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Albums of the Year

By The Top 13 on December 02, 2011

With 2011 now nothing but a memory, we reveal the Top 13 Albums of the Year, as selected by our readers. For the third straight year, we received far more submissions than... more

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Albums of the Year (2010)

By The Top 13 on January 10, 2011

With 2010 now squarely in the rear-view mirror, we reveal the Top 13 Albums of the Year, as selected by our readers. We received more submissions for this Top 13 than we... more

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Documentaries of the 2000s

By The Top 13 on February 09, 2010

Though we're now a little more than a month into the new decade, here at The Top 13, we're still pondering the best of the decade that just ended. Today, we take a look at... more

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Hip Hop Albums of the 1990s | Reader List

February 03, 2010

Last month, Rapper Big Pooh from acclaimed North Carolina group Little Brother ranked his Top 13 Hip Hop Albums from the 1990s, which we think was the genre's best decade... more

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Movies of the Year | Reader List

January 27, 2010

A few weeks ago, we published The Top 13's best movies of 2009 and asked you all to vote on your favorites. So with Oscar nominations to be announced next week, today we... more

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Songs of the Decade

By The Top 13 on January 14, 2010

The Lollapalooza Message Board is a place of constant music discussion, discovery, and debate (among other things). With that in mind, dozens of message board members spent... more

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Horror Movies of the Decade | Reader List

January 13, 2010

Today, our readers weigh in on the Top 13 Horror Movies of the Decade. With the exception of Grindhouse, which we ranked second and you left off The Top 13 altogether, you... more

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Movies of the Year

By The Top 13 on January 11, 2010

As the awards season ramps up, we take a look today at the Top 13 Movies of 2009. The best offerings from the past year are all over the map and include releases from some... more

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Sitcoms of the Decade | Reader List

January 06, 2010

Today, we take a look at the best sitcoms of the 2000s as chosen by you, our readers. For the most part, this list contains many of the same classic comedies that we... more

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Music Festivals of the Year

By The Top 13 on January 05, 2010

After a period of substantial growth in the music festival industry, 2009 saw the beginning of a potential market correction, as several annual festival decided to take the... more

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Albums of the Year (2009) | Reader List

January 04, 2010

Today, we present the results of our favorite reader list: The Top 13 Albums of the Year. Your Top 13 includes seven albums that made our Top 13 and six that did not. While... more

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Novels of the Year

By The Top 13 on December 30, 2009

In a terrific year for the novel, The Top 13 struggled to whittle down our list to our standard baker's dozen. Ultimately, of course, we did it, and the resulting Top 13... more

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Pop Albums of the Decade

By The Top 13 on December 28, 2009

If you've listened to the radio during the past decade, you are undoubtedly familiar with several dozen songs off the albums on today's Top 13 - Pop Albums of the Decade.... more

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Horror Movies of the Decade

By A.J. for The Top 13 on December 22, 2009

As we near the end of a scary decade in cinema, The Top 13 counts down the very best horror films of the 2000s. Our list includes a number of foreign films, a comedy, and... more

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Celebrity Deaths of the Year

By The Top 13 on December 21, 2009

As 2009 comes to a close, The Top 13 remembers some of the biggest figures in American history and culture who died this year. The ranking of this list - which includes... more

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Athletes of the Year

By The Top 13 on December 17, 2009

As 2009 comes to a close, The Top 13 ranks the best individual athletic performances of the year. This list spans the globe and covers a wide array of sports. And while... more

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Animated Movies of the Decade

By A.J. for The Top 13 on December 16, 2009

In the animated movie industry, there's Pixar, and there's everyone else. That status was cemented this decade as the company produced six of the outstanding films on this... more

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Sitcoms of the Decade

By The Top 13 on December 14, 2009

As we near the end of the decade, The Top 13 is taking a look back at the best sitcoms of the 2000s. We're defining "sitcom" broadly here - any 30-minute TV show with... more

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Dramas of the Decade | Reader List

December 10, 2009

We asked you all to submit your own lists of the Top 13 Dramas of the Decade, and we received an enthusiastic response. While you agreed with many of The Top 13's choices,... more

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Albums of the Year (2009)

By The Top 13 on December 07, 2009

It's The Top 13's favorite time of year, but that has nothing to do with the holiday season. We love the end of the year because of how much we enjoy making our year-end... more

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Debut Albums of the Year

By The Top 13 on November 30, 2009

As the year has wound down, we've been considering what albums might make our year-end list of 2009's best. We found that there were many debut albums contending for spots... more

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Hip Hop Albums of the Decade | Reader List

November 25, 2009

Earlier this month, Peter Rosenberg, one of the hosts of Hot 97's popular morning show, counted down his Top 13 Hip Hop Albums of the Decade. That day, we asked you to... more

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Dramas of the Decade

By The Top 13 on November 23, 2009

With the 2000s coming to a close, The Top 13 is taking a look at the best movies of the decade. Earlier this month, we ranked the best comedies of the decade, and our... more

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Comedies of the Decade | Reader List

November 18, 2009

We asked you all to submit your own lists of the Top 13 Comedies of the Decade, and you did not disappoint. There was significant overlap between our list and your... more

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Hip Hop Albums of the Decade | Guest List by Peter Rosenberg

November 09, 2009

As the decade comes to a close, Peter Rosenberg counts down his Top 13 Hip Hop Albums of the Decade. While his Top 13 includes a few of the decade's most critically... more

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Albums of the Decade | Reader List

November 05, 2009

As the end of the decade neared, The Top 13's predecessor site sought submissions from music fans to see what they collectively believed were The Top 13 Albums of the... more

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Comedies of the Decade

By The Top 13 on November 02, 2009

As we near the end of the decade, The Top 13 takes a look at the funniest comedies of the 2000s. These are not necessarily the best movies that are comedies, just the ones... more

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Albums of the Decade

By The Top 13 on November 01, 2009

With less than two months remaining in the decade, The Top 13 takes a look at the best albums of the 2000s. While many have said that this decade saw the death of the album... more

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