Under the Radar’s Top 125 Albums of 2013

Our Writers Collectively Pick the Best Albums of the Year

Dec 23, 2013
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Either 2013 was just a really, really great year for music or we're a bit indecisive. Whatever the case, instead of our traditional Top 100 albums list this year we present the Top 125 albums of 2013. How did we arrive at such a massive list? Twenty-two of our regular writers and editors (including our two publishers) each submitted their personal Top 45 albums of 2013 lists and then those were all combined and calculated together to form our master list. Then we took the Top 10 from the initial vote and did a second vote to determine our #1 album and the order of the Top 10. For an album to make the Top 125 it had to be picked by at least three writers. And every writer's #1 album of the year is represented somewhere on the list.

This was a year of spectacular comebacks (Suede, My Bloody Valentine, David Bowie, Primal Scream), exciting debuts (CHVRCHES, Foxygen, HAIM, Younghusband), and fantastic new albums from reliable mainstays (Vampire Weekend, The National, Camera Obscura, Foals).

Click here to read the full list and let us know if we missed something or if you otherwise have thoughts on it.


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January 6th 2014

that’s wonderful

March 27th 2014

Niice One , thank you