2013 was a mega year for music, with the release of chart-topping hits and albums from global sensations like Daft Punk, Kanye West and Miley Cyrus. So who took the number one spot this year according to Us Weekly's music critic Ian Drew? Find out his picks for top 5 albums and top 5 songs below.
Top 5 Albums
5. Kanye West, Yeezus
"Let me be great!" he said. Glad we listened and saw the polarizing MC pull off his combative hip-hop-punk work of creative genius.
4. Miley Cyrus, Bangerz
Well, that was the best coming-out party in eons. Love, money, party…done.
3. Arcade Fire, Reflektor
So spectacular, who cares what it means? Turns out life is just as rewarding once you leave The Suburbs.
2. Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City
Grade-A tunes like the rockabilly-flavored "Diane Young" helped the preps graduate to rock's Ivy League.
1. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
The French EDM godfathers put their helmets together to spin off one out-of-this-world disco odyssey.
Top 5 Songs
5. Drake, "Hold On, We're Going Home"
Hey, if the whole rap thing doesn't work out you can always quit and sing silky R&B like this forever!
4. Miley Cyrus, "Wrecking Ball"
Wow, tough breakup with Liam. Sounds incredible though.
3. Daft Punk, "Get Lucky"
Three generations of dance legends unite to crank out one seriously bar-raising groove.
2. Lorde, "Royals"
A Kiwi teen came up with a smart pop hit about dumb pop hits. Live that fantasy, girl.
1. Robin Thicke, "Blurred Lines"
Got to give it up (get it? hehe) for this kinky R&B romp. Go on: Play it another 33,000 times!