Best of 2013 Dept.: Paste Magazine Picks Year’s Best Albums

Paste Magazine’s album of the year.

Paste Magazine’s Top 50 Albums of 2013

1. Phosphorescent – Muchacho
2. Mikal Cronin – MCII
3. Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
4. Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady
5. Deerhunter – Monomania
6. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
7. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
8. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
9. El-P and Killer Mike – Run the Jewels
10. Haim – Days Are Gone
11. Jason Isbell – Southeastern
12. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
13. Lucius – Wildewoman
14. Savages – Silence Yourself
15. Daft Punk – Random Acces Memories
16. Kanye West – Yeezus
17. Volcano Choir – Repave
18. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
19. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
20. Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park
21. The Knife – Shaking the Habitual
22. Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium
23. Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
24. M.I.A. – Matangi
25. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II
26. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
27. Bill Callahan – Dream River
28. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
29. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
30. Local Natives – Hummingbird
31. King Khan & the Shrines – Idle No More
32. Rhye – Woman
33. Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety
34. Pusha T – My Name Is My Name
35. Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse
36. Lorde – Pure Heroine
37. Typhoon – White Lighter
38. Danny Brown – Old
39. of Montreal – lousy with sylvianbriar
40. The Haxan Cloak – Excavation
41. Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse
42. Cass McCombs – Big Wheel & Others
43. Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
44. Charles Bradley – Victim of Love
45. Cayucas – Big Foot
46. Eleanor Friedberger – Personal Record
47. The Lone Bellow – The Lone Bellow
48. Frank Turner – Tape Deck Heart
49. Speedy Ortiz – Major Arca
50. Dr. Dog – B-Room

— A Days of the Crazy-Wild blog post —

About Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael recently completed his first novel, Days of the Crazy-Wild, and is currently writing a second novel.

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