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11 Ballots!

173 albums!

25 ties of albums with one vote!

Only four albums recieved more than three votes! Three of them are the top three albums!

I am pretty sure you have never seen a top twenty quite like THE DVDVRMB'S BEST MUSIC OF 2013!

 

Like I said in the pimping thread, since there's 25 goddarn ties, the first few posts are going to be dumpsters of ties with an occasional album that managed to break out of tie-land by virtue of having more votes. Here we go!

 

EDIT: And here's the full list.

1. Daft Punk - “Random Access Memories” (4 votes, 80 points)

2. Flaming Lips - “The Terror” (4 votes, 74 points)
3. Janelle Monae - “The Electric Lady” (4 votes, 70 points)
4. Kanye West - “Yeezus” (3 votes, 70 points)
5. Arctic Monkeys - “AM” (3 votes, 67 points)
6. Black Sabbath - “13” (3 votes, 53 points)
7. Deafheaven - “Sunbather” (2 votes, 53 points)
8. Arcade Fire - “Reflektor” (2 votes, 50 points)
9. The Men - “New Moon” (3 votes, 48 points)
10. Queens of the Stone Age - “...Like Clockwork” (3 votes, 46 points)
11. Beyonce - “BEYONCE” (4 votes, 44 points)
T-13. Vampire Weekend - “Modern Vampires of the City” (2 votes, 41 points)
T-13. Daniel Romano - “Come Cry With Me” (2 votes, 41 points)
14. Drake - “Nothing Was The Same” (2 votes, 40 points)
15. Fitz & The Tantrums - “More Than Just A Dream” (2 votes 38 points)
16. CHVRCHES - “The Bones Of What You Believe” (2 votes, 37 points)
17. Kacey Musgraves - “Same Trailer Different Park” (2 votes, 34 points)
18. The National - “Trouble Will Find Me” (3 votes, 33 points)
19. Yo La Tengo - “Fade” (2 votes, 33 points)
20. Neko Case - “The Worse Things Get...” (2 votes, 32 points)
21. Kings of Leon - “Mechanical Bull” (2 votes, 31 points)
T-26. Autre Ne Veut - “Anxiety” (1 vote, 30 points)
T-26. Big Business - “Battlefields Forever” (1 vote, 30 points)
T-26. Colin Stetson – “New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light” (1 vote, 30 points)
T-26. Perfect Pussy - “I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling”(1 vote, 30 points)
T-26. The Last Royals - “Twistification” (1 vote, 30 points)
T-28. Wavves - “Afraid Of Heights” (2 votes, 28 points)
T-28. Kurt Vile - “Wakin On A Pretty Daze” (2 votes, 28 points)
T-30. San Fermin - “San Fermin” (2 votes, 27 points)
T-30. Haim - “Days Are Gone” (2 votes, 27 points)
31. Washed Out – “Paracosm” (2 votes, 26 points)
32. Childish Gambino - “Because The Internet” (2 votes, 25 points)

TIED FOR #38 (1 vote, 24 points)
Grace & Tony - “November”
Jenny Hval - “Innocence Is Kinky”
Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe
Moving Mountains - “Moving Mountains”
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - “Push The Sky Away”
POS - “WDELH/MDS/RMX”

T-40. Justin Timberlake - “The 20/20 Experience” (2 votes, 23 points)
T-40. Mayer Hawthorne - “Where Does This Door Go?” (2 votes, 23 points)

TIED FOR #46 (1 vote, 23 points)
41. Balance & Composure – “The Things We Think We're Missing”
42. Beastmilk - “Climax”
43. Frank Turner - “Tape Deck Heart”
44. Luke Bryan - “Crash My Party
45. The 1975 – The 1975
46. The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - “Whenever, If Ever”

47. my bloody valentine - “m b v” (2 votes, 22 points)

TIED FOR #53 (1 vote, 22 points)
Dillinger Escape Plan - “One Of Us Is The Killer”
Ghost - “Infestissumam”
Lorde - “Pure Heroine”
Oneohtrix Point Never - “R Plus Seven”
Shout Out Louds - “Optica”
The Mowgli’s - Waiting For The Dawn

54. Mark Kozelek and Jimmy LaVelle - “Perils From the Sea” (2 votes, 21 points)

TIED FOR #60 (1 vote, 21 points)
Dessa - “Parts of Speech”
Juicy J - “Stay Trippy
Kopecky Family Band - Kids Raising Kids
Milo - “Cavalcade”
Naked and Famous - “In Rolling Waves”
Pity Sex - “Feast of Love”

