20 Best Dance Albums of 2013

EDM's standouts, from next-level retro-futurism to armchair headtrips

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Johnny Jewel, 'After Dark 2'

Johnny Jewel, 'After Dark 2'
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The multi-tasking Montrealer behind Chromatics (whose recent Kill For Love opened with a hushed take on Neil Young's "Hey Hey, My My [Into The Black]" before morphing into trippy synth-pop) dons his dance rock alter-ego for a set of hook-studded Euro-trashy jams that can get Daft Punkier than the latest Daft Punk record. And unlike so many trigger-finger EDM producers, dude knows when to hold a groove and when to cut. Note to Arcade Fire: bet your homeboy could bring the remix fire.

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