The Velvet Underground, R.E.M., Blur and more
Kellie Pickler, Jamey Johnson, Lionel Richie and more
Divine Fits, Go-Gos, Gotye and more
Kanye, Psy, Pussy Riot and more
Flying Lotus, Skrillex and more
Taylor made weapons-grade teen pop; Kanye put his brain on cruise-control, dubstep kingpins and stadium rockers invited us all to their parties
Frank Ocean reimagined R&B; Dylan drenched us in blood; pop-punk vets, disco orchestras and Scottish oddballs made an election year bearable.