Posted in music on December 4, 2013

NME

UK music weekly NME has just published its end-of-year issue, with their Top 50 LPs and Tracks of 2013. As for the albums list, we'll let you read on to find out what their #1 pick is, but it might just be the one NME called "absolutely and unarguably the most incredible album of [said band's] career" and "the greatest record of the last decade." It's not Palma Violets, who were last year's Track of the Year, as their debut LP came in at #32 on the list.

As for tracks, their single of the year is a pretty obvious (certainly ubiquitous) choice. Check out the full lists of NME's Top 50 LPs and Tracks below...

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NME - Top 50 LPs of 2013
1. Arctic Monkeys - 'AM'
2. Kanye West - 'Yeezus'
3. Queens of the Stone Age - '...Like Clockwork'
4. Foals - 'Holy Fire'
5. Savages - 'Silence Yourself'
6. Daft Punk - 'Random Access Memories'
7. Arcade Fire - 'Reflektor'
8. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 'Push The Sky Away'
9. Laura Marling - 'Once I Was An Eagle'
10. David Bowie - 'The Next Day'
11. Jon Hopkins - 'Immunity'
12. MIA - 'Matangi'
13. Drenge - 'Drenge'
14. Vampire Weekend - 'Modern Vampires Of The City'
15. Peace - 'In Love'
16. Jagwar Ma - 'Howlin''
17. Waxahatchee - 'Cerulean Salt'
18. Hookworms - 'Pearl Mystic'
19. Disclosure - 'Settle'
20. The National - 'Trouble Will Find Me'
21. Iceage - 'You're Nothing'
22. Deerhunter - 'Monomania'
23. Chvrches - 'The Bones Of What You Believe'
24. Parquet Courts - 'Light Up Gold'
25. Haim - 'Days Are Gone'
26. Factory Floor - 'Factory Floor'
27. Earl Sweatshirt - 'Doris'
28. These New Puritans - 'Field Of Reeds'
29. My Bloody Valentine - 'm b v'
30. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Mosquito'
31. Merchandise - 'Totale Nite'
32. Palma Violets - '180'
33. Tegan And Sara - 'Heartthrob'
34. Janelle Monae - 'The Electric Lady'
35. Bill Callahan - 'Dream River'
36. Deap Vally - 'Sistrionix'
37. Kurt Vile - 'Wakin On A Pretty Daze'
38. Courtney Barnett - 'The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas'
39. The Julie Ruin - 'Run Fast'
40. Fuck Buttons - 'Slow Focus'
41. The Strokes - 'Comedown Machine'
42. Cate Le Bon - 'Mug Museum'
43. The Knife - 'Shaking The Habitual'
44. Speedy Ortiz - 'Major Arcana'
45. Future Of The Left - 'How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident'
46. Primal Scream - 'More Light'
47. King Krule - '6 Feet Beneath The Moon'
48. Pusha T - 'My Name Is My Name'
49. Daughter - 'If You Leave'
50. James Blake - 'Overgrown'


