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In 2013, David Bowie shared his 100 favorite books on his official website, ranging from classic novels to biographies of musicians and everything in between. How many have you read?

Interviews With Francis Bacon by David Sylvester
Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse
Room At The Top by John Braine
On Having No Head by Douglass Harding
Kafka Was The Rage by Anatole Broyard
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
City Of Night by John Rechy
The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Iliad by Homer
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Tadanori Yokoo by Tadanori Yokoo
Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin
Inside The Whale And Other Essays by George Orwell
Mr. Norris Changes Trains by Christopher Isherwood
Halls Dictionary Of Subjects And Symbols In Art by James A. Hall
David Bomberg by Richard Cork
Blast by Wyndham Lewis
Passing by Nella Larson
Beyond The Brillo Box by Arthur C. Danto
The Origin Of Consciousness In The Breakdown Of The Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes
In Bluebeard’s Castle by George Steiner
Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
The Divided Self by R. D. Laing
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Infants Of The Spring by Wallace Thurman
The Quest For Christa T by Christa Wolf
The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
Nights At The Circus by Angela Carter
The Master And Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodieby Muriel Spark
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Herzog by Saul Bellow
Puckoon by Spike Milligan
Black Boy by Richard Wright
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea by Yukio Mishima
Darkness At Noon by Arthur Koestler
The Waste Land by T.S. Elliot
McTeague by Frank Norris
Money by Martin Amis
The Outsider by Colin Wilson
Strange People by Frank Edwards
English Journey by J.B. Priestley
A Confederacy Of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
The Day Of The Locust by Nathanael West
1984 by George Orwell
The Life And Times Of Little Richard by Charles White
Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom: The Golden Age of Rock by Nik Cohn
Mystery Train by Greil Marcus
Beano (comic, ’50s)
Raw (comic, ’80s)
White Noise by Don DeLillo
Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm And Blues And The Southern Dream Of Freedom by Peter Guralnick
Silence: Lectures And Writing by John Cage
Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews edited by Malcolm Cowley
The Sound Of The City: The Rise Of Rock And Roll by Charlie Gillete
Octobriana And The Russian Underground by Peter Sadecky
The Street by Ann Petry
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
Last Exit To Brooklyn By Hubert Selby, Jr.
A People’s History Of The United States by Howard Zinn
The Age Of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby
Metropolitan Life by Fran Lebowitz
The Coast Of Utopia by Tom Stoppard
The Bridge by Hart Crane
All The Emperor’s Horses by David Kidd
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess
The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos
Tales Of Beatnik Glory by Ed Saunders
The Bird Artist by Howard Norman
Nowhere To Run The Story Of Soul Music by Gerri Hirshey
Before The Deluge by Otto Friedrich
Sexual Personae: Art And Decadence From Nefertiti To Emily Dickinson by Camille Paglia
The American Way Of Death by Jessica Mitford
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Teenage by Jon Savage
Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Viz (comic, early ’80s)
Private Eye (satirical magazine, ’60s – ’80s)
Selected Poems by Frank O’Hara
The Trial Of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens
Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes
Maldodor by Comte de Lautréamont
On The Road by Jack Kerouac
Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonders by Lawrence Weschler
Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Transcendental Magic, Its Doctine and Ritual by Eliphas Lévi
The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
The Leopard by Giusseppe Di Lampedusa
Inferno by Dante Alighieri
A Grave For A Dolphin by Alberto Denti di Pirajno
The Insult by Rupert Thomson
In Between The Sheets by Ian McEwan
A People’s Tragedy by Orlando Figes
Journey Into The Whirlwind by Eugenia Ginzburg


Vinyl LP sales in Canada in 2015 posted the biggest overall sales total in the SoundScan era since 1991, with a sales increase of 30% over 2014. As you can see below, the numbers aren’t huge compared to digital albums, but it’s a great format building lifelong fans.

Title/Artist Vinyl Sales
1 25 / Adele 6,200
2 1989 / Taylor Swift 6,000
3 X / Ed Sheeran 4,800
4 AM / Arctic Monkeys 3,800
5 In The Lonely Hour / Sam Smith 3,700
6 Abbey Road / Beatles 3,300
7 Hozier / Hozier 3,200
8 Dark Side Of The Moon / Pink Floyd 3,200
9 Wilder Mind / Mumford & Sons 3,000
10 Led Zeppelin IV / Led Zeppelin 2,600
11 Legend / Bob Marley & The Wailers 2,400
12 Kind Of Blue / Miles Davis 2,400
13 Nevermind / Nirvana 2,300
14 Ultraviolence / Lana Del Rey 2,200
15 If I Should Go Before You / City And Colour 2,200
16 Dream Your Life Away / Vance Joy 2,100
17 Guardians Of The Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 / Soundtrack 2,100
18 Honeymoon / Lana Del Rey 2,100
19 Chronicles / Creedence Clearwater Revival 2,000
20 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band / Beatles 2,000

The Recording Academy announced nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards in all 83 categories this morning. Reflecting a diverse blend of talented music makers, this year’s nominees were selected from more than 21,000 submissions entered. As the only peer-based music award, the GRAMMY Awards are voted on by The Academy’s membership body of creators across all disciplines of music, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, and engineers. Final-round GRAMMYballots will be mailed Dec. 16 and the preeminent award for excellence in music will be presented Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

This year, Kendrick Lamar leads nominations with 11, followed by Taylor Swift and The Weeknd, who each earn seven. Additionally, music producer/songwriter Max Martin receives six nominations and mastering engineer Tom Coyne, rapper Drake, and engineers/mixers Serban Ghenea and John Hanes each earn five nominations.

“The diversity in the creative community is what makes music a universal language, and it’s gratifying to see the vibrancy of today’s artistic landscape reflected in this year’s nominations — a testament to The Academy’s voting members,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “Artists are pushing boundaries in exciting ways, making it an exceptionally strong year for music.”

