This year thus far, the Billboard Rock charts have heavily favored pop-leaning songs. But what have been 2013's best rock tracks? I decided to do some digging and came up with 11 songs that I think are essential singles from the first four months of the year. Some of them come from albums that dropped in 2012, but they represent the many different styles of rock 'n' roll out there today. I hope you'll agree with my choices -- and maybe even discover a new song or two along the way.
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