NME - Top 50 Tracks of 2013
1. Daft Punk - 'Get Lucky'
2. Arcade Fire - 'Reflektor'
3. Arctic Monkeys - 'Do I Wanna Know?'
4. Disclosure feat AlunaGeorge - 'White Noise'
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Sacrilege'
6. Courtney Barnett - 'Avant Gardener'
7. Pond - 'Xanman'
8. Foals - 'My Number'
9. Lorde - 'Royals'
10. Kanye West - 'Black Skinhead'
11. Merchandise - 'Anxiety's Door'
12. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 'Jubilee Street'
13. Haim - 'Falling'
14. David Bowie - 'Where Are We Now?'
15. Drenge -'Bloodsports'
16. Queens Of The Stone Age - 'Smooth Sailin''
17. Pulp Vs Soulwax - 'After You'
18. Kanye West - 'I Am A God'
19. Queens Of The Stone Age - 'If I Had A Tail'
20. A$AP Rocky - 'Wild For The Night'
21. Savages - 'She Will'
22. Kanye West - 'Bound 2'
23. Jagwar Ma - 'The Throw'
24. Vampire Weekend - 'Ya Hey'
25. Laura Marling - 'Master Hunter'
26. Primal Scream - '2013'
27. Childhood - 'Solemn Skies'
28. Jon Hopkins - 'Open Eye Signal'
29. Arctic Monkeys - 'I Wanna Be Yours'
30. Chvrches - 'Recover'
31. Vampire Weekend - 'Diane Young'
32. Arctic Monkeys - 'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?'
33. Factory Floor - 'Fall Back'
34. Phoenix - 'Entertainment'
35. Wolf Alice - 'Fluffy'
36. Kanye West - New Slaves
37. Foals - 'Bad Habit'
38. MIA - 'Bring The Noize'
39. Katy B - '5AM'
40. Kelis - 'Jerk Ribs'
41. Big Sean - 'Control'
42. King Krule - 'Easy Easy'
43. Temples - 'Colours To Life'
44. Parquet Courts - 'Stoned And Starving'
45. Chance The Rapper - 'Juice'
46. James Blake - 'Retrograde'
47. The Cribs - 'Leather Jacket Love Song'
48. Telegram - 'Follow'
49. Pixies - 'Indie Cindy'
50. Fat White Family's 'Is It Raining In Your Mouth?

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Comments (48)

At least NME understands the greatness of QOTSA.

Now if only shitty American blogs would get it

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:02 AM

#wax*my*stachee

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:04 AM

QOTSA is just the Foo Fighters for meatheads.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:08 AM

@11:08 OMG HAHA I'm dying

Clearly you've never listened to either band or perhaps just Foo Fighters.

These bands sound nothing alike.

What a tool. Stick to Wavves and Grimes, douche

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:14 AM

I thought Foo Fighters were the Foo Fighters for meatheads.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:14 AM

11:08

Thinks Vampire Weekend is hard rock

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:15 AM

Queens had their day in the sun with Songs for the Deaf. Everything they've put out since has been garbage, and that's why American blogs don't care.

Also, I hate VW. You're a moron.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:17 AM

Just another piece of the conspiracy to make artic shits the next blowasis. We fought the revolution so we dont have to listen to shitty-britty cuntrock

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:26 AM

@11:17


Awwwwwww why so angry? It's your mom and dad that you're angry at not the intranetz.

Again you're making it painfully clear you've never listened to QOTSA.

Please spare us your bullshit and put your Arcade Fire back on.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:27 AM

Hi 11:27. It's readily apparent you're a teenager who's just getting into Queens, but I saw them multiple times in the early 2000s. They've lost the plot, and it's sad.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:35 AM

Remember when the NME thought THE VINES were the most important band ever?

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:37 AM

Any list that has "Jackass Kanye West" on it is immediately dismissed. How has such a fraud taken over Hip-Hop? His lyrics lack all wisdom. His flow is tired. His ego is larger then a Robust Hummus Platter, and his beats are whack... End of story.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:46 AM

11:35 Merry-Go-Round

Are they the same band as the first three albums...heck no. Have they evolved, yes!
The first three albums are classics alone. Must bands don't even get that far. We're still digressing from your comment though:

lets go back to your original statement. You compared them to Foo Fighters.

You went to that many shows and you still compare the two bands?

So what is it? Liar? Idiot? Or just douche?

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:48 AM

When NME released the list this morning they had misspelled Palma Violets as "Parma Violets." So fuck them.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:50 AM

It's misguided to place AM in front of Holy Fire on any list, but I'm not surprised, given the publication.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:51 AM

LOL, old men making lists.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:56 AM

When NME released the list this morning they had misspelled Palma Violets as "Parma Violets." So fuck them.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:57 AM

Can somebody please post the best hummus recipes of 2013?

