20 Best Debuts of 2013

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

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Palma Violets, '180'
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17. Palma Violets, '180'

"No crossed arms," Palma Violets' merch guy and hype man said at a New York show. "Tonight is the night to fight against that." This band gave the London rock scene a shot of punk earnestness with a debut full of garageland guitars, Strokesy singing and psych-nuggets organ, all in the service of songs unafraid of a good yell-along chorus. Raise your glasses.

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