20 Best Debuts of 2013

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

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Haim, 'Days Are Gone'

HAIM
Courtesy Columbia Records

On their debut, these three harmonizing Los Angeles sisters found an elusive art-pop sweet spot between TLC and Kate Bush – and won over indie kids and teenyboppers alike. "The Wire" plays like a great lost Eighties radio hit. But "My Song 5," with its broken beats and snaky flow, is the hook-mad high point.

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