There were a lot of great albums in 2013. In some years, it can be challenge to come up with 20 records you want to lock in as the very best. Honestly, I could come up with 50 off the time of my head this year. It was a winner, loaded with surprises (Beyoncé, My Bloody Valentine) and roaring returns (Bowie, the Knife). But a handful of releases keep appearing on lists, to my utter befuddlement. Hence this list, to offer a differing voice. Hey, at least we can all agree that ARTPOP was a dud. Well, maybe not.
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