Best of 2013 Dept.: Rolling Stone Picks Year’s Best Albums

Reflektor made the cut.

Rolling Stone’s Top 50 LPs of 2013

1. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
2. Kanye West – Yeezus
3. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
4. Paul McCartney – New
5. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
6. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
7. Lorde – Pure Heroine
8. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
9. Arctic Monkeys – AM
10. John Fogerty – Wrote a Song for Everyone
11. Parquet Courts – Tally All the Things That You Broke
12. Jake Bugg – S/T
13. Disclosure – Settle
14. Drake – Nothing Was The Same
15. Atoms for Peace – AMOK
16. David Bowie – The Next Day
17. Danny Brown – Old
18. Ashley Monroe – Like a Rose
19. Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
20. Laura Marling – Once I Was an Eagle
21. Sky Ferreira – Night Time My Time
22. Phoenix – Entertainment
23. My Bloody Valentine – MBV
24. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
25. Elton John – The Diving Board
26. Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap
27. Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
28. Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park
29. Bombino – Nomad
30. Tegan & Sara – Heartthrob
31. Haim – Days Are Gone
32. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
33. Pusha T – My Name is My Name
34. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You
35. Best Coast – Fade Away EP
36. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
37. The So-So Glos – Blowout
38. Kurt Vile – Walkin on a Pretty Daze
39. Keith Urban – Fuse
40. Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
41. J Cole – Born Sinner
42. Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
43. Savages – Silence Yourself
44. Valerie June – Pushin’ Against a Stone
45. Avicii – True
46. Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
47. MIA – Matangi
48. Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
49. The Flaming Lips – The Terror
50. Beck – Song Reader

— 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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