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Year End Wrapup 2013

That time of year again, it's the Year-End Wrap Up. And this year celebrates the 15th anniversary of me starting these year-end wrap ups, which is insane if you think about it.

2013 was a banner year for music and in a sense, it stunned me. We always complain about how music once was so amazing and bemoan all the blasphemies that tarnished the year in music (Black Eyed Peas and John Mayer, I'm looking at you). But this year something magical happened - I can't explain it and I don't want to. So with no further ado, Meghan's Top 10 of 2013.

10. Lauren Alaina - "Barefoot & Buckwild"

One of the best country songs released in this decade. Tongue-twisting lyrics and the perfect portrait of what it means to be young and from the South in this country. A very high-energy, light-hearted ode to first love and freedom.

9. Britney Spears - "Work Bitch"

Campy, bizarre, British, and the world's most perfect workout song with a driving laser-light sharp…

Miley Cyrus - "Bangerz" Album Review

Much has been written about Miley Cyrus in the news this year - and that's an understatement. But somewhere buried underneath all the spectacle, she is an actual recording artist who may have just sneakily released the best album of 2013.

1. Adore You

A slow song with a ton of production going on underneath the drawn-out vocals. An interesting choice to begin the album as it runs counter to the media image of Miley and it plays with a running theme throughout the album which is loving someone in a way that never aligns with the way they love you. A very relaxing song with strings and synth.

2. We Can't Stop

I absolutely hated this song the first time I heard it, and the twentieth, and then eventually it grew on me like a fungus. Miley slurs the words like she's living the song lyrics in real time. This sounds like nothing else on the radio right now, for better or worse. Miley took a clear risk with this one which paid off into being one of the biggest songs of 2013.

3. SMS …