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  1. Hear Ye: Drop It Like It’s Hot on These Sounds of 2013

    Yes, Lorde, it was a good year for music. We may be tired of Kimye but “Yeezus” is Kanye’s album good. Former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell revved up his solo efforts. Bombino emerged from Niger. Daft Funk played all over our house. Critics swooned over the sisters of Haim, and pioneers like Paul McCartney, John Fogerty and David Bowie proved they still rock. Wagging tongues and “Wrecking Ball” aside, we can’t list all the year-end best, but we’ve rounded up a solid collection that should keep you rockin’ in the new year. 

    Sources: Rolling Stone, Spin, NPR, Pitchfork, USA Today 

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