100 Best Songs of 2013


Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Sacrilege"

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
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Karen O offers up this breathlessly conflicted lover's prayer over Nick Zinner's glam-guitar slashing and Brian Chase's punk-funk drums. But then a gospel choir puts its arms around her like early-morning Jehovah's Witnesses on the doorstep, soothes her soul, and takes the jam home. Sounds like salvation to us.

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