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WLUR's Top 150 Albums of 2013

  1. PHOENIX, Bankrupt! (Glassnote)
  2. VAMPIRE WEEKEND, Modern Vampires of the City (XL)
  3. CHVRCHES, The Bones of What You Believe (Glassnote)
  4. YO LA TENGO, Fade (Matador)
  5. PURE BATHING CULTURE, Moon Tides (Partisan)
  6. CATE LE BON, Mug Museum (Wichita)
  7. SMITH WESTERNS, Soft Will (Mom + Pop)
  8. CRYSTAL CASTLES, (III) (Casablanca/Universal Republic)
  9. BOARDS OF CANADA, Tomorrow's Harvest (Warp)
  10. SHOUT OUT LOUDS, Optica (Merge)
  11. THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN, We the Common (Ribbon Music)
  12. TORO Y MOI, Anything in Return (Carpark)
  13. LOCAL NATIVES, Hummingbird (Frenchkiss)
  14. SPEEDY ORTIZ, Major Arcana (Carpark)
  15. ARCTIC MONKEYS, AM (Domino)
  16. ARCADE FIRE, Reflektor (Merge)
  17. LOS CAMPESINOS!, No Blues (Turnstile/Wichita)
  18. JOHN VANDERSLICE, Dagger Beach (Tiny Telephone)
  19. AUSTRA, Olympia (Domino)
  20. THE NATIONAL, Trouble Will Find Me (4AD)
  21. YOUTH LAGOON, Wondrous Bughouse (Fat Possum)
  22. THE LOVE LANGUAGE, Ruby Red (Merge)
  23. WASHED OUT, Paracosm (Sub Pop)
  24. JULIA HOLTER, Loud City Song (Domino)
  25. LILY & MADELEINE, Lily & Madeleine (Asthmatic Kitty)
  26. HAIM, Days Are Gone (Columbia)
  27. ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER, Personal Record (Merge)
  28. SMALL BLACK, Limits of Desire (Jagjaguwar)
  29. ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF, Ceremony (Other Music)
