M83 is still promoting their last album, 'Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming', and why not? It was a stunning release that appeared high on many top albums lists last year. This time around the single is "Steve McQueen", another epic tune awash in ethereal harmonies and waves of warm synths.
This year's top artists are a diverse lot represented by two of the world's biggest pop divas, a plethora of critically adored indie faves, some new talents emerging from the hip-hop underground, a couple of veteran Americana acts, and a few alt-rock legends among many more.
The year's best albums feature sophomore sets from two of indie's finest artists, a hardcore punk opera masterpiece, career highlights from four amazing women in the top 10 alone, new forward-thinking R&B and hip-hop, an electronic Big Album that shoots for the moon, and so much more.