Best Broward and Palm Beach County Albums of 2013

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Listen up, people. Grab your beverage of choice or the stinky, sticky thing you enjoy puffing on, put the volume up, and get ready to judge.

They say the album's dead, but there's no real proof -- no bloody vinyl LPs or strangled cassettes (non-cassingles, of course) lying around with police tape protecting them. At Country Grind, we believe in the album, and so here, we touted the finest groupings of songs from Broward and Palm Beach counties released in 2013.

Our opinionated writers have gathered this list for your education and listening pleasure. Feel free to dissent. Click on.

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Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of 2013

Categories: Best of 2013


New rules, new slaves, new mobs and gangs, and more ways of soul searching. That was 2013.

There's no denying hip-hop stuck its chest out with enough bravado that would make Michael Jordan believe you were challenging his throne. Who else but Jay Z could sell one million albums BEFORE it was released? Yeah, Beyonce sold 800,000 over albums in a few hours out of no where, but that was just taken out of Kanye's playbook after announcing Yeezus a month before its release with drive-in-styled showings of "New Slaves" across the country being its primary source of marketing while doing battle with J. Cole on the same release date.

The tours? Forget it. Jay Z and Justin Timberlake. Kanye West, and Kendrick Lamar. Drake and Future. A$AP Rocky opened for Rihanna. Hell, Maybach Music Group had their own weekend in Miami. And then there were the albums. Coming off the tail-end of 2012, detained by Kendrick Lamar's classic good kid, m.A.A.d city, A$AP Rocky introduced 2013 to his highly anticipated debut album, Long.Live.A$AP. Aside from the overflow of mixtapes, many of them providing album-worthy recognition (see Acid Drop) and another Lil Wayne album, momentum didn't gain much steam until the summer when artists provided charitable amounts of ear candy.

So with no further adieu, we bring you the top hip-hop albums of 2013. That's right, albums, no mixtapes on this list. Let the all out debate wars commence!

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Ten Best Indie-Rock Albums of 2013

There's the age-old argument: which is better: the oldies of yesteryear or the untz of today? When you stop to think about it, music is always getting better. Not only do we have access to all the classic songs that influence current music but also to the newbies fighting to join the pantheon of today (AKA your playlist).

And so in 2048, when people of that time period are whining that music sucks, here are the ten indie-rock albums of 2013 that they can use to win the past-versus-present fight.

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Best of Broward Palm Beach 2013: Best Album

Great news, South Florida. This week, our latest The Best Of Broward-Palm Beach issue hits the stands, and it is a galactic-sized monster, packed with more than 180 picks for South Florida's greatest restaurants, bars, clubs, people, and places. We've selected a few winners to get you in the mood for music.

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Best Of Broward Palm Beach: It's Herrrrre!

Categories: Best of 2013


There is nothing more normal than wanting the best. No one but Jimmy Soul ever really wanted to marry an ugly girl. But sadly, us pack animals ain't all alpha, so usually, we end up with everything but the finest.

That's why every year, we salivate over the arrival of the New Times Best Of issue, because finally, you can experience what it's like to have the best.

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