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Still catching up on the best music of 2013? Canadian Press reporter David Friend says it's worth checking out tracks by ...
OK Go and Sweden's Tove Lo.
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I'm sure you've had more than your share of Best Of lists now that we've made it through 2013, but you can't start the new year without a few great tracks.So here are three songs that flew under the radar last year, but will make a great segue way into 2014.This is the Next Big Thing: Underdog Songs of the Year.It's been awhile since we've heard from OK Go. You might remember them for that famous treadmill music video that went viral back in 2006.Last summer the band returned with a new song called "I'm Not Through.""I'm Not Through" is available for digital download.Swedish pop music registered levels of popularity in 2013 that haven't been seen since the days of ABBA — with acts like Icona Pop and Avicii climbing the charts.But it's singer Tove Lo that caught the attention of indie music fans with her catchy electronic sounds, and the controversial music video for the single "Habits.""Habits" is available for digital download.A somber track from Alabama act Phosphorescent snuck onto a few critics lists in 2013, but the song is such an emotional journey that it deserves another look."Song for Zula" appears on Phosphorescent's latest album "Muchacho," which is inspired by the lead singer's life after a massive concert tour that nearly pushed him to the brinks of a burnout."Song for Zula," and the album "Muchacho" are available on disc and for digital download.And those are your tracks to kick off 2014. From The Canadian Press, I'm David Friend.