Raury “Cigarette Song”

Building from an acoustic jam, exploding middle and soothing end, Raury demonstrates versatility beyond his limited catalogue.

Royksopp & Robyn – “Do It Again”

Royksopp’s EDM coupled with Robyn’s emotional lyrics made for a dynamite single.

Ryan Adams – “My Wrecking Ball”

A re-energized Adams writes one the year’s most soulful ballads.

Ryn Weaver – “Octahate”

An instantaneous pop hook from a virtual unknown that’ll perk your ears.

Spoon – “Inside Out”

Spoon find tranquility in drifting for an eternity.

St. Vincent – “Prince Johnny”

Annie Clark’s textured percussion co-star on her gorgeously tense “Prince Johnny.”

Sylvan Esso – “Hey Mami”

Deep, smart, seductive, cool and playful.

Tala – “Serbia”

Yearning vocals, moody production and heady drums, an impeccible debut.

Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”

Love Swift/Hate Swift, is clever self-aware pop from Pop’s biggest name.

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