Best of 2013 Dept.: Q Magazine Picks The Year’s Top 50

Q Magazine’s 50 Albums of 2013

1. Arctic Monkeys – AM
2. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
3. David Bowie – The Next Day
4. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
5. Jon Hopkins – Immunity
6. Manic Street Preachers – Rewind the Film
7. Cass McCombs – Big Wheel and Others
8. Bill Ryder Jones – A Bad Wind Blows in My Heart
9. John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts
10. Haim – Days Are Gone
11. Jagwar Ma – Howlin’
12. My Bloody Valentine – MBV
13. Steve Mason – Monkey Minds in the Devil’s Time
14. Queens of the Stone Age – Like Clockwork
15. Foals – Holy Fire
16. Laura Mvula – Sing to the Moon
17. Matthew E White – Big Inner
18. Laura Marling – Once I Was an Eagle
19. Factory Floor – S/T
20. Biffy Clyro – Opposites
21. Palma Violets – 180
22. Suede – Bloodsports
23. Disclosure – Settle
24. Empire of the Sun – Ice on the Dune
25. Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
26. Kanye West – Yeezus
27. Bill Callahan – Dream River
28. Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
29. Daniel Avery – Drone Logic
30. Pet Shop Boys – Electric
31. Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady
32. Savages – Silence Yourself
33. Parquet Courts – LIght Up Gold
34. Prefab Sprout – Crimson Red
35. Devendra Banhart – Mala
36. Kurt Vile – Walkin on a Pretty Daze
37. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
38. Goldfrapp – Tales of Us
39. Alunageorge – Body Music
40. Run the Jewels – S/T
41. Neon Neon – Praxis Makes Perfect
42. These New Puritans – Field of Reeds
43. The Knife – Shaking the Habitual
44. Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
45. Sigur Ros Kveikur
46. James Blake – Overgrown
47. The Strokes – Comedown Machine
48. Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum
49. Primal Scream – More Light
50. Mazzy Star – Seasons of Your Day

— 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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