2013 Music Critic Top Ten Lists

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Below, we collect the individual year-end Top Ten lists published by a variety of music sources, including critics, music magazines, music shops, and more. This page will be updated at least once a day throughout December and January as new lists are published; be sure to check back frequently.

Critics pick the best albums of 2013

Added in this update (1/3): Austin Chronicle, Rhapsody, Slate, The Source, The Telegraph

Below is our updated running tally of the albums most frequently mentioned by individual music publications in their year-end Top Ten lists. Although many of the lists come from publications whose reviews are included on this site, we have also included extra lists from prominent music stores, websites, and publications not normally found in Metacritic's music section. Note that if a source ranks more than the standard 10 albums, we will not include titles ranked 11th or worse. In case of a tie for first or second, each album will receive the full points for that position. Our points system works as follows:

  • 3 points for each 1st place ranking
  • 2 points for each 2nd place ranking
  • 1 point for being ranked 3rd - 10th, or for being included on an unranked list
  Album / Artist # 1st Place # 2nd Place # Other Points
1 Yeezus by Kanye West 181330110
2 Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend 1072569
3 Random Access Memories by Daft Punk 552752
4 Reflektor by Arcade Fire 332742
5 Pure Heroine by Lorde 421834
6Days Are Gone by HAIM042230
7Trouble Will Find Me by The National112429
8 Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper 231628
Settle by Disclosure 311728
10 Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts 421127
AM by Arctic Monkeys 311627
Silence Yourself by Savages221727
13 m b v by My Bloody Valentine 301726
…Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age 131726
15 Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 141425
16 Sunbather by Deafheaven 33823
17The Next Day by David Bowie021822
Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves211422
19 The Worse Things Get, The Harder... by Neko Case 24721
Immunity by Jon Hopkins 40921
21 Nothing Was the Same by Drake 23820
22 The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae 021519
23Run the Jewels by El-P and Killer Mike22818
Southeastern by Jason Isbell31718
25Old by Danny Brown121017
26 Pale Green Ghosts by John Grant 21816
Wakin on a Pretty Daze by Kurt Vile 021216
Shaking the Habitual by The Knife 201016
12 Stories by Brandy Clark 31516
30Beyonce by Beyonce20814
The Bones of What You Believe by CHVRCHES11914
Once I Was an Eagle by Laura Marling011214
R Plus Seven by Oneohtrix Point Never20814

Individual top ten lists

Below are the 146 individual top ten lists used to calculate the standings above. Some publications may list ten albums without ranking them in order; such lists are displayed below, without numbers, in alphabetical order.

Music magazines

Alarm View article
  • Chrome Black Gold by Chrome Hoof
  • One of Us Is the Killer by The Dillinger Escape Plan
  • Labyrinth by Fleshgod Apocalypse
  • On Oni Pond by Man Man
  • Error 500 by Mutation
  • Helium Head by Mutoid Man
  • Book of Souls: Folio A by Secret Chiefs 3
  • One One One by Shining
  • Last Poem / First Light by So Hideous
  • Oddfellows by Tomahawk
  • Pain Is Beauty by Chelsea Wolfe
Alternative Press View article
  1. Vessel by twenty | one | pilots
  2. Paramore by Paramore
  3. Is Survived By by Touché Amoré
  4. The Greatest Generation by The Wonder Years
  5. Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! by Panic! At the Disco
  6. Tape Deck Heart by Frank Turner
  7. Hesitation Marks by Nine Inch Nails
  8. Save Rock and Roll by Fall Out Boy
  9. Sempiternal by Bring Me the Horizon
  10. Damage by Jimmy Eat World
American Songwriter View article
  1. Southeastern by Jason Isbell
  2. American Kid by Patty Griffin
  3. Muchacho by Phosphorescent
  4. My Favorite Picture of You by Guy Clark
  5. The Graceless Age by John Murry
  6. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  7. Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
  8. New by Paul McCartney
  9. Wise Up Ghost by Elvis Costello and The Roots
  10. Build Me Up From Bones by Sarah Jarosz
Billboard View article
  1. Beyonce by Beyonce
  2. Yeezus by Kanye West
  3. Settle by Disclosure
  4. Pure Heroine by Lorde
  5. Nothing Was the Same by Drake
  6. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  7. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  8. Woman by Rhye
  9. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  10. Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
Clash View article
  1. Doris by Earl Sweatshirt
  2. Overgrown by James Blake
  3. Yeezus by Kanye West
  4. Amok by Atoms for Peace
  5. 6 Feet Beneath the Moon by King Krule
  6. Tomorrow's Harvest by Boards of Canada
  7. The Inheritors by James Holden
  8. II by Moderat
  9. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  10. Pure Heroine by Lorde
Decibel
  1. Surgical Steel by Carcass
  2. Sister by In Solitude
  3. Colored Sands by Gorguts
  4. More Constant Than The Gods by SubRosa
  5. Obscure Verses For The Multiverse by Inquisition
  6. Vertikal by Cult of Luna
  7. Fetch by Melt Banana
  8. The Underground Resistance by Darkthrone
  9. Agony Defined by Noisem
  10. The Formulas of Death by Tribulation
Exclaim! View article
  1. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  2. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  3. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
  4. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  5. You're Nothing by Iceage
  6. Impersonator by Majical Cloudz
  7. Monomania by Deerhunter
  8. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  9. MCII by Mikal Cronin
  10. Flourish//Perish by Braids
The Fly View article
  1. Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
  2. Big Wheel and Others by Cass McCombs
  3. AM by Arctic Monkeys
  4. Wakin on a Pretty Daze by Kurt Vile
  5. Silence Yourself by Savages
  6. 6 Feet Beneath the Moon by King Krule
  7. Psychic by Darkside
  8. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  9. Seasons of Your Day by Mazzy Star
  10. II by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Guitar World View article
  1. 13 by Black Sabbath
  2. Dream Theater by Dream Theater
  3. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
  4. The Dream Calls for Blood by Death Angel
  5. The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here by Alice in Chains
  6. The Winery Dogs by The Winery Dogs
  7. Silence Yourself by Savages
  8. Shout! by Gov't Mule
  9. Unstoppable Momentum by Joe Satriani
  10. Surgical Steel by Carcass
Kerrang!
  1. Sempiternal by Bring Me the Horizon
  2. Opposites by Biffy Clyro
  3. Hesitation Marks by Nine Inch Nails
  4. From Death to Destiny by Asking Alexandria
  5. Hail to the King by Avenged Sevenfold
  6. Paramore by Paramore
  7. The Blackest Beautiful by Letlive.
  8. The Greatest Generation by The Wonder Years
  9. The Bronx IV by The Bronx
  10. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
Les Inrockuptibles France
  1. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  2. Psycho Tropical Berlin by La Femme
  3. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  4. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  5. Howlin' by Jagwar Ma
  6. Parcs by Bertrand Belin
