It goes withouthout saying that 2013 has been a fantastic year for music. These 12 months have brought us fantastic albums, coming from established bands, debuts from up-and-comers and also a few brilliant comeback records from our recently reunited favourites. Indeed, with so many great releases being fired out throughout the year, boiling this down to the 10 absolute best is nothing short of a challenge.
However, we put our thinking caps on, knuckled down, pulled all of our opinions together and managed to finalise what are our top 10 albums of 2013. Take a look below at what we thought has made 2013 such a fantastic year for music and undoubtedly has made it an arduous task for whatever 2014 has in store for us to even match up to, nevermind top: