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The 25 Best Albums of 2013 

This year, 457 Pazz & Jop voters submitted their Top 10 albums and singles. With albums, they have 100 points to divide among their Top 10 picks, with each entry receiving no more than 30 points or fewer than five. There's no point-ranking system for the singles category, which remains amorphous, comprising individual songs, re-mixes, downloads, viral sensations, etc. Literal release dates aren't binding, but a record or single's "impact" should have occurred primarily in 2013; in most cases, if it got votes in 2012 and 2013, we combined the two totals. It's not as complicated as it sounds.

See full coverage of the Village Voice's 41st Annual Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll Here
25. Lorde, Pure Heroine (317 Points, 32 Votes)
24. Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold (320 Points, 30 Votes)
23. Ashley Monroe, Like a Rose (321 Points, 31 Votes)
22. Run the Jewels, Run the Jewels (322 Points, 32 Votes)
21. The National, Trouble Will Find Me (349 Points, 30 Votes)
20. Queens of the Stone Age, ...Like Clockwork (349 Points, 33 Votes)
19. Deafheaven, Sunbather (361 Points, 35 Votes)
18. Drake, Nothing Was the Same (390 Points, 38 Votes)
17. Jason Isbell, Southeastern (391 Points, 34 Votes)
16. Sky Ferreira, Night Time, My Time (413 Points, 46 Votes)
15. David Bowie, The Next Day (428 Points, 46 Votes)
14. Arcade Fire, Reflektor (437 Points, 43 Votes)
13. Disclosure, Settle (438 Points, 42 Votes)
12. Savages, Silence Yourself (440 Points, 42 Votes)
11. Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (453 Points, 46 Votes)
10. Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park (489 Points, 43 Votes)
9. Kurt Vile, Wakin on a Pretty Daze (502 Points, 46 Votes)
8. Janelle Monáe, The Electric Lady (510 Points, 51 Votes)
7. Haim, Days Are Gone (598 Points, 62 Votes)
6. My Bloody Valentine , m b v (624 Points, 61 Votes)
5. Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap (672 Points, 63 Votes)
4. Beyoncé, Beyoncé (736 Points, 57 Votes)
3. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories (833 Points, 76 Votes)
2. Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City (1342 Points, 109 Votes)
1. Kanye West, Yeezus (1991 Points, 160 Votes)
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25. Lorde, Pure Heroine (317 Points, 32 Votes)
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