The Guardian's 40 Best Albums of 2013

The Guardian's 40 Best Albums of 2013

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40.

September 9, 2013
Critic Score
73
18 reviews
This pairing of the ethereal and the visceral makes for an interesting enough album, albeit one that sometimes begs for a kick in the backside

39.

July 9, 2013
Critic Score
74
11 reviews

38.

August 24, 2013
Critic Score
77
28 reviews
It's a good album, but somewhere in Archy is a remarkable one.

37.

June 3, 2013
Critic Score
85
27 reviews

35.

September 9, 2013
Critic Score
78
15 reviews

34.

October 8, 2013
Critic Score
56
23 reviews

31.

September 24, 2013
Critic Score
77
30 reviews

30.

August 19, 2013
Critic Score
85
28 reviews

29.

February 26, 2013
Critic Score
78
21 reviews

26.

July 15, 2013
Critic Score
78
30 reviews

25.

May 3, 2013
Critic Score
78
36 reviews

22.

October 22, 2013
Critic Score
81
17 reviews

21.

April 9, 2013
Critic Score
72
19 reviews
At 17 tracks, it's a little overlong, but Paramore's lively new incarnation suits them well.

20.

March 12, 2013
Critic Score
81
41 reviews

19.

September 9, 2013
Critic Score
81
38 reviews

This fifth ... manages to connect those different directions – the muscular riffs of Humbug and the wistful pop of Suck It and See – with the bristling energy and sense of fun that propelled their initial recordings.

15.

August 20, 2013
Critic Score
80
30 reviews

14.

April 30, 2013
Critic Score
82
16 reviews

13.

September 30, 2013
Critic Score
78
31 reviews
If the "Lorde" persona isn't just a record-label construct (who thought up that double-meaning album title, by the way?), it bodes well.

12.

September 30, 2013
Critic Score
76
35 reviews

11.

May 21, 2013
Critic Score
84
44 reviews

It's the subtlety, and the self-awareness, that make this album exquisite.

10.

February 3, 2013
Critic Score
87
40 reviews

9.

September 10, 2013
Critic Score
83
36 reviews

8.

September 2, 2013
Critic Score
79
13 reviews

7.

October 1, 2013
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

6.

June 3, 2013
Critic Score
76
34 reviews

5.

April 8, 2013
Critic Score
82
39 reviews

The abiding mood of James Blake's second album may be one of melancholy, but in every track there is a glinting nib of beauty wound into the melody or set at odds to it, something to cling on to.

4.

May 14, 2013
Critic Score
82
41 reviews
Vampire Weekend suddenly sound like a band in it for the long haul.

3.

May 21, 2013
Critic Score
83
46 reviews

Its flaws are outweighed by moments that justify the excitement. It felt like a major event before its release: more incredibly, it still does once you've heard it.

1.

June 18, 2013
Critic Score
83
41 reviews

Noisy, gripping, maddening, potent, audibly the product of, as he put it "giving no fucks at all", Yeezus is the sound of a man just doing his job properly.

Original Source: http://www.theguardian.com/music/series/best-albums-of-2013
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