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#BestAlbumsOf2013

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Kanye West’s “Yeezus,” Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories,” and Lorde’s “Pure Heroine” are all major releases,  but “The  Music  of Grand Theft Auto V” is one that probably flew under most people’s radar. Instead of opting for a ranked list, here’s our take on those that are must-hears. You ain’t got the answers Sway!

Image: MTV.com
Image: MTV.com

Here are our selections (in no particular order):

  1. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
  2. Kanye West – Yeezus
  3. The Underachievers – Indigoism
  4. Arctic Monkeys – AM
  5. King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
  6. Phoenix – Bankrupt
  7. The Music of Grand Theft Auto V, Vol. 1: Original Music
  8. Joey Bada$$ – Summer Knights
  9. A$AP Rocky – Long.Live.A$AP
  10. M.I.A – Matangi
  11. Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
  12. Jay-Z – Magna Carta…Holy Grail
  13. Death Star Militia – Bang Da Rebellion
  14. Juicy J – Stay Trippy
  15. Drake – Nothing Was the Same
  16. Action Bronson – SAAAB Stories
  17. Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
  18. Tyler, The Creator – Wolf
  19. J. Cole – Born Sinner
  20. Lorde – Pure Heroine
  21. Haim – Days Are Gone
  22. Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
  23. The Strokes – Comedown Machine
  24. A$AP Ferg – Trap Lord
  25. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP2

Top 5 Tracks On MIA’s New Album #Matangi

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The queen of paper planes, Tamil dance beats, and subversion-on-wax returns. We don’t do feature length album reviews per se, but Pitchfork’s got you covered. In the meantime, here are the top 5 songs we think you should hear, hosted by Spotify. For devoted M.I.A fans and newcomers alike, this album won’t disappoint.

  1. Bad Girls – By now everyone knows that bad girls live fast, die young, but at least they do it well. Take note Miley Cyrus.
  2. Y.A.L.A –  A response to Drake’s Y.O.L.O mantra (you only live once), which proclaims “Y.A.L.A” – you always live again.
  3. Double Bubble Trouble – A laid-back hybrid of Reggae and Dubstep.
  4. Sexodus – an entrancing exercise in seduction, with the sound of helicopter propellers diffused through the soundwaves.
  5. aTENTion – a tribute to Autotune, and the now-classic Bone Crusher war chant, “Never Scared.”