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Another Uncut Best Albums Of 2013 list

Another Uncut Best Albums Of 2013 list

While our current magazine features a 52-page supplement revealing Uncut’s top 80 albums of 2013, voted for by the Uncut staff and nearly 50 contributors, here we’re gradually publishing some of our staff’s individual picks of the year’s best releases.

So here are the Top 20 albums of 2013 from Tom Pinnock, our sub-editor and writer. As made clear in Allan Jones’ list, votes were cast a long time before the recent allegations against Roy Harper came to light – how the chart would have changed if it had been otherwise is impossible to say.

Please send any words of agreement or argument in the comments box below, but remember, this is Tom’s personal list, not Uncut’s.

You can find Tom on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/thomaspinnock

20. Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action

19. The Sufis – Inventions

18. Mikal Cronin – MCII

17. Body/Head – Coming Apart

16. Kelley Stoltz – Double Exposure

15. Deerhunter – Monomania

14. Surf City – We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This

13. Euros Childs – Situation Comedy

12. British Sea Power – Machineries Of Joy

11. Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – Last Night On Earth

10. Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin

9. Younghusband – Dromes

8. Disappears – Era

7. Robyn Hitchcock – Love From London

6. Yo La Tengo – Fade

5. Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold

4. Julian Cope – Revolutionary Suicide

3. My Bloody Valentine – mbv

2. MGMT – MGMT

1. Roy Harper – Man & Myth


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