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It’s that time of year again our Top 50 of 2013 list… We made a list the last couple of years and we decided to do it again this year… This is always by far our favorite post of the year so here we go… This is a list of 50 records that we really enjoyed here at The Minimal Beat. We also posted some personal lists on our Facebook page if your interested. So here it is and we’d love to hear your thoughts on anything we might have overlooked… See ya all in 2014!


50. Eels – Wonderful Glorious (V2 RECORDS)
49. Neko Case – The Worse Things… (ANTI)
48. Arctic Monkeys – AM (DOMINO RECORDING CO)
47. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito (DRESS UP/INTERSCOPE)
46. Magic Man – You Are Here (NEON GOLD)
45. MS MR – Secondhand Rapture (COLUMBIA/CREEP CITY RECORDS)
44 Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe (DEAD OCEANS)
43. Rathbourne – Soft (TRUE BELIEVER/DILETTANTE)
42. Kurt Vile – Walkin On A Pretty Daze (MATADOR)
41. The National – Trouble Will Find Me (4AD)

40. Blue Hawaii – Untogether ARBUTUS RECORDS)
39. Grouper – The Man Died in His Boat (KRANKY)
38. Lorde – Pure Heroine (UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP)
37. Factory Floor – Factory Floor (DFA)
36. My Bloody Valentine (M B V)
35. Bleached – Ride Your Heart (DEAD OCEANS)
34. Charli XCX – True Romance  (IAMSOUND/ASYLUM/ATLANTIC)
33. Rhye – Woman (POLYDOR)
31. Phosphorescent – Muchacho (MISRA/DEAD OCEANS/WARM RECORDS)

30. Suuns – Images Du Futur (SECRETLY CANADIAN)
29. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven (WARP)
28. Diana – Perpetual Surrender (JAGJAGUWAR)
27. Burial – Rival Dealer (HYPERDUB)
26. Drake – Nothing Was the Same (CRASH MONEY RECORDS)
25. Larry Gus – Years Not Living (DFA)
24. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe (GLASSNOTE RECORDS)
23. James Blake – Overgrown (REPUBLIC RECORDS)
22. Toro Y Moi – Anything in Return (CARPARK RECORDS)
21. Ejecta – Dominae (DRIFTLESS)

20. Keep Shelly in Athens – At Home (CASCINE)
19. Disclosure – Settle (CHERRYTREE RECORDS)
18. Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe (DOMINO)
17. The Knife – Shaking the Habitual (MUTE RECORDS)
16. Classixx – Hanging Gardens (INNOVATIVE LEISURE)
15. David Bowie – The Next Day (RCA/ISO RECORDS)
14. Disappears – Era (KRANKY)
13. Holy Ghost – Dynamics (DFA)
12. Har Mar Superstar – Bye Bye 17 (CULT RECORDS)
11. Reputante – Oceanside (CULT RECORDS)

10. Cut Copy – Free Your Mind (MODULAR)
09. Nick Cave – Push the Sky Away (BAD SEEDS LTD.)
08. Lolawolf – Lolawolf (INNIT RECORDINGS)
07. Savages – Silence Yourself (MATADOR RECORDS)
06. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (COLUMBIA RECORDS)
05. Arcade Fire – Reflektor (MERGE)
04. Jesse Woods – Get Your Burdens Lifted (GUNS IN THE SUN)
03. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City (XL RECORDS)
02. Kanye West – Yeezus (DEF JAM RECORDINGS)
01. Darkside – Psychic (OTHER PEOPLE)

Listen to a track from each album on our Spotify Playlist below.

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