Best Music 2013: Idolator Readers Choose The 10 Best Albums Of The Year

Robbie Daw | December 13, 2013 5:27 am

Last week we posted our editors’ picks for the Best Albums Of 2013, but the year-end roundups don’t end there! Between November and December, we posted two polls — one asking you to vote for the best LPs released between January and June of this year, and one with a poll for albums released between July and December. We’ve now compiled all the data, read all your comments and put together the 2013 edition of Idolator’s reader picks for the Best Albums Of The Year.

As with many things in life, it’s good to get a second opinion. Interestingly, three of the below albums — Tegan And Sara‘s Heartthrob, Pet Shop BoysElectric and Selena Gomez‘s Stars Dance — where on the Idolator roundup we previously posted. Head below to see all the other albums you chose as your faves from ’13!

10. Paramore, Paramore (797 votes)

paramore self titled cover
Sean says: “The #1 2013 album has to completely be Paramore’s self titled album… The band went through such a loss with significant members leaving the group back in 2010. The album is so complex and different than anything else they’ve done to date. The album is a true masterpiece for the band. The best tracks on the album have to be the NEW dance classic ‘Ain’t it Fun’, the soaring anthem ‘Last Hope’, and 50′s throw-back ‘(One of those) Crazy Girls’.”

9. Tegan And Sara, Heartthrob (1,527 votes)

Tegan and Sara Heartthrob Album Artwork
Says Spargur08: “This album is AMAZING! every song is so good. I’ve been listening to this album since it’s release and it never gets old! Perfect Album.”KW added: “These girls deserve it. They’ve worked so hard for the past decade – look at their evolution in music and writing! They make such inspirational role models – Heartthrob is the perfect example of how pop music doesn’t need to just be about sex or drugs or money or how that boy / girl doesn’t like you anymore. It is, like Sara says, intelligent pop music that catches you off-guard because you would never expect a song with that kind of beat to have such hard-hitting lyrics.”

8. Natalia Kills, Trouble (1,798 votes)

proffesorpop says: “Natalia Kills is quite frankly the most talented female pop star of our generation…..does anyone think it weird that she is popular with a good fan base but her label clearly isn’t promoting???… she writes all her own stuff, creatively directs it all and is stunningly beautiful but above all this album doesn’t have a bad track! love love love it”