Deciding where "rock" begins and ends in 2013 — and in a music scene as adventurous as the Bay Area's — is not an easy task. Some of these albums feature banjos, while others have guitars that would sound at home on a metal album. At least one has both. But however you define it, 2013 was another good year for guitar music in this region, whether you like yours poppy, folky, psychedelic, or somewhere in between. After some agony, we've narrowed a long list to our 12 favorite rock full-lengths of the year. Here they are. (And for more on what was a terribly thrilling year in Bay Area metal, see our roundup of the year's best heavy albums on our music... More >>>