The year is halfway done, and 2013 has been an interesting year for music thus far.
Kanye West got himself a baby. Chris Brown and Rihanna got back together — then split again. Lil Wayne and Rick Ross got into a lot of trouble. The gossip sites are never in short supply when it comes to headlines, but aside from all of the scandal and rumors, there was actually some good music being made.
With the summer in full swing, there’s no better time to look back and give props to the albums that stood out from January to June.
Here are the 10 Best Albums of the Year (so far) …