Gummy Awards

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Scott Lapatine | December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Starting today we’re rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum’s annual readers’ poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013’s best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we’re revealing the results for. The top ten LPs here also appeared throughout our own 50 Best Albums countdown. But if you felt our list was light on QOTSA, James Blake, and Death Grips, among others, you may like this list better. As promised, one lucky entrant has been randomly selected to win the top ten albums on this list on vinyl, courtesy of Insound — Will E., check your email. Now, without further ado, here are Your 50 Best Albums Of 2013…

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away50 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away (Bad Seed Ltd.)

Foals - Holy Fire49 FoalsHoly Fire (Warner Bros/Transgressive)

Tegan And Sara - Heartthrob48 Tegan And SaraHeartthrob (Warner Bros)

Milk Music - Cruise Your Illusion47 Milk MusicCruise Your Illusion (Fat Possum)

Iceage - You're Nothing46 Iceage You’re Nothing (Matador)

Majical Cloudz - Impersonator45 Majical CloudzImpersonator (Matador)

Julia Holter - Loud City Song44 Julia HolterLoud City Song (Domino)

Death Grips - Government Plates43 Death GripsGovernment Plates (Self-released)

Local Natives - Hummingbird42 Local NativesHummingbird (Frenchkiss/Infectious)

Los Campesinos! - No Blues41 Los Campesinos!No Blues (Wichita/Turnstile)

Lorde - Pure Heroine40 LordePure Heroine (Lava/Republic)

Phosphorescent - Muchacho39 PhosphorescentMuchacho (Dead Oceans)

Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse38 Youth LagoonWondrous Bughouse (Fat Possum)

David Bowie - The Next Day37 David BowieThe Next Day (ISO)

Volcano Choir - Repave36 Volcano ChoirRepave (Jagjaguwar)

The Flaming Lips - The Terror35 The Flaming LipsThe Terror (Bella Union/Warner Bros)

Jon Hopkins - Immunity34 Jon HopkinsImmunity (Domino)

Bill Callahan - Dream River33 Bill CallahanDream River (Drag City)

Boards Of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest32 Boards Of CanadaTomorrow’s Harvest (Warp)

Speedy Ortiz - Major Arcana31 Speedy OrtizMajor Arcana (Carpark)

James Blake - Overgrown30 James BlakeOvergrown (Republic)

Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic29 FoxygenWe Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar)

Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe28 Blood OrangeCupid Deluxe (Domino)

Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time27 Sky FerreiraNight Time, My Time (Capitol)

Savages - Silence Yourself26 SavagesSilence Yourself (Matador/Pop Noire)

Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt25 WaxahatcheeCerulean Salt (Don Giovanni)

Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus 724 Oneohtrix Point NeverR Plus 7 (Warp)

Mikal Cronin - MCII23 Mikal CroninMCII (Merge)

Neko Case - The Worse Things Get The Harder I Fight The Harder I Fight The More I Love You22 Neko CaseThe Worse Things Get The Harder I Fight The Harder I Fight The More I Love You (Anti-)

Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels21 Run The JewelsRun The Jewels (Fool’s Gold)

Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady20 Janelle Monáe The Electric Lady (Bad Boy)

Autre Ne Veut - Anxiety19 Autre Ne VeutAnxiety (Mexican Summer/Software)

Deerhunter - Monomania18 DeerhunterMonomania (4AD)

The Knife - Shaking The Habitual17 The KnifeShaking The Habitual (Mute)

Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap16 Chance The RapperAcid Rap (Self-released)

Danny Brown - Old15 Danny BrownOld (Fool’s Gold)

Darkside - Psychic14 DarksidePsychic (Matador/Other People)

Chvrches - The Bones Of What You Believe13 ChvrchesThe Bones Of What You Believe (Glassnote)

Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork12 Queens Of The Stone Age…Like Clockwork (Matador)

Arctic Monkeys - AM11 Arctic MonkeysAM (Domino)

Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Daze10 Kurt VileWakin On A Pretty Daze (Matador)

Haim - Days Are Gone09 HaimDays Are Gone (Columbia/Polydor)

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories08 Daft PunkRandom Access Memories (Columbia)

Disclosure - Settle07 DisclosureSettle (PMR)

Deafheaven - Sunbather06 DeafheavenSunbather (Deathwish)

My Bloody Valentine - m b v05 My Bloody Valentinem b v (Self-released)

The National - Trouble Will Find Me04 The NationalTrouble Will Find Me (4AD)

Arcade Fire - Reflektor03 Arcade FireReflektor (Merge)

Kanye West - Yeezus02 Kanye WestYeezus (Def Jam)

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City01 Vampire WeekendModern Vampires Of The City (XL)

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