While we're only a fraction of the way through 2016, we've already lost a massive amount of musical talent.
From the shambling Americana of their early albums through their increasingly audacious sonic excursions, My Morning Jacket have written a story of steady change.
In honor of Groundhog Day (the holiday, but mostly the Bill Murray flick), we bring you the 16 best bands that couldn't stay together, then couldn't stay apart.
The discography of Iceland's favorite daughter is just like Bjork herself: relatively small but brimming with surprises (and often adorned with a preposterous outfit).
The epicenter of grunge in the '90s extended only a few miles beyond Seattle, so it's not surprising that proximity bred some incredible creative synergy.
In a certain context, all of the albums Bowie released during the course of six decades could be considered among his best. Still, we gave ranking them a shot.
Although the world might have lost David Bowie, cover songs from the likes of Nirvana, Beck, the White Stripes and Foo Fighters prove his legacy will live forever.
Artists like Scott Weiland, Lemmy Kilmister and Camera Obscura's Carey Lander left us in 2015, but their music will live on forever.
Check out the top 25 songs in our list of the best of the year including tracks by Sufjan Stevens, Courtney Barnett and Father John Misty.
The songs we listened to most this year represent shining beacons of light amid the darkness and turbulence of the time in which they were created.