The Latest QPaul Stokes

Q's 50 Albums Of 2013... revealed

The Latest QPaul Stokes
Q's 50 Albums Of 2013... revealed
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Our new issue, Q330 out now, features Q's 50 Albums Of The Year. Grab a copy of the magazine now for exclusive interviews, the stories behind the record and more. Here's though is the full 50-1 countdown.

50. Mazzy Star - Seasons Of Your Day 49. Primal Scream - More Light 48. Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum 47. The Strokes - Comedown Machine 46. James Blake - Overgrown 45. Sigur Ros - Kveikur 44. Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt 43. The Knife - Shaking The Habitual 42. These New Puritans - Field of Reeds 41. Neon Neon - Praxis Makes Perfect 40. Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 39. AlunaGeorge - Body Music 38. Goldfrapp - Tales Of Us 37. The National - Trouble Will Find Me 36. Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Daze 35. Devendra Banhart - Mala 34. Prefab Sprout - Crimson/Red 33. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold 32. Savages - Silence Yourself 31. Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady 30. Pet Shop Boys - Electric 29. Daniel Avery - Drone Logic 28. Franz Ferdinand - Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action 27. Bill Callahan - Dream River 26. Kanye West - Yeezus 25. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest 24. Empire Of The Sun - Ice On The Dune 23. Disclosure - Settle 22. Suede - Bloodsports 21. Palma Violets - 180 20. Biffy Clyro - Opposites 19. Factory Floor - Factory Floor 18. Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle 17. Matthew E White - Big Inner 16. Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon 15. Foals - Holy Fire 14. Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork 13. Steve Mason - Monkey Minds In The Devil's Time 12. My Bloody Valentine - mbv 11. Jagwar Ma - Howlin' 10. Haim - Days Are Gone 9. John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts 8. Bill Ryder-Jones - A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart 7. Cass McCombs - Big Wheel And Others 6. Manic Street Preachers - Rewind The Film 5. Jon Hopkins - Immunity 4. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories 3. David Bowie - The Next Day 2. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City 1. Arctic Monkeys - AM

Plus we've nominated a Key Track for each of the albums that's made the list, so here's a playlist, in alphabetical order, to get you in the mood for the best of 2013...

NB a couple of tracks are not currently available

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NB the likes of MIA, Jake Bugg, Arcade Fire, Toy, Eminem, Paul McCartney, Deltron 3030 and more were released too late to be considered for our top 50... but respect is still due!