The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2013

The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2013

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50. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

May 14, 2013
Critic Score
83
37 reviews

Vampire Weekend's latest album is a worth sequel to 2010's Contra, presenting songs that truly stand on the merits of their memorable writing and lush instrumentation.

49. Comadre - Comadre

Comadre - Comadre
January 8, 2013
Critic Score
80
1 review

45. Kvelertak - Meir

March 25, 2013
Critic Score
80
10 reviews

41. My Bloody Valentine - m b v

February 3, 2013
Critic Score
88
36 reviews

39. Beach Fossils - Clash the Truth

Beach Fossils - Clash the Truth
February 19, 2013
Critic Score
75
18 reviews

38. Cakes da Killa - The Eulogy

Cakes da Killa - The Eulogy
January 29, 2013
Critic Score
78
2 reviews

37. Stone Titan - Scratch 'n Sniff

Stone Titan - Scratch 'n Sniff
June 25, 2013
Critic Score
80
1 review

36. Young Fathers - Tape Two

Young Fathers - Tape Two
June 11, 2013
Critic Score
78
9 reviews

32. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

May 21, 2013
Critic Score
83
38 reviews

The kings of French House return with a new album that pays homage to the roots of their roots.

30. Darkside - Psychic

October 8, 2013
Critic Score
78
22 reviews

29. Flatbush Zombies - BetterOffDEAD

Flatbush Zombies - BetterOffDEAD
September 11, 2013
Critic Score
75
4 reviews

28. Buke and Gase - General Dome

Buke and Gase - General Dome
January 29, 2013
Critic Score
78
11 reviews

21. YC The Cynic - GNK

YC The Cynic - GNK
August 26, 2013
Critic Score
80
1 review

20. Jon Hopkins - Immunity

June 3, 2013
Critic Score
84
24 reviews

On Immunity, electronic music producer Jon Hopkins focuses in on the worlds of house and techno, fusing the characteristics of these genres with some pretty atmospheric and grandiose keyboards.

17. Armand Hammer - Race Music

Armand Hammer - Race Music
October 22, 2013
Critic Score
80
1 review

16. Da Mafia 6ix - 6ix Commandments

Da Mafia 6ix - 6ix Commandments
November 12, 2013
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

15. This Routine Is Hell - Howl

This Routine Is Hell - Howl
April 10, 2013
Critic Score
80
1 review

11. Autechre - Exai

February 7, 2013
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

10. Grave Babies - Crusher

Grave Babies - Crusher
February 25, 2013
Critic Score
66
7 reviews

8. Iceage - You're Nothing

February 19, 2013
Critic Score
78
31 reviews

7. clipping. - Midcity

clipping. - Midcity
February 5, 2013
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

6. Mariam the Believer - Blood Donation

November 4, 2013
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

5. Melt-Banana - Fetch

Melt-Banana - Fetch
October 1, 2013
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

4. Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

June 4, 2013
Critic Score
82
34 reviews

With ...Like Clockwork, Queens of The Stone Age pulls together their dreariest album yet, but don't forget to deliver plenty of badass alt rock numbers in the process.

2. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual

April 8, 2013
Critic Score
83
33 reviews
On the Knife's latest full-length, the Swedish electronic music duo goes absolutely insane with a 98 minute album that features a ton of long, linear art pop tracks that overload the senses and challenge expectations.

1. Tim Hecker - Virgins

October 14, 2013
Critic Score
83
24 reviews
Canadian music producer Tim Hecker returns with a stunning collection of tracks that make for some of the most beautiful music I've heard this year.
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