It’s the perfect time to reflect and regret. Let’s rejoice in the sea of amazing talent available to us.
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.
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.
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
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.
Without Disclosure, how would we have danced at all this year? Thanks for making us sweat.
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.
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.
It’s necessary to mention at least one hip hop act. Thanks for diversity.
Where would we be without power ballads? “My Heart Will Go On”? Pay respect. Thanks.
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.
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”.
For the musicians who have influenced nearly every aspect of your life, give thanks.