So here we are again, 365 days, 52 weeks, and 3 blog posts later.

Originally touted as the year pop would make it’s grand comeback (see: Katy Perry, Britney, Lady Gaga), 2013 played a significantly different tune come the trail end of the year. The three aforementioned releases proved to be significantly underwhelming, a stark contrast to each artist’s earlier releases and left many asking for more.

Instead, we saw a new breed of pop fully emerge after much hype in 2012. Debut full-lengths from Haim, Sky Ferreira, and Charli XCX gave reigning pop princesses a reason to shake in their boots, VV Brown, Goldfrapp, and Little Boots springboarded back onto the scene with three of the strongest releases of the year, whilst spectacular efforts from Kelela, Tamar Braxton, and Ciara proved the art of R&B is long from dead. Girls Aloud broke for good, Kanye became a deity, and a 3-minute clip of two Beyoncé songs rendered most music released this decade useless.

Below are selections #100-#31 of my top songs of the year, with #30-#1 to follow soon, as soon as finals subside and my brain will let me write. Either discover something new, re-discover ones you may have forgotten, or shoot me a message letting me know how shit my rankings were this go-around.

More than anything, just treat your ears to something nice, if applicable, that is.

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I figured I’d give blogging a shot for a change.

No, not blogging, blogging. Something that I could put my name on that isn’t a Tumblr filled with melodramatic text posts of my lack of a love life and half-hearted write-ups of mediocre pop songs. Basically, this is the place you visit to view my attempts to write about things with any sort of journalistic integrity.

I’m not quite sure what this blog will be like quite yet. I’m not expecting this to be some all-encompassing, nuanced portrait of myself as some sort of artist or anything, but I assume in time it’ll become a space where I can jot down whatever comes to mind in some witty fashion; a flurry of nicely formatted musings about the current state of the music industry, adventures around the city, fashions that don’t suck, places that are on my radar, and various existential crisises I seem to be dealing with. Ideally people will visit it and say nice things like Hey Evan, nifty blog! or Nice going, kiddo. This doesn’t totally blow!

So yeah, here goes nothing.