Best CDs of 2013


1. John Grant "Pale Green Ghosts"
2. Hirsute Pursuit "Tighten That Muscle Ring"
3. Kanye West "Yeezus"
4. Nine Inch Nails "Hestiation Marks"
5. Pet Shop Boys "Electric"
6/7. (tie) Palma Violets "180"/ Parquet Courts "Light Up Gold"
8/9/10. (tie) CHVRCHES "Bones Of What You Believe"/HAIM "Days Are Gone"/Lorde "Pure Heroine"
James Blake "Overgrown"
David Bowie "The Next Day"
Arctic Monkeys "AM"
Bastille "Bad Blood"
Franz Ferninand "Right Thoughts Right Words Right Action"
Junip "Junip"
Queens Of The Stone Age "...Like Clockwork"
Sigur Růs "Kveikur"
ZZ Top "La Futura"
Foals "Holy Fire"
Biffy Clyro "Opposites"
Chris Stamey "Lovesick Blues"
Josh Ritter "The Beast In Its Tracks"
Billy Bragg "Fight Songs"
My Bloody Valentine "mbv"
They Might Be Giants "Nanobots"
Christopher Owens "Lysandre"
Bad Religion "True North"
The Strokes "Comedown Machine"
Suede "Bloodsports"
Low "The Invisible Way"
Vampire Weekend "Modern Vampires Of The City"
Alison Moyet "The Minutes"
Tricky "False Idols"
She & Him "Volume Three"
Cold War Kids "Dear Miss Lonelyhearts"
LL Cool J "Authentic"
Phoenix "Bankrupt!"
Robyn Hitchcock "Love From London"

Best Techno CDs of 2013


1. Kid Koala "12 Bit Blues"
2. LindstrÝm "Smallhans"
3. Kavinski "OutRun"
4. Holy Ghost! "Holy Ghost!"
5. Daft Punk "Random Access Memories"
Oneohtrix Point Never "R Plus Seven"
The Field "Cupid's Head"
Disclosure "Settle"
Matmos "The Marriage Of True Minds"
Empire Of The Sun "Ice On The Dune"
Autechre "Exai"

Best CD Reissues of 2013


1. Various Artists "Son Of Rogues Gallery"
The Postal Service "Give Up"
Django Django "Hi Djinx!"
Soundtrack "Sound City: Reel To Reel"
Four Tet "Rounds"

Worst CDs of 2013


1. Mike Doughty "Circles Super Bon Bon Sleepless How Many Cans? True Dreams Of Wichita Monster Man Mr. Bitterness Maybe Iíll Come Down St. Louise Is Listening I Miss The Girl Unmarked Helicopters The Idiot Kings So Far I Have Not Found The Science"
Tegan & Sara "Heartthrob"
The Knife "Shaking The Habitual"
Atoms For Peace "Amok"
M83 "Oblivion" (Soundtrack)
Depeche Mode "Delta Machine"
Goo Goo Dolls "Magnetic"
Justin Timberlake "The 20/20 Experience"
The Flaming Lips "The Terror"
Barenaked Ladies "Grinning Streak"
How To Destroy Angels "Welcome Oblivion"
The National "Trouble Will Find Me"

Best CD Cover of 2013


Vampire Weekend "Modern Vampires Of The City"
Holy Ghost! "Dynamics"
Parquet Courts "Light Up Gold"
John Grant "Pale Green Ghosts"
CSS "Planta"
Baths "Obsidian"
Kanye West "Yeezus"

Worst CD Cover of 2013


Ministry "From Beer To Eternity"
Black Flag "What The..."
Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Mosquito"
The Knife "Shaking The Habitual"
7 Days of Funk "7 Days Of Funk"

Best Movies of 2013


1. Gravity
2. Short Term 12
3. Quartet
4. Philomena
5. Nebraska
6. 12 Years A Slave
7. Frances Ha
8. Enough Said
9. Spring Breakers
10. The World's End
(tie) Upstream Color/ Trance
Rise Of The Guardians
Wrong
Mud
Before Midnight
Blue Is The Warmest Color
Europa Report
Side Effects
Dallas Buyers Club
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
John Dies At The End
From Up On Poppy Hill
Monsters University
Despicable Me 2
Star Trek Into Darkness

Worst Movies of 2013


1. The Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure
2. The Heat
3. Beautiful Creatures
4. The Paperboy
5. Much Ado About Nothing (2013)
World War Z
The Internship
Searching for Sugar Man (man, you lied to me...)

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