The eclectic nature of this year’s nominations is perhaps best exemplified in the Album Of The Year category, where nominees range from the alternative and soulful rock of Alabama Shakes to Lamar’s thought-provoking jazz-infused rap, the classic country sounds of Chris Stapleton, the pop emergence of Swift, and the genre-bending R&B style of The Weeknd.

Following is a sampling of nominations from the GRAMMY Awards’ 30 Fields and 83 categories. For a complete nominations list, visit www.grammy.com. Congratulate nominees and catch exclusive videos and content on Facebook. Join @theGRAMMYs Twitter Moments conversation using #GRAMMYs.

Album Of The Year:
Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes
To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar
Traveller — Chris Stapleton
1989 — Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd
Watch and share the Album Of The Year category roundup video

Record Of The Year:
“Really Love” — D’Angelo And The Vanguard
“Uptown Funk” — Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space” — Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face” — The Weeknd
Watch and share the Record Of The Year category roundup video

Song Of The Year:
“Alright” — Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
“Blank Space” — Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
“Girl Crush” — Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
“See You Again” — Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)
Watch and share the Song Of The Year category roundup video

Best New Artist:
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor
Watch and share the Best New Artist category roundup video

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Ship To Wreck” — Florence + The Machine
“Sugar” — Maroon 5
“Uptown Funk” — Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
“Bad Blood” — Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“See You Again” — Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth

Best Dance Recording:
“We’re All We Need” — Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston
“Go” — The Chemical Brothers
“Never Catch Me” — Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Runaway (U & I)” — Galantis
“Where Are Ü Now” — Skrillex And Diplo With Justin Bieber

Best Rock Performance:
“Don’t Wanna Fight” — Alabama Shakes
“What Kind Of Man” — Florence + The Machine
“Something From Nothing” — Foo Fighters
“Ex’s & Oh’s” — Elle King
“Moaning Lisa Smile” — Wolf Alice

Best Alternative Music Album:
Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes
Vulnicura — Björk
The Waterfall — My Morning Jacket
Currents — Tame Impala
Star Wars — Wilco

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Ego Death — The Internet
You Should Be Here — Kehlani
Blood — Lianne La Havas
Wildheart  — Miguel
Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd

Best Rap Album:
2014 Forest Hills Drive — J. Cole
Compton — Dr. Dre
If Youre Reading This Its Too Late — Drake
To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar
The Pinkprint — Nicki Minaj

Best Country Album:
Montevallo — Sam Hunt
Pain Killer — Little Big Town
The Blade — Ashley Monroe
Pageant Material — Kacey Musgraves
Traveller — Chris Stapleton

Best Jazz Instrumental Album:
My Favorite Things — Joey Alexander
Breathless — Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective
Covered: Recorded Live At Capitol Studios — Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio
Beautiful Life — Jimmy Greene
Past Present — John Scofield

Best Gospel Album:
Destined To Win (Live) — Karen Clark Sheard
Living It — Dorinda Clark-Cole
One Place Live — Tasha Cobbs
Covered: Alive Is Asia [Live] (Deluxe) — Israel & Newbreed
Life Music: Stage Two — Jonathan McReynolds

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Whatever The Road — Jason Crabb
How Can It Be — Lauren Daigle
Saints And Sinners — Matt Maher
This Is Not A Test — Tobymac
Love Ran Red — Chris Tomlin

Best Latin Pop Album:
Terral — Pablo Alborán
Healer — Alex Cuba
A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition) — Ricky Martin
Sirope — Alejandro Sanz
Algo Sucede — Julieta Venegas

Best Americana Album:
The Firewatcher’s Daughter — Brandi Carlile
The Traveling Kind — Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Something More Than Free — Jason Isbell
Mono — The Mavericks
The Phosphorescent Blues — Punch Brothers

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):
Blood On Snow (Jo Nesbø) — Patti Smith
Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, And Assorted Hijinks — Dick Cavett
A Full Life: Reflections At Ninety — Jimmy Carter
Patience And Sarah (Isabel Miller) — Janis Ian & Jean Smart
Yes Please — Amy Poehler (& Various Artists)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
Jeff Bhasker
Dave Cobb
Larry Klein
Blake Mills

Best Music Film:
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown — James Brown
Sonic Highways — Foo Fighters
What Happened, Miss Simone? — Nina Simone
The Wall — Roger Waters
Amy — Amy Winehouse

It's that time of the year again, where websites, blogs, news media outlets and generally happy people endeavor into creating their Best Of The Year lists, highlighting works that will surely stand as their choices for high-water marks for music in 2015. You'll find a fairly diverse range of opinions, but all of their choices contain within the power, beauty and commitment to the art form, no matter how you chose to consume music these days. So, go ahead - choose a list. Many of them link up to a Spotify, Pandora or YouTube playlist so you can hear and see people's choices. The big winners from the critics include Adele, Sufjan Stevens, Grimes, Julia Holter, Sleater-Kinney, Courtney Barnett, Father John Misty and a whole lotta Kendrick Lamar. But, above all, you'll no doubt find one or two hidden gems in each critic's choices. I'll be updating this list daily, so if you have a list published, or want to direct me to one, please let me know by email EAlper@EntOneGroup.com

You'll notice, there's no worst of, or most-overrated lists below. You can easily find those by just hanging around social media for a moment or two. I choose to celebrate the great, not slam. And by the way, if you're looking to see what topped the list in 2014, you can go here to find all the year-end lists - over 1,100 of them, all in one place.

