Season of Lists


Now that the year’s end is approaching and Grammy nominations are official, everyone’s rolling out their “best of” lists. Pitchfork is one of the more obsessive cataloguers, weighing in with a best of albums, songs, music videos, lyrics… you get the picture. Raven Sings the Blues has a West Coast–heavy collection of favorites, okayplayer. celebrated its claim that “2015 absolutely destroyed 2014 musically,” Stereogum collected the “15 Biggest Band Beefs” of the year (whatever that means)—and the list goes on.

Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →