best albums by year The Best Albums of 2013

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List Rules Albums released from January 1st, 2013 to December 31st, 2013. No re-releases.

What are the best albums of 2013? As the new year dawned, a slew of new albums were released. Some were instantly forgettable, but others immediately got everyone's attention. That's what this list is about: The most musically sound CD releases of the year. Be sure to vote for your favorites, and of course, add to this list as you see fit.

 2013 got off to a great start with several new excellent new album releases. OneRepublic's 'Native' was certainly a treat, as was 'Amok' by Atoms for Peace. Then, in March of 2013, Justin Timberlake unleashed 'The 20/20 Experience.' Critics hailed JT's new album as an instant classic, and fans snatched it up in stores and downloaded it online in record numbers. To call it a comeback is an understatement.

Justin Timberlake wasn't the only major artist to release his first album in years: Legendary rocker David Bowie put out his first album in over a decade, 'The Next Day,' in March of 2013 too. With trippy, eerie tracks like "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," the CD was classic Bowie, a must for fans.

 How will 2013's best albums stack up? The best albums of 2012 list is pretty impressive, after all. It will be hard to top that year's stellar offerings. Will any of the 2013 releases eventually find their way on the list of the greatest albums of all time? Anything is possible where music is concerned.

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Yeezus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Yeezus Kanye West

The Best Albums of the 2000s Trolls Movie Quotes

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Nothing Was the Same is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of 2013

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Random Access Memories is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of 2013

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My Name Is My Name is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of 2013

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Acid Rap is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Acid Rap Chance the Rapper

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Born Sinner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Born Sinner J. Cole

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Because the Internet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Because the Internet Donald Glover

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Long.Live.A$AP is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Long.Live.A$AP ASAP Rocky

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Wolf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Wolf Tyler, the Creator

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Old is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Old Danny Brown

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Doris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Doris Earl Sweatshirt

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Modern Vampires of the City is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Modern Vampires of the City Vampire Weekend

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The 20/20 Experience is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
The 20/20 Experience Justin Timberlake

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Watching Movies with the Sound... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Albums of 2013

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The Marshall Mathers LP is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of 2013

The Best TV Dramas of 2013 The Top 10 Alt. Artists for the Depressed

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Magna Carta... Holy Grail is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of 2013

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Pure Heroine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Pure Heroine Lorde

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Section.80 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Section.80 Kendrick Lamar

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Run the Jewels is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels

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Overgrown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Overgrown James Blake

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Reflektor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Reflektor Arcade Fire

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Blue Chips 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Blue Chips 2 Action Bronson, Party Supplies

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Indicud is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Indicud Kid Cudi

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The Next Day is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
The Next Day David Bowie

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Trap Lord is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Trap Lord ASAP Ferg

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MBV is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
MBV My Bloody Valentine

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Days Are Gone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of 2013

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Innanetape is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Innanetape Vic Mensa

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Hall of Fame is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Hall of Fame Big Sean

The Best Indie Rock Albums of 2013 The Best Dodgers Catchers of All Time

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...Like Clockwork is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
...Like Clockwork Queens of the Stone Age

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Stay Trippy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Stay Trippy Juicy J

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Summer Knights is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Summer Knights Joey Badass

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Beyonce is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Beyonce Beyonce

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Es Ist Keiner Wie Du is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Es Ist Keiner Wie Du Peer Van Mladen

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Settle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Settle Disclosure

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The Bones of What You Believe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of 2013

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Get Home Safely is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Get Home Safely Dom Kennedy

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Matangi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Matangi M.I.A.

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Now What?! is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Native Deep Purple

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BetterOffDEAD is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
BetterOffDEAD

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Kiss Land is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Kiss Land The Weeknd

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The Gifted Wale is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
The Gifted Wale

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Push the Sky Away is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Push the Sky Away Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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¡Uno! is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
¡Uno! Green Day

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Young Sinatra: Welcome to Fore... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever

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Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums of 2013

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Trouble Will Find Me is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Trouble Will Find Me The National

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Muchacho is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Muchacho Phosphorescent

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The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Albums of 2013

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Amok is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Albums of 2013
Amok Atoms for Peace