My choices?
Best Album: Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. I missed her at SXSW. I missed her in Toronto. This won't happen again. This album sound so easy to make, but that's just how good she is. It's an instant classic, beautifully natural, exhilarating and brilliant.
Best Artist: Justin Bieber/Adele/Taylor Swift. Justin, for what is the feel-good story of the year, and a rule for anyone: Focus on the music. Nothing else matters. Adele. Apparently she put out a record this year. Kidding. 25 debuted at number one in more than 20 markets and broke first-week sales records in multiple countries, including the United Kingdom and United States; in the US, the album sold 3.38 million copies in its first week of release, marking the largest single-week sales for an album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991. When was the last time an artist had an impact to have people buy and/or listen to an album like this? Taylor Swift, she was everywhere, but it's her keen sense of social media and outreach to fans that make her #1 in my book.
Best Canadian Album: BadBadNotGood and Ghostface Killah/Sour Soul. eOne Music Canada put this out. I did PR. I haven't been this honoured to work a record since J Dilla's Donuts. 25 years from now, your kids will be listening to this collaboration.

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52 Insights' Best Music
88Nine Radio Milwaukee's Top Songs
98.1 Minnesota's New Country's Best Country Music News
The 405's Best Albums
The 405's 10 Best Music Videos
The 405's Best Free Albums and Mixtapes
The 405's Best Remixes

The A.V. Club Best Albums
The A.V. Club's Year In Band Names
A Bit Of Pop Music's Best Pop Videos
A Journal of Musical Things's New Music From The Inbox: Best of 2015 Edition
A List Daily's Best of Music Marketing
AdAge's Best Music Marketing Of 2015
The Advocate's Year In Music
Aesthetic Magazine's Best Concert Photos
Aesthetic Magazine's Best Concerts
Aesthetic Magazine's Best Songs
Aesthetic Magazine's Best Albums
After Existentialism, Light's Best Music Videos
Akron Beacon Journal's Best Music And Music-Related Happenings
AllHipHop's Best Albums
All Music Guide's Best of 2015
All the Young Punks' Top Albums
Allentown Morning Call's Top Concerts
Allkpop's Best Music Videos
All About Jazz's Best Albums
Alt.Latino's Favorite Musicians
American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums
American Songwriter's Top 50 Songs
Americana Music Show Producers' Best of 2015
Amoeba Music's Best Albums
97.1 AMP Radio's Music Videos of 2015
Anti Gravity's Top 10 Collaborative Drone Records
Anti Gravity Bunny Top Solo Drone Records
Apple Music's Best of 2015
Appleton Post Crescent's Best Music Memory
Aquarium Drunkard's Best Music
ARTISTdirect Interviews' Best Music Quotes
The Arts Desk's Best Classical Albums
The Arts Desk's Classical Concerts
The Arts Desk's Best Reissue CDs
The Arts Fuse's Best Classical Performances
The Arts Desk's Best Opera Recordings
Asbury Park Press' Best Blues And Roots-Rock Albums
Associated Press's Top Albums
Atlanta Journal Constitution's Best Classical Music
Atlanta Journal Constitution's Top Albums
The Atlantic's Best Songs
Auburn Citizen's Best Albums
Audiophilia's Best Classical Recordings
Austin360's Top Moments In Austin Music
Austin Vesely's Favorite Music Videos
Austin Town Hall's Top Austin Albums
Autre Magazine's Best Rock Records
Aux.tv's Best Reissues
Aux.tv's Best Canadian Punk Demos
AXS' Best Music Videos
AZ Central's Best Songs

BBC News' DJ Rita Ray's African Tracks
Baeble's Top 10 Albums
Baeble's Best Concerts
Baltimore Sun's Best Classical Music Performed In Baltimore
Bandwagon's Best Albums
Bangor Daily News' Best Music
The Banner's Best Music
Barack Obama's Favorite Song Of 2015
Barstool Sports' Best Music
The Bay Bridged's Best Musical Moments
The Bay Bridged's Favorite Photos
BeatRoute Magazine's Best of 2015 in Western Canadian Music
BeatRoute Magazine's Best of 2015 in Vancouver Music
Beaumont Enterprise's Best Beaumont Bands
The Big Takeover's Best Albums
Billboard's Year in R&B/Hip-Hop 2015
Billboard's Top Five Latin Albums of 2015
Billboard's Best Awards-Show Moments
Billboard's Best Late-Night TV Music Moments
Billboard's Best Latin TV Performances
Billboard's Best 'Saturday Night Live' Music Moments
Billboard's Best Albums
Billboard's Best Latin Albums
Billboard's Best Rock and Alternative Songs
Billboard's Top Latin Tours
Billboard's Best K-Pop Songs
Billboard's Best K-Pop Albums
Billboard's Best Reggae Albums
The BLACK Media's Greatest Albums
Bleep Magazine's Albums Of The Year
Blog on the Tracks' Best Albums
BlogTO's Top Songs From Toronto Artists
Blog To Bollywood's Top 10 Bollywood Songs 
Boom 94.5 Dallas' Best Music Videos
The BoomBox's Best R&B Albums
The BoomBox's Best Hip-Hop Albums
The Boot's Country Music Albums
The Boot's Americana, Alt-Country and Folk Albums
The Boot's Top Country Music Songs
Born To Listen's Best Music Films
Bossip's Best Music Videos
The Boston Globe's Best Classical Albums
The Boston Globe's Best Hip-Hop Albums
The Boston Globe's Best Albums
The Boston Globe's Best Jazz Albums
The Boston Globe's Best World Music Albums
The Boston Globe's Best Local Albums
The Boston Globe's Best Music
Boston Herald's Best Concerts
Boston Herald's 215 Top Songs
BreatheHeavy's Top Albums
BreatheHeavy’s Top Music Videos
Brent Music Reviews' Best Rap Songs
Brett McCracken's Favorite Music of 2015
Brockton Patriot Ledger's Best Local Music
Broke & Fabulous' Best Music
Brooklyn Magazine's Best Albums
Brooklyn Magazine's Best EPs
Buffalo News' Best Music
Business Insider's Best Songs
Bustle's Breakout Female Musicians You Didn't Pay Attention To In 2015 But Should Have
Buzzfeed's 69 Excellent Indie Records You May Have Missed
Buzzfeed's 21 Great Books About Music
Buzzfeed's The 24 Greatest Movie Music Moments
Buzzfeed's R&B Songs From 2015 You Need In Your Life
Buzznet's Best Late Night TV Music Moments
Buzznet's Best Music Videos
Buzznet's Best & Worst Music Moments
Bystander Magazine's Best Music

