Best Of season is almost over, making way for all those resolutions you’re going to stick to for approximately 3.7 days. What better way to bid the retrospective lists adieu than to make a retrospective list about them? META!
This year unfortunately didn’t include any new music from Grimes, the self-described “surrealist yuppie, urban faery, aspiring warrior poet, dolly parton fan.” But her amazingly honest Tumblr made up for it, especially her post where she listed the best songs of all time because go big or go home. Prince, Enya, Joanna Newsom, Mariah…and the list just gets better from there.
Nothing could make office life more tolerable than a band crashing your workspace. Our friends at NPR’s Tiny Desk have been bringing it all year with performances. Catch up on everything from the one with the most gorilla suits to the one with the most unexpected use of a bucket of water for music purposes.
Have you noticed that it’s gotten harder and harder to stay on top of all the new music out there, now that you no longer have a radio gig at the college radio station? Well, the only way to get that back is by copying what the kids are doing. Lorde, the 16-year-old from every Best Of list, has your back.
But music isn’t the only thing worth memorializing in list form. There’s nothing like looking at gorgeous snapshots of our fair planet from space to put your life into perspective, which is the perfect mindset to be in on the eve of New Year’s Eve! Turn into that heart-eyed emoji as you look through these NASA photos.