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Top Music Albums of 2013

Posted: December 28, 2013 at 3:20 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
Top Albums of 2013

Top Albums of 2013

2013 will be remembered as the year when Miley Cyrus became infamous for her dance moves – twerking and making salacious things with her tongue while wearing a latex bikini and a giant foam finger – in the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards night in August. Many were outraged, but she did get a lot of attention. She followed up this provocative, fearless performance with a video for her song “Wrecking Ball” where she sings nude swinging on a wrecking ball. “Harlem Shake” became the YouTube meme of the year as it inspired DIY videos set to a bass-bumping dance track by the disc jockey Bauuer. Beyonce surprised everyone when she released her fifth album “Beyonce” on iTunes in December without the usual pre-announcement or press release. Justin Bieber album “Believe” bombs (by Bieber standards), and he tweeted that he is “retiring” in music, although he is “never leaving”. Justin Timberlake’s “20/20 Experience” tops the 2013 album sales, while Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”, with its retro-funky beat and racy lyrics, was 2013’s best selling single.

Here are the top 30 albums of 2013, according to music critics from various music magazines:

30. Earl Sweatshirt – Doris

29. John Fogerty – Wrote A Song For Everyone

28. M.I.A. – Matangi

27. Arctic Monkeys – AM

26. Quasi – Mole City

25. Rhye – Woman

24. The National – Trouble Will Find Me

23. Pusha T – My Name is My Name

22. Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady

21. Local Natives – Hummingbird

20. Kalela – Cut 4 Me

19. Haim – Days Are Gone

18. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork

17. Paramore – Paramore

16. Alex Chilton – Electricity by Candlelight

15. The Weeknd – Kiss Land

14. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight…

13. Paul McCartney – New

12. William Onyeabor – Who is William Onyeabor?

11. Disclosure – Settle

10. Miley Cyrus – Bangerz

9. MBV – My Bloody Valentine

8. Arcade Fire – Reflektor

7. Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park

6. Beyonce – Beyonce

5. Lorde – Pure Heroin

4. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

3. Drake – Nothing Was The Same

2. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

1. Kanye West – Yeezus

See also:
Top Pop Music Albums of 2001 to 2006
Top Pop Music Albums of 2007
Top Music Albums of 2008
Top Music Albums of 2009
Top Music Albums of 2010
Top Music Albums of 2011
Top Music Albums of 2012
Top Music Albums of 2013

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