NPR Music recently put out its 50 favorite songs of this year. It's an eclectic mix that spans the breadth of indie rock and electro-jazz to self-released hip-hop and modern classical.
We're taking a look at that list, among others, and making our own. Our experts include Jim McGuinn, program director of our sister station The Current, and Jessica Hopper, a music and culture critic and music editor for Rookie.
So what have you been listening to? Send in your suggestions.
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• The 25 Best Songs of 2013 (So Far)
With a quarter of the year in our rear-view mirror, it's time to take that first look at the best songs of 2013 released so far. With some passionate lobbying from the rest of the Paste staff, I've put together a playlist of 25 of my favorites. I was surprised to see how many brand new acts made my list. It's been a great year for new artists. (Josh Jackson, Paste)