LIST: 40 Albums for 2013

Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend

2013’s first five months have given us so much great music that it’s hard to believe that over half of the year remains. And while it is rather difficult to keep up with the surplus of fantastic albums released weekly, with the summer upon us, now’s the time to perhaps dive into those albums you missed the first go around.

New albums from Kanye West, J. Cole, AlunaGeorge, The Fuck Buttons, Beyoncé, and a second installment from Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience are all due sometime this year, and are sure to shake up this list, here’s a look back at the top albums of the year thus far. From A$AP Rocky to Disclosure, these are the top albums from January to May.

(Bolded albums feature album tracks at the end of the post)

  1. Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City may
  2. Kurt Vile, Wakin On A Pretty Daze april
  3. Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience march
  4. Disclosure, Settle june
  5. Deerhunter, Monomania may
  6. Autre Ne Veut, Anxiety february
  7. Mikal Cronin, MCII may
  8. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories may
  9. Rhye, Woman march
  10. Savages, Silence Yourself may
  11. Torres, Torres january
  12. Phosphorescent, Muchacho march
  13. Waxahatchee, Cerulean Salt march
  14. Chance The Rapper, Acid Rap april
  15. Classixx, Hanging Gardens may
  16. The Knife, Shaking The Habitual april
  17. My Bloody Valentine, m b v february
  18. James Blake, Overgrown april
  19. The Child of Lov, The Child of Lov may
  20. Jenny Hval, Innocence Is Kinky may
  21. Majical Cloudz, Impersonator may
  22. Foxygen, 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic january
  23. A$AP Rocky, Long.Live.A$AP january
  24. Phoenix, Bankrupt! april
  25. Emancipator, Dusk To Dawn january
  26. Youth Lagoon, Wondrous Bughouse march
  27. Local Natives, Hummingbird january
  28. Burial, Truant/Rough Sleeper EP january
  29. Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold january
  30. Jim James, Regions of Light and Sound of God february
  31. Charli XCX, True Romance april
  32. Cassie, Rocka Bye Baby april
  33. Grouper, The Man Who Died In His Boat february
  34. David Bowie, The Next Day march
  35. Foals, Holy Fire february
  36. inc., No World february
  37. Lorde, The Love Club EP  january
  38. Heterotic, Love & Devotion march
  39. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, II  january
  40. The Underachievers, Indigoism february
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