With the year more than half over (we know, crazy, right?) Fuse recently rounded up some of the best albums released in 2013 so far. Daft Punk, Fall Out Boy, Justin Timberlake, Paramore and Queens of the Stone Age made stunning returns. Newcomers like neo-soul singer Laura Mvula, all-female rock outfit Savages and British dance-duo Disclosure released knockout debut albums. And of course, Kanye West and Jay-Z continued to dominate the rap game, albeit separately this year.
So from the ubiquitous "Get Lucky" to the should-be-hit "Farrah Fawcett Hair" from Capital Cities to Emeli Sande's old-timey cover of Beyonce's "Crazy In Love" for The Great Gatsby Soundtrack, here are some kick-ass tracks from this year's standout albums.