  7. The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae
  8. Racine Carrée by Stromae
  9. Les chansons de l'innocence retrouvée by Etienne Daho
  10. Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
Magnet View article
  1. The Silver Gymnasium by Okkervil River
  2. The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You by Neko Case
  3. Fade by Yo La Tengo
  4. Amok by Atoms for Peace
  5. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  6. Monomania by Deerhunter
  7. I Hate Music by Superchunk
  8. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  9. Tonight You Look Like A Spider by David Yow
  10. We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic by Foxygen
Metal Hammer View article
  1. Earth Rocker by Clutch
  2. Surgical Steel by Carcass
  3. 13 by Black Sabbath
  4. Mind Control by Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats
  5. Infestissumam by Ghost
  6. Sempiternal by Bring Me the Horizon
  7. Das Seelenbrechen by Ihsahn
  8. Aftershock by Motörhead
  9. The Wild Hunt by Watain
  10. The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) by Steven Wilson
Mixmag View article
  1. Settle by Disclosure
  2. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  3. Vapor City by Machinedrum
  4. Immunity by Jon Hopkins
  5. Free the Universe by Major Lazer
  6. Different Sides of the Sun by Hot Natured
  7. The North Borders by Bonobo
  8. Comfort by Maya Jane Coles
  9. 1977 by Kolsch
  10. Moderat II by Moderat
Mojo View article
  1. Dream River by Bill Callahan
  2. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  3. The Next Day by David Bowie
  4. AM by Arctic Monkeys
  5. Pale Green Ghosts by John Grant
  6. Monomania by Deerhunter
  7. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  8. Perils From the Sea by Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavalle
  9. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  10. The Graceless Age by John Murry
NME View article
  1. AM by Arctic Monkeys
  2. Yeezus by Kanye West
  3. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
  4. Holy Fire by Foals
  5. Silence Yourself by Savages
  6. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  7. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  8. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  9. Once I Was an Eagle by Laura Marling
  10. The Next Day by David Bowie
Paste View article
  1. Muchacho by Phosphorescent
  2. MCII by Mikal Cronin
  3. We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic by Foxygen
  4. The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae
  5. Monomania by Deerhunter
  6. Wakin on a Pretty Daze by Kurt Vile
  7. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  8. The Bones of What You Believe by CHVRCHES
  9. Run the Jewels by El-P and Killer Mike
  10. Days Are Gone by HAIM
Q
  1. AM by Arctic Monkeys
  2. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  3. The Next Day by David Bowie
  4. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  5. Immunity by Jon Hopkins
  6. Rewind the Film by Manic Street Preachers
  7. Big Wheel and Others by Cass McCombs
  8. A Bad Wind Blows by Bill Ryder-Jones
  9. Pale Green Ghosts by John Grant
  10. Days Are Gone by HAIM
Revolver
  1. 13 by Black Sabbath
  2. Sunbather by Deafheaven
  3. Hail to the King by Avenged Sevenfold
  4. Meir by Kvelertak
  5. Abandon All Life by Nails
  6. Surgical Steel by Carcass
  7. Infestissumam by Ghost
  8. Soma by Windhand
  9. The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here by Alice in Chains
  10. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
Rock Sound View article
  1. The Blackest Beautiful by Letlive.
  2. Sempiternal by Bring Me the Horizon
  3. Paramore by Paramore
  4. Common Courtesy by A Day to Remember
  5. The Greatest Generation by The Wonder Years
  6. Tape Deck Heart by Frank Turner
  7. Letters Home by Defeater
  8. One of Us Is the Killer by The Dillinger Escape Plan
  9. What You Don't See by The Story So Far
  10. The Things We Think We're Missing by Balance and Composure
Rolling Stone View article
  1. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  2. Yeezus by Kanye West
  3. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  4. New by Paul McCartney
  5. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  6. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
  7. Pure Heroine by Lorde
  8. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  9. AM by Arctic Monkeys
  10. Wrote A Song For Everyone by John Fogerty
The Skinny (Scotland) View article
  1. Slow Focus by Fuck Buttons
  2. Monkey Minds In The Devil's Time by Steve Mason
  3. Factory Floor by Factory Floor
  4. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  5. The Bones of What You Believe by CHVRCHES
  6. Pearl Mystic by Hookworms
  7. Pedestrian Verse by Frightened Rabbit
  8. Tomorrow's Harvest by Boards of Canada
  9. How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident by Future of the Left
  10. Run the Jewels by El-P and Killer Mike
The Source View article
  1. My Name Is My Name by Pusha T
  2. Nothing Was the Same by Drake
  3. Yeezus by Kanye West
  4. Doris by Earl Sweatshirt
  5. Run the Jewels by El-P and Killer Mike
  6. Old by Danny Brown
  7. Magna Carta Holy Grail by Jay-Z
  8. Watching Movies With The Sound Off by Mac Miller
  9. Trap Lord by A$AP Ferg
  10. Albert Einstein by Prodigy & Alchemist
Total Guitar (UK)
  1. Fortress by Alter Bridge
  2. Memorial by Russian Circles
  3. Hail to the King by Avenged Sevenfold
  4. The Living Infinite by Soilwork
  5. Dream Theater by Dream Theater
  6. Secrets Nobody Keeps by Jon Gomm
  7. Asymmetry by Karnivool
  8. Earth Rocker by Clutch
  9. Damage by Jimmy Eat World
  10. The Hurry And The Harm by City And Colour
Uncut
  1. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
  2. The Next Day by David Bowie
  3. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  4. Pale Green Ghosts by John Grant
  5. Once I Was an Eagle by Laura Marling
  6. Man & Myth by Roy Harper
  7. Dream River by Bill Callahan
  8. Wakin on a Pretty Daze by Kurt Vile
  9. AM by Arctic Monkeys
  10. Tomorrow's Harvest by Boards of Canada
Under the Radar View article
  1. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  2. The Next Day by David Bowie
  3. We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic by Foxygen
  4. Pale Green Ghosts by John Grant
  5. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  6. The Bones of What You Believe by CHVRCHES
  7. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  8. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  9. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  10. Desire Lines by Camera Obscura
Vibe View article
  1. Nothing Was the Same by Drake
  2. The 20/20 Experience by Justin Timberlake
  3. Yeezus by Kanye West
  4. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  5. My Name Is My Name by Pusha T
  6. Unorthodox Jukebox by Bruno Mars
  7. Born Sinner by J. Cole
  8. Wolf by Tyler, The Creator
  9. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
  10. Avalanche by Quadron
The Wire
  1. Loud City Song by Julia Holter
  2. Chance of Rain by Laurel Halo
  3. Traditional Music Of Notional Species Vol. I by Rashad Becker
  4. The Glass Trunk by Richard Dawson
  5. Virgins by Tim Hecker
  6. R Plus Seven by Oneohtrix Point Never
  7. Legacy by RP Boo
  8. No Answer: Lower Floors by Wolf Eyes
  9. Photographs by Graham Lambkin & Jason Lescalleet
  10. Shaking the Habitual by The Knife

