With releases from My Bloody Valentine to Azealia Banks on the books, 2013 already looks like a stellar year for music
From Fiona Apple to Killer Mike, TIME music writer Douglas Wolk selects the best albums of the year.
Need guidance in a month chock-full of new albums? Look no further
TIME remembers Adam “MCA” Yauch—hipper than hip-hop, cooler than punk and master of both.