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NME End Of Year Lists 2013

Albums

Arctic Monkeys AM


1. AM – Artic Monkeys
2. Yeezus – Kanye West
3. …Like Clockwerk – Queens Of The Stoneage
4. Holy Fire – Foals
5. Silence Yourself – Savages
6. Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
7. Reflector – Arcade Fire
8. Push The Sky Away – Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
9. Once I Was An Eagle – Laura Marling
10. The Next Day – David Bowie
11. Immunity – Jon Hopkins
12. Matanfi – MIA
13. Drenge – Drenge
14. Modern Vampires Of The City – Vampire Weekend
15. In Love - Peace
16. Howlin – Jagwar Ma
17. Cerulean Salt – Waxahatchee
18. Pearl Mystic – Hookworms
19. Settle – Disclosure
20. Trouble Will Find Me – The National
21. You’re Nothing – Iceage
22. Monomania – Deerhunter
23. The Bones Of What You Believe – Chvrches
24. Light Up Gold – Parquet Courts
25. Days Are Gone – Haim
26. Factory Floor – Factory Floor
27. Doris – Earl Sweatshirt
28. Fields Of Reeds – These New Puritans
29. m b v – My Bloody Valentine
30. Mosquito – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
31. Totale Nite – Merchandise
32. 180 – Palma Violets
33. Heartthrob – Tegan & Sarah
34. The Electric Lady – Janelle Monae
35. Dream River – Bill Callahan
36. Sistrioix – Deap Vally
37. Wakin On A Pretty Daze – Kurt Vile
38. Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas
39. Run Fast – The Julie Ruin
40. Slow Focus – Fuck Buttons
41. Comedown Machine – The Strokes
42. Mug Museum – Cate La Bon
43. Shaking The Habitual – The Knife
44. Major Arcane – Speedy Ortiz
45. How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident – Future Of The Left
46. More Light – Primal Scream
47. 6 Feet Beneath The Moon – King Krule
48. My Name Is My Name – Pisha T
49. If You Love – Daughter
50. Overgrown – James Blake

Tracks Of The Year

1. Get Lucky – Daft Punk
2. Reflector – Arcade Fire
3. Do I Wanna Know? – Arctic Monkeys
4. White Noise – Disclosure Feat. Aluna George
5. Sacrilege – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
6. Avant Gardener – Courtney Barnett
7. Xanman – Pond
8. My Number – Foals
9. Royals – Lorde
10. Black Skinhead – Kanye West
11. Anxiety’s Door – Merchandise
12. Jubilee Street – Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
13. Falling – Haim
14. Where Are We Now – David Bowie
15. Bloodsports – Drenge
16. Smooth Saling – Queens Of The Stoneage
17. After You – Pulp
18. I Am God – Kanye West
19. If I Had A Tail – Queens Of The Stoneage
20. Wild For The Night – A$AP Rocky Feat. Skrillex
21. She Will – Savages
22. Bound 2 – Kanye West
23. The Throw – Jagwar Ma
24. Ya Hey – Vampire Weekend
25. Master Hunter – Laura Marling
26. 2013 – Primal Scream
27. Solemn Skies – Childhood
28. Open Eye Signal – Jon Hopkins
29. I Wanna Be Yours – Arctic Monkeys
30. Recover – Chvrches
31. Diane Young – Vampire Weekend
32. Why’d You Only Me When You’re High? – Arctic Monkeys
33. Fall Back – Factory Floor
34. Entertainment – Phoenix
35. Fluffy – Wolf Alice
36. New Slaves – Kanye West
37. Bad Habbit – Foals
38. Bring The Noise – MIA
39. 5AM – Katy B
40. Jerk Ribs – Kellis
41. Control – Big Sean
42. Easy Easy – King Krule
43. Colours To Life – Temples
44. Stones And Starving – Parquet Courts
45. Juice – Chance The Ripper
46. Retrograde – James Blake
47. Leather Jacket Love Song – The Cribs
48. Follow – Telegram
49. Indie Cindy – Pixies
50. Is It Raining In Your Mouth? – Fat White Family