Other magazines, newspapers, and news sites

Arizona Republic Ed Masley View article
  1. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  2. Mosquito by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  3. Silence Yourself by Savages
  4. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  5. The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae
  6. Nothing Was the Same by Drake
  7. Monomania by Deerhunter
  8. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
  9. The 20/20 Experience by Justin Timberlake
  10. Run the Jewels by El-P and Killer Mike
Associated Press Mesfin Fekadu View article
  1. Yours Truly by Ariana Grande
  2. Goldenheart by Dawn Richard
  3. The Blessed Unrest by Sara Bareilles
  4. Born Sinner by J. Cole
  5. Beyonce by Beyonce
  6. The 20/20 Experience by Justin Timberlake
  7. More Than Just a Dream by Fitz and the Tantrums
  8. The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae
  9. Bangerz by Miley Cyrus
  10. Heartthrob by Tegan & Sara
Associated Press Chris Talbott View article
  1. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
  2. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
  3. Doris by Earl Sweatshirt
  4. Born Sinner by J. Cole
  5. Yeezus by Kanye West
  6. Watching Movies With the Sound Off by Mac Miller
  7. Nothing Was the Same by Drake
  8. Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
  9. The Civil Wars by The Civil Wars
  10. Old by Danny Brown
Austin Chronicle Greg Beets View article
  1. Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
  2. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  3. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  4. Live in San Francisco by White Fence
  5. Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! by The Dirtbombs
  6. Gay Disco by Guerilla Toss
  7. I Hate Music by Superchunk
  8. The Stand-In by Catlin Rose
  9. Floating Coffin by Thee Oh Sees
  10. II by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Austin Chronicle Jim Caligiuri View article
  1. Made Up Mind by Tedeschi Trucks Band
  2. Southeastern by Jason Isbell
  3. Quality Street by Nick Lowe
  4. The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You by Neko Case
  5. Stories Don't End by Dawes
  6. Not Cool by Tim Easton
  7. The Highway by Holly Williams
  8. Lessons by Ha Ha Tonka
  9. Howl by The Howlin' Brothers
  10. Honky Tonk by Son Volt
Austin Chronicle Thomas Fawcett View article
  1. Run the Jewels by El-P and Killer Mike
  2. Pushin' Against a Stone by Valerie June
  3. Sing to the Moon by Laura Mvula
  4. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
  5. The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae
  6. Victim of Love by Charles Bradley
  7. Yeezus by Kanye West
  8. My Name Is My Name by Pusha T
  9. Idle No More by King Khan & the Shrines
  10. Lady by Lady
Austin Chronicle Doug Freeman View article
  1. The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You by Neko Case
  2. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  3. Pushin' Against a Stone by Valerie June
  4. Honky Tonk by Son Volt
  5. Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
  6. New Moon by The Men
  7. Muchacho by Phosphorescent
  8. Southeastern by Jason Isbell
  9. Pale Green Ghosts by John Grant
  10. My Favorite Picture of You by Guy Clark
Austin Chronicle Chase Hoffberger View article
  1. New Moon by The Men
  2. Run the Jewels by El-P and Killer Mike
  3. Pushin' Against a Stone by Valerie June
  4. The 20/20 Experience by Justin Timberlake
  5. Victim of Love by Charles Bradley
  6. Nobody Knows by Willis Earl Beal
  7. Wildewoman by Lucius
  8. Tawk Tomahawk by Hiatus Kaiyote
  9. MCII by Mikal Cronin
  10. Extended Play by Statik Selektah
Austin Chronicle Margaret Moser View article
  1. The Beautiful Old Turn-of-the-Century Songs by Various
  2. Blind, Crippled and Crazy by Delbert McClinton & Glen Clark
  3. Blaze of Glory by Marshall Chapman
  4. Build Me Up From Bones by Sarah Jarosz
  5. The Spirit Speaks by The Jones Family Singers
  6. American Kid by Patty Griffin
  7. The Best of Merry Clayton by Merry Clayton
  8. More Than Just a Dream by Fitz and the Tantrums
  9. American Folk Songbook by Suzy Bogguss
  10. Pure Heroine by Lorde
Austin Chronicle Austin Powell View article
  1. Yeezus by Kanye West
  2. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
  3. Muchacho by Phosphorescent
  4. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  5. Monomania by Deerhunter
  6. II by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  7. Silence Yourself by Savages
  8. Saltwater by Brazos
  9. 6 Feet Beneath the Moon by King Krule
  10. Nobody Knows by Willis Earl Beal
Austin Chronicle Jay Trachtenberg View article
  1. In Time by The Mavericks
  2. Yo by Roberto Fonseca
  3. Wise Up Ghost by Elvis Costello and The Roots
  4. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  5. Creole Soul by Etienne Charles
  6. Amok by Atoms for Peace
  7. Once I Was an Eagle by Laura Marling
  8. Repeat After Me by Los Amigos Invisibles
  9. Red Hot + Fela by Various
  10. Trios by Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow
Boston Globe Martín Caballero View article
  1. Old by Danny Brown
  2. The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae
  3. Yeezus by Kanye West
  4. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  5. Run the Jewels by El-P and Killer Mike
  6. Apocalypse by Thundercat
  7. Doris by Earl Sweatshirt
  8. Blue Chips 2 by Action Bronson & Party Supplies
  9. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
  10. Long.Live.A$AP by A$AP Rocky
Boston Globe Siddhartha Mitter View article
  1. Matangi by M.I.A.
  2. Hagar's Song by Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran
  3. Sing to the Moon by Laura Mvula
  4. Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project by Vijay Iyer/Mike Ladd
  5. Quintessence by Emeline Michel
  6. Mon Pays by Vieux Farka Touré
  7. Beautiful Africa by Rokia Traoré
  8. No Beginning No End by José James
  9. Desfado by Ana Moura
  10. The Pedrito Martinez Group by The Pedrito Martinez Group
Boston Globe James Reed View article
  1. The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You by Neko Case
  2. Pushin' Against a Stone by Valerie June
  3. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  4. About Farewell by Alela Diane
  5. Pure Heroine by Lorde
  6. Nothing Was the Same by Drake
  7. 12 Stories by Brandy Clark
  8. Silence Yourself by Savages
  9. Muchacho by Phosphorescent
  10. One True Vine by Mavis Staples
Boston Globe Sarah Rodman View article
  1. 12 Stories by Brandy Clark
  2. Massachusetts by Lori McKenna
  3. Hesitation Marks by Nine Inch Nails
  4. Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
  5. Sound the Alarm by Booker T
  6. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  7. Every Man Should Know by Harry Connick Jr.
  8. Devour by Dave Hause
  9. Thorn in My Heart by Kim Richey
  10. In Time by The Mavericks
Chicago Sun-Times Mark Guarino View article
  1. Yeezus by Kanye West
  2. Keeping a Record of It by Lonnie Holley
  3. Dream River by Bill Callahan
  4. Pushin' Against a Stone by Valerie June
  5. Gone Away Backward by Robbie Fulks
  6. Silence Yourself by Savages
  7. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
  8. Codebreaker by Rough Seven
  9. New by Paul McCartney
  10. MCII by Mikal Cronin
Chicago Tribune Greg Kot View article
  1. Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
  2. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
  3. Songbook by Allen Toussaint
  4. Psychic by Darkside
  5. Silence Yourself by Savages
  6. Woman by Rhye
  7. Innanetape by Vic Mensa
  8. Event II by Deltron 3030
  9. As Plantas Que Curam by Boogarins
  10. The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You by Neko Case
The Daily Beast View article
  1. Yeezus by Kanye West
  2. Muchacho by Phosphorescent
  3. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  4. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
  5. Once I Was an Eagle by Laura Marling
  6. Pure Heroine by Lorde
  7. The Next Day by David Bowie
  8. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  9. Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
  10. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
Entertainment Weekly
  1. Yeezus by Kanye West
  2. Nothing Was the Same by Drake
  3. Bangerz by Miley Cyrus
  4. Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
  5. Kiss Land by The Weeknd
  6. Paramore by Paramore
  7. Hummingbird by Local Natives
  8. My Name Is My Name by Pusha T
  9. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  10. Doris by Earl Sweatshirt
Evening Standard (London) David Smyth View article
  1. Immunity by Jon Hopkins
  2. Pure Heroine by Lorde
  3. Settle by Disclosure
  4. Wakin on a Pretty Daze by Kurt Vile
  5. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  6. Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
  7. AM by Arctic Monkeys
  8. The 20/20 Experience by Justin Timberlake
  9. Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
  10. Big Inner by Matthew E. White
The Globe and Mail Brad Wheeler View article
  • Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  • Stitches by Califone
  • Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
  • Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  • The Diving Board by Elton John
  • The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae
  • Southeastern by Jason Isbell
  • Pushin' Against a Stone by Valerie June
  • …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
  • Fanfare by Jonathan Wilson
  • Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
  • Yeezus by Kanye West
The Guardian View article
  1. Yeezus by Kanye West
  2. Pale Green Ghosts by John Grant
  3. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  4. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  5. Overgrown by James Blake
  6. Settle by Disclosure
  7. Cut 4 Me by Kelela
  8. John Wizards by John Wizards
  9. The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae
  10. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
The Herald Sun (Australia) Cameron Adams View article
  1. Pure Heroine by Lorde
  2. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  3. AM by Arctic Monkeys
  4. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  5. The Bones of What You Believe by CHVRCHES
  6. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  7. The Next Day by David Bowie
  8. Settle by Disclosure
  9. Holy Fire by Foals
  10. Beyonce by Beyonce
The Hollywood Reporter Chris Willman View article
  1. (4-way tie; 1 point for each) 12 Stories by Brandy Clark AND Like a Rose by Ashley Monroe AND
    Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves AND Spitfire by LeAnn Rimes
  2. Wise Up Ghost by Elvis Costello and The Roots
  3. Stories Don't End by Dawes
  4. The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae
  5. Southeastern by Jason Isbell
  6. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  7. The Next Day by David Bowie
Houston Chronicle Joey Guerra View article
  1. Beyonce by Beyonce
  2. Yeezus by Kanye West
  3. Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
  4. Bangerz by Miley Cyrus
  5. Stamps by Stamps
  6. Spitfire by LeAnn Rimes
  7. Before the World Was Made by Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay
  8. Pure Heroine by Lorde
  9. In Technicolor by Emily Bell
  10. Volcano & the Sea by Free Dominguez
The L Magazine View article