61. Pissed Jeans - “Honeys” (2 votes, 20 points)

TIED FOR #66 (1 vote, 20 points)
Eluvium – “Nightmare Ending”
Faux Fur - “Faux Fur”
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound - “Howl”
Kylesa - “Ultraviolet”
Run The Jewels - “Run The Jewels”

TIED FOR #73 (1 vote, 19 points)
Buke and Gase - “General Dome”
Jesu - “Every Day I Get Closer to the Light From Which I Came”
Keith Urban - “Fuse”
Mazzy Star - “Seasons in Your Day”
Queensryche - “Queensryche”
Tegan And Sara - Hearthrob
The Civil Wars - “The Civil Wars”

74. David Bowie - “The Next Day (2 votes, 18 points)

TIED FOR #80 (1 vote, 18 points):
“Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me” Official Soundtrack
Da Mafia 6ix - “6ix Commandments”
Death Grips - “Government Plates”
Hank Williams III - “Brothers of the 4x4”
Jason Isbell - “Southeastern”
Laurel Halo - “Chance Of Rain”

81. Savages - “Silence Yourself” (2 votes, 17 points)

TIED FOR #86 (1 vote, 17 points)
AVICII - “True”
Eminem - “MMLP2”
Tales of Murder and Dust - “Skeleton Flowers EP”
The Body - “Christs, Redeemers”
Windhand - “Soma”

TIED FOR #94 (1 vote, 16 points)
Bad Religion - “Christmas Songs”
California X - “California X”
Hank Williams III - “A Fiendish Threat”
Lavina - “Take Shelter EP”
Nine Inch Nails – “Hesitation Marks”
The Joy Formidable - Wolf’s Law
The So So Glos - “Blow Out”
Zebra Katz - “DRKLNG”

TIED FOR #99 (1 vote, 15 points):
Biffy Clyro - Opposites
Lady - “Lady”
M83 - “Oblivion OST”
Minor Alps - “Get There
No Age - “An Object”

100. Pusha T - “My Name Is My Name” (2 votes, 14 points)

TIED FOR #106: (1 vote, 14 points)
“Frozen” Official Soundtrack
clipping. - “midcity”
Iron & Wine - “Ghost on Ghost”
Local Natives - Hummingbird
Orchid - “The Mouths Of Madness”
Subrosa - “More Constant than the Gods”

TIED FOR #112 (1 vote, 13 points)
Atlas Genius - “When It Was Now”
Clutch - “Earth Rocker”
Destruction Unit - “Void”
Phoenix - “Bankrupt!”
Rachel Bloom - “Please Love Me”
So Hideous - “Last Poem/First Light”

113. Pearl Jam - “Lightning Bolt” (2 votes, 12 points)

TIED FOR #119 (1 vote, 12 points)
Black Heart Rebellion - “Har Nevo”
Blake Shelton - “Based on a True Story”
Caitlin Rose - “The Stand In”
Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
Tim Hecker - “Virgins”
Yuck - “Glow & Behold”

TIED FOR #125 (1 vote, 11 points)
Cold Showers - “Love and Regret”
Jon Hopkins - “Immunity”
Larry and his Flask - “By The Lamplight”
Los Campesinos! - “NO BLUES”
The Drones - “I See Seaweed”
Tim McGraw - “Two Lanes of Freedom”

TIED FOR #129 (1 vote, 10 points)
Black Angels - “Indigo Meadow”
FIDLAR - “FIDLAR”
Nils Frahm - “Spaces
Old Man Markley - “Down Side Up”

TIED FOR #136 (1 vote, 9 points)
Bad Rabbits - “American Love”
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - “Seesaw”
Black Joe Lewis - “Electric Slave”
Disclosure - “Settle”
Mesita - “Future Proof”
Sigur Ros - “Kveikur”
The Neighborhood - “I Love You”

TIED FOR #140 (1 vote, 8 points)
Delorean - “Apar”
DJ Rashad - “Double Cup”
Kid Cudi - “Indicud”
Sara Bareilles - The Blessed Unrest

141. Depeche Mode - “Delta Machine (2 votes, 7 points)

TIED FOR #146 (1 vote, 7 points):
Bad Religion - “True North”
Jamie Lidell - “Jamie Lidell”
Lucius - Wildewoman
Various Artists - “The Music of Grand Theft Auto V”
Whirr - “Around EP”

TIED FOR #150 (1 vote, 6 points):
Cliff Martinez - “Only God Forgives
Joel r.l. Phelps and the Downer Trio - “Gala”
Peace - In Love
Toro Y Moi - “Anything In Return”

TIED FOR #154 (1 vote, 5 points):
Charles Bradley - “Victim of Love”
Frog Eyes - “Carey's Cold Spring”
Phosphorescent - Muchacho
Team Ghost - “Rituals”

