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Daft Punk ft Pharrell & Nile Rogers, Fake Shark Real Zombie, Tetrarch, Amara La Negra ft. Jowell y Randy, Los Pepes y Ricky Lindo, Paper Lions and more.
This year has been a good one for me as far as music has gone. Many of my favorites like Res, Janelle Monae and Ebony Bones returned strong. New favorites like Laura Mvula, Valerie June, allie and Marian Mereba placed themselves on my radar and made me love them. Nasimiyu and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings gave us a preview of what to expect and made us anticipate new releases for the next year. Much to my surprise, two of my favorites from this year actually involve Pharrell - yeah Pharrell. Of course, there are still a few Canadians on the list, but at least my favorite Canadian, Remy Shand, came back and gave us a taste of some new material. Here are 25 songs (well, VV Brown gave me a cheat with a two-part short film!) that made 2013 worthwhile.