  1. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  2. Yeezus by Kanye West
  3. Wormfood by Jamaican Queens
  4. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  5. Night Time, My Time by Sky Ferreira
  6. MCII by Mikal Cronin
  7. Loud City Song by Julia Holter
  8. An Object by No Age
  9. Factory Floor by Factory Floor
  10. Jake Bugg by Jake Bugg
Los Angeles Times Randall Roberts View article
  1. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  2. Spring Breakers OST by Various
  3. Doris by Earl Sweatshirt
  4. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  5. 12 Stories by Brandy Clark
  6. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
  7. Once I Was an Eagle by Laura Marling
  8. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
  9. World Boogie Is Coming by North Mississippi All-Stars
  10. Yeezus by Kanye West
The New Republic David Hajdu View article
  1. Brooklyn Babylon by Darcy James Argue
  2. The Blow by The Blow
  3. Yeezus by Kanye West
  4. Modern Vampires of the City by Kanye West
  5. Without a Net by Wayne Shorter Quartet
  6. The Knells by The Knells
  7. Songs I Like a Lot by John Hollenbeck
  8. Illusionary Sea by Mary Halvorson Septet
  9. Pure Heroine by Lorde
  10. The Complete Clifford Jordan Strata-East Sessions by Clifford Jordan
New York (Vulture) Jody Rosen View article
  1. 12 Stories by Brandy Clark
  2. Yeezus by Kanye West
  3. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  4. The Night's Gambit by Ka
  5. Trap Lord by A$AP Ferg
  6. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  7. In Time by The Mavericks
  8. Fidlar by Fidlar
  9. Side Effects of You by Fantasia
  10. Here's Willy Moon by Willy Moon
New York Daily News Jim Farber View article
  1. Mother by Natalie Maines
  2. Yeezus by Kanye West
  3. Stories Don't End by Dawes
  4. Untamed Beast by Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside
  5. The Wild Feathers by The Wild Feathers
  6. Mechanical Bull by Kings of Leon
  7. The Heist by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  8. Antiphon by Midlake
  9. Once I Was an Eagle by Laura Marling
  10. Junip by Junip
The New York Times Jon Caramanica View article
  1. Nothing Was the Same by Drake
  2. Yeezus by Kanye West
  3. Like a Rose by Ashley Monroe
  4. (various unreleased demos) by Jai Paul
  5. My Name Is My Name by Pusha T
  6. Night Time, My Time by Sky Ferreira
  7. Y.R.N. by Migos
  8. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
  9. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  10. Beach House 2 by Ty Dolla Sign
The New York Times Nate Chinen View article
  1. Chants by Craig Taborn Trio
  2. Without a Net by Wayne Shorter Quartet
  3. Dream River by Bill Callahan
  4. The World According to Andy Bey by Andy Bey
  5. Like a Rose by Ashley Monroe
  6. Time Travel by Dave Douglas Quintet
  7. City of Asylum by Eric Revis, Kris Davis, Andrew Cyrille
  8. The Sirens by Chris Potter
  9. Doris by Earl Sweatshirt
  10. WomanChild by Cécile McLorin Salvant
The New York Times Jon Pareles View article
  1. Pure Heroine by Lorde
  2. Once I Was an Eagle by Laura Marling
  3. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  4. Hesitation Marks by Nine Inch Nails
  5. Matangi by M.I.A.
  6. The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae
  7. The Next Day by David Bowie
  8. Kaani by Tal National
  9. Sing to the Moon by Laura Mvula
  10. Excavation by The Haxan Cloak
The New York Times Ben Ratliff View article
  1. WomanChild by Cécile McLorin Salvant
  2. Sunbather by Deafheaven
  3. Coming Apart by Body/Head
  4. Mestres Navegantes: Edição Cariri by Various
  5. Chants by Craig Taborn Trio
  6. Life in the Sugar Candle Mines by Black Host
  7. 3.0 by Marc Anthony
  8. Night Time, My Time by Sky Ferreira
  9. Greater Than by Tye Tribbett
  10. Woman by Rhye
Newsday Glenn Gamboa View article
  1. Yeezus by Kanye West
  2. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  3. Matangi by M.I.A.
  4. Save Rock and Roll by Fall Out Boy
  5. The Next Day by David Bowie
  6. Beyonce by Beyonce
  7. Pushin' Against a Stone by Valerie June
  8. Magna Carta Holy Grail by Jay-Z
  9. The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You by Neko Case
  10. I Hate Music by Superchunk
NOW Magazine (Toronto) View article
  1. Yeezus by Kanye West
  2. Uzu by Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
  3. Sunbather by Deafheaven
  4. Flying Colours by Shad
  5. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
  6. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  7. Tall Tall Shadow by Basia Bulat
  8. Silence Yourself by Savages
  9. Cupid Deluxe by Blood Orange
  10. MCII by Mikal Cronin
Omaha World-Herald Kevin Coffey View article
  1. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  2. Miracle Temple by Mount Moriah
  3. Heartthrob by Tegan & Sara
  4. I Hate Music by Superchunk
  5. Penny Park: Omaha, NE: Summer 1989 by Matt Whipkey
  6. MCII by Mikal Cronin
  7. Everything Happens for the First Time by Eli Mardock
  8. Pedestrian Verse by Frightened Rabbit
  9. Desperate Ground by The Thermals
  10. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
The Oregonian David Greenwald View article
  1. Dead & Born & Grown by The Staves
  2. Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
  3. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
  4. Paramore by Paramore
  5. Early Fragments by Fear of Men
  6. Colours by Ashley Eriksson
  7. Soft Will by Smith Westerns
  8. Nothing Was the Same by Drake
  9. Fire Dream by Body Parts
  10. Clash The Truth by Beach Fossils
Philadelphia Inquirer Dan DeLuca View article
  • Nomad by Bombino
  • Southeastern by Jason Isbell
  • Once I Was an Eagle by Laura Marling
  • The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae
  • Like a Rose by Ashley Monroe
  • Who is William Onyeabor? by William Onyeabor
  • Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
  • Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  • Wakin on a Pretty Daze by Kurt Vile
  • Yeezus by Kanye West
Salt Lake Tribune David Burger View article
  1. Yeezus by Kanye West
  2. The Civil Wars by The Civil Wars
  3. Paramore by Paramore
  4. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  5. Like a Rose by Ashley Monroe
  6. Amok by Atoms for Peace
  7. In Time by The Mavericks
  8. Southeastern by Jason Isbell
  9. The Beast in Its Tracks by Josh Ritter
  10. Victim of Love by Charles Bradley
San Jose Mercury News Jim Harrington View article
  1. Pure Heroine by Lorde
  2. The Bones of What You Believe by CHVRCHES
  3. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
  4. Born Sinner by J. Cole
  5. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  6. Oh, Mayhem! by Bettie Serveert
  7. Stay Trippy by Juicy J
  8. Change Becomes Us by Wire
  9. No Poison No Paradise by Black Milk
  10. Electric by Richard Thompson
Slate Chris Molanphy View article
  1. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  2. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  3. Yeezus by Kanye West
  4. Night Time, My Time by Sky Ferreira
  5. Beyonce by Beyonce
  6. Electric by Pet Shop Boys
  7. My Name Is My Name by Pusha T
  8. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  9. Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
  10. Woman by Rhye
Slate Carl Wilson View article
  • 12 Stories by Brandy Clark
  • Run the Jewels by El-P and Killer Mike
  • Carey's Cold Spring by Frog Eyes
  • Days Are Gone by HAIM
  • Virgins by Tim Hecker
  • Run Fast by The Julie Ruin
  • Shaking the Habitual by The Knife
  • Pure Heroine by Lorde
  • Like a Rose by Ashley Monroe
  • Woman by Rhye
State (Ireland) View article
  1. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  2. {Awayland} by Villagers
  3. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  4. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  5. Settle by Disclosure
  6. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  7. Yeezus by Kanye West
  8. AM by Arctic Monkeys
  9. The Next Day by David Bowie
  10. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Sydney Morning Herald View article
  1. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  2. I See Seaweed by The Drones
  3. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  4. Overgrown by James Blake
  5. The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You by Neko Case
  6. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  7. Howlin' by Jagwar Ma
  8. Yeezus by Kanye West
  9. Pure Heroine by Lorde
  10. AM by Arctic Monkeys
The Telegraph Neil McCormick View article
  1. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  2. Pure Heroine by Lorde
  3. The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae
  4. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  5. The Next Day by David Bowie
  6. Once I Was an Eagle by Laura Marling
  7. Overgrown by James Blake
  8. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  9. Home by Rudimental
  10. Yeezus by Kanye West
Time Douglas Wolk View article
  1. Yeezus by Kanye West
  2. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  3. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
  4. Who Is William Onyeabor? by William Onyeabor
  5. The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You by Neko Case
  6. Electricity by Candlelight by Alex Chilton
  7. Cut 4 Me by Kelela
  8. The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae
  9. Mole City by Quasi
  10. Matangi by M.I.A.
Time Out London View article
  1. Settle by Disclosure
  2. AM by Arctic Monkeys
  3. The Next Day by David Bowie
  4. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
  5. Cut 4 Me by Kelela
  6. 6 Feet Beneath the Moon by King Krule
  7. Immunity by Jon Hopkins
  8. Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
  9. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  10. Melt Yourself Down by Melt Yourself Down
Time Out New York View article
  1. 13 by Black Sabbath
  2. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  3. Surgical Steel by Carcass
  4. Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
  5. Yeezus by Kanye West
  6. The Beauty Between by RVIVR
  7. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  8. Like a Rose by Ashley Monroe
  9. Muchacho by Phosphorescent
  10. Doris by Earl Sweatshirt
Variety Andrew Barker View article
  1. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  2. Run the Jewels by El-P and Killer Mike
  3. The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You by Neko Case
  4. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
  5. 6 Feet Beneath the Moon by King Krule
  6. Higher by Steve Arrington and Dam-Funk
  7. Desire Lines by Camera Obscura
  8. Beyonce by Beyonce
  9. Annie Up by Pistol Annies
  10. Shulamith by Polica
Wall Street Journal Jim Fusilli View article
  • A Love Surreal by Bilal
  • Nomad by Bombino
  • One Breath by Anna Calvi
  • Blackbird by Fat Freddy's Drop
  • Pearl Mystic by Hookworms
  • Pure Heroine by Lorde
  • Once I Was an Eagle by Laura Marling
  • Monkey Minds In The Devil's Time by Steve Mason
  • Sing to the Moon by Laura Mvula
  • Feelin' Good by Nightmares on Wax
Washington Post Chris Richards View article
  1. Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
  2. Yeezus by Kanye West
  3. Dream River by Bill Callahan
  4. Just Before Music by Lonnie Holley
  5. Like a Rose by Ashley Monroe
  6. Paramore by Paramore
  7. Yo by Roberto Fonseca
  8. Old by Danny Brown
  9. Cut 4 Me by Kelela
  10. Time Off by Steve Gunn

