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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Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums of 2013
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All Songs Considered: The Year In Music, 2013
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Vampire Weekend On World Cafe
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Discussion: The Year In Music (So Far), 2013
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Vampire Weekend's third album is titled Modern Vampires of the City. Singer Ezra Koenig (far left) says he sees it as the closing chapter of a trilogy. Alex John Beck/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Vampire Weekend: New Sounds Signal The End Of An Era
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