100 Best Songs of 2013

Daft Punk went disco, Kendrick Lamar murdered the competition, and a 16-year-old New Zealander dissed bling and made the whole world sing

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Kurt Vile, “Wakin on a Pretty Day”

Kurt Vile
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The shaggy indie-rock strummer stretches out for nine minutes of peaceful, easy jamming – like a great Southern California record from the Seventies played at half-speed. Few rock acts this year found a guitar tone quite this rich and warm.

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