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3voor12 (Netherlands) View article
  1. Settle by Disclosure
  2. Wakin on a Pretty Daze by Kurt Vile
  3. Ja, Natúúrlijk! by De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig (Youth of Today)
  4. We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic by Foxygen
  5. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  6. Yeezus by Kanye West
  7. II by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  8. Amok by Atoms for Peace
  9. AM by Arctic Monkeys
  10. Howlin' by Jagwar Ma
The 405 View article
  1. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
  2. Psychic by Darkside
  3. Yeezus by Kanye West
  4. The Man Who Died in His Boat by Grouper
  5. Immunity by Jon Hopkins
  6. Sunbather by Deafheaven
  7. Factory Floor by Factory Floor
  8. Run the Jewels by El-P and Killer Mike
  9. The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae
  10. Old by Danny Brown
AbsolutePunk.net Staff consensus View article
  1. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  2. The Greatest Generation by The Wonder Years
  3. Yeezus by Kanye West
  4. The 1975 by The 1975
  5. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  6. Sunbather by Deafheaven
  7. The Things We Think We're Missing by Balance and Composure
  8. Is Survived By by Touche Amore
  9. (tie) Nothing Was the Same by Drake AND Moving Mountains by Moving Mountains
A.V. Club View article
  1. Yeezus by Kanye West
  2. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  3. Sunbather by Deafheaven
  4. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  5. The Bones of What You Believe by CHVRCHES
  6. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  7. Silence Yourself by Savages
  8. Cerulean Salt by Waxahatchee
  9. The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You by Neko Case
  10. Pure Heroine by Lorde
CMJ View article
  1. Muchacho by Phosphorescent
  2. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
  3. Settle by Disclosure
  4. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  5. Impersonator by Majical Cloudz
  6. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  7. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  8. Dual EP by Sampha
  9. Old by Danny Brown
  10. Cupid Deluxe by Blood Orange
Cokemachineglow View article
  1. Carey's Cold Spring by Frog Eyes
  2. Old by Danny Brown
  3. DX by Friendzone
  4. R Plus Seven by Oneohtrix Point Never
  5. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
  6. Virgins by Tim Hecker
  7. Impersonator by Majical Cloudz
  8. Sunbather by Deafheaven
  9. Innocence Is Kinky by Jenny Hval
  10. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
Complex View article
  1. Yeezus by Kanye West
  2. Nothing Was the Same by Drake
  3. My Name Is My Name by Pusha T
  4. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
  5. Old by Danny Brown
  6. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 by Eminem
  7. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  8. Trap Lord by A$AP Ferg
  9. Cupid Deluxe by Blood Orange
  10. Because the Internet by Childish Gambino
Consequence of Sound View article
  1. Yeezus by Kanye West
  2. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  3. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
  4. The Bones of What You Believe by CHVRCHES
  5. Wakin on a Pretty Daze by Kurt Vile
  6. Shaking the Habitual by The Knife
  7. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  8. Settle by Disclosure
  9. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  10. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
Crave Online View article
  1. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
  2. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 by Eminem
  3. AM by Arctic Monkeys
  4. Hesitation Marks by Nine Inch Nails
  5. False Idols by Tricky
  6. Yeezus by Kanye West
  7. Lightning Bolt by Pearl Jam
  8. Earth Rocker by Clutch
  9. Evil Friends by Portugal. The Man
  10. Amok by Atoms for Peace
Digital Spy View article
  1. Home by Rudimental
  2. Yours Truly by Ariana Grande
  3. Bad Blood by Bastille
  4. Salute by Little Mix
  5. AM by Arctic Monkeys
  6. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  7. Prism by Katy Perry
  8. Woman by Rhye
  9. Beyonce by Beyonce
  10. The Next Day by David Bowie
Drowned in Sound View article
  1. Pearl Mystic by Hookworms
  2. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  3. Nepenthe by Julianna Barwick
  4. Paramore by Paramore
  5. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  6. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  7. Immunity by Jon Hopkins
  8. Field Of Reeds by These New Puritans
  9. Pale Green Ghosts by John Grant
  10. How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident by Future of the Left
FACT View article
  1. The Redeemer by Dean Blunt
  2. Night Time, My Time by Sky Ferreira
  3. Yeezus by Kanye West
  4. 100% Galcher by Galcher Lustwerk
  5. Cut 4 Me by Kelela
  6. Joy One Mile by Stellar OM Source
  7. The Luca Brasi Story by Kevin Gates
  8. The Three-Sided Tape Vol. 1 by Lil Ugly Mane
  9. Rollin' by DJ Rashad
  10. Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself by Omar-S
Fast 'n' Bulbous View article
  1. Rumours Of A Presence by Spirits Of The Dead
  2. Silence Yourself by Savages
  3. Corsicana Lemonade by White Denim
  4. Goatess by Goatess
  5. Plan B: Sin Revolución No Hay Evolución by At Devil Dirt
  6. More Constant Than The Gods by SubRosa
  7. Peace by Vista Chino
  8. II by Brimstone Coven
  9. Still Life With Eggplant by Motorpsycho
  10. Climax by Beastmilk
Faster Louder (Australia) View article
  1. Pure Heroine by Lorde
  2. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
  3. Yeezus by Kanye West
  4. Hungry Ghost by Violent Soho
  5. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  6. I See Seaweed by The Drones
  7. AM by Arctic Monkeys
  8. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  9. Howlin' by Jagwar Ma
  10. Calendar Days by Dick Diver
Gigwise View article
  1. The Bones of What You Believe by CHVRCHES
  2. Flume by Flume
  3. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  4. Settle by Disclosure
  5. The 1975 by The 1975
  6. Anything in Return by Toro y Moi
  7. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
  8. The North Borders by Bonobo
  9. Pedestrian Verse by Frightened Rabbit
  10. AM by Arctic Monkeys
Gorilla vs. Bear View article
  1. Anxiety by Autre Ne Veut
  2. Old by Danny Brown
  3. Nepenthe by Julianna Barwick
  4. Truant / Rough Sleeper by Burial
  5. R Plus Seven by Oneohtrix Point Never
  6. Dominae by Ejecta
  7. Untogether by Blue Hawaii
  8. Perpetual Surrender by Diana
  9. (leaked demos) by Jai Paul
  10. EP2 by FKA twigs
Hidden Track View article
  1. Country Sleep by Night Beds
  2. Kveikur by Sigur Ros
  3. Heartthrob by Tegan & Sara
  4. Overgrown by James Blake
  5. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
  6. The 20/20 Experience by Justin Timberlake
  7. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  8. White Lighter by Typhoon
  9. Hummingbird by Local Natives
  10. Antiphon by Midlake
HitFix/The Beat Goes On Melinda Newman View article
  1. Southeastern by Jason Isbell
  2. Spirit in the Room by Tom Jones
  3. The Next Day by David Bowie
  4. The 20/20 Experience by Justin Timberlake
  5. Beyonce by Beyonce
  6. Wise Up Ghost by Elvis Costello and The Roots
  7. Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
  8. The Beast in Its Tracks by Josh Ritter
  9. The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae
  10. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
HitFix/Immaculate Noise Katie Hasty View article
  1. Immunity by Jon Hopkins
  2. The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You by Neko Case
  3. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
  4. Old by Danny Brown
  5. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
  6. Settle by Disclosure
  7. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  8. Wed 21 by Juana Molina
  9. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  10. Cupid Deluxe by Blood Orange
Idolator View article
  1. Night Time, My Time by Sky Ferreira
  2. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  3. Pure Heroine by Lorde
  4. Yeezus by Kanye West
  5. Electric by Pet Shop Boys
  6. True Romance by Charli XCX
  7. Heartthrob by Tegan & Sara
  8. Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
  9. Stars Dance by Selena Gomez
  10. Matangi by M.I.A.
The Line of Best Fit View article
  1. Shaking the Habitual by The Knife
  2. Loud City Song by Julia Holter
  3. The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae
  4. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  5. If You Leave by Daughter
  6. Spaces by Nils Frahm
  7. If You Wait by London Grammar
  8. Immunity by Jon Hopkins
