Best Albums of 2013

Listed below are the best albums of 2013 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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2013 year summaryThe best artists of 2013 were Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Queens Of The Stone Age, Daft Punk, The National, Deafheaven, My Bloody Valentine and Lorde.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 13 of 100

Best Albums of 2013 composition

Country Albums %


United States 460 46%
United Kingdom 195 20%
Canada 51 5%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Australia 29 3%
Germany 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 968 97%
Yes 32 3%
Live? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
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