Practitioners of the genre might not even have defined themselves as rock. Here are Pitchfork's favorite rock albums of —whatever that means. And cryptic artwork. On January 10, Bowie died after an month battle with cancer.
50) Heart - Broken Beautiful
Before the final note rings out on , we wanted to reflect on the year that was, including the year's Best Rock Songs. As expected, there is a wide array of sounds that make up this list. Elsewhere, you'll get a tender ballad from Black Stone Cherry , a little bit of night funk from the Red Hot Chili Peppers , the ebb and flow atmospherics of Deftones and Disturbed 's powerful take on a classic song. So, without further adieu, scroll down and check out our picks for the 20 Best Rock Songs of Feeling disillusioned? Man, have The Virginmarys got the anthem for you. It's a slow-builder that really takes off and climaxes with an Ally Dickaty primal scream unleashing all of his frustration. Turn it up, rock it out and let it go! You may not normally think of Alter Bridge as a political band, but the band couldn't help but be influenced by the general disillusionment of society with their current leaders, which led to their anthemic song "Show Me a Leader. That's a message we can all get behind, and the Mark Tremonti guitar work on this track is just a bonus.
"We're All Somebody From Somewhere"
It certainly seems like this year went by faster than ever. It was pretty rough on music too, as we lost way too many musical icons. The pop world is currently dominated by a few talented artists, and a lot of fluff. Check out the 35 Best Rock Songs of If you want to dance with me. This was originally going to be a list of 25 songs. But as I narrowed down my list to the strongest contenders, I had over And then I found a few more. In the end, quite a few quality tunes missed the cut.
Like all years had its ups, its downs, its cheery hellos, its sad goodbyes and its fair share of the bizarre. There was certainly plenty of great music to get excited about, with albums and songs to shout about from both established big names and dream-chasing stars-in-the-making. Here we look at the best of what the rock world gave us — and those we lost — over the past 12 months. The idea of Heart revisiting virtually ignored songs from their earlys catalogue might seem less than enticing, but the reality on Broken Beautiful is thrilling. Mainman Rivers Cuomo got back to what he does best: writing irresistible pop songs about girls.