Sunday, 22 December 2013

Albums of the Year: 2013 - Critic's Choice - 20-1

2013 has been a terrific year for music. What's your favourite album of 2013?

I've done a compilation of End-of-Year lists made by various Music Critic websites, sourced from Album of the Year.  All up, there are 41 lists.  There is a LOT of variation, with an overall 266 albums making the Top 20s of these various lists.

To make some sense of this huge list, my scoring is as follows:
  • Ranked 1-5 = 4 points
  • Ranked 6-10 = 3 points
  • Ranked 11-15 = 2 points
  • Ranked 16-20 = 1 point
So, what was the final outcome?

For numbers 50 to 20, check out my other post.

Here are the Top 20:


20 (tied).  Lorde - Pure Heroine (27 points)

20 (tied).  John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts (27 points)


19. Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (29 points)


18. Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (31 points)



17. Jon Hopkins - Immunity (33 points)



13 (tied). Danny Brown - OLD (35 points)


13 (tied). Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (35 points)


13 (tied). Savages - Silence Yourself (35 points)


13 (tied). The Knife - Shaking the Habitual (35 points)



12. Kurt Vile - Wakin' on a Pretty Daze (38 points)


11. Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap (39 points)



10. David Bowie - The Next Day (41 points)



8 (tied). Arctic Monkeys - AM (44 points)



8 (tied). HAIM - Days are Gone (44 points)


7.  My Bloody Valentine - m b v (46 points)



6. The National - Trouble Will Find Me (48 points)



5. Disclosure - Settle (49 points)




4. Arcade Fire - Reflektor (52 points)




3. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (54 points)




2. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City (78 points)





1. Kanye West - Yeezus (95 points)




Thank you to all the websites that provided End-of-Year lists, and to Album of the Year for providing an easy-to-use summary.

Here is the working done to get this final list, using good ol' Google Docs.

So, what's your Album of the Year?


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