Honorable Mentions (In No Particular Order):

Rye Rye, Go! Pop! Bang!

Metric, Synthetica

Lightning Love, Blonde Album

Grimes, Visions

Estelle, All of Me

Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leaving Eden

Jenny Owen Youngs, An Unwavering Band of Light

Julie Doiron, So Many Days

Sharon Van Etten, Tramp

Air, Le Voyage Dans La Lune

Biggest Disappointment:

Madonna, MDNA

Most Pointless Reworking of Songs from One’s Back Catalogue:

Tori Amos, Gold Dust

Favorite Song That I Wish Had an Album to Go With It:

M.I.A. – “Bad Girls”

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Song I Blasted from My Car with the Windows Rolled Down All Summer Long:

RuPaul feat. Big Freedia – “Peanut Butter”

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Guilty Pleasure That I Actually Don’t Feel One Bit Guilty About:

Loreen – “Euphoria”

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(This category is basically all about my favorite Eurovision song.)

Favorite New Song Released On a Greatest Hits Compilation:

Goldfrapp – “Melancholy Sky”

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Favorite “I Don’t Know What the Hell is Going on Here, But I Like It Anyway” Song:

Die Antwoord – “I Fink U Freeky”

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About the Author

Kelly Stitzel

After shutting down her own blog, Looking at Them, in mid-2008, Kelly migrated over to Popdose, bringing with her Soundtrack Saturday, the most popular column from her old site. Kelly makes a living as a fashion and marketing copywriter, which takes up a lot of her time. However, when she is able to write about things that have nothing to do with her day job, she contributes reviews and musings on music, film and a variety of other topics. In addition to Soundtrack Saturday, columns she's written include Filminism and Pulling Rank.

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