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Part one: Artists to be thankful for in 2013

Colette Pomerleau / November 22, 2013

It’s the perfect time to reflect and regret. Let’s rejoice in the sea of amazing talent available to us.

Ty Segall. Photo credit: Annabel Mehran.
Ty Segall. Photo credit: Annabel Mehran.

Ty Segall

There are so many projects associated with Ty Segall and they all hold an excitable amount of energy. For an artist who never seems to sleep and breathes music, thanks.

Tame Impala. Photo credit: Modular People.
Tame Impala. Photo credit: Modular People.

Tame Impala

Psychedelic rock is once again relevant, even on radio stations. We can’t even be mad about this. Spread the glory to the masses. Thanks for being a genius, Kevin Parker.

ALVVAYS. Photo credit: Press.
ALVVAYS. Photo credit: Press.

ALVVAYS

An amazing new Canadian act who just sprawled along my universe, ALVVAYS scratches that garage pop itch I’ve been waiting to take care of. Thanks.

My Bloody Valentine back then. Photo credit: Pitchfork.
My Bloody Valentine back then. Photo credit: Pitchfork.

My Bloody Valentine

Reunions are sometimes a terrible thing. Once in a blue moon, reunions happen to be the most beautiful interactions you could imagine. The latter is true with MBV. Thanks.

Disclosure. Photo credit: Press.
Disclosure. Photo credit: Press.

Disclosure

Without Disclosure, how would we have danced at all this year? Thanks for making us sweat.

The mess. Photo credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for MTV.
The mess. Photo credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for MTV.

Robin Thicke

Give thanks to realizations that artists were not as worthy as you remembered them to be. Give thanks to being above societal pressures. Here’s to you, Mr. Thicke.

Kurt Vile. Photo credit: Meredith Kleiber.
Kurt Vile. Photo credit: Meredith Kleiber.

Kurt Vile

If you’ve ever gotten that feel where your emotions are stripped raw and laid out in front of you to dissect, then you understand the feeling Kurt Vile spits out with his guitar melodies and crooning. Thanks, Kurt.

Pusha T. Photo credit: Steven Taylor.
Pusha T. Photo credit: Steven Taylor.

Pusha T

It’s necessary to mention at least one hip hop act. Thanks for diversity.

Celine Dion. Photo credit: official website.
Celine Dion. Photo credit: official website.

Celine Dion

Where would we be without power ballads? “My Heart Will Go On”? Pay respect. Thanks.

Jacco Gardner. Photo credit: Autumn Andel.
Jacco Gardner. Photo credit: Autumn Andel.

Jacco Gardner

Baroque pop prince, hailing from the Netherlands, made his debut with Cabinet of Curiosities. His colorful array of sounds is definitely worthy of mention this year. Thanks.

Angel Olsen. Photo credit: press.
Angel Olsen. Photo credit: press.

Angel Olsen

If you’ve never taken the time to engulf your senses in Olsen’s vocals, do so now. She comes with an overwhelming amount of passion, angst and sorrow. I come with “thanks”.

The Beatles
The Beatles

The Beatles

For the musicians who have influenced nearly every aspect of your life, give thanks.

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