  30. MEMORY TAPES, Grace/Confusion (Carpark)
  31. TEGAN AND SARA, Heartthrob (Sire/Warner Bros.)
  32. RA RA RIOT, Beta Love (Barsuk)
  33. LUKE LALONDE, Rhythymnals (Paper Bag)
  34. DISCLOSURE, Settle (Cherrytree/Interscope)
  36. DEER TICK, Negativity (Partisan)
  37. ROBERT POLLARD, Honey Locust Honky Tonk (GBV Inc.)
  38. THE HISTORY OF APPLE PIE, Out of View (Marshall Teller)
  39. STILL CORNERS, Strange Pleasures (Sub Pop)
  40. FRED THOMAS, Kuma (Ernest Jenning)
  41. THE CAVE SINGERS, Naomi (Jagjaguwar)
  42. BIG DEAL, June Gloom (Mute)
  43. NEKO CASE, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (ANTI-)
  44. THE PASTELS, Slow Summits (Domino)
  45. SCOTT & CHARLENE'S WEDDING, Any Port in a Storm (Fire)
  46. LOW, The Invisible Way (Sub Pop)
  47. FRANZ FERDINAND, Right Thoughts Right Words Right Action (Domino)
  48. FOXYGEN, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar)
  49. ESSIE JAIN, All Became Golden (Self-released)
  50. THE HEAD AND THE HEART, Let's Be Still (Sub Pop)
  51. CHELSEA WOLFE, Pain Is Beauty (Sargent House)
  52. GRANT HART, The Argument (Domino)
  53. VERONICA FALLS, Waiting for Something to Happen (Slumberland)
  54. BORN RUFFIANS, Birthmarks (Yep Roc)
  55. POTTY MOUTH, Hell Bent (Old Flame)
  56. ZOLA JESUS, Versions (Sacred Bones)
  57. TELEKINESIS, Dormarion (Merge)
  58. BOAT, Pretend to Be Brave (Magic Marker)
  59. BLOOD ORANGE, Cupid Deluxe (Domino)
  60. SURFER BLOOD, Pythons (Warner Bros.)
  61. SAVAGES, Silence Yourself (Matador)
  62. LAURA MARLING, Once I Was an Eagle (Ribbon Music)
  63. BRAIDS, Flourish // Perish (Arbutus)
  64. ELIN RUTH, Elin Ruth (Divers Avenue Music)
  65. SHEARWATER, Fellow Travelers (Sub Pop)
  66. LIGHTNING DUST, Fantasy (Jagjaguwar)
  67. ALUNAGEORGE, Body Music (Vagrant)
  68. GENERATIONALS, Heza (Polyvinyl)
  69. CROCODILES, Crimes of Passion (Frenchkiss)
  70. MOUNT KIMBIE, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth (Warp)
  71. SIGUR RÓS, Kveikur (XL)
  72. CUT COPY, Free Your Mind (Loma Vista/Republic)
  73. CAVEMAN, Caveman (Fat Possum)
  74. PHOSPHORESCENT, Muchacho (Dead Oceans)
  75. SUPERCHUNK, I Hate Music (Merge)
  76. WEEKEND, Jinx (Slumberland)
  77. IRON & WINE, Ghost on Ghost (Nonesuch)
  78. JIM JAMES, Regions of Light and Sound of God (ATO)
  79. JUNIP, Junip (Mute)
  80. VILLAGERS, {Awayland} (Domino)
  81. GROUPLOVE, Spreading Rumours (Canvasback/Atlantic)
  82. TENNIS, Small Sound [EP] (Communion)
  83. FUTUREBIRDS, Baba Yaga (VL/4L/Fat Possum)
  84. COKE WEED, Back to Soft (Self-released)
  85. POLLY SCATTERGOOD, Arrows (Mute)
  86. EMPIRE OF THE SUN, Ice on the Dune (Astralwerks)
  87. GLASSER, Interiors (True Panther)
  88. PART TIME, PDA (Mexican Summer)
  89. THE KNIFE, Shaking the Habitual (Mute)
  90. ATLAS GENIUS, When It Was Now (Warner Bros.)
  91. SATURDAY LOOKS GOOD TO ME, One Kiss Ends It All (Polyvinyl)
  92. CUB SCOUTS, Told You So [EP] (Self-released)
  93. LA LUZ, It's Alive (Hardly Art)
  94. JAMES BLAKE, Overgrown (Republic)
  95. BILL CALLAHAN, Dream River (Drag City)
  96. TY SEGALL, Sleeper (Drag City)
  97. THE PHARMACY, Stoned & Alone (Old Flame)
  98. DARKSIDE, Psychic (Other People/Matador)
  99. NO AGE, An Object (Sub Pop)
  100. EX COPS, True Hallucinations (Other Music)
  101. CALIFONE, Stitches (Dead Oceans)
  102. INDIANS, Somewhere Else (4AD)
  103. THE EVENS, The Odds (Dischord)
  104. BEACH FOSSILS, Clash the Truth (Captured Tracks)
  105. A$AP ROCKY, Long.Live.A$AP (RCA)
  106. HOLOGRAMS, Meditations (Captured Tracks)
  107. THE SPINTO BAND, Cool Cocoon (Spintonic)
  108. CHEYENNE MIZE, Among the Grey (Yep Roc)
  109. HUNX AND HIS PUNX, Street Punk (Hardly Art)
  110. SCOUT, All Those Relays (Invisible Brigades)
  111. ALOA INPUT, Anysome (Morr Music)
  112. CHARLES BRADLEY, Victim of Love (Dunham)
  113. YOUNG GALAXY, Ultramarine (Paper Bag)
  114. RADICAL DADS, Rapid Reality (Uninhabitable Mansions)
  115. CLUB 8, Above the City (Labrador)
  116. DESTROYER, Five Spanish Songs [EP] (Merge)
  117. CSS, Planta (SQE Music)
  118. PALMA VIOLETS, 180 (Rough Trade)
  119. JAGWAR MA, Howlin (Mom + Pop)
  120. SHUGO TOKUMARU, In Focus? (Polyvinyl)
  121. NIGHT MOVES, Colored Emotions (Domino)
  122. DUNGEONESSE, Dungeonesse (Secretly Canadian)
  123. PITY SEX, Feast of Love (Run for Cover)
  124. KURT VILE, Wakin on a Pretty Daze (Matador)
  125. CAMERA OBSCURA, Desire Lines (4AD)
  126. THE JOY FORMIDABLE, Wolf's Law (Canvasback/Atlantic)
  127. MIKAL CRONIN, MCII (Merge)
  128. SALVIA PLATH, The Bardo Story (Weird World)
  129. DEERHUNTER, Monomania (4AD)
  130. ALELA DIANE, About Farewell (Rusted Blue)
  131. MAVIS STAPLES, One True Vine (ANTI-)
  132. TORRES, Torres (Self-released)
  133. DUCKTAILS, Wish Hotel [EP] (Domino)
  134. THE VEILS, Time Stays, We Go (Pitched Beast)
  135. PRETTY & NICE, Golden Rules for Golden People (Rory/Equal Vision)
  136. WAXAHATCHEE, Cerulean Salt (Don Giovanni)
  137. MAPS, Vicissitude (Mute)
  138. SUPERHUMANOIDS, Exhibitionists (Innovative Leisure)
  139. DR. DOG, B-Room (ANTI-)
  140. DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR., The Speed of Things (Warner Bros.)
  141. IO ECHO, Ministry of Love (IAMSOUND)
  142. ROBERT POLLARD, Blazing Gentlemen (GBV Inc.)
  143. THE OCTOPUS PROJECT, Fever Forms (Peek-A-Boo)
  144. MODERAT, II (Mute)
  145. BASIA BULAT, Tall Tall Shadow (Secret City)
  146. ICEAGE, You're Nothing (Matador)
  147. OF VERONA, The White Apple (Hype Music)
  148. HEMMINGBIRDS, The Vines of Age (Self-released)
  149. OWEN, L'Ami du Peuple (Polyvinyl)
  150. BASS DRUM OF DEATH, Bass Drum of Death (Innovative Leisure)

This chart was compiled based on airplay at WLUR throughout the calendar year. Staff members' 2013 Top 10 lists can be viewed here.