50 Best Albums of 2013


Phoenix, 'Bankrupt!'

Phoenix, 'Bankrupt!'
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The French indie-pop group didn't come through with hits on par with "1901" or "Lisztomania." Phoenix did something even cagier, rolling out sleek, savvy songs that took apart fame, fashion and coolness from the inside, without scrimping on their space-rock whoosh, surging melodies and wry New Wave pout.

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