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The best 20 albums of 2013 so far

No, it’s not month six, nor is it the end of 2013. But it’s been a pretty good year for album releases. Especially electronica, dance music and hip-hop. What was going to be a Top 10 list quickly turned into 15 and then 20. And then we have a hefty list of some honorable mentions, too. S’where you’ll find Daft Punk, which some folks’ll probably freak out about. And Yeezus isn’t anywhere near the top. Hopefully, a year-end Top 50 will be completely reworked with new additions and grown feelings about records that we’re just now starting to get obsessed with (again), like this Jon Hopkins record. Comment on thoughts!

1. DisclosureSettle
2. PhosphorescentMuchacho
3. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
4. David BowieThe Next Day
5. Justin TimberlakeThe 20/20 Experience
6. Chance the RapperAcid Rap
7. DJ KozeAmygdala
8. RhyeWoman
9. Charli XCXTrue Romance
10. Laura MarlingOnce I Was An Eagle
11. Jay ZMagna Carta Holy Grail
12. James BlakeOvergrown
13. Mikal CroninMCII
14. ClassixxHanging Gardens
15. J. ColeBorn Sinner
16. Killer Mike and El-PRun The Jewels
17. Kelly RowlandTalk a Good Game
18. Jon HopkinsImmunity
19. Kanye WestYeezus
20. Local NativesHummingbird

Honorable mention: Pissed Jeans – Honeys, Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze, These New Puritans – Field of Reeds, Everything Everything – Arc, Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus, Tricky – False Idols, Suede – Bloodsports, Baths – Obsidian, Fantasia – Side Effects of You, Jose James - No Beginning No End, Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

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