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Albums of 2013: Yahoo Music Staff Picks

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It's December, which means we're making our lists and checking them twice. No, not our holiday shopping lists — our year-end best album lists, of course! However, if you're still shopping for the music-lover in your life, perhaps some of our staffers' top 10 lists might offer a last-minute stocking-stuffer suggestion or two.

Listen to all of our 2013 album picks below, and have a not-so-silent night!

Dave DiMartino
1. Empire of the Sun - Ice on the Dune
2. Big Deal - June Gloom
3. Bibio - Silver Wilkinson
4. Momusmcclymont - Momusmcclymont
5. Amor De Dias - The House at Sea
6. Prefab Sprout - Crimson/Red
7. The Pastels - Slow Summits
8. John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
9. Adam Franklin & Bolts Of Melody - Black Horses
10. Villagers - Awayland

Lyndsey Parker
1. Empire of the Sun - Ice on the Dune
2. Savages - Silence Yourself
3. Foals - Holy Fire
4. Hammered Satin - Glamorama
5. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
6. Arctic Monkeys - AM
7. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
8. HAIM - Days Are Gone
9. Deap Vally - Sistrionix
10. Girls Names - The New Life

Billy Johnson Jr.
1. Kanye West - Yeezus
2. Fantasia - Side Effects of You
3. Beyoncé - Beyoncé
4. J. Cole - Born Sinner
5. Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
6. Tyler the Creator - Wolf
7. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2
8. Tamar Braxton - Love and War
9. Laura Mvula - Sing to the Moon
10. Tye Tribbett - Greater Than

Tiffany Lee
1. Deafheaven – Sunbather
2. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
3. James Blake – Overgrown
4. Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time
5. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
6. Lorde – Pure Heroine
7. Fidlar – Fidlar
8. FKA Twigs – Ep2 EP
9. HAIM – Days Are Gone
10. Dominique Pruitt – To Win Your Love EP

Wendy Geller
1. LeAnn Rimes - Spitfire
2. Ashley Monroe - Like a Rose
3. The Band Perry - Pioneer
4. Tim McGraw - Two Lanes of Freedom
5. Keith Urban - Fuse
6. Pistol Annies - Annie Up
7. Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer, Different Park
8. The Civil Wars - The Civil Wars
9. Sheryl Crow - Feels Like Home
10. Randy Travis - Influence Vol.1: The Man I Am

Chris Willman
1. Elvis Costello & the Roots - Wise Up Ghost
2. Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer, Different Park
3. Dawes - Stories Don’t End
4. LeAnn Rimes -Spitfire
5. Brandy Clark - 12 Stories
6. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
7. Ashley Monroe - Like a Rose
8. Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
9. David Bowie - The Next Day
10. Arcade Fire - Reflektor

Laura Ferreiro
1. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
2. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
3. Empire of the Sun – Ice on the Dune
4. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
5. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
6. HAIM – Days Are Gone
7. Laura Mvula – Sing to the Moon
8. White Lies – Big TV
9. Arctic Moneys – AM
10. Goldfrapp – Tales of Us

Craig Rosen
1. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
2. Dexys - One Day I'm Going to Soar
3. Cage the Elephant - Melophobia
4. Elvis Costello & the Roots - Wise Up Ghost
5. Johnny Marr - The Messenger
6. Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
7. HAIM - Days Are Gone
8. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
9. David Bowie - The Next Day
1o. Kanye West - Yeezus

Jon Wiederhorn
1. Deafheaven - Sunbather
2. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
3. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
4. My Bloody Valentine - m b v
5. Ghost B.C. - Infestissumam
6. Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
7. The Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us Is the Killer
8. Alice in Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
9. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
10. Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

Rob O'Connor
1. The Cairo Gang - Tiny Rebels EP
2. The Crookes - Hold Fast
3. Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle
4. The Movements - Like Elephants 1
5. My Bloody Valentine - m b v
6. Moon Casale - Moon Casale
7. The Sounds - Weekend
8. Willis Earl Beal - Nobody Knows
9. Mark Kozelek & Desertshore - Mark Kozelek & Desertshore
10. The Suburbs - Si Sauvage

Paul Grein
1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist
2. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
3. Drake - Nothing Was the Same
4. Katy Perry - Prism
5. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
6. John Fogerty - Wrote a Song for Everyone
7. Lorde - Pure Heroine
8. Mary J. Blige - A Mary Christmas
9. Gloria Estefan - The Standards
10. Various - The Great Gatsby soundtrack

Robert of the Radish
1. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
2. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
3. Kanye West - Yeezus
4. Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
5. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
6. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
7. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
8. Drake - Nothing Was the Same
9. Deafheaven - Sunbather
10. Mikal Cronin - MCII

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