Best Of 2013 Dept.: Village Voice Publishes 41st Critic’s Poll — Kanye West, Vampire Weekend, Daft Punk Top List

The Village Voice has published their 41st annual music critic poll (Pazz & Jop 2013). Below are the first 30 albums on the list.

For the rest plus essays on the year in music, head here.

1 Kanye West, Yeezus

2 Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City
3 Daft Punk, Random Access Memories

4 Beyoncé, Beyoncé
5 Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap
6 My Bloody Valentine, m b v

7 Haim, Days Are Gone

8 Janelle Monáe, The Electric Lady
9 Kurt Vile, Wakin on a Pretty Daze

10 Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park
11 Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You

12 Savages, Silence Yourself

13 Disclosure, Settle
14 Arcade Fire, Reflektor
15 David Bowie, The Next Day
16 Sky Ferreira, Night Time, My Time

17 Jason Isbell, Southeastern
18 Drake, Nothing Was the Same
19 Deafheaven, Sunbather
20 The National, Trouble Will Find Me

21 Queens of the Stone Age, …Like Clockwork
22 Run the Jewels, Run the Jewels
23 Ashley Monroe, Like a Rose
24 Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold
25 Lorde, Pure Heroine
26 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Push the Sky Away
27 Danny Brown, Old
28 M.I.A., Matangi
29 The Knife, Shaking the Habitual

30 Pusha T, My Name Is My Name

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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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