PMA Readers' Favorite Albums of 2013

After sharing our four main best-of lists for 2013, we give you your list, compiled from reader submissions.
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After sharing our four main best-of lists for 2013, we give you your list, compiled from reader submissions.
Yeezus

After sharing our four main best-of lists (albums, songs, EPs, mixtapes) for 2013, we give you your list. We compiled thousands of tallies submitted by PMA readers and here are the 60 albums that rose to the surface, out of nearly 300 different titles.

Unsurprisingly, your top two albums of the year mirror our own. If there were two albums you could not escape in 2013, they were Yeezus and Modern Vampires of the City. It's actually kind of perfect how different these albums are from each other - one is abrasive, visceral, confounding, and groundbreaking; the other is elegant, thoughtful, poetic, and gorgeous - but they're both bold statements from artists at the height of their powers, and they seem to be just getting started.

Just don't forget about the other 58 really great albums that are also on this list. Thanks for listening with us this year, folks. Happy Holidays.

PMA Readers' 60 Favorite Albums of 2013

01 Kanye West - Yeezus. 221 points

02 Vampire Weekend - Modern Vamps. 168

03 Disclosure - Settle. 146

04 Arcade Fire - Reflektor. 126

05 CHVRCHES - Bones of What You Believe. 107

05 HAIM - Days Are Gone. 107

07 James Blake - Overgrown. 99

08 Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap. 92

09 The National - Trouble Will Find Me. 85

10 Daft Punk - Random Access Memories. 84

11 Arctic Monkeys - AM. 83

12 Volcano Choir - Repave. 62

13 Rhye - Woman. 59

14 Lorde - Pure Heroine. 59

15 Drake - Nothing Was The Same. 55

16 Run the Jewels - Run The Jewels. 52

17 Danny Brown - Old. 51

18 London Grammar - If You Wait. 50

19 Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady. 45

20 Darkside - Psychic. 44

21 Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe. 39

21 Local Natives - Hummingbird. 39

21 M.I.A. - Matangi. 39

24 King Krule - Six Feet Under The Moon. 38

25 Autre Ne Veut - Anxiety 36

26 The Weeknd - Kiss Land. 34

27 Earl Sweatshirt - Doris. 32

28 Childish Gambino - Because The Internet. 30

28 Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience. 30

30 Lady Gaga - Artpop. 27

31 AlunaGeorge - Body Music. 24

32 Charli XCX - True Romance. 23

32 The Knife - Shaking the Habitual. 23

32 Phoenix - Bankrupt!. 23

32 Toro y Moi - Anything In Return. 23

36 Foals - Holy Fire. 21

36 Sigur Ros - Kveikur. 21

38 Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Magic & Peace. 20

38 Majical Cloudz - Impersonator. 20

40 Daughter - If You Leave. 19

40 Jon Hopkins - Immunity. 19

42 Deerhunter - Monomania. 18

42 MS MR - Secondhand Rapture. 18

42 Pusha T - My Name Is My Name. 18

45 Atoms For Peace - Amok. 17

45 Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork. 17

45 Phosphorescent - Muchacho. 17

45 Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse. 17

49 Sky Ferreira - Night Time My Time. 16

49 Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob. 16

51 FKA twigs - EP2. 15

51 My Bloody Valentine - mbv. 15

51 Portugal. The Man - Evil Friends. 15

54 David Bowie - The Next Day. 14

54 J. Cole - Born Sinner. 14

56 Beach Fossils - Clash The Truth. 13

56 Deafheaven - Sunbather. 13

56 Julia Holter - Loud City Song. 13

59. Eminem - MMLP2. 12

59 Jay Z - Magna Carta… Holy Grail. 12