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Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums of 2013

by Andrew Sacher


Pitchfork is back with its much-anticipated Top 50 Albums of 2013 list. The list has many of the albums you’d expect to see on Pitchfork’s list, though there’s still some surprises. If you thought M.I.A got snubbed, you’ll be happy to see her here, and if you thought James Blake deserved the Best New Music he didn’t get, you’ll be happy to see how high he ranks. The biggest surprise to me is that Majical Cloudz makes the top 10, and for those keeping score, Yeezus is NOT #1. Can you guess what is?

Head here to see individual writers’ lists, and head below to see Pitchfork’s full Top 50 Albums of 2013 list…

Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums of 2013
50. Pusha T – My Name Is My Name
49. Julia Holter – Loud City Song
48. Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana
47. The Range – Nonfiction
46. M.I.A. – Matangi
45. Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
44. Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
43. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
42. Rhye – Woman
41. Mutual Benefit – Love’s Crushing Diamond
40. Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
39. A$AP Rocky – LongLiveA$AP
38. Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
37. Jon Hopkins – Immunity
36. Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe
35. Phosphorescent – Muchacho
34. Forest Swords – Engravings
33. Burial – Truant / Rough Sleeper
32. DJ Koze – Amygdala
31. Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety
30. Deerhunter – Monomania
29. The Haxan Cloak – Excavation
29. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels
27. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight…
26. James Blake – Overgrown
25. Drake – Nothing Was the Same
24. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven
23. DJ Rashad – Double Cup
22. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
21. Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe
20. Jai Paul – Jai Paul
19. Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
18. Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady
17. Haim – Days Are Gone
16. Bill Callahan – Dream River
15. Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time
14. The Knife – Shaking the Habitual
13. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
12. Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap
11. Darkside – Psychic
10. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
9. Savages – SIlence Yourself
8. Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
7. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
6. Deafheaven – Sunbather
5. Danny Brown – Old
4. My Bloody Valentine – mbv
3. Disclosure – Settle
2. Kanye West – Yeezus
1. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

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