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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Sleigh Bells, "Young Legends"

Sleigh Bells
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This Brooklyn duo keeps finding new ways to screw with conventional notions of how rock is supposed to sound – their acoustic guitar blasts as loud as the synth feedback. Alexis Krauss chants a hard-ass warning – "Young legends die all the time" – like it's bubblegum pop, while guitarist-producer Derek Miller makes the music go bang.

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