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NPR Music's Genre-Busting List: 50 Favorite Albums Of 2013


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Taking a momentary break from bringing audiences First Listens, Field Recordings and Tiny Desk Concerts, NPR Music tastemakers and critics assembled to determine the group's 50 Favorite Albums of 2013. The final genre-busting list includes artists such as Pusha T, Gregory Porter, Lucius, Valerie June, James Blake and La Santa Cecilia. NPR Music also asks fans to weigh in on the year's records by voting now in the All Songs Considered annual listeners' poll.

NPR Music's "Best Music of 2013" coverage runs all month, and explores pivotal releases and moments that affected music over the past year. NPR Music staff share their personal picks, genre specific lists and reflect on the year's biggest stories. NPR Music programs also recap the year with special episodes; listen now to 2013 highlights from All Songs Considered, Alt.Latino and Microphone Check.

After checking out the lists, everyone can join in the discussion through social media using the hashtag #nprmusic2013.

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