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Courtney Barnett, Pond, Jagwar Ma Top NME’s 2013 Top 50 Lists

Written by Sarah Bella on December 5, 2013

NME have named their top 50 albums and tracks of 2013, and the top honours have gone to none other than Sheffield’s indie rock sweethearts Arctic Monkeys, with their fifth studio album, AM, and French hype machine Daft Punk, who scored track of the year with Get Lucky.

Second place in the album of the year stakes went to Kanye West for his latest effort, Yeezus, with Queens Of The Stone Age taking third with …Like Clockwork. The second best track of the year, according to the magazine, was Arcade Fire‘s Reflektor, while Arctic Monkeys appeared again to take third place with their single Do I Wanna Know?

There’s a couple of Aussie appearances at the top end of the list – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds took out the 12th best track of the year with Jubilee Street and 8th on the albums list with Push The Sky Away. Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett scored the 6th best track of the year with her deadpan ode to gardening, Avant Gardener, while she also took out 38 on the best albums list with The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas. Jagwar Ma placed at 16 on the albums list with their record Howlin, and Western Australia’s own Pond placed at number 7 on the tracks list with Xanman.

Gallery: NME’s Top 50 of 2013

And the rest…

Best Albums

11. Jon Hopkins – Immunity

12. MIA – Matangi

13. Drenge – Drenge

14. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City

15. Peace – In Love

16. Jagwar Ma – Howlin

17. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt

18. Hookworms – Pearl Mystic

19. Disclosure – Settle

20. The National – Trouble Will Find Me

21. Iceage – You’re Nothing

22. Deerhunter – Monomania

23. Chvrches – The Bones Of What You Believe

24. Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold

25. Haim – Days Are Gone

26. Factory Floor – Factory Floor

27. Earl Sweatshirt – Doris

28. These New Puritans – Field Of Reeds

29. My Bloody Valentine – m b v

30. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito

31. Merchandise – Totale Nite

32. Palma Violets – 180

33. Tegan And Sara – Heartthrob

34. Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady

35. Bill Callahan – Dream River

36. Deap Vally – Sistrionix

37. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze

38. Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas

39. The Julie Ruin – Run Fast

40. Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus

41. The Strokes – Comedown Machine

42. Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum

43. The Knife – Shaking The Habitual

44. Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana

45. Future Of The Left – How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident

46. Primal Scream – More Light

47. King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon

48. Pusha T – My Name Is My Name

49. Daughter – If You Leave

50. James Blake – Overgrown

Best Tracks

11. Merchandise – Anxiety’s Door

12. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jubilee Street

13. Haim – Falling

14. David Bowie – Where Are We Now?

15. Drenge – Bloodsports

16. Queens Of The Stone Age – Smooth Sailin’

17. Pulp Vs Soulwax – After You

18. Kanye West – I Am A God

19. Queens Of The Stone Age – If I Had A Tail

20. A$AP Rocky – Wild For The Night

21. Savages – She Will

22. Kanye West – Bound 2

23. Jagwar Ma – The Throw

24. Vampire Weekend – Ya Hey

25. Laura Marling – Master Hunter

26. Primal Scream – 2013

27. Childhood – Solemn Skies

28. Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal

29. Arctic Monkeys – I Wanna Be Yours

30. Chvrches – Recover

31. Vampire Weekend – Diane Young

32. Arctic Monkeys – Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?

33. Factory Floor – Fall Back

34. Phoenix – Entertainment

35. Wolf Alice – Fluffy

36. Kanye West – New Slaves

37. Foals – Bad Habit

38. MIA – Bring The Noize

39. Katy B – 5AM

40. Kelis – Jerk Ribs

41. Big Sean – Control

42. King Krule – Easy Easy

43. Temples – Colours To Life

44. Parquet Courts – Stoned And Starving

45. Chance The Rapper – Juice

46. James Blake – Retrograde

47. The Cribs – Leather Jacket Love Song

48. Telegram – Follow

49. Pixies – Indie Cindy

50. Fat White Family – Is It Raining In Your Mouth?

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