50 Best Albums of 2013

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The So So Glos, 'Blowout'

Courtesy of Votiv Music

The So So Glos are Brooklyn kids — the kind who actually grew up there, a band of brothers brimming with boyish energy and burn-down-the-house exuberance. Even when the songs on their third album are full of darkness and doubt, they jump to the pogo-punk style of Rancid or Green Day, but with a Clash-style sense of mission.

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