CBC.ca's 10 Best-Dressed Classical Musicians
CBC's Best Canadian Albums
CBC's Best Canadian Classical Albums
CBC Music Best Music List
CBC Radio 3 Podcast: Best of 2015
CBC's Best-Dressed Musicians
CBC's Best Lyrics
CBC's Top Ontario Releases
CBC's Gary Moore's Best Canadian Albums
CBC's Best Quotes Of The Year
CBC's Errol Nazareth's Best Music Of The Year
CBC's Top Songs
CBC Radio 2's Top 100 Songs
Calgary Herald's Best In Calgary Concert Scene
Calgary Herald's Best Local Music
Canada's Top 10 Most Viewed YouTube Music Videos In 2015
Capital Gazette's Best Music
Capital XTRA's 32 Reasons 2015 Was An Epic Year For UK Music
The Cat Town Murders' Best Music
The Celebrity Cafe's Best Music Videos
Celebuzz's Best Covers
Celebuzz's Favorite Songs
Central Track's Best Albums
Champaign-Urbana's Online Magazine's Best Albums
Channel 24 In Johannesburg's Best Music Videos
ChartAttack's Best Psych Records
ChartAttack's Times The Internet Made The Best Music
Chicago Tribune's Best Albums
Chicago Tribune's Best Classical Recordings
Chicago Tribune's Best Chicago Indie Albums
Chicago Tribune 's Top Concerts
Chicago Tribune's Best Of Chicago Classical Music
Cincinnati.com's Best Cincinnati Concerts
Cinema Blend's Best Movie Music Moments
City Pages' Year in Music 2015: The 32 Best Quotes
Clash Magazine's Best Record Labels
Cleveland.com's Best Albums
Colorado Public Radio's Colorado's Best Classical Music Recordings
CMT's Country Music News in Review
CMT's Top Music Videos
CKUA's Tom Coxworth's Best Folk Albums
CKUA's Best Live Performances Of TransCanada Music West
Collider's Best Film Scores
Colorado Public Radio's Favorite Colorado Music
Complex's 50 Best Albums
Complex's Best Canadian Albums
Complex's Best Songs
Complex's Best Music Writing
Complex Staff Lists Their Favorite Songs and Albums
Complex UK's Best Songs
Consequence of Sound's Top 50 Albums
Consequence of Sound's Metal Albums
Consequence of Sound's Most Popular Songs That Weren't In English
Cool Mom Picks' Kids' Music Of The Year
Cosmopolitan's Best Pop Album
Cosmopolitan's Best Cover Songs
Cosmopolitan's Most Unforgettable Music Videos
Country Living Magazine's 10 Most Memorable Moments in Country Music
Country Outfitter Life's Best Country Albums
Cover Me's Best Cover and Tribute Albums
Crack Magazine's Best Albums
CraveOnline's 20 Best Albums
Cultured Vultures' Top TV Theme Songs
Cultured Vultures' Top Hip-Hop Albums
The Current's Best New Bands
The Current's Local Current's Best Music And Moments
CutPrintFilm's Best Original Scores
CVLT's Top Avant Garde Albums
CVLT's Top Post-Punk Albums

D Magazine's Best North Texas Music Videos
D Magazine's Best Dallas Live Music Photos
D Magazine's Best Dallas Concerts
DC Musicians Share Their Favorite Moments
The Daily Beast's Best Albums
Daily Beast's Great Under-the-Radar Albums
Daily Democrat's Top Classical Music
The Daily Star's Raunchiest Videos Of The Year
The Daily Tar Heel's Best Songs
The Daily Tar Heel's Best Music Videos
The Daily Texan Top Albums
Dallas Observer's Best Dallas Rap and Hip-Hop Acts
Dallas Observer'S Best Dallas-Fort Worth Songs
Dallas Observer's Best Dallas-Fort Worth Music Videos
Dazed And Confused's Artists To Listen To In 2016
Dazed & Confused's Best Music Documentaries
Dazed & Confused's Most Explosive Music Interviews
Dazed & Confused's Top Tracks
Dazed & Confused's Best Albums
Deadspin Best Things We Heard
Decibel's Top Albums
Deep House Amsterdam's Best Albums
Denver Post's Best Albums
The Denver Post's Best Songs
The Denver Post's Best Jazz Albums
Design & Trend's Best Rap, R&B Songs
Design Week's Best Record Sleeves
Detroit Free Press' Top Records and Concerts
Detroit Music Magazine's Best Detroit Videos
Detroit Music Magazine's Detroit's Best Albums Deutsche Welle's Best In Classical Music
Diffuser Best Albums
Digital Spy's Best Music Videos
DJBooth's Best Indie Hip-Hop Record
DJ Booth's Favorite Animated Music Videos
DJ Magazine's Best Albums
DJ Magazine's Year In Dance Music
Donald Teplyske's Fevor Coulee's Roots Albums
Dose's Best Music Videos
Drowned in Sound's Favorite UK Albums
Drowned In Sound's Landmark Tracks
Dummy's Best Songs
Dummy's Best Mixes
Dylan Gardner Shares His Ultimate 2015 Best-Of List

