After I thought it was a very hard and heavy rock and metal year of 2013, as I compared many songs the last two weeks, the songs and bands quickly proved to me 2013 was a very alternative-music type of year. There are hard rock and metal songs on my list 25 Best Rock Songs of 2013 but clearly alternative and several pop songs are on that rock list. Congratulations to those bands and artists. I posted the list tonight on The Overcast Inside. It's my list and part of my opinion.