5. Haim - Days Are Gone
There's no doubt that this sister trio has been the hot pick of this year. Hitting up the festival circuit this summer, the girls prepped for their debut album Days Are Gone, which truly set them as the queens of indie rock.
4. Betty Who - The Movement
3. St. Lucia - When The Night
2. MS MR- Secondhand Rapture
*btw MS MR is a band you must see live!*
1. Lorde - Pure Heroine
If you haven't heard the name Lorde yet, then you must have at least heard the song "Royals". Sixteen-year-old, New Zealand native Ella Yelich-O'Connor has been this year's break through artists. After releasing her first EP over a year ago, Lorde's music has slowly surfaced to the highest rankings of pop. This summer, her single "Royals" went viral, receiving enormous airplay and ultimately leading to sold out shows across the U.S and singing a multi-million dollar publishing deal with Songs Publishing. Lorde has come so far and the persona she emits is so perfect. Lorde has won the gold for 2013!
Take a listen to our playlist of this years Best of 2013: