Top Rock Albums of 2013
My toughest year-end job as a critic is narrowing down dozens of worthy albums to a mere 10. As always, I came down on the side of the music that revealed more with each listen. Here are the albums I prized the most in 2013. -- Greg Kot
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Top Rock Albums
2. Chance the Rapper
Album: "Acid Rap" (chanceraps.com)
Chancellor Bennett's second, self-released mix tape moves beyond the boyish exuberance of his fine 2012 debut, "10 Day," and offers a deeper, more emotionally complex portrait. With soul-infused textures and quirky hooks, "Acid Rap" presents a gifted MC who weaves together humor, doubt, whimsy, anger, pain and redemption.
- Greg Kot
Read Greg Kot's review of "Acid Rap"