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50 Best Albums of 2013

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Pearl Jam, 'Lightning Bolt'


Pearl Jam, 'Lightning Bolt'
Courtesy of Republic
40/50

Pearl Jam's 10th album is a brooding, pissed-off set — great news for fans. Lots of Lightning Bolt's best moments are downtempo, including "Sirens," their own haunted take on the PJ-inspired power-ballad subgenre. But let's be clear: The killer punk-metal rant "Mind Your Manners" should be played extremely loud.


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