  9. The Next Day by David Bowie
  10. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
musicOMH View article
  1. Pale Green Ghosts by John Grant
  2. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  3. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  4. The Next Day by David Bowie
  5. AM by Arctic Monkeys
  6. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  7. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  8. Silence Yourself by Savages
  9. Yeezus by Kanye West
  10. Immunity by Jon Hopkins
No Ripcord View article
  1. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
  2. The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae
  3. Yeezus by Kanye West
  4. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  5. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  6. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  7. Once I Was an Eagle by Laura Marling
  8. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
  9. Overgrown by James Blake
  10. AM by Arctic Monkeys
Obscure Sound View article
  1. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
  2. Wakin on a Pretty Daze by Kurt Vile
  3. Tomorrow's Harvest by Boards of Canada
  4. Monomania by Deerhunter
  5. Anything in Return by Toro y Moi
  6. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
  7. Crimson/Red by Prefab Sprout
  8. Free Your Mind by Cut Copy
  9. Living in the Pop World, Vol. 1 by The Derevolutions
  10. We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic by Foxygen
Okayplayer View article
  1. Run the Jewels by El-P and Killer Mike
  2. Settle by Disclosure
  3. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
  4. Matangi by M.I.A.
  5. Apocalypse by Thundercat
  6. Free the Universe by Major Lazer
  7. Doris by Earl Sweatshirt
  8. The 20/20 Experience by Justin Timberlake
  9. Wolf by Tyler, The Creator
  10. The Man by Omar
Pinpoint Music View article
  • Tomorrow's Harvest by Boards of Canada
  • Dream River by Bill Callahan
  • Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic by Foxygen
  • Audition Tapes by T Hardy Morris
  • Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  • Floating Coffin by Thee Oh Sees
  • Semi Sweet by Tijuana Panthers
  • Sunshine Boy by Townes Van Zandt
  • Wakin on a Pretty Daze by Kurt Vile
Pitchfork View article
  1. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  2. Yeezus by Kanye West
  3. Settle by Disclosure
  4. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
  5. Old by Danny Brown
  6. Sunbather by Deafheaven
  7. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  8. Impersonator by Majical Cloudz
  9. Silence Yourself by Savages
  10. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
PopMatters View article
  1. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  2. The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You by Neko Case
  3. Shaking the Habitual by The Knife
  4. Settle by Disclosure
  5. Southeastern by Jason Isbell
  6. Yeezus by Kanye West
  7. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  8. The Bones of What You Believe by CHVRCHES
  9. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  10. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
Pretty Much Amazing View article
  1. Yeezus by Kanye West
  2. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  3. Anxiety by Autre Ne Veut
  4. Settle by Disclosure
  5. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  6. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  7. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
  8. The Bones of What You Believe by CHVRCHES
  9. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  10. Silence Yourself by Savages
Punknews Staff consensus View article
  1. LP2 by Restorations
  2. Born To Die In Suburbia by Night Birds
  3. Brainless God by Direct Hit!
  4. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  5. Sunbather by Deafheaven
  6. Letters Home by Defeater
  7. The Things We Think We're Missing by Balance and Composure
  8. True North by Bad Religion
  9. Comadre by Comadre
  10. Dead Language by The Flatliners
The Quietus View article
  1. Glynnaestra by Grumbling Fur
  2. Field Of Reeds by These New Puritans
  3. The Next Day by David Bowie
  4. Factory Floor by Factory Floor
  5. Champagne Holocaust by Fat White Family
  6. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  7. Drone Logic by Daniel Avery
  8. Dansktoppen Møder Burkina Faso I Det Himmelblå Rum Hvor Solen Bor, Suite by Frisk Frugt
  9. Holy Fire by Foals
  10. Legacy by RP Boo
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  1. The Inheritors by James Holden
  2. Amygdala by DJ Koze
  3. Plays Bee Mask by Donato Dozzy
  4. Pull My Hair Back by Jessy Lanza
  5. Pacifica by Segue
  6. Double Cup by DJ Rashad
  7. Cold Mission by Logos
  8. Faint Hearted by Miles
  9. Soul Music by Special Request
  10. The Boat Party by Kyle Hall
Rolling Stone (Blogs) Rob Sheffield View article
  1. Yeezus by Kanye West
  2. Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
  3. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
  4. Bangerz by Miley Cyrus
  5. Major Arcana by Speedy Ortiz
  6. I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling by Perfect Pussy
  7. Blowout by The So So Glos
  8. Cerulean Salt by Waxahatchee
  9. Night Time, My Time by Sky Ferreira
  10. The Next Day by David Bowie
Slant View article
  1. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  2. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  3. Pure Heroine by Lorde
  4. Yeezus by Kanye West
  5. Settle by Disclosure
  6. White Lighter by Typhoon
  7. Shaking the Habitual by The Knife
  8. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  9. Nothing Was the Same by Drake
  10. Electric by Pet Shop Boys
Spin View article
  1. Yeezus by Kanye West
  2. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
  3. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  4. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  5. Settle by Disclosure
  6. Virgins by Tim Hecker
  7. Tomorrow's Harvest by Boards of Canada
  8. The Night's Gambit by Ka
  9. Shaking the Habitual by The Knife
  10. Wakin on a Pretty Daze by Kurt Vile
Sputnikmuisc View article
  1. Loud City Song by Julia Holter
  2. The 20/20 Experience by Justin Timberlake
  3. Sunbather by Deafheaven
  4. Hubardo by Kayo Dot
  5. Colored Sands by Gorguts
  6. The Silver Gymnasium by Okkervil River
  7. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
  8. Wheel by Laura Stevenson
  9. Black Death Horizon by Obliteration
  10. Innocence Is Kinky by Jenny Hval
Stereogum View article
  1. Yeezus by Kanye West
  2. Sunbather by Deafheaven
  3. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  4. Settle by Disclosure
  5. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
  6. Night Time, My Time by Sky Ferreira
  7. Old by Danny Brown
  8. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  9. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  10. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
Textura View article
  1. Soul Music by Special Request
  2. Euporie Tide by Causa Sui
  3. Let Your Hands Be My Guide by Chantal Acda
  4. Evensong by Caleb Burhans
  5. Tierkreis by Bruno Heinen Sextet
  6. Shaking the Habitual by The Knife
  7. Arc Iris by Liam Singer
  8. Isabel by 17 Pygmies
  9. The Knells by The Knells
  10. Fortress of the Sun by Arborea
Thrash Hits View article
  1. Sunbather by Deafheaven
  2. Sempiternal by Bring Me the Horizon
  3. Vertikal by Cult of Luna
  4. Wild Light by 65daysofstatic
  5. Surgical Steel by Carcass
  6. Meir by Kvelertak
  7. The Blackest Beautiful by Letlive.
  8. Teethed Glory and Injury by Altar of Plagues
  9. One of Us Is the Killer by The Dillinger Escape Plan
  10. Muscle Memory by Jamie Lenman
Tiny Mix Tapes View article
  1. R Plus Seven by Oneohtrix Point Never
  2. The Redeemer by Dean Blunt
  3. Loud City Song by Julia Holter
  4. Abandon by Pharmakon
  5. Yeezus by Kanye West
  6. Anxiety by Autre Ne Veut
  7. Photographs by Graham Lambkin / Jason Lescalleet
  8. MIXTAP3 by 18+
  9. &&&&& by Arca
  10. Engravings by Forest Swords
Treble View article
  1. Sunbather by Deafheaven
  2. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  3. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  4. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
  5. Shaking the Habitual by The Knife
  6. Loud City Song by Julia Holter
  7. Settle by Disclosure
  8. Run the Jewels by El-P and Killer Mike
  9. Tomorrow's Harvest by Boards of Canada
  10. Silence Yourself by Savages
XLR8R View article
  1. Immunity by Jon Hopkins
  2. Soul Music by Special Request
  3. R Plus Seven by Oneohtrix Point Never
  4. Paradise by Floorplan
  5. Amygdala by DJ Koze
  6. Hardcourage by FaltyDL
  7. Virgins by Tim Hecker
  8. Factory Floor by Factory Floor
  9. Tomorrow's Harvest by Boards of Canada
  10. Graze EP by Graze

