Music Reviews

posted: April 2, 2014

Best Rock and Pop Albums of 2013

Best Rock and Pop Albums of 2013

It’s that time of year when music critics of every stripe pick what they consider the best records of the past 12 months. At TONE, we’re no different. Here are the 25 studio albums from 2013 that Music Editor Bob Gendron feels you should hear again and again—and five big-name releases you should avoid.

25. Mark Lanegan Imitations

24. Pistol Annies Annie Up

23. Bad Sports Bras

22. David Bowie The Next Day

21. Savages Silence Yourself

20. Sky Ferreira Night Time, My Time

19. Rhye Woman

18. Neko Case The Worse Things…

17. Superchunk I Hate Music

16. Windhand Soma

15. Trombone Shorty Say That to Say This

14. Disclosure Settle

13. Kurt Vile Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze

12. Mudhoney Vanishing Point

11. Chance the Rapper Acid Rap

10. Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe

9. Waxahatchee Cerulean Salt

8. Bombino Nomad

7. Richard Thompson Electric

6. Queens of the Stone Age …Like Clockwork

5. Daft Punk Random Access Memories

4. Mikal Cronin MCII

3. Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer, Different Park

2. Arctic Monkeys AM

1. Jason Isbell Southeastern