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The Best Albums of 2013 (So Far)

34. Disclosure Settle

Label: PMR/Island

What does any genre need to have their songs make an impact on a mainstream level? Great vocals, big hooks, and infectious grooves, right? Looking at Disclosure's Settle, they have everything it takes to impact the pop charts at some point—right? On their debut album, brothers Guy (22) and Howard (19) Lawrence crafted a pop-leaning mixture of classic UK garage and house sounds, bringing in the likes of Jessie Ware, Eliza Doolittle, and AlunaGeorge to help breathe life into their undeniable rhythms. Songs like "Latch" and "White Noise" made their marks critically and on the charts well before we even knew what the title of their album would be, but once the LP dropped, we realized what the fuss was all about—Disclosure is just that damn good. —khal

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