Each week, Vulture highlights the best new music. Listen to them all. As the days grow dark and short and long drawn-out baths are the reward for a year of toil, the warmth of an acoustic paean to a dream of everlasting togetherness can fill a cold space with hope and the desire to recuperate for another trip around the sun. Melancholy, as a concept, is incredibly pervasive in the music we listen to. Dan Snaith, as Caribou, has perfected a sad-on-the-dance-floor strain that manages to celebrate love even as it laments the more painful aspects of it. Laying alone in your mistake. Make it up to me someday. Her lyrics expose layers of frustration yet her delivery is almost eerily serene. There is no way I would ever have predicted the existence of a band called Porridge Radio but now that one exists I cannot understand a world without one.
99. Ghostemane, "Gatteka"
Wrap up the last month before the holidays with all these songs and more, which you can find below in our list of favorites from October. Listen to our Best Songs of October playlist on Spotify right here. Has there ever been a critique of late capitalism with so much bouncy guitar joy? Frances Quinlan has one of the most instantly recognizable voices in indie rock. Out on Nov. The result is a raw sound that avoids the sterility of excessive production techniques. The new track takes up the stops and starts of a budding romance, when the prospect of love feels both terrifying and predestined. The near-seven-minute track uncoils with hypnotic dissonance, further underscoring the inconsistencies of a place where impoverished people sleep among grand displays of human achievement.
"Thank U, Next" by Ariana Grande
Subscriber Account active since. The Billboard Hot is roundly recognized as the music industry's most reliable measure of song popularity. To score a No. Mariah Carey added to that historic number when her classic holiday single, "All I Want For Christmas Is You," topped the chart for the first time since its release in Moreover, thanks to smash hits like Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" and Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" — both of which dominated radio play and streaming numbers for an unprecedented stretch of weeks — only 17 songs claimed the chart's top spot this year. They're listed in chronological order below. It had already been No. Halsey's "Without Me" took the No. It dethroned "Thank U, Next" for the second week of the year, and after briefly dropping to No. After debuting at No.
You know why? Also, " best music videos " is a somewhat valuable search phrase that, over the course of an entire year, pays off with loads of clicks and, probably, some passive revenue from Google ads. But that's a side of the business I don't deal with, so perhaps I should shut my mouth and make content. Everyone lives to serve the algorithms now, so get on board or get off the internet! While the nature of online video production and consumption may have changed, what's stayed the same is plenty of artists and directors continue to collaborate on music videos that deserve your attention. Here are the finest the medium has to offer, so check back regularly or every day, just make sure you close and reopen your browser! In it for the music? Check out the best songs of , the best albums of , and the big albums that will drop in Want more recommendations?