Yeah, I know, it's just like me to wait until literally the final few hours of the year to actually do this, but what better time than now? As we close out this year, I wanted to reflect a bit. 2013 has been a rather impressive year when it comes to the music that was released. From major comebacks to underground mixtapes to surprise albums, in no particular order, here are a few of my favorite releases this past year.

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Below, I thought I'd add a list of notable songs that I discovered and fell in absolute love with this year. These are in no particular order as well, and most of them were released in 2013, while some (marked with *) were not released this year.

  • Daft Punk - Instant Crush (feat. Julian Casablancas)
  • Lion Babe - Treat Me Like Fire*
  • Beyoncé - the entire new surprise album
  • Disclosure - Latch (feat. Sam Smith)
  • Kanye West - Blood on the Leaves
  • Lorde - Tennis Court
  • Kat Dahlia - Gangsta
  • Wale - LoveHate Thing (feat. Sam Dew)
  • Kelly Rowland - Down on Love
  • Rich Homie Quan - They Don't Know, Get TF Out My Face, Party
  • Empire of the Sun - I'll Be Around, DNA
  • Iggy Azalea - Work
  • Migos - Cook It Up
  • J. Cole - Power Trip (feat. Miguel), Sparks Will Fly (feat. Jhene Aiko)
  • Sevyn Streeter - It Won't Stop
  • Drake - Own It, The Language
  • Jay-Z - Part II (On The Run) (feat. Beyoncé), Nickels and Dimes
  • Gwen Stefani - Early Winter*
  • John Legend - All of Me
  • Katy Perry - Walking On Air, Love Me, Ghost, Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)
  • Florence + the Machine - Cosmic Love*, Over the Love
  • Justin Timberlake - Strawberry Bubblegum, Blue Ocean Floor, Tunnel Vision
  • Gucci Mane - Point In My Life
  • Coldplay - Yellow*
  • Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
  • Future - Sh!t, Honest
  • Lana Del Rey - Young and Beautiful
  • Dido - Let Us Move On (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
  • Chance The Rapper - Juice, Cocoa Butter Kisses
  • A$AP Ferg - Shabba (feat. A$AP Rocky)