2013: The Year In Music NewsAs Radio.com gears up for 2014 and even more stories from the world of music, we look back at some of the best, worst and most infamous stories of the year that still have us talking.
Interview: Lorde Wins Rookie of the Year -- And Blows Away the Competition Lorde titled her debut LP Pure Heroine, a fine if not dangerous play on words, pairing the slink and sex of broken rock n' roll dreams with a model of feminine power. Little did she know that "Pure Heroine" would be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
The Year In Rap: Why Hip-Hop Shrinks In '13In another installment of Radio.com's year-end coverage, Nate Patrin examines how the most powerful rap releases of 2013 were focused on something smaller, and in the wake of "meh" big albums, this might be a future trend.
New Releases: The 50 Best Albums of 2013What was the last album you liked that talked about fracking AND gender politics? Dan Weiss sums up the year with his favorite albums, from Lady Gaga to a Malian blues album by Basseyou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba.
The Best Albums of 2013 Based on Pre-Release Stunts2013 will forever be known as the year of the spectacular album rollout. But who really did it best?
5 Old Songs With New Life In 2013 These five songs came firing back into our lives through some strange pathways: a fictional chemist, an overzealous Celtics fan, blurry courtroom controversies and a Toyota commercial.

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