January 14, 2014

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.

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25. Lorde, Pure Heroine (317 Points,	32 Votes)
25. Lorde, Pure Heroine (317 Points, 32 Votes)
24. Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold (320 Points, 30 Votes)
24. Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold (320 Points, 30 Votes)
23. Ashley Monroe, Like a Rose (321 Points, 31 Votes)
23. Ashley Monroe, Like a Rose (321 Points, 31 Votes)
22. Run the Jewels, Run the Jewels (322 Points, 32 Votes)
22. Run the Jewels, Run the Jewels (322 Points, 32 Votes)
21. The National, Trouble Will Find Me	(349 Points, 30 Votes)
21. The National, Trouble Will Find Me (349 Points, 30 Votes)
20. Queens of the Stone Age, ...Like Clockwork (349 Points, 33 Votes)
20. Queens of the Stone Age, ...Like Clockwork (349 Points, 33 Votes)
19. Deafheaven, Sunbather	(361 Points, 35 Votes)
19. Deafheaven, Sunbather (361 Points, 35 Votes)
18. Drake, Nothing Was the Same (390 Points, 38 Votes)
18. Drake, Nothing Was the Same (390 Points, 38 Votes)
17. Jason Isbell, Southeastern (391 Points, 34 Votes)
17. Jason Isbell, Southeastern (391 Points, 34 Votes)
16. Sky Ferreira, Night Time, My Time	(413 Points, 46 Votes)
16. Sky Ferreira, Night Time, My Time (413 Points, 46 Votes)