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 12:03 PM

say what you will; at least this list doesn't have sky ferreira.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 12:38 PM

You didn't tag this "Best of 2013" so it will not show up in that list when people click that tag on all the other Best of 2013 posts this blog does. Mistake or passive aggressive insult to this list? I'm fine with the latter just pointing it out.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 12:43 PM

LOL the Julie ruin! Any list that features that garbage should be thrown out and rewritten

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 12:44 PM

Does Liz Pelly endorse this list because I don't see any of her friends listed...

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 12:57 PM

All these lists are forgetting Mark Mulcahy's album

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 12:57 PM

Queens of the Stone Age LOL

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:11 PM

I liked the comment about the revolutionary war

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:17 PM

Finally Nick Cave. Another list of albums that will long forgotten a year from now. Has popular music become disposable? And yes QOTSA are way past their prime. 1108: Good one!

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:22 PM

All that matters is that QOTSA is on this list. Everything else is post-music music.

Posted by Brian | December 4, 2013 1:34 PM

AM is a highly acclaimed album. It has shown up on every list so far. It represents a maturity in sound and songwriting.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:44 PM

the NME/P4k gap narrows each passing year. I

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:45 PM

Didn't Anything in Return come out this year? No love for Chaz on these lists? Great album. Also, Rose Quartz is one of the years best tracks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:49 PM

Pixies - 'Indie Cindy'


Bwhahahahahahahhahaha!

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 2:27 PM

FINALLY a list that makes sense (i.e. has Arctic Monkeys at #1).

hey 11:26 - in general, british bands absolutely BLOW AWAY anything produced on this side of the pond (or anywhere else for that matter).

but in the case of the mighty ARCTIC MONKEYS, well, they blow away anything you've ever heard in your life and anything you're likely to ever hear.

deal with it dipshit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 3:14 PM

QOTSA

1st LP = 5 stars
Rated R = 4 stars
SFTD = 3 stars (could be 3.5 if no Grohl)
Lullabies = 3.5
Era V = 2.5
New LP = 2.5

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 4:02 PM

Ahem. disagree.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 4:15 PM

The critics overlooked 'Hungry Ghost' from Violent Soho. That one practically made my year.

Posted by Edoc | December 4, 2013 4:50 PM

just saw who already you stupid fucking writer

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Posted by wealthypeople21 | December 4, 2013 9:10 PM

Pixies - 'Indie Cindy'
Bwhahahahahahahhahaha!

Posted by obd2 | December 4, 2013 10:55 PM

Bag Boy was worthy tho.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 1:25 AM

Jon Hopkins is amazing and glad to see he made the list.
Yes qotsa is a cop out.
I feel like there we're better records that deserved that spot.
NME is a people pleaser.

Posted by Jordan | December 5, 2013 2:17 AM

Arctic Monkeys #1? Ha ha. Don't believe the hype.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 2:35 AM

Finally a list with iceage!!! But how did arctic monkeys make it to #1. I feel like they're not even that good but nme just hypes them cuz they're British

Posted by John | December 5, 2013 7:11 AM

Sorry you ass-cum hipsters can't get your way all the time. Waaaaaaaa...waaaaaaaaaa...where is my favorite?...waaaaaaaaa...(gurgle)....waaaaaaaaa...

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 2:00 PM

36. Deap Vally - 'Sistrionix'

#EPICFAIL

Posted by Baby Bop | December 6, 2013 12:45 AM

surely Boards of Canada should be on a 'best of' 2013 list ?

Posted by \/\/ | December 6, 2013 9:32 AM

best list I've seen so far tbh. Nick Cave, Iceage, Foals, YYYs.

and awesome news the Cribs still exist.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2013 12:40 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2014 6:22 PM

Yes another amazing song oh my gosh I.... I.... I can't wait till it comes out cody has done it again and you can tell this took hard work well they did amazing and this reminds me so much of nightmare before Christmas 

Posted by Guijosa | October 28, 2014 12:30 PM

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