TIED FOR #159 (1 vote, 4 points):
Coma Cinema - “Posthumous Release”
Houses - “A Quiet Darkness”
King Khan & The Shrines - “Idle No More”
Pharmakon - “Abandon”
The Knife - “Shaking The Habitual”

TIED FOR #163 (1 vote, 3 points):
Chance The Rapper - “Acidrap”
Counting Crows - “Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow”
Mark Kozelek & Desertshore - “Mark Kozelek & Desertshore”
The Weeknd - “Kissland”

TIED FOR #168 (1 vote, 2 points):
Arca - “&&&&&”
Atoms For Peace - “Amok”
Ha Ha Tonka - Lessons
Of Montreal - “Lousy With Sylvianbriar”
Rhye – Woman

TIED FOR #173 (1 vote, 1 point):
Antwon - “In Dark Denim”
Capital Cities - “Tidal Wave of Mystery”
Carbon Leaf - “Ghost Dragon Attacks Castle”
Foxygen - “We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic”
Jimmy Eat World - “Damage”

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TIED FOR #173 (1 vote, 1 point):
Antwon - “In Dark Denim”
Capital Cities - “Tidal Wave of Mystery”
Carbon Leaf - “Ghost Dragon Attacks Castle”
Foxygen - “We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic”
Jimmy Eat World - “Damage”

 

TIED FOR #168 (1 vote, 2 points):
Arca - “&&&&&”
Atoms For Peace - “Amok”
Ha Ha Tonka - Lessons
Of Montreal - “Lousy With Sylvianbriar”
Rhye - "Woman"

 

TIED FOR #163 (1 vote, 3 points):
Chance The Rapper - “Acidrap”
Counting Crows - “Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow”
Mark Kozelek & Desertshore - “Mark Kozelek & Desertshore”
The Weeknd - “Kissland”

 

TIED FOR #159 (1 vote, 4 points):
Coma Cinema - “Posthumous Release”
Houses - “A Quiet Darkness”
King Khan & The Shrines - “Idle No More”
Pharmakon - “Abandon”
The Knife - “Shaking The Habitual”

 

TIED FOR #154 (1 vote, 5 points):
Charles Bradley - “Victim of Love”
Frog Eyes - “Carey's Cold Spring”
Phosphorescent - Muchacho
Team Ghost - “Rituals”

 

TIED FOR #150 (1 vote, 6 points):
Cliff Martinez - “Only God Forgives
Joel r.l. Phelps and the Downer Trio - “Gala”
Peace - In Love
Toro Y Moi - “Anything In Return”

 

TIED FOR #146 (1 vote, 7 points):
Bad Religion - “True North”
Jamie Lidell - “Jamie Lidell”
Lucius - Wildewoman
Various Artists - “The Music of Grand Theft Auto V”
Whirr - “Around EP”

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TIED FOR #140 (1 vote, 8 points)
Delorean - “Apar”
DJ Rashad - “Double Cup”
Kid Cudi - “Indicud”
Sara Bareilles - The Blessed Unrest

 

TIED FOR #136 (1 vote, 9 points)
Bad Rabbits - “American Love”
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - “Seesaw”
Black Joe Lewis - “Electric Slave”
Disclosure - “Settle”
Mesita - “Future Proof”
Sigur Ros - “Kveikur”
The Neighborhood - “I Love You”

 

TIED FOR #129 (1 vote, 10 points)
Black Angels - “Indigo Meadow”
FIDLAR - “FIDLAR”
Nils Frahm - “Spaces
Old Man Markley - “Down Side Up”

 

TIED FOR #125 (1 vote, 11 points)
Cold Showers - “Love and Regret”
Jon Hopkins - “Immunity”
Larry and his Flask - “By The Lamplight”
Los Campesinos! - “NO BLUES”
The Drones - “I See Seaweed”
Tim McGraw - “Two Lanes of Freedom”

 

TIED FOR #119 (1 vote, 12 points)
Black Heart Rebellion - “Har Nevo”
Blake Shelton - “Based on a True Story”
Caitlin Rose - “The Stand In”
Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
Tim Hecker - “Virgins”
Yuck - “Glow & Behold”

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TIED FOR #112 (1 vote, 13 points)
Atlas Genius - “When It Was Now”
Clutch - “Earth Rocker”
Destruction Unit - “Void”
Phoenix - “Bankrupt!”
Rachel Bloom - “Please Love Me”
So Hideous - “Last Poem/First Light”

 

TIED FOR #106: (1 vote, 14 points)
“Frozen” Official Soundtrack
clipping. - “midcity”
Iron & Wine - “Ghost on Ghost”
Local Natives - Hummingbird
Orchid - “The Mouths Of Madness”
Subrosa - “More Constant than the Gods”

