Best of 2013: Best music of 2013

From the year's best albums to the hottest concert photos from across the country, we have you covered with 2013's most notable music highlights

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The year 2013 was a big—nay, huge—one in music, in every way. The hits—like Icona Pop's dance-floor burner, "I Love It"—weren't so much catchy as downright anthemic.  Last year's mysterious mixtape stars Earl Sweatshirt and the Weeknd hit the big time in 2013 with major-label debuts and glitzy shows. Alternaheroes Arcade Fire released a double album that featured disco beats and literally shimmered, and Kanye West named his album Yeezus, declared himself a god and serenaded J.C. onstage as part of his tour. British indie mainstay Rough Trade opened a huge record store in Williamsburg, and the CBGB Festival hit Times Square. But 2013's biggest event was also its saddest: the passing of Lou Reed, a true hero of New York to whom all the artists mentioned above would no doubt pay homage. Thanks, Lou. Here's to you.



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