Macklemore (left) and Ryan Lewis, whose "Thrift Shop" was the biggest song of 2013, according to Billboard's year-end chart. John Keatley/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Wayne Shorter, who turned 80 in 2013, won the NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll by a large margin. Robert Ashcroft/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jason Isbell's Southeastern was Fresh Air critic Ken Tucker's favorite album of 2013. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ken Tucker's Top 10 Albums Of 2013
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Laurel Halo, seen here performing at the 2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, released one of our favorite dance tracks of the year. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Top 10 Dance Tracks Of 2013, Mixed By Sami Yenigun
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British songwriter Laura Mvula was a favorite on public radio stations around the country. Larry Hirshowitz/KCRW hide caption

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Public Radio's Songs Of 2013

Jay Z (left) and Drake at Kevin Durant's birthday party in New York City on September 22. Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic hide caption

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Microphone Check 2013 In Hip-Hop Show
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