Other sources/critics

BBC (Radio 6) View list
  1. AM by Arctic Monkeys
  2. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  3. The Next Day by David Bowie
  4. Silence Yourself by Savages
  5. Holy Fire by Foals
  6. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  7. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  8. Pale Green Ghosts by John Grant
  9. Inform - Educate - Entertain by Public Service Broadcasting
  10. Settle by Disclosure
Dazed & Confused View article
  1. Yeezus by Kanye West
  2. Night Time, My Time by Sky Ferreira
  3. Cut 4 Me by Kelela
  4. Double Cup by DJ Rashad
  5. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
  6. R Plus Seven by Oneohtrix Point Never
  7. Nothing Was the Same by Drake
  8. Chance of Rain by Laurel Halo
  9. Shaking the Habitual by The Knife
  10. Amok by Atoms for Peace
Flavorwire View article
  1. I See Seaweed by The Drones
  2. Impersonator by Majical Cloudz
  3. Loud City Song by Julia Holter
  4. Deleted Scenes by Standish/Carlyon
  5. SMM: Opiate by Various
  6. Embracism by Kirin J Callinan
  7. Yeezus by Kanye West
  8. Virgins by Tim Hecker
  9. Nepenthe by Julianna Barwick
  10. Drifters/Love is the Devil by Dirty Beaches
Grantland Steven Hyden View article
  1. Sunbather by Deafheaven
  2. Yeezus by Kanye West
  3. Nomad by Bombino
  4. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  5. Wakin on a Pretty Daze by Kurt Vile
  6. Slow Focus by Fuck Buttons
  7. Palms by Palms
  8. Like a Rose by Ashley Monroe
  9. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  10. Days Are Gone by HAIM
KCRW Jason Bentley View article
  1. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  2. Sing to the Moon by Laura Mvula
  3. Bankrupt! by Phoenix
  4. Regions of Light and Sound of God by Jim James
  5. Live From KCRW by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  6. Anything in Return by Toro y Moi
  7. Howlin' by Jagwar Ma
  8. Amok by Atoms for Peace
  9. Where Does This Door Go by Mayer Hawthorne
  10. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
MTV/Bigger Than the Sound James Montgomery View article
  1. Yeezus by Kanye West
  2. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  3. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  4. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
  5. Beyonce by Beyonce
  6. Evil Friends by Portugal. The Man
  7. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  8. Psychic by Darkside
  9. The 20/20 Experience by Justin Timberlake
  10. Paramore by Paramore
NPR Bob Boilen View article
  1. The Blow by The Blow
  2. The Jazz Age by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
  3. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  4. Talon of the Hawk by The Front Bottoms
  5. Overgrown by James Blake
  6. Once I Was an Eagle by Laura Marling
  7. Woman by Rhye
  8. For Now I Am Winter by Ólafur Arnolds
  9. White Lighter by Typhoon
  10. Dream River by Bill Callahan
NPR Robin Hilton View article
  • The Secret Will Keep You by Brass Bed
  • Government Plates by Death Grips
  • The Terror by The Flaming Lips
  • Virgins by Tim Hecker
  • Glow by Jackson & His Computerband
  • Country Sleep by Night Beds
  • Melbourne by Jackson Scott
  • Lanterns by Son Lux
  • Dormarion by Telekinesis
  • Deserve by Weed
NPR Ann Powers View article
  1. 12 Stories by Brandy Clark
  2. Pushin' Against a Stone by Valerie June
  3. Run Fast by The Julie Ruin
  4. Amerian Kid by Patty Griffin
  5. Beautiful Africa by Rokia Traoré
  6. Yours Truly by Ariana Grande
  7. Avalanche by Quadron
  8. WomanChild by Cécile McLorin Salvant
  9. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  10. Bangerz by Miley Cyrus
NPR Stephen Thompson View article
  1. Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
  2. The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You by Neko Case
  3. San Fermin by San Fermin
  4. Woman by Rhye
  5. Once I Was an Eagle by Laura Marling
  6. Repave by Volcano Choir
  7. Parts of Speech by Dessa
  8. Tape Deck Heart by Frank Turner
  9. Sing to the Moon by Laura Mvula
  10. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
NPR/Fresh Air Ken Tucker View article
  1. Southeastern by Jason Isbell
  2. 12 Stories by Brandy Clark
  3. I Hate Music by Superchunk
  4. Bakersfield by Vince Gill & Paul Franklin
  5. Yeezus by Kanye West
  6. Heartthrob by Tegan & Sara
  7. Like a Rose by Ashley Monroe
  8. In Time by The Mavericks
  9. Gone Away Backward by Robbie Fulks
  10. Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
WBEZ/Sound Opinions Jim DeRogatis View article
  1. Silence Yourself by Savages
  2. Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
  3. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
  4. We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic by Foxygen
  5. Pure Heroine by Lorde
  6. Off the Record by Karl Bartos
  7. Change Becomes Us by Wire
  8. She's Gone by Upset
  9. Back to Land by Wooden Shjips
  10. The Invisible Way by Low
The Wire [formerly The Atlantic Wire] Zach Schonfeld View article
  1. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  2. Yeezus by Kanye West
  3. Silence Yourself by Savages
  4. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  5. 6 Feet Beneath the Moon by King Krule
  6. Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
  7. New Moon by The Men
  8. Personal Record by Eleanor Friedberger
  9. The Loudest Sound by Orkinpod
  10. R Plus Seven by Oneohtrix Point Never

