Best of 2013: Top 30 Albums

Tegan and Sara - Heartthrob

I am but one person – with a taste in music that’s my own.

These albums are albums that I listened to in 2013 and placed into a best-of list that best represents what I liked this year. My music tastes have moved more in line with mainstream pop recently so there is an abundance of pop music but I believe 2013 to be the most varied year in “pop music” in quite some time.

Here are the 30 albums that I select as my picks of 2013.

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Best of 2013: Top 50 Songs

Tegan and Sara

2013 started with the surprise release of the first new David Bowie single in ten years and ended with the surprise release of the new album from Beyoncé.

In between, new albums from Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Katy Perry helped occupy pop music while hip-hop remained strong with Eminem, Drake and Jay-Z.

Robin Thicke, Kanye West and Miley Cyrus received most of the talk, with most of it on the negative end of the conversation, though a lot of it surprisingly constructive.

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