Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City was the most popular record in our listener poll for the best music of 2013. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Avett Brothers' new album, Magpie and the Dandelion, comes out Oct. 15. Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Cults, Lily and Madeleine, Kishi Bashi, The Avett Brothers Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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The Avett Brothers will release Magpie and the Dandelion on Oct. 15 Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Grizzly Bear's newest full-length, Shields, is one of a heaping handful of exciting new rock albums out this month. Tom Hines/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Avett Brothers are real-life siblings Scott (left) and Seth Avett (right), and bass player Bob Crawford. The band's newest album is The Carpenter. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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