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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No Age, "C'mon, Stimmung"

No Age
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The sweet spot between noise and melody is the only place worth being for these L.A. amp-abusers, fine heirs to Sonic Youth and the Velvets circa "Sister Ray." The arcing feedback bursts that punctuate this punched-up rush will keep ringing in your ears long after you hear their third LP for the first or four-hundredth time.

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