EDM Sauce's Best EDM Songs
E! Online's James Corden's Best Carpool Karaoke Moments
The Early Registration's Best Music Videos
Edmonton Journal's Musical Favourites
Electronic Beats' Best Cassette Labels
Empire State Noise's Best Music
Entertainment Media's Top Musical Guilty Pleasures
Entertainment Weekly's Best Songs
Entertainment Weekly's Best Country Albums
Entertainment Weekly's Top Rap Albums
Esquire Magazine's Best Albums
Essence's Best Songs
The Evening Standard's Best Music Books
Everett Herald's Best Local Music Releases
Exclaim Magazine's Top 10 EPs
Exclaim! Magazine's Top 10 Folk & Country Albums
Exclaim Magazine's Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums
Exclaim!'s Top 10 Improv & Avant-Garde Albums
Exclaim!'s Top 10 Metal & Hardcore Albums
Exclaim!'s Top Canadian Music Videos
Exclaim!'s Top Underrated Records
Exclaim!'s Top Electronic Albums
Exclaim!'s Top Soul and R&B Albums
Exclaim!'s Top Hip-Hop Albums

FACT Magazine's Best Album Artwork
FACT Magazine's Best Record Labels
FACT Magazine's Best Music Videos
Fact Magazine's Best Free Mixes
The FADER's 11 Times Music Put Us In Our Feelings In 2015
The Fader's Best Songs
Fashionista's Most Stylish Music Videos
FasterLouder's 50 Best Albums
Faster Louder's Best Songs
FemaleFirst's Top Albums
FemaleFirst's Best Music Videos
Feministing's Best Feminist Music Videos
Film Music Society's Best Classic Film Music On Disc
The Fix's Best Drug Songs
Flavorwire's Best Albums
FLOOD's Best Albums of 2015
Florida Flambeau's Best Alt-Rock Albums
Florida Weekly's Best Music Reissues
Forbes' Best Classical Recordings Of 2015 (New Releases)
Forbes' Best Classical Recordings Of 2015 (Re-Releases)
For The Win's Best Songs
Fringe Music Fix's Best Music Videos
Fuse's Best Songs
Fuse's Best Albums

Garden & Gun Magazine's Best Southern Music
The Gauntlet's Best Albums
Geeks of Doom's Top Albums
Geek Hard's Best Music Videos
Georgia Staight's Best Videos
Getintothis' Best Of Liverpool Music
GhanaWeb's Most Memorable Music Videos
Globe and Mail's Artists Of The Year
Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums
Gorilla Vs. Bear's Songs
Gorilla Vs. Bear's Best Videos
Gorilla Vs. Bear's Best Remixes
Glide Magazine's Best Albums
Gramophone's Best Classical Recordings
The Graphic's Best Albums
Ground Control Magazine's Best Music
The Guardian's Best Albums
The Guardian's Best Music Books
The Guardian's Best Music Videos
The Guardian's Fiona Maddocks' Best Classical Music
The Guardian's Kitty E's Best Rock And Pop Albums
The Guardian's Miranda Sawyer's Best Radio Of 2015
The Guardian's Best Country Albums
The Guardian's Year In Music
The Guardian's Classical Critics Best Live Events
The Guardian's Best Country Music
The Guardian Readers Pick Their Best Album
The Guardian's Best Folk And World Music
The Guardian's Best Experimental Music
The Guardian's Best Americana
The Guardian's Best Metal Albums
The Guardian's Best African Pop
The Guardian's Favourite Musical Moments
The Guardian's Best Middle Eastern and North African Music
The Guardian's Best Jazz Albums
The Guardian's Best Reggae, Dancehall And Soca
The Guardian's Best Hip-Hop
The Guardian's Best Gigs And Concerts
GuideLive's Top North Texas Concerts
Gulf News' Best Of Dubai's Music Scene

Halifax Chronicle-Herald's Best Music
Hailee Steinfeld's Favorite Music
HAPPY SONSHIP's Best In Faith And Culture
Harpers BAZAAR's Songs That Defined 2015
Harvard Crimson's Top Albums
HeadlinePlanet's Best Pop Songs
Hey Reverb's Best Songs
hhhhappy's Best Music Videos
HelloGiggles' Best Albums Made By And Featuring Women
The Hindu's Year Of Indie Music
Hit107's Top Songs From Adelaide
Hollywood Reporter's Music Videos With Killer Style
Houston Press' Best Rap Songs
Houston Press' Best Album By A Non-Musician
Huck Magazine's Best Music Videos
Huffington Post's Best Music Videos
Huffington Post Canada's Best Songs
Huffington Post UK's Best Songs
HUH's Best Music Videos
HUH's Best Music List
The Hundreds' Best Live Music Photos

i-D's Best Music Videos
i-D's Best Music Of The Year
IBNLive's Top Songs
ICI Musique's Best Canadian Albums
IMDb's Best Music Moments
IMVDb's Top Music Videos
IShootShows' Best Music Photography
Idolator's Best Albums
Impose's Best Labels
Impose's Best Music Writing
Inc.'s Best Albums To Play In The Office
Indie 88 in Toronto's Favourite Music
Indie Music Filter's Best Music
Indie Shuffle's Best Australian Music
Indie Wire's Best Scores & Soundtracks
Indie Wire's Best Music Moments
The Inquisitr's Best Albums
International Design Times' Biggest Musical Comebacks
inthemix's Best Dance Albums
In The Hill's Best Albums
The Independent's Best Gifts For Music Fans
The Independent Weekly's Best Albums
International Business Times UK's Best Songs
International Business Times UK's Best Albums
Inverted Audio's Best Music Videos
Iowa Public Radio's Best in Folk and Classical
Irish Independent's Year In Music
Irish Independent's Top Songs
Irish Independent's Eamon Carr's Top Albums
The Irish Times' Best Albums
Irish Times' Best Music

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99.5 QYK's Best Instagram Photos from Country Music Stars
Q Magazine's Top 50 Albums
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Revolt's Best In Pop
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Said The Gramophone's Best Songs
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The Tennessean's Best Albums
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By some distance, Charles Mingus, the innovative jazz musician, did one of the strangest thing I’ve found on the net. He created and wrote The Charles Mingus Cat Toilet Training Program, a simple little guide created for cat owners everywhere. This lost treasure lives up to the magic and creativity of Mingus’s performances. The trick to potty training your cat comes down to edging the litter box closer to the bathroom, gradually moving the box on the potty, and then cutting a hole in the center of the box. I wonder if it’ll work on kids? Nevermind, don’t tell me.

