This was a great year for music, so it’s only right that we count down the best albums of 2013. These 11 albums were not only praised by critics and fans alike, these albums were also musical evolutions for the artists. 2013 was the year to reinvent your sound and persona to create new listening experiences. Here are the best albums of 2013 that we absolutely love.
1. Yeezus – Kanye West
Whether or not you are a fan of Kanye West himself, there is no denying that Yeezus is one of the best albums of 2013. West experiments with a much darker sound for his sixth studio release, which caused mixed reviews from the public, however it garnered praise from music critics. The album debuted at the top of the charts and was certified gold two months after its release. While not everyone is a fan of the brashness of the record, I believe it to be West’s most compelling album to date.