2013 Music The Best Pop Albums 2013  

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List Rules Only pop albums that were released during the 2013 calendar year

This is a list of the pop albums of 2013. This is the culmination of the greatest songs of this past year. This will be a highly disputed category, as taste will inevitably reign supreme, and taste is highly differentiated from person to person. The list will determine what songs can transcend time and space, which artists can successfully cross genre, which artists can unite popular opinion and entertain the masses.

This list contains the likes of newcomers Haim. This list contains the amazing '70s disco-funk blend by robot helmet wearing Parisians Daft Punk with Random Access Memories. This list contains the surprise hit of the year with the 16-year-old Lorde with Pure Heroine. Let's not forget about Justin Timberlake and his 20/20 Experience.

What determines a great pop album? What is the most popular style of music? What is trendy, what will fall down from the grace of all billboard charts and dissolve into oblivion? What songs will outlast us and remain at the top as legendary songs? Do our opinions matter? Do opinions lead to fact in the ever changing dispute of what makes music great? 

Your opinions matter tremendously! You will vote and contribute your favorite songs that we have missed. You will vote up your favorite songs, and vote down the mistakes, those songs that you think should have never seen the light of day. So what will it be? Let the people know, and comment your further dissertation researched for hours and hours through worn and torn headphones and speakers.

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The 20/20 Experience is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
The 20/20 Experience Justin Timberlake

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Pure Heroine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Pure Heroine Lorde

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Native is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Native OneRepublic

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Beyoncé is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
ejlinehan added Beyonce Beyoncé Knowles

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Paramore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Paramore Paramore

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Prism is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Prism Katy Perry

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Bangerz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Bangerz Miley Cyrus

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21 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
kevin8 added 21 Adele

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Random Access Memories is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013

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Midnight Memories is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Midnight Memories One Direction

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Bad Blood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Bad Blood Bastille

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Yours Truly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Yours Truly Ariana Grande

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Save Rock and Roll is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Save Rock and Roll Fall Out Boy

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Demi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Demi Demi Lovato

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AM is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Am Arctic Monkeys

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Britney Jean is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Britney Jean Britney Spears

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Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
shdmartins added Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne

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Yeezus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Yeezus Kanye West

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I Love You is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
I Love You The Neighbourhood

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Artpop is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Artpop Lady Gaga

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True Romance is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
True Romance Charli XCX

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Love In The Future is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Love in the Future John Legend

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Ascension is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Lucid added Ascension Aria Tesolin

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In a Tidal Wave of Mystery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
A Tidal Wave of Mystery Capital Cities

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Wrapped in Red is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Wrapped in Red Kelly Clarkson

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The Bones of What You Believe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013

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Settle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Settle Disclosure

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Days Are Gone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013

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The Electric Lady is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
The Electric Lady Janelle Monae

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Night Time, My Time is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
JohnnyVeniere added Night Time,my Time Sky Ferreira

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Heartthrob is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Heartthrob Tegan & Sara

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Spreading Rumours is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Spreading Rumours Grouplove

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Matangi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Matangi M.I.A.

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Reflektor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Reflektor Arcade Fire

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Swings Both Ways is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Swings Both Ways Robbie Williams

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Mmlp2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
ChidanandaMuglurmatt added Mmlp2 EMINEM  

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Modern Vampires of the City is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Modern Vampires of the City Vampire Weekend

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Devotion is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Devotion

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You're Not the One is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
You're Not the One Sky Ferreira

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Moon Landing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Moon Landing James Blunt

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Contrast is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Contrast Conor Maynard

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Like a Rose is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Like a Rose Ashley Monroe

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Shaking the Habitual is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013

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Overgrown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Overgrown James Blake

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Silence Yourself is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013

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Anxiety is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pop Albums 2013
Anxiety Autre Ne Veut