Remember last year, when we thought it couldn’t get any worse? And then it did? Music saved my life this year, as it has several times before, and I owe a special debt to these tracks: my selections for the best of 2018.
It was the worst of years, it was the- well, just that, really. But terrible years make for excellent music, and the top releases of 2017 are krunk. Turn it up and forget the world for 1 hour 8 minutes. We got you.
It was the year that MIKA out-fabuloused Eurovision, M.I.A. gave us a good shakedown and Serj Tankian demonstrated his solo chops. Listen to these, the best songs from 2007, and ask yourself like I did: Wait, wasn’t that released last year?
It was the year Daft Punk blew our minds with Homework, Rammstein made us stand up and pay attention, and the year the David Bowie came out as an alien. It was 1997. Turn it up.
The news tells me you’re doing poorly and I’m really sorry to hear it. You were there when I needed you, so I wanted to return the favor.
I admit it, I have a secret love of early 1990s R&B. I’m talking Mark Morrison, Montell Jordan – even… Read more Hot diggity dog!
It is said that my generation doesn’t believe in heroes. On the surface, it’s easy to see why: When we… Read more Heroes, Just for One Day
Still on a high at the end of a successful green film festival and pumped by the news that the… Read more A mixtape for planet earth
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