Rolling down from "The Deep"
Guess which one of those things didn't die this year
More music to love, loathe, fear, and tragically fail to avoid
How politics changed how we thought about music, if we thought about music at all
Big year for metal, hip-hop, and Paul Simon/pigfucker reconciliation
Charting our myriad obsessions, amusements, and confusions
Proof that no matter how hard we pretend to be, we're all fragile
Musical drugs and shared secret codes abort the utopic mission