Music stores

Amazon.com View full list
  1. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  2. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  3. The Bones of What You Believe by CHVRCHES
  4. Southeastern by Jason Isbell
  5. Heartthrob by Tegan & Sara
  6. …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
  7. Pure Heroine by Lorde
  8. Bad Blood by Bastille
  9. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  10. Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
Bleep View full list
  1. R Plus Seven by Oneohtrix Point Never
  2. Soul Music by Special Request
  3. Virgins by Tim Hecker
  4. Engravings by Forest Swords
  5. Tomorrow's Harvest by Boards of Canada
  6. The Inheritors by Holden
  7. Field Of Reeds by These New Puritans
  8. Slow Focus by Fuck Buttons
  9. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  10. Needs Continuum by Karen Gwyer
Drift Totnes, Devon (UK) View full list
  1. Immunity by Jon Hopkins
  2. II by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  3. Wakin on a Pretty Daze by Kurt Vile
  4. Dream River by Bill Callahan
  5. Pearl Mystic by Hookworms
  6. Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
  7. Time Off by Steve Gunn
  8. R Plus Seven by Oneohtrix Point Never
  9. Half of Where You Live by Gold Panda
  10. Beautiful Rewind by Four Tet
eMusic View full list
  1. Shaking the Habitual by The Knife
  2. Yeezus by Kanye West
  3. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  4. Wakin on a Pretty Daze by Kurt Vile
  5. Pure Heroine by Lorde
  6. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  7. Old by Danny Brown
  8. 12 Stories by Brandy Clark
  9. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  10. Doris by Earl Sweatshirt
Norman Records Leeds (UK) View full list
  1. Austerity Dogs by Sleaford Mods
  2. Pearl Mystic by Hookworms
  3. The Inheritors by Holden
  4. Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
  5. Field Of Reeds by These New Puritans
  6. Floating Coffin by Thee Oh Sees
  7. Excavation by The Haxan Cloak
  8. Engravings by Forest Swords
  9. Restless Idylls by Tropic of Cancer
  10. Still Smiling by Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld
Piccadilly Records Manchester (UK) View full list
  1. Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
  2. Slow Focus by Fuck Buttons
  3. Monkey Minds In The Devil's Time by Steve Mason
  4. Factory Floor by Factory Floor
  5. Dream River by Bill Callahan
  6. Fascination by Gramme
  7. II by Föllakzoid
  8. The Flower Lane by Ducktails
  9. Fuzz by Fuzz
  10. II by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Resident Brighton (UK) View full list
  1. Big Inner by Matthew E. White
  2. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  3. Silence Yourself by Savages
  4. If You Leave by Daughter
  5. Pushin' Against a Stone by Valerie June
  6. Immunity by Jon Hopkins
  7. Pale Green Ghosts by John Grant
  8. Sing to the Moon by Laura Mvula
  9. Pearl Mystic by Hookworms
  10. Melt Yourself Down by Melt Yourself Down
Rhapsody View full list
  1. Matangi by M.I.A.
  2. Annie Up by Pistol Annies
  3. Pure Heroine by Lorde
  4. Days Are Gone by HAIM
  5. Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
  6. Yeezus by Kanye West
  7. The 20/20 Experience by Justin Timberlake
  8. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
  9. Shaking the Habitual by The Knife
  10. Doris by Earl Sweatshirt
Rough Trade Shops UK/New York View full list
  1. Pale Green Ghosts by John Grant
  2. Silence Yourself by Savages
  3. Big Inner by Matthew E. White
  4. Drone Logic by Daniel Avery
  5. Floating Coffin by Thee Oh Sees
  6. Immunity by Jon Hopkins
  7. Pushin' Against a Stone by Valerie June
  8. 2 by Moderat
  9. Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
  10. Jessica Pratt by Jessica Pratt
Sister Ray London View full list
  1. Silence Yourself by Savages
  2. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  3. Pearl Mystic by Hookworms
  4. AM by Arctic Monkeys
  5. R Plus Seven by Oneohtrix Point Never
  6. Les Revenants by Mogwai
  7. Drone Logic by Daniel Avery
  8. Change Becomes Us by Wire
  9. Fuzz by Fuzz
  10. Virgins by Tim Hecker
Waterloo Records Austin View full list
  1. Who Is William Onyeabor? by William Onyeabor
  2. Pickup Lines by Sweet Talk
  3. Cabinet of Curiosities by Jacco Gardner
  4. The Evil One by Roky Erickson
  5. Monomania by Deerhunter
  6. Simple Circuit by Simple Circuit
  7. Psychic by Darkside
  8. Wakin on a Pretty Daze by Kurt Vile
  9. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
  10. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Comments (52)

  • FleshWorld  

    Deafheaven takes it. Can't stop spinning Dream House.

  • Geogaddi  

    I don't think genre-stuck publications like Alternative Presss, Kerang!, and Vibe should even be calculated into these year-end meta scores. Also, yeezus as #1 is such an unfunny joke. Thanks, Rolling Stone, for keeping things irrelevant.

  • Abutre  

    30 Beyoncé
    bravo bravo bravo
    Jay Z bravo bravo

  • jeffort23  

    My humble thoughts:
    http://ludditestereo.com/2014/01/05/best-music-of-013-5-1/

  • Abutre  

    YOU ARE SO SMART IN YOUR CHOICES THAT JUST MAKE A QUESTION. ON THIS LIST, WHICH IS HAVING SOUND THAT MAY INFLUENCE A GOOD MUSICIAN?

  • Viduadiabolus  

    I'm sick of the idiots and manipulators
    Yeezus by Kanye West is so obvious a concerted movement, is a juggling act by people who swing in the music business and everything else. Wolves dress in sheep and lambs go in single file behind.
    Arcade fire, Arctic Monkeys, Savages, The National..........Real Rock is dead, hip pop and R & B wins on all fronts with these names

  • jp_fal  

    Top 10 albums according to music magazine State
    10. Push The Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
    9. The Next Day by David Bowie
    8. AM by Arctic Monkeys
    7. Yeezus by Kanye West
    6. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
    5. Settle by Disclosure
    4. Days Are Gone by Haim
    3. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
    2. {Awayland} by Villagers
    1. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
    Link to the top 10
    http://www.state.ie/features/states-albums-2013-50-41/2

  • jp_fal  

    Top 10 albums according to music journalist & blogger Nialler9.
    10. Run the Jewels by Run The Jewels
    9. no world by Inc.
    8. Psychic by Darkside
    7. Shaking The Habitual by The Knife
    6. Yeezus by Kanye West
    5. Changing Days by Mano Le Tough
    4. Drone Logic by Daniel Avery
    3. Days Are Gone by HAIM
    2. Monochrome by I Am The Cosmos
    1. Cold Spring Fault Less Youth by Mount Kimbie
    link to the top 50 list
    http://nialler9.com/top-50-albums-2013/

  • KHawk  

    It's a tragedy how underrated Los Campesinos! is. Their new album is the best thing they've ever done!

    Other tragically underrated albums this year were from Young Fathers, Charli XCX, Cate Le Bon, Valerie June, Braids, Chelsea Wolfe.

    I thought the most overrated artist this year and for the last 4 years was Drake. When I listened to "Worst Behavoir" I felt like a 5 year old was trying to intimidate me. Drake is the lamest ever. Also Disclosure, I probably would have liked their album if it was 1995.

    My top 20:

    1) Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
    2) My Bloody Valentine m b v
    3) Deafheaven Sunbather
    4) Savages Silence Yourself
    5) Sky Ferreira Night Time, My Time
    6) Arctic Monkeys AM
    7) Los Campesinos! No Blues
    EL-P and Killer Mike Run the Jewels
    9) Kanye West Yeezus
    10) Queens of the Stone Age Like Clockwork
    11) Foxygen We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors
    12) Tim Hecker Virgins
    13) Daft Punk Random Access Memories
    14) Youth Lagoon Wondrous Bughouse
    15) Laura Marling Once I Was An Eagle
    16) Darkside Psychic
    17) Haim Days Are Gone
    1 Danny Brown Old
    19) After Dark Vol. 2
    20) Janelle Monae The Electric Lady

  • BENNEB  

    Top 10 Albums Of 2013
    1. R Plus Seven by Onehtrix Point Never
    2. Sunbather by Deafheaven
    3. You're Nothing by Iceage
    4. Virgins by Tim Hecker
    5. Settle by Disclosure
    6. Shaking The Habitual by The Knife
    7. Silence Yourself by Savages
    8. Acid Rap by Chance The Rapper
    9. M B V by My Bloody Valentine
    10. Monomania by Deerhunter

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