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TIED FOR #99 (1 vote, 15 points):
Biffy Clyro - Opposites
Lady - “Lady”
M83 - “Oblivion OST”
Minor Alps - “Get There
No Age - “An Object”

 

TIED FOR #94 (1 vote, 16 points)
Bad Religion - “Christmas Songs”
California X - “California X”
Hank Williams III - “A Fiendish Threat”
Lavina - “Take Shelter EP”
Nine Inch Nails – “Hesitation Marks”
The Joy Formidable - Wolf’s Law
The So So Glos - “Blow Out”
Zebra Katz - “DRKLNG”

 

TIED FOR #86 (1 vote, 17 points)
AVICII - “True”
Eminem - “MMLP2”
Tales of Murder and Dust - “Skeleton Flowers EP”
The Body - “Christs, Redeemers”
Windhand - “Soma”

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TIED FOR #80 (1 vote, 18 points):
“Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me” Official Soundtrack
Da Mafia 6ix - “6ix Commandments”
Death Grips - “Government Plates”
Hank Williams III - “Brothers of the 4x4”
Jason Isbell - “Southeastern”
Laurel Halo - “Chance Of Rain”

 

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74. David Bowie - “The Next Day (2 votes, 18 points)

 

Listen: The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

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TIED FOR #73 (1 vote, 19 points)
Buke and Gase - “General Dome”
Jesu - “Every Day I Get Closer to the Light From Which I Came”
Keith Urban - “Fuse”
Mazzy Star - “Seasons in Your Day”
Queensryche - “Queensryche”
Tegan And Sara - Hearthrob
The Civil Wars - “The Civil Wars”

 

TIED FOR #66 (1 vote, 20 points)
Eluvium – “Nightmare Ending”
Faux Fur - “Faux Fur”
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound - “Howl”
Kylesa - “Ultraviolet”
Run The Jewels - “Run The Jewels”

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TIED FOR #60 (1 vote, 21 points)
Dessa - “Parts of Speech”
Juicy J - “Stay Trippy
Kopecky Family Band - Kids Raising Kids
Milo - “Cavalcade”
Naked and Famous - “In Rolling Waves”
Pity Sex - “Feast of Love”

 

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54. Mark Kozelek and Jimmy LaVelle - “Perils From the Sea” (2 votes, 21 points)

 

Listen: Somehow the Wonder of Life Prevails

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TIED FOR #53 (1 vote, 22 points)
Dillinger Escape Plan - “One Of Us Is The Killer”
Ghost - “Infestissumam”
Lorde - “Pure Heroine”
Oneohtrix Point Never - “R Plus Seven”
Shout Out Louds - “Optica”
The Mowgli’s - Waiting For The Dawn

 

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47. my bloody valentine - “m b v” (2 votes, 22 points)

 

Listen: She Found Now

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TIED FOR #46 (1 vote, 23 points)
Balance & Composure – “The Things We Think We're Missing”
Beastmilk - “Climax”
Frank Turner - “Tape Deck Heart”
Luke Bryan - “Crash My Party
The 1975 – The 1975
The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - “Whenever, If Ever”

 

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TIE-40. Justin Timberlake - “The 20/20 Experience” (2 votes, 23 points)

 

Listen: Suit & Tie

 

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TIE-40. Mayer Hawthorne - “Where Does This Door Go?” (2 votes, 23 points)

 

Listen: Her Favorite Song

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Man, and I thought I was an unrepentant Bad Religion fan. The Christmas album as a "best" album of the year?

 

Also, the Frozen soundtrack, and a bunch of bands I didn't think made music anymore. This list is great.

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TIED FOR #38 (1 vote, 24 points)
Grace & Tony - “November”
Jenny Hval - “Innocence Is Kinky”
Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe
Moving Mountains - “Moving Mountains”
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - “Push The Sky Away”
POS - “WDELH/MDS/RMX”

 

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32. Childish Gambino - “Because The Internet” (2 votes, 25 points)

 

Listen: 3005

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TIE-26. Autre Ne Veut - “Anxiety” (1 vote, 30 points)

 

Listen: Play By Play

 

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TIE-26. Big Business - “Battlefields Forever” (1 vote, 30 points)

 

Listen: No Vowels

 

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TIE-26. Colin Stetson – “New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light” (1 vote, 30 points)

 

Listen: Who The Waves Are Rolling For

 

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TIE-26. Perfect Pussy - “I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling” (1 vote, 30 points)

 

Listen: I

 

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TIE-26. The Last Royals - “Twistification” (1 vote, 30 points)

 

Listen: Crystal Vases

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