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The Best Albums Of 2013 - The Uncut Top 80

The Best Albums Of 2013 - The Uncut Top 80

This month’s issue of Uncut, as you may have seen, comes with a free supplement showcasing our extensive end-of-year charts. We’ve decided, though, to post our 80 Best Albums Of 2013 list here.

You can read new assessments of these albums in the booklet. But in the meantime, click on the links to read the original Uncut reviews. A reminder, too, that Uncut staffers have been posting their individual 2013 lists:

The Best Albums Of 2013 – The Editor’s Choice

The Wild Mercury Sound blog 143 Best Albums Of 2013

Tom Pinnock’s Best Albums Of 2013

Uncut’s Best Films Of 2013

And here, finally, is our Top 80. Let’s roll!

80 TONY JOE WHITE - Hoodoo (YEPROC)

79 ROBYN HITCHCOCK - Love From London (YEPROC)

78 HOOKWORMS - Pearl Mystic (GRINGO)

77 CATE LE BON - Mug Museum (TURNSTILE)

76 SUUNS - Images Du Futur (SECRETLY CANADIAN)

75 ELTON JOHN - The Diving Board (MERCURY)

74 LORD HURON - Lonesome Dreams (PIAS)

73 LAURA VEIRS - Warp And Weft (BELLA UNION)

72 EMMYLOU HARRIS & RODNEY CROWELL - Old Yellow Moon (NONESUCH)

71 DON CAVALLI – Temperamental (BECAUSE)

70 WILLIAM TYLER - Impossible Truth (MERGE)

69 AUTRE NE VEUT – Anxiety (SOFTWARE)

68 STEVE MASON - Monkey Minds In The Devil's Time (DOMINO)

67 JIM JAMES - Regions Of Light And Sound Of God (V2)

66 PHOSPHORESCENT – Muchacho (DEAD OCEANS)

65 THE CIVIL WARS - The Civil Wars (SENSIBILITY/SONY)

64 ANNA CALVI - One Breath (DOMINO)

63 PET SHOP BOYS – Electric (X2)

62 JON HOPKINS – Immunity (DOMINO)

61 CONNAN MOCKASIN – Caramel (BECAUSE)

60 KING KRULE - Six Feet Beneath The Moon (XL)

59 LUKE HAINES - Rock And Roll Animals (CHERRY RED)

58 MIKAL CRONIN – MCII (MERGE)

57 FRIGHTENED RABBIT - Pedestrian Verse (ATLANTIC)

56 EDWYN COLLINS – Understated (AED)

55 UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS - Mind Control (RISE ABOVE)

54 ROKIA TRAORE - Beautiful Africa (NONESUCH)

53 LINDA THOMPSON - Won’t Be Long Now (TOPIC)

52 THE NECKS – Open (ReR/NORTHERN SPY)

51 BASSEKOU KOUYATE & NGONI BA - Jama Ko (OUT HERE)

50 HOUNDSTOOTH - Ride Out The Dark (NO QUARTER)

49 MAZZY STAR - Seasons Of Your Day (RHYMES OF AN HOUR)

48 IRON & WINE - Ghost On Ghost (4AD)

47 PHOENIX - Bankrupt! (GLASSNOTE)

46 FACTORY FLOOR - Factory Floor (DFA)

45 MANIC STREET PREACHERS - Rewind The Film (COLUMBIA)

44 FUZZ – Fuzz (IN THE RED)

43 OKKERVIL RIVER - The Silver Gymnasium (ATO)

42 ARCADE FIRE – Reflektor (SONOVOX)

41 LOW - The Invisible Way (SUB POP)

40 CHRIS FORSYTH - Solar Motel (PARADISE OF BACHELORS)

39 EARL SWEATSHIRT – Doris (COLUMBIA)

38 HAIM - Days Gone By (POLYDOR)

37 ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER - Personal Record (MERGE)

36 MARK KOZELEK & DESERTSHORE - Mark Kozelek & Desertshore (CALDO VERDE)

35 MARK KOZELEK & JIMMY LAVALLE - Perils From The Sea (CALDO VERDE)

34 WHITE DENIM - Corsicana Lemonade (DOWNTOWN)

33 RICHARD THOMPSON – Electric (PROPER)

32 THESE NEW PURITANS - Field Of Reeds (INFECTIOUS)

31 NEKO CASE - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You (ANTI-)

30 YO LA TENGO – Fade (MATADOR)

29 HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER – Haw (PARADISE OF BACHELORS)

28 JOHNNY MARR - The Messenger (WARNER BROS)

27 ATOMS FOR PEACE – Amok (XL)

26 JASON ISBELL – Southeastern (SOUTHEASTERN)

25 CAITLIN ROSE - The Stand-In (NAMES)

24 UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA – II (JAGJAGUWAR)

23 JONATHAN WILSON – Fanfare (BELLA UNION)

22 THE KNIFE - Shaking The Habitual (RABID)

21 BROADCAST - Berberian Sound Studio: Original Soundtrack (WARP)

20 VAMPIRE WEEKEND - Modern Vampires Of The City (XL)

19 ENDLESS BOOGIE - Long Island (NO QUARTER)

18 PARQUET COURTS - Light Up Gold (WHAT’S YOUR RUPTURE?)

17 KANYE WEST – Yeezus (DEF JAM)

16 THEE OH SEES - Floating Coffin (CASTLE FACE)

15 JULIA HOLTER - Loud City Song (DOMINO)

14 THE NATIONAL - Trouble Will Find Me (4AD)

13 DAFT PUNK - Random Access Memories (COLUMBIA)

12 PREFAB SPROUT - Crimson/Red (ICEBREAKER)

11 MATTHEW E WHITE - Big Inner (DOMINO)

10 BOARDS OF CANADA - Tomorrow’s Harvest (WARP)

9 ARCTIC MONKEYS – AM (DOMINO)

8 KURT VILE - Wakin On A Pretty Daze (MATADOR)

7 BILL CALLAHAN - Dream River (DRAG CITY)

6 ROY HARPER - Man & Myth (BELLA UNION)

5 LAURA MARLING - Once I Was An Eagle (VIRGIN)

4 JOHN GRANT - Pale Green Ghosts (BELLA UNION)

3 NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS - Push The Sky Away (BAD SEED LTD)

2 DAVID BOWIE - The Next Day (ISO)

1 MY BLOODY VALENTINE - m b v (MY BLOODY VALENTINE)

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