The 25 Best Lists Of The YearBy Noisey Staff
One of the things about journalism on the Internet (besides cats) is the rise of List Culture Lists are easy to digest, for whatever reason people seem to click on them, and whoever complains about them as an abstract concept should remember that magazines (R.I.P., mostly) used to rely heavily upon infographics, which were way more annoying. Besides, what is a piece of journalism other than a list of thoughts stitched together by segues instead of numbers? On the other hand, a lot of lists are really fucking stupid and serve either as clickbait or as a way of communicating information without having to actually link your thoughts together with words and ideas and stuff. So with that in mind, here are some of the most pointless lists of 2012. We changed some of the titles in order to make them more true to their message.
2013: The Year Nelly Was Everywhere and Nowhere at the Same Time
No other artist spent as much time so close to the Zeitgeist as Nelly this year without being even remotely close to being the Zeitgeist.
You Don’t Like Childish Gambino's 'Because the Internet' Because of the Internet
Don't allow the narrative surrounding Donald Glover's musical career define the way you think.
The Real Difference Between a Mixtape and an Album
Why do rappers still about sales when they could release a mixtape, gain exposure, and cash in later?
Are the Grammys Irrelevant or Did Yeezus Actually Suck?
Breaking down Yeezy's obsession with the awards.
2013: A Year In Which Some Music Happened
A year’s art starts on Day One of the new year. If we don’t quantify it somehow by December, who are we as a people and what is our worth?
If R. Kelly Makes Us So Uncomfortable, Why Do We Keep Listening?
This is art we're talking about, and it's as real as you allow it to be.
Britney Spears: Capitalism's Last Stand
At last, the Queen has found her domain.
The Real Rick Ross Stands Up
We met with the ex-crack kingpin, who told us stories from his drug dealing days and gave us an exclusive excerpt from his upcoming autobiography.
Sorry, Dudes. The Ladies Won Punk This Year.
These are the women who kicked a particularly large amount of ass in 2013.
2013: The Most OK Year Ever
Kitty Pryde reflects on her sort of shitty, sort of amazing 2013.