20 Best Debuts of 2013

From the precocious Lorde to the impish Fidlar, these are the rookies of the year

The past 12 months exploded with exciting new artists, both on the charts and throughout underground – from A$AP Ferg's trippy trap music to Brandy Clark's bullshit-calling country to Lorde's world-weary teen-rap to Parquet Courts' neo-Nineties indie rock, from hip-hop to EDM to country. Here are the 20 best debut albums from a year teeming with them. BY JON DOLAN

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