Yeah, it’s that time of year again when all of us people in the rock journo cabals start telling you what we liked this year. Then we make little lists and try out-obscuring one another. It’s fun, in a very sad and angry nerd sort of way. Anyway, this week I figured each day this week I would go over my top five songs, albums, shows and hype of the year.
Songs of the Year:
1. “Misfit Love,” Queens of the Stone Age 2. “Stronger,” Kanye West 3. “DVNO,” Justice 4. “The Underdog,” Spoon 5. “You Gonna Want Me,” Tiga
This is Justice. When they perform live, they have this huge pulsing white cross onstage*, like some sort of hipster Klansmen from France. They combine the sonics of Daft Punk with the loudness of a Slayer show, and then throw leather all over it. This song here made me wanna spray glitter everywhere and make out with random trannies on the street. And if you know me, I usually only make out with coked-up strippers from South Houston. It’s been a year of deep thinking and spiritual growth. – Craig Hlavaty
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*Huge Pulsing Cross