Clash's Top Albums of 2013

Clash's Top Albums of 2013

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40. John Wizards - John Wizards

September 2, 2013
Critic Score
79
13 reviews

39. Pusha-T - My Name Is My Name

October 8, 2013
Critic Score
78
22 reviews

38. Daniel Avery - Drone Logic

October 8, 2013
Critic Score
78
10 reviews

37. Deafheaven - Sunbather

June 11, 2013
Critic Score
90
19 reviews
It’s a bit bloody brilliant. A record everyone with half an experimental ear should experience, even if they run from it, screaming.

35. MONEY - The Shadow of Heaven

August 26, 2013
Critic Score
84
14 reviews

34. Daughter - If You Leave

March 18, 2013
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

33. Jake Bugg - Shangri La

Jake Bugg - Shangri La
November 18, 2013
Critic Score
64
13 reviews

32. Jon Hopkins - Immunity

June 3, 2013
Critic Score
84
24 reviews

30. Danny Brown - OLD

October 8, 2013
Critic Score
84
24 reviews

29. Thundercat - Apocalypse

June 4, 2013
Critic Score
78
19 reviews

23. Dean Blunt - The Redeemer

May 1, 2013
Critic Score
72
9 reviews

22. Four Tet - Beautiful Rewind

October 3, 2013
Critic Score
76
17 reviews

21. Forest Swords - Engravings

August 26, 2013
Critic Score
83
20 reviews

20. Special Request - Soul Music

October 7, 2013
Critic Score
81
8 reviews

19. Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus

July 23, 2013
Critic Score
79
36 reviews

17. Tyler, the Creator - Wolf

Tyler, the Creator - Wolf
April 2, 2013
Critic Score
69
30 reviews

16. Machinedrum - Vapor City

September 23, 2013
Critic Score
72
16 reviews

15. M.I.A. - Matangi

November 5, 2013
Critic Score
76
33 reviews

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

February 18, 2013
Critic Score
84
34 reviews

Potent in its masculine restraint, this record has surely always existed, just waiting to be plucked from the surf; a mercurial, magisterial, stick of seaside rock.

13. Bonobo - The North Borders

April 2, 2013
Critic Score
73
15 reviews

12. David Bowie - The Next Day

March 12, 2013
Critic Score
81
37 reviews

11. Arctic Monkeys - AM

September 9, 2013
Critic Score
80
35 reviews

All of these stylistic inspirations make ‘AM’ an invigorating experience. It continues the band’s playful diversion from the Mojave-darkness of ‘Humbug’ that ‘Suck It And See’ heralded.

10. Lorde - Pure Heroine

September 30, 2013
Critic Score
78
30 reviews
The popularity of ‘Pure Heroine’ suggests all is not lost. It says there’s still an intellectual, polished and important place for pop, that doesn't rely on open letters, open legs, Twitter, twerking and obscenely desperate electro hooks.

9. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

May 14, 2013
Critic Score
83
37 reviews

‘Modern Vampires Of The City’ conveys one hell of a sense of permanence from a band that once seemed ephemeral and frivolous.

8. Moderat - II

August 6, 2013
Critic Score
76
22 reviews

7. James Holden - The Inheritors

June 17, 2013
Critic Score
82
16 reviews

4. Atoms for Peace - AMOK

February 26, 2013
Critic Score
74
38 reviews

3. Kanye West - Yeezus

June 18, 2013
Critic Score
83
39 reviews

No, ‘Yeezus’ isn’t a great record, but it doesn’t have to be. As with any Kanye recording, he dares to be different and sets a pace for others to follow.

2. James Blake - Overgrown

April 8, 2013
Critic Score
82
36 reviews

‘Overgrown’ remains closer knit, and paradoxically less fragmented than its illustrious predecessor, ideas rotating core values guided by an affirmatively unseen hand. Which ultimately makes this an even better record.

1. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris

August 20, 2013
Critic Score
80
29 reviews
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