Charles Mingus Cat Toilet Training Program


First, you must train your cat to use a home-made cardboard litter box, if you have not already done so. (If your box does not have a one-piece bottom, add a cardboard that fits inside, so you have a false bottom that is smooth and strong. This way the box will not become soggy and fall out at the bottom. The grocery store will have extra flat cardboards which you can cut down to fit exactly inside your box.)

Be sure to use torn up newspaper, not kitty litter. Stop using kitty litter. (When the time comes you cannot put sand in a toilet.)

Once your cat is trained to use a cardboard box, start moving the box around the room, towards the bathroom. If the box is in a corner, move it a few feet from the corner, but not very noticeably. If you move it too far, he may go to the bathroom in the original corner. Do it gradually. You’ve got to get him thinking. Then he will gradually follow the box as you move it to the bathroom. (Important: if you already have it there, move it out of the bathroom, around, and then back. He has to learn to follow it. If it is too close to the toilet, to begin with, he will not follow it up onto the toilet seat when you move it there.) A cat will look for his box. He smells it.


Now, as you move the box, also start cutting the brim of the box down, so the sides get lower. Do this gradually.

Finally, you reach the bathroom and, eventually, the toilet itself. Then, one day, prepare to put the box on top of the toilet. At each corner of the box, cut a little slash. You can run string around the box, through these slashes, and tie the box down to the toilet so it will not fall off. Your cat will see it there and jump up to the box, which is now sitting on top of the toilet (with the sides cut down to only an inch or so.)

Don’t bug the cat now, don’t rush him, because you might throw him off. Just let him relax and go there for awhile-maybe a week or two. Meanwhile, put less and less newspaper inside the box.


One day, cut a small hole in the very center of his box, less than an apple-about the size of a plum-and leave some paper in the box around the hole. Right away he will start aiming for the hole and possibly even try to make it bigger. Leave the paper for awhile to absorb the waste. When he jumps up he will not be afraid of the hole because he expects it. At this point you will realize that you have won. The most difficult part is over.

From now on, it is just a matter of time. In fact, once when I was cleaning the box and had removed it from the toilet, my cat jumped up anyway and almost fell in. To avoid this, have a temporary flat cardboard ready with a little hole, and slide it under the toilet lid so he can use it while you are cleaning, in case he wants to come and go, and so he will not fall in and be scared off completely. You might add some newspaper up there too, while you are cleaning, in case your cat is not as smart as Nightlife was.


Now cut the box down completely until there is no brim left. Put the flat cardboard, which is left, under the lid of the toilet seat, and pray. Leave a little newspaper, still. He will rake it into the hole anyway, after he goes to the bathroom. Eventually, you can simply get rid of the cardboard altogether. You will see when he has got his balance properly.

Don’t be surprised if you hear the toilet flush in the middle of the night. A cat can learn how to do it, spurred on by his instinct to cover up. His main thing is to cover up. If he hits the flush knob accidentally and sees that it cleans the bowl inside, he may remember and do it intentionally.

Also, be sure to turn the toilet paper roll around so that it won’t roll down easily if the cat paws it. The cat is apt to roll it into the toilet, again with the intention of covering up- the way he would if there were still kitty litter.

It took me about three or four weeks to toilet train my cat, Nightlife. Most of the time is spent moving the box very gradually to the bathroom. Do it very slowly and don’t confuse him. And, remember, once the box is on the toilet, leave it a week or even two. The main thing to remember is not to rush or confuse him.

Good luck. Charles Mingus

Patti Smith, singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses and hasn’t ever looked back. She gave out a list of her favorite books at the Melbourne International Arts Festival a few years ago. And while we’ve all grown understandably wary of lists these days, any book on this list of Smith’s recommendations will open your mind in any number of new and unexpected ways.

“The Master & Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov
“Journey To The East” by Hermann Hesse
“The Glass Bead Game” by Hermann Hesse
“Heart Of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad
“Moby Dick” by Herman Melville
“Billy Budd” by Herman Melville
“Songs Of Innocence” by William Blake
“The Wild Boys” by William Burroughs
“Howl” by Allen Ginsburg
“A Season In Hell” by Arthur Rimbaud
“Illuminations” by Arthur Rimbaud
“Wittgenstein’s Poker” by David Edmonds & John Eidinow
“Villette” by Charlotte Bronte
“The Process” by Brion Gysin
“Cain’s Book” by Alexander Trocchi
“Coriolanus” by William Shakespeare
“The Happy Prince” by Oscar Wilde
“The Sheltering Sky” by Paul Bowles
“Against Interpretation” by Susan Sontag
“The Oblivian Seekers” by Isabelle Eberhardt
“Women Of Cairo” by Gerard de Nerval
“Under The Volcano” by Malcom Lowery
“Dead Souls” by Nikolai Gogol
“The Book Of Disquiet” by Fernando Pessoa
“Death Of Virgil” by Herman Broch
“Raise High The Roof Beams Carpenter/ Franny & Zooey” by J.D. Salinger
“The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
“A Night Of Serious Drinking” by Rene Daumal
“Swann In Love” by Marcel Proust
“A Happy Death” by Albert Camus
“The First Man” by Albert Camus
“The Waves” by Virginia Woolf
“Big Sur” by Jack Kerouac
anything by H.P. Lovecraft
anything by W.G. Sebald
“The Thief’s Journal” or anything by Jean Genet
“The Arcades Project” or anything by Walter Benjamin
“A Poet In New York” by Garcia Lorca
“The Lost Honor Of Katharina Blum” by Heinrich Boll
“The Palm Wine Drinkard” by Amos Tutuola
“Ice” by Anna Kavan (or anything by her)
“The Divine Proportion” by H.E. Huntley
“Nadja” by Andre Breton

Pandora’s 76.5 million active listeners represent over 9% of all radio listening in the U.S., and they have spoken by their thumbs. The service, which lets you teach it what to play by giving songs either a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down,” revealed that users have voted with their thumbs 50 billion times — the equivalent of seven thumbs for every person on Earth. So, what did they choose? Here you go.

