100 Best Songs of 2013


Sky Ferreira, "Heavy Metal Heart"

Sky Ferreira, "Heavy Metal Heart"
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Ferreira's former misadventures in the pop machine lend real-life resonance to this bursting declaration of personal freedom. When she swears, "The way I was before/I'm not her anymore," as her art-damaged voice soars above winking blasts of double-kick drumming, it's enough to melt even the steeliest A&R (or black metal) heart.

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