2013 has been a pretty crazy year for albums. We saw many rappers trying to create the biggest "event" around their projects-- whether it be Jay Z's Samsung rollout, Kanye West's projections, Eminem's SuperBowl announcement, or Drake's omni-presence of new tracks. 

Things became even more divisive when it came to the music, but we've attempted to break down the hottest albums of the year for you. Relevance, public reception, and just overall quality all played factors in determining the list. Make sure to weigh in on your own hottest albums in the comment section below.