10. The Fray, “How to Save a Life” — 15.6 million thumbs up

9. Adele, “Someone Like You” — 15.8 million thumbs up

8. Gotye, “Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)” — 16.2 million thumbs up

7. One Republic, “Counting Stars” — 16.3 million thumbs up

6. Maroon 5, “She Will Be Loved” — 17.1 million thumbs up

5. Goo Goo Dolls, “Iris” — 17.3 million thumbs up

4. Mario, “Let Me Love You” — 17.4 million thumbs up

3. Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive” — 18.3 million thumbs up

2. Drake, “The Motto” — 19.0 million thumbs up

1. Journey, “Don’t Stop Believin’” — 20.2 million thumbs up

Shazam has released the Top Ten Most Shazamed Artists and Tracks of 2014 below and see if your favorite hit made it to their lists.

They also gavean inside look into their predictions for Shazam’s Hit Makers of 2015. Take a look at their  picks spanning pop, rock, country, dance and more – if you haven’t heard of them yet, I guarantee you will soon. Be the first to tune into these breakout artists and watch as they wow the world in the New Year.

Top Ten Most Shazamed Artists of 2014 in the US:   

  1. John Legend
  2. Katy Perry
  3. Ed Sheeran
  4. Iggy Azalea
  5. Lorde
  6. OneRepublic
  7. Disclosure
  8. Magic!
  9. Jason Derulo
  10. Nico & Vinz

Top Ten Most Shazamed Artists of 2014 Worldwide:       

  1. Avicii
  2. David Guetta
  3. Ed Sheeran
  4. Katy Perry
  5. Jason Derulo
  6. Clean Bandit
  7. OneRepublic
  8. John Legend
  9. Calvin Harris
  10. Pharrell Williams

Top Ten Most Shazamed Songs of 2014 in the US            

  1. John Legend “All of Me”
  2. Disclosure Feat. Sam Smith “Latch”
  3. Magic! “Rude”
  4. Nico & Vinz “Am I Wrong”
  5. Clean Bandit Feat. Jess Glynne “Rather Be”
  6. Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass” 
  7. Katy Perry Feat. Juicy J “Dark Horse”
  8. Sam Smith “Stay With Me”
  9. Jeremih Feat. YG “Don’t Tell ‘Em”
  10. Pharrell Williams “Happy (Gru’s Theme from Despicable Me 2)”

Top Ten Most Shazamed Songs of 2014 Worldwide

  1. Clean Bandit Feat. Jess Glynne “Rather Be”
  2. John Legend “All Of Me”
  3. Lilly Wood & The Prick & Robin Schulz “Prayer in C (Robin Schulz Radio Edit)”
  4. Mr. Probz “Waves”
  5. Nico & Vinz “Am I Wrong”
  6. Magic! “Rude”
  7. Katy Perry Feat. Juicy J “Dark Horse”
  8. Pharrell Williams “Happy (Gru’s Theme from Despicable Me 2)”
  9. Milky Chance “Stolen Dance”
  10. Kiesza “Hideaway”                 

Shazam’s 2015 Hit Makers Predictions

Young Thug: Every track Young Thug has touched in 2014 has been massive. The next 12 months look bright for this 22 year old rapper.

Echosmith: This teenage band has slowly built over the last 16 months to become one of the most Shazamed acts in the US. Echomsith enters 2015 on a crest of a wave with “Cool Kids” having caught on and a successful summer headlining the Warped Tour.

Rae Sremmurd: Rae Sremmurd have had two of the biggest rap singles of the past six months. They’ve worked with Nicki Minaj and are currently being mentored by the in demand producer, Mike Will Made It.

Oliver Heldens: This Dutch 19 year old is already a massive DJ and a huge draw at festivals but 2015 could see him go to the next level of dance music stardom. His new track, ‘Koala’, is currently one of the most reactive dance records on Shazam.

DeJ Loaf: This Detroit rapper has had one of the breakthrough songs of the year with ‘Try Me’. She’s now been signed to Columbia and Drake’s a noted fan. Her new mixtape is already receiving a great reaction on Shazam.

Sam Hunt: Sam Hunt is set up to be one of the next big country music stars. His song ‘Leave The Night On’ was the second most Shazamed Country song of 2014 and his album is already receiving a massive reaction with Shazam users.

James Bay: This British singer songwriter is already being talked about as the next Ed Sheeran. His songs have been hugely reactive from minimal radio play- most notable from a few early spins on Radio One in the UK.

Maddie & Tae: This act has been number one in Shazam’s Country charts for over 8 weeks. The Texan duo may be headed for cross-over success when their album drops sometime next year.

Years & Years: This English act could be the next big pop act. They were featured on ‘Sunlight’ by The Magician, a big radio hit in Europe. Their debut album is expected sometime in 2015.

Tchami: This French producer is one of the few acts that have broken into the Shazam charts with only specialist radio and club playing his music. His song, ‘Promesses’, is going to be a big cross over hit early next year.

