Kanye West’s ‘YEEZUS’ Tops Entertainment Weekly, TIME, and Rolling Stones ‘Best Album Of the Year’ Lists

Published: Wednesday 11th Dec 2013 by Rashad

Call him crazy but…

Genius is genius, says music critics at highly revered publications TiME, Rolling Stones, and Entertainment Weekly.  For, as the ‘year-end’ tallies come rolling in, the aforementioned three have unanimously championed Kanye West‘s 2013 release ‘Yeezus’ as the album of the year.

Beating out the likes of Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, and mentor Jay Z, the news comes just as fans complained of the Recording Academy’s overlook of the critically acclaimed set only giving it 2 nominations (“New Slaves” for Best Rap Song and “Yeezus” for Best Rap Album).

Elsewhere on the list, you can spot Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lorde, and more.  Ready to sound off?

See the three’s top ‘songs and albums of the year’ lists below:

TIME Top 10 Albums of 2013

1. Yeezus – Kanye West
2. Modern Vampires of the City – Vampire Weekend
3. mbv – My Bloody Valentine
4. Who Is William Onyeabor? – William Onyeabor
5. The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You – Neko Case
6. Electricity by Candlelight – Alex Chilton
7. Cut 4 Me – Kelela
8. The Electric Lady – Janelle Monáe
9. Mole City – Quasi
10. Matangi – M.I.A.

TIME Top 10 Songs of 2013

1. “Get Lucky” – Daft Punk
2. “The Wire” – Haim
3. “Control” – Big Sean feat. Jay Electronica & Kendrick Lamar
4. “Ohm” – Yo La Tengo
5. “I Got a Boy” – Girls’ Generation
6. “Cut Copy Me” – Petula Clark
7. “We Can’t Stop” – Miley Cyrus
8. “Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy)” – David Bowie
9. “Cups” – Anna Kendrick
10. “Royals” – Lorde

Rolling Stone Top 10 Albums of 2013

1. Modern Vampires of the City – Vampire Weekend
2. Yeezus – Kanye West
3. Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
4. New – Paul McCartney
5. Reflektor – Arcade Fire
6. …Like Clockwork – Queens of the Stone Age
7. Pure Heroine – Lorde
8. Trouble Will Find Me – The National
9. AM – Arctic Monkeys
10. Wrote a Song For Everyone – John Fogerty

Rolling Stone Top 10 Singles of 2013

1. “Get Lucky” – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell and Nile Rodgers
2. “Royals” – Lorde
3. “Black Skinhead” – Kanye West
4. “Hannah Hunt” – Vampire Weekend
5. “When a Fire Starts to Burn” – Disclosure
6. “Stoned and Starving” – Parquet Courts
7. “Mirrors” – Justin Timberlake
8. “Retrograde” – James Blake
9. “Started From the Bottom” – Drake
10. “Do I Wanna Know?” – Arctic Monkeys

Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Albums of 2013

1. Yeezus – Kanye West
2. Nothing Was the Same – Drake
3. Bangerz – Miley Cyrus
4. Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves
5. Kiss Land – The Weeknd
6. Paramore – Paramore
7. Hummingbird – Local Natives
8. My Name Is My Name – Pusha T
9. Modern Vampires of the City – Vampire Weekend
10. Doris – Earl Sweatshirt

Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Singles of 2013

1. “Get Lucky” – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
2. “Royals” – Lorde
3. “The Wire” – Haim
4. “Backseat Freestyle” – Kendrick Lamar
5. “Roar” – Katy Perry
6. “Best of Friends” – Palma Violets
7. “Stay” – Rihanna
8. “Cruise (Remix)” – Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly
9. “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” – David Bowie
10. “When a Fire Starts To Burn” – Disclosure


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  1. B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare December 11, 2013

    LOL! I love it! Some people are about to be maaaaaaddddd.

    Oh well, he’s going to top a few more lists this year too. 🙂

    Great album.

  2. Molly December 11, 2013

    Congratulations to kanye just get your attitude in check and you’ll be ok with..

    Congratulations to Rihanna for stay surprised on how successful the song became xo

  3. LTM December 11, 2013

    Personally I can’t stand Kanye but that has never stopped me from buying everyone of his albums. Love him or hate him, you’re delusional to deny he’s a musical genius. Yeezus is his best work since College Dropout in my opinion. Blood on the Leaves is my song! I’m surprised Ariana Grande’s albums isn’t on these lists. Her album was one of the bests of the years in my opinion. She needs to find a new team to push her harder, she’s criminally underrated.

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  6. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 11, 2013

    I have always been a fan of kanye’s music,it’s just that he is always an asshole. He just needs to change his attitude and humble himself. I can’t stand him but you can’t deny that he slays. I always root for his music. And I will be honest and say yeezus was horrible. When he goes back to the studio next year,I hope he will stop his unnecessary rants and obsession with Kim and go back to making good music. He has left too much of a legacy to fall off now.

  7. JOHNVIDAL December 11, 2013

    Wow congrats to him! At the end of the day he is so damn talented.
    Why is it that the basic girls are always topping irrelevant lists like most viewes on Vevo and the likes and never the quality ones?
    Glad Time included Janelle Monae, it´s the ebst album of the year imo.

  8. RoyalKev December 11, 2013

    The man will be a legend. I know he has a very difficult personality to deal with, but Kanye’s work shouldn’t ever go unnoticed.

  9. soulmusiclover December 11, 2013

    LIEESSS!!! that album is trash and no one can convince me otherwise!

  10. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 11, 2013

    He is a genius, I give him that. I myself enjoy Yeezus, best hip hop album I’ve purchased this year.

    Oh and I don’t see Loved me back to life, I guess Karaoke can’t win you any praises now can it. It is after all, very easy to lifelessly sing a ballad and manage with ease to make it the most boring thing out there if your name is Celine.

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  12. SMH December 11, 2013

    Only a moron would consider this turd a “genius”.

  13. Marcel December 11, 2013

    Folks love them some Kayne, but maybe sine these are literary magazines the lyrics, and content of the songs and albums are what they are looking for on their lists…

    check out “Dare” by new artist Marcel

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