June 3, 2013
Critic Score
76
29 reviews
Original Source: http://www.timeout.com/london/music/the-40-best-albums-of-2013
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