In 2011, I instituted a "Two Songs per Artist" rule for the 100 Songs list, and I think it's for the best. As most of you could have predicted, this was most heartbreaking for my beloved CHVRCHES but also, maybe less predictably, for Lorde. I think I could have talked myself into at least five songs from Pure Heroine making 100 Songs for 2013.
Anyway, here's the first list of the year-end wrap - fifteen great songs that, sadly, weren't quite as great as other songs from the same albums. If you like these artists, you're probably going to be pretty happy with 100 Songs for 2013 (coming December 9!).