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Best Albums of 2013: Mid Year Report from Rolling Stone

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View Rolling Stone’s full list HERE. Listed here are the ladies on the list that we definitely agree are worth giving a listen:

Pistol Annies

The second LP, Annie Up, by the supergroup featuring Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley is a lot like their debut, it’s got attitude and that rocking country sound. The single “Hush Hush” is a great example of what to expect.

The Knife

Shaking the Habitual from the Swedish brother and sister electronic duo has them slinging more pulsating beats.


On her second album, Cerulean Salt, Alabama guitarist Katie Crutchfield brings some catchy punk ballads. Check out “Coast to Coast”.

Laura Marling

Once I was an Eagle, the fourth LP from English folk artist, gives you those acoustic jams and smoky vocals that just make any summer better. “Master Hunter” is a must listen.


Silence Yourself, the full-length debut by this London band and you’ll be craving even more. Very reminiscent of 80s punk, check out their track “Husbands”.

Ashley Monroe

She was part of Hell on Heels by Pistol Annies, but recently released her own album, Like a Rose. This is straight up traditional country in its sound as demonstrated in “She’s Driving Me Out Of Your Mind”.

Natalie Maines

Mother is the solo debut from Maines. She brings in songs from Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, and Jeff Buckley and showcases her incredible vocal ability, and a lot of the songs aren’t too country such as “Without You”.

Tegan and Sara

Released at the beginning of the year, Heartthrob, is sure to have you wanting to get your dance on. “I Was a Fool” is an example of the pure synth-pop groove, which is a fun twist for the normally more folk-rock duo Tegan and Sara.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Mosquito, the latest from the NYC rock trio, dropped in April. The first single off the album, “Sacrilege”, shows off a breathier side to Karen O’s unique vocals, but the album has all that grit that we love about this band.

My Bloody Valentine

m b v, the followup to 1991′s Loveless—yes 22 years ago—has that psychedelic punk, shoegaze sound. Bilinda Butcher tears it up on guitar and vocals, good to have My Bloody Valentine back.

Eleanor Friedberger

Personal Record, the second album from Eleanor Friedberger and has a definite hippie, rock vibe to it. Check out “Stare at the Sun”.

Kacey Musgraves

Same Trailer Different Park, the debut album from 24-year-old Kacey Musgraves, features witty, sarcastic, honest lyrics, and takes country music to a fun new place that has mass appeal. Her single “Merry Go ‘Round” has been in the top 100 on the charts since its release.

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