Posted in music on December 2, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

SPIN

It's the first work week of December and the year-end music lists for 2013 keep piling in. We just saw album lists from Q and Mojo, and now we get a list from a US publication, SPIN. There's not too many surprises on this one. Like last year, it shares its #1 with the highest Pitchfork-rated album of the year, and in general it features many of the albums we expect to see on these kinds of lists, including a lot of the year's big-name comebacks like My Bloody Valentine, Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, Queens of The Stone Age, Boards of Canada and Nine Inch Nails, plus big breakouts like Haim and Disclosure. There are a few interesting omissions though, like Savages.

Check out their full list below...

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SPIN's Top 50 Albums of 2013
50. Drake - Nothing Was the Same
49. Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
48. Body/Head - Coming Apart
47. Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You
46. Pusha T - My Name is My Name
45. Superchunk - I Hate Music
44. William Tyler - Impossbile Truth
43. Death Grips - Government Plates
42. James Holden - The Inheritors
41. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
40. Bill Callahan - Dream River
39. My Bloody Valentine - m b v
38. Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
37. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
36. Kelela - Cut 4 Me
35. Ashley Monroe- Like A Rose
34. Kvelertak - Meir
33. Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle
32. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
31. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
30. 2 Chainz - B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time
29. Rudimental - Home
28. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2
27. Migos - Young Rich Niggas
26. Rhye - Woman
25. Caitlin Rose - The Stand-In
24. DJ Rashad - I Don't Give a Fuck EP
23. Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven
22. Deafheaven - Sunbather
21. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels
20. Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt
19. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
18. Mikal Cronin - MCII
17. Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park
16. Omar Souleyman - Wenu Wenu
15. Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
14. The Haxan Cloak - Excavation
13. Tegan and Sara - Heartthrob
12. Danny Brown - Old
11. M.I.A. - Matangi
10. Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
9. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
8. Ka - The Night's Gambit
7. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
6. Tim Hecker - Virgins
5. Disclosure - Settle
4. Haim - Days Are Gone
3. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires in the City
2. Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap
1. Kanye West - Yeezus

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Comments (54)

woah didn't see this one coming

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 10:40 AM

MBV is 38 spaces too high

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 10:40 AM

^Too high or too low?

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 10:42 AM

Any list that doesn't contain Savages is noted as containing an "interesting omission?" It's not on my list. In fact, it's not in my collection.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 10:43 AM

6. Tim Hecker - Virgins
5. Disclosure - Settle
4. Haim - Days Are Gone
3. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires in the City
2. Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap
1. Kanye West - Yeezus

SPIN lists suck. SPIN sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 10:43 AM

SPIN does suck but the list is better than years past. Why is Rhye should have been higher.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 10:45 AM

best list so far

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 10:45 AM

Were there actually any great albums this year? I didn't hear any.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 10:46 AM

@ 10:46

22. Deafheaven - Sunbather

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 10:54 AM

^My uncle's been trying to sell his cd-r of solo vibraphone recordings at family gatherings all year--I finally bought one over Thanksgiving, and have to say it goes hard. Makes Yeezus look like donkey-panky. I can post links if you guys want.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 10:56 AM

Laura Marling is a bland loli that "dated" her way to the middle.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 10:59 AM

Either I am woefully out of touch or this list just plain sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 11:03 AM

Acid Rap is much better than Yeezus.

Posted by Kanye | December 2, 2013 11:08 AM

Thanks, 10:46! I'll check it out.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 11:22 AM

CORRECTION: Thanks, 10:54! I'll check it out.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 11:22 AM

Surprised to see Kvelertak here. Easily one of the year's best metal offerings.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 11:24 AM

New Toad The Wet Sprocket album is better then most of this list

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 11:25 AM

trying too hard

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 11:32 AM

Maybe I'm getting out of touch, but there hasn't been a single "Best of" list this year where I could even tolerate listening to more than 10-20% of their choices. So many folky singer/songwriters, Lilith Fair rehashes, this weird new brand of hip-hop that all sounds vaguely like Danny Brown.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 11:35 AM

i am a bv commenter and i hate music

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 11:37 AM

aaaaahhhhhhaaaaa kanye lmao

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 11:38 AM

I'm offended that Kelela and Drake aren't ranked higher.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 11:40 AM

Eminem 28? please.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 11:45 AM

this list was compiled by someone's 40 something uncle.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 11:46 AM

most of this list is reprehensible.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 11:52 AM

11:25 is right.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 12:03 PM

A lot of, ahem, black groups on this list.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 12:23 PM

Jesus Christ. Does Spin even like music anymore?

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 12:24 PM

This is a list based on "let's make a list that makes us look like we have our finger on the pulse of the hipster youth demographic".
It reeks of 'trying too hard'.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 12:38 PM

hahaha Thank god we have Chris Weingarten to teach us about rap music.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 12:40 PM

Haim

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 12:44 PM

daft punk shouldn't be on any list, let's be real.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 12:47 PM

Any top-whatever list with Chance the Rapper in the Top 5 was 100% written by a white guy.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 12:55 PM

Haim!
Haim!

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 1:18 PM

Black people don't listen to Kanye

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 1:33 PM

Haim is 3 spots too low. Number 1 Best music.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 1:55 PM

1:55, if you like Haim, you should check out Wilson-Phillips.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 2:08 PM

If you are going to include pop records like Haim, Justin Timberlake, etc on a list, you may as well also include the Macklemore record. It's a great pop record.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 2:15 PM

no arctic monkeys? NO credibility!

and only embarrassment for spun.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 2:25 PM

I like Waxahatchee, still playing Glasslands

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 3:34 PM

Wait, Spin is still going?

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 4:41 PM

Haim is the worst music i've ever heard. so that's cool

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 6:04 PM

jesus christ SPIN! how much is kanye paying you?

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 7:31 PM

happy to see dj rashad recognized and that he outranked some huge names

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 7:31 PM

2:08: don't hate on Wilson-Phillips.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 8:17 PM

Queens of the Stone Age LOL

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 9:11 PM

Are people forgetting that We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic was released in 2013?

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 10:40 PM

8:17, nothing but love for Wilson Philips. Especially the fat sister who got lap-band surgery and ate through the staple.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 11:20 PM

Any list with Daft Punk in it can't be taken seriously

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:16 AM

Wow! Popular music continues to get worse every year. Kanye West @ #1? How sad.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:56 AM

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Posted by DA-Dongle J2534 | December 3, 2013 4:59 AM

Reminds me of this Shad concert:

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 5:10 AM

best list of 2014 albums

Posted by low cost oscilloscopes for sale | January 18, 2014 5:01 PM

This is my favorite version of this song for the way Darnielle spits out "SO THIS IS WHAT THE VOLUME KNOB IS FOR". Also the "let me down" part; just the right amount of frantic. Yes?

Posted by Rahayu | October 28, 2014 5:37 AM

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