Face it: It's been a lackluster year in music so far. This past month was great (thank you Yeezus!) But when you look back on it, there just weren't that many must-hear songs or albums these past six months. Though, that's really to be expected. Most years in music start off slow, heat up during the summer, and stay popping all the way into the Christmas season. Which is why even if there wasn't a lot of future classics on the airwaves, there was plenty of material worth hearing.
You had established starts like Drake and Kanye West keep pushing the envelope, guys like Wale and J. Cole keep banging out hits, and newcomers like Chance The Rapper impressing even the biggest skeptics of overnight blog-world fame. On the non-rap side, you had big pop hits from the likes of Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke and indie jams from Vampire Weekend and Autre Ne Veut. Overall, it's a mixed bag of bangers. And remember this has just been the warm up. It's liable to be a hot Summer.
These are The Best Songs of 2013 (So Far).
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