There were so many brilliant albums released in 2013 that didn’t quite make the cut in our Albums of the Year list (which you can read here: part 1part 2), but we couldn’t let them go without mention! So, in no particular order, here are the best albums of the year as selected by our writing team. Here’s to a great 2014!

Dan Hess
Laura Mvula – Sing To The Moon
Little Boots – Nocturnes
London Grammar – If You Wait
Major Lazer – Free The Universe
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
Special mention: Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap

George Gadd
Kevin Devine – Bubblegum
The Wonder Years – The Greatest Generation
Villagers – {Awayland}
Allison Weiss – Say What You Mean
The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – Whenever, If Ever
Special mention: Dads – Pretty Good 

Shukti Patadia
Kevin Devine – Bubblegum
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience Part 1
Mansions – Doom Loop
Villagers – {Awayland}
The Front Bottoms – Talon of the Hawk
Special mention: Andrew McMahon – Pop Underground EP

Jack Cole
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Coheed and Cambria – The Afterman: Descension
Killswitch Engage – Disarm The Descent
Paramore – Paramore
Black Sabbath – 13

Madison Convey
The Maine – Forever Halloween
The Summer Set – Legendary
Fall Out Boy – Save Rock & Roll
Hands Like Houses – Unimagine
Letlive – The Blackest Beautiful

Robin Fulton
Ryan Hemsworth – Guilt Trips
Ta-Ku – Songs To Break Up To
Danny Brown – Old
813 – Recolor
JMSN – Pllajë

Rhodri Owen
The National – Trouble Will Find Me
No Ceremony – No Ceremony
The Safety Fire – Mouth of Swords
London Grammar – If You Wait
Killswitch Engage – Disarm The Descent

Charles Parry
Black Sabbath – 13
Heaven’s Basement – Filthy Empire
Frank Turner – Tape Deck Heart
Stratovarius – Nemesis
New Device – Here We Stand

Phil Riches
J. Cole – Born Sinner
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Tyler The Creator – Wolf
Pusha T – My Name Is My Name
Ghostface Killah – Twelve Reasons To Die

Amelia Ryan
Volcano Choir – Repave
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
The National – Trouble Will Find Me
65daysofstatic – Wild Light
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away

Freya Sizeland
London Grammar – If You Wait
Miles Kane – Don’t Forget Who You Are
Fall Out Boy – Save Rock & Roll
Arctic Monkeys – AM
AlunaGeorge – Body Music

Tom Wade
Beach Fossils – Clash the Truth
Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
My Bloody Valentine – MBV
Queens of The Stone Age – … Like Clockwork
Thundercat – Apocolypse