27 Best Albums You Didn't Hear in 2013

The best of what flew under the mainstream radar

The Uncluded, 'Hokey Fright'

The Uncluded, 'Hokey Fright'
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Ex-Moldy Peaches singer-guitarist Kimya Dawson and underground rapper-producer Aesop Rock might not seem like a super copacetic collaboration on paper. But their debut has an unmistakable charm. From "Delicate Cycle," a deeply personal working-class anthem to "Superheroes," a mouth-watering ode to sandwiches, to "Tits Up," where they tell us to "make us permanent fixtures on the self-help shelf of your record collection," the mix of soul-opening folk and left-field hip-hop makes for one of the year's most original releases.

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