Album of the Year 2015

For the first time, I am naming an album of the year. I plan to continue with Album of the Year moving forward. As I come across albums I think may be a nominee, I will post about it.

For 2016, my Album of the Year goes to White Noise by PVRIS (pronounced Paris). Led by vocalist Lynn Gunn, PVRIS is like an edgier Paramore (another favorite). Lynn has said that seeing Paramore open for Jimmy Eats World inspired her to join a band.

White Noise is an album I often listened to on a loop. My favorite song is My House, which PVRIS played on Jimmy Kimmel this week. It was their network television debut and they killed it.

2015 Book of the Year!

As is my New Year tradition, today I select which book I read in the past year as my Book of the Year. This is a book that I read for the first time in that year, though the book did not need to be published in that year. Though the number of books I read this year was down from last year, it was still stellar.

My 2015 Book of the Year is lluminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff! A fantastic book, see my The Reading and Listening Lists Featuring My Selections for Book of The Year page for my thoughts on it. The page also includes my 2015 reading and listening lists, the new Non-Fiction reading list, as well as the other nominees for Book of the Year in 2015.