A solid year with good albums by Nick Cave and Arcade Fire and a return to form for the Arctic Monkeys and Daft Punk. The box set with the complete works by Pierre Boulez would top any end of the year list. It's also a bargain.

Pierre Boulez: Complete Works
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Push the Sky Away
Arcade Fire: Reflektor
Kurt Vile: Wakin' on a Pretty Daze
Forest Swords: Engravings
Julia Kent: Character
Arctic Monkeys: AM
Daft Punk: Random Access Memories
Atoms for Peace: Amok

Pitchfork's list of the top 50 albums of 2013. The best albums of 2013 according to Dutch music critics and Ted Gioia's pick of the 100 best albums of the year.