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You know you're in 2013 when…

…Pop's gone rustic

All music in 2013 started to sound a bit Mumfordian. Vampire Weekend beefed up their preppy indie with tin whistles. Avicii, the bumfluff Guetta, made a single with a bluegrass singer. And Take That's Gary Barleymow premiered his comeback single on The X Factor surrounded by beardy types tapping on crates. Behold, the advent of faux faux folk.

…Your nan asks you what twerking is

Why, it's the popular dance move that makes your bum jiggle like custard in a bin bag. Pop strumpet Miley Cyrus has done more for its profile this year than any other: she twerked her way to the top of the charts via a controversial bounce on Robin Thicke's insignificant non-dong at the MTV VMAs. By August, twerking was added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

…Everything is dark all the time

We had nightmares for days after »

- Kate Hutchinson, Gwilym Mumford, Sam Richards, Steve Rose

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