20 Best Dance Albums of 2013

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


Kavinsky, 'OutRun'

Kavinsky, 'OutRun'
Courtesy of Mercury Records

Good dance music needs a beat more than it needs a concept, but OutRun, thankfully, is the rare example where the latter strengthens the former. Daft Punk pal Kavinsky's retro drum machines and pop-metal guitars are, on their own, enough to make butts and EQ needles wiggle. An attached teen-movie storyline about a thrillseeker resurrected from a fiery car crash who speeds around in a supernatural Ferrari Testarossa adds a layer of ridiculous fun.

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