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BEST OF 2013: ALBUMS | SONGS | EPS | MIXTAPES

After listening to dozens of mixtapes throughout the year, we’ve narrowed our favorites down to 13. Listen/download them below:

Mixtapes are a hip-hop tradition, one of the few cherished traditions in modern popular music that seamlessly transitioned – and flourished! – in the internet age. In recent years we’ve seen every big name in hip hop launch to stratospheric heights thanks to well-received free mixtapes (Drake, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, etc). It’s hard to predict which artists will catch on in a huge, commercial way, but we’re feeling pretty confident the dude behind our #1 mixtape of 2013 is heading somewhere big, despite his inclination to not play ball.

01 Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap [DL]

02 Action Bronson & Party Supplies – Blue Chips 2 [DL]

03 Kelela – Cut 4 Me [DL]

04 Arca – &&&&& [DL]

05 Le1f – Tree House [DL]

06 Harry Fraud – Adrift [DL]

07 Kitty – D.A.I.S.Y. Rage [DL]

08 The Underachievers – Indigoism [DL]

09 Flatbush ZOMBiES – Better Off Dead [DL]

10 Jeremiah Jae – Bad Jokes [DL]

11 Migos – Young Rich Niggas [DL]

12 Zebra Katz – DRKLNG [DL]

13 Lil B – P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thug) [DL]

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LANA DEL REY
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“Brooklyn Baby”, Lana Del Reyʼs fabulous and hilarious kiss-off to her critics has been remixed…

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A fantastic jazz remix of one of the year’s best songs.

JAMES BLAKE
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Nightmarish.

One Direction Four
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For the fourth November since 2011, the boys of One Direction have released a new album.

chromatics
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Two more offerings from Johnny Jewel’s SoundCloud.

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From his upcoming mixtape Ferg Forever.

continuum
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Each wrote a two-minute soundtrack for the film.

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From the band’s upcoming record Surf.

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A 54-minute DJ mix called you and i are the same.