NME Readers Albums Of The Year 2013
These Lists Were Published On NME.com During December 2013

1. Foals – Holy Fire
2. Arctic Monkeys – AM
3. Queens Of The Stoneage - …Like Clockwork
4. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
5. David Bowie – The Next Day
6. Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle
7. Peace – In Live
8. Jagwar Ma – Howlin
9. Savages – Silence Yourself
10. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
11. Drenge – Drenge
12. Disclosure – Settle
13. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
14. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
15. Arcade Fire – Reflector
16. My Bloody Valentine – M B V
17. MIA – Matangi
18. Jon Hopkins – Immunity
19. Hookworms – Mystic Pearl
20. Kanye West – Yeezus

NME Readers Tracks Of The Year 2013

1. Foals – My Number
2. Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know
3. Queens Of The Stoneage – Smooth Salin’
4. Daft Punk – Get Lucky
5. David Bowie – Where Are We Now?
6. Arcade Fire – Reflector
7. Queens Of The Stoneage – If I Had A Tail
8. Drenge – Bloodsports
9. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Jubilee Street
10. Haim – Falling
11. Disclosure – White Noise
12. Pond – Xanman
13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacralege
14. Kanye West – Black Skinhead
15. Lorde – Royals
16. Kanye West – I Am God
17. Pulp – After You
18. Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener
19. Merchandise – Anxiety’s Door
20. A$AP & Skrillex – Wild For The Night


Tracks Of The Week
As appeared weekly in NME magazine throughout 2013

• Ice Age - Coalition
• Merchandise - Anxiety's Door
• Milk Music - I've Got A Wild Feeling
• The Strokes - One Way Trigger
• Exclamation Pony - Rumours
• The Strokes - All The Time
• Suuns - 2020
• Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
• James Blake - Digital Lion
• Parquet Courts - Smart Aleck Kid
• Vampire Weekend - Diane Young
• The Child Of Lov - Fly
• Primal Scream - It's Alright, It's OK
• Queens Of The Stoneage - My God Is The Sun
• Beady Eye - Flick Of The Finger
• Daft Punk - Get Lucky
• MGMT - Aloen Days
• These New Puritans - Fragment Two
• Dizzee Rascal Feat. Robbie Williams - Goin' Crazy
• Miles Kane - You're Gonna Get It
• Kanye West - New Slaves
• Fuck Buttons - The Red Wing
• Natasha Khan & Toy - The Bride
• Jake Bugg - Broken
• Arctic Monkeys - Do You Wanna Know?
• Franz Ferdinand - Right Action
• Pixies - Bagboy
• Manic Street Preachers Feat. Richard Hawley - Rewind The Film
• Earl Sweatshirt Ft. Vince Staples & Casey Veggies - Hive
• Haim - The Wire
• TV On The Radio - Mercy
• MGMT - Your Life Is A Lie
• Arctic Monkeys - Why Do You Only Call Me When I'm High?
• MIA - Unbreak My Mixtape
• Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rival
• MIA - Come Walk With Me
• The Killers - Shot At The Night
• Jake Bugg - What Doesn't Kill You
• A$AP Rocky - R Cali
• Iceage - Jackie
• THEEsatisfaction - Queen Country (4 Women) Feat. Gift Uh Gab JusMoni
• Circa Waves - Get Away
• Loom - Lice
• Arctic Monkeys - Walk On The Wild Side
• Metronomy - I'm Aquarius
• The Orwells - Dirty Sheets
• Childhood - Pinball
• Childish Gambino - Sweatpants
• St. Vincent - Birth In Reverse

NME Awards

Best Album - Arctic Monkeys - AM
Best Live Band - Arctic Monkeys
Best British Band - Arctic Monkeys
Songwriter's Award = Paul McCartney
Best Track - Disclosure - White Noise
God Like Genius - Blondie
Best New Band - Drenge
TV Show - Breaking Bad
Best Reissue - The Clash - Sound System
Best International Band - Haim