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    Summer is a singular beast, a season littered with late nights, lazy afternoons and hazy, hot days. Summer 2013 was no different, especially musically speaking—there were releases that sparked controversy throughout the months, and others that made their way into the slipstream with a gracious quietness. As some musicians vied to continue their legacy and others sought to enter the halls of the greats for the first time, we sifted through the ranks and chose the best albums of this summer.