Honorable Mention:

Raury: This 18 year old Atlanta born singer has a sound influenced by Andre 3000, Bon Iver and Frank Ocean. He’s drawn comparisons to Lorde and is featured on the new Huger Games soundtrack – incidentally curated by Lorde herself.

From TorrentFreak:

With millions of visitors per day ExtraTorrent is one of the largest torrent sites on the Internet. Founded in 2006 the site has been around for a while, steadily growing its user base.

Over the years ExtraTorrent users have downloaded billions of files, and this week the site revealed the top 20 most pirated files of all time. The data gives a unique insight into the downloading habits of torrent users and comes with a few surprises.

The rest of the top 20, all music and movies, are listed below. While no exact download counts are provided the ExtraTorrent team told us that the top ten were downloaded at least 10 million times. While this data only applies to ExtraTorrent it’s a decent representation of what’s popular on other torrent sites as well.

1. Drake – Nothing Was The Same (Mp3 Album)
2. Maroon 5 – Payphone (feat.WizKhalifa Explicit) (Mp3 Track)
3. Jay-Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail (Mp3 Album)
4. Iron Man 3
5. The Expendables 3
6. Fast And Furious 6
7. The Hunger Games
9. The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug
9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
10. The Amazing Spider-Man
11. Beyonce – 4 Deluxe Edition (Mp3 Album)
12. The Wolf of Wall Street
13. Rihanna – Unapologetic (Mp3 Album)
14. Lil Wayne – No Ceilings (Mp3 Album)
15. Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience (Mp3 Album)
16. Daft Punk – Get Lucky
17. Kick (Bollywood movie)
18. Ariana Grande – Problem (ft. Iggy Azalea) (Mp3 Track)
19. Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides
20. Avengers XXX – (XXX)

Today iTunes released iTunes Best Of 2014 for Canada, highlighting the favourite music, movies, tv, apps, and books of Canadians. (Charts Below)

Pharrell topped the songs chart with his hit Happy from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, while Taylor Swift is #1 on the Albums chart, with her single Shake it Off being the 7th most downloaded song of the year.

Frozen dominated iTunes downloads in 2014. It became iTunes’ #2 selling album of 2014 (including the Oscar-winning theme song Let It Go) while cementing itself as the top selling iTunes movie of all-time. Additionally, the Frozen Free Fall app was one of the top downloads in the App Store in 2014. You can see that 2014 really is the “year of the book turned movies” while in apps, messaging apps remain popular with Facebook Messenger and Snapchat battling for top spot throughout 2014.

In addition to the best seller charts, iTunes designates overall winners for the year – including Best Canadian Movie.

  • In Music,Taylor Swift is named Best Artist of the year, while Jungle wins Best Album. Iggy Azalea – “Fancy (feat. Charli XCX) is Best Song while Sam Smith wins Best New Artist.
  • In Movies, Guardians of the Galaxy is Movie of the Year, The LEGO Movie is Best Family Movie, Boyhood is named for Best Director while Mommy is Best Canadian Movie.
  • In TV, Fargo is TV Show of the Year, True Detective is Best Performance, Serie Noire tops the French Language Series category, while Outlander is the Best Book Adaptation.
  • In Apps, Pixelmator is named iPad App of the Year, Monument Valley is iPad Game of the Year, Elevate-Brain Training is iPhone App of the Year while Threes is iPhone Game of the Year.
  • In Books, Miriam Toews’ All My Puny Sorrows is Our Favourite: Fiction (English), Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything is Our Favourite Nonfiction (English) while Michael Delisle’s Le Feu de mon père is our Favourite Fiction (French) and Chantal Hebert’s Confessions post-référendaires is Our Favourite Nonfiction (French).



Top Songs 
1. Happy (From “Despicable Me 2”) – Pharrell Williams
2. All of Me – John Legend
3. Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J) – Katy Perry
4. Say Something – Christina Aguilera, A Great Big World
5. Fancy (feat. Charli XCX) – Iggy Azalea
6. Come With Me Now – KONGOS
7. Shake it Off – Taylor Swift
8. Stay With Me – Sam Smith
9. Summer – Calvin Harris
10. Turn Down For What – Lil Jon, DJ Snake

Top Albums 
1. 1989 (Deluxe Edition) – Taylor Swift
2. Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Various Artists
3. Ghost Stories – Coldplay
4. x (Deluxe Edition) – Ed Sheeran
5. BEYONCÉ – Beyoncé
6. In the Lonely Hour (Deluxe Version)-Sam Smith
7. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)-Various Artists
8. Turn Blue-The Black Keys
9. Ultraviolence (Deluxe) – Lana Del Rey
10. The Marshall Mathers LP2 (Deluxe)         Eminem

Top Movies 
1. Frozen
2. The Lego Movie
3. The Wolf of Wall Street
4. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
5. Captain Phillips
6. Thor: The Dark World
7. Divergent
8. The Other Woman
9. 12 Years A Slave
10. Gravity

Top TV 
1. Game of Thrones
2. Downtown Abbey
3. Sons of Anarchy
4. Suits
5. The Walking Dead
6. Mad Men
7. Outlander
8. Homeland
9. True Detective
10. Sherlock

Top iPhone Apps Paid
1. Minecraft – Pocket Edition
2. Heads Up!
3. Afterlight
4. 7 Minute Workout Challenge
5. Plague Inc.
6. Geometry Dash
7. Cut the Rope 2
8. Sleep Cycle alarm clock
9. THE GAME OF LIFE Classic Edition
10. Bloons TD 5

Top iPhone Apps Free
1. Facebook Messenger
2. Snapchat
3. YouTube
4. Piano Tiles (Don’t Tap The White Tile)
5. 2048
6. Facebook
7. Google Maps
8. Instagram
9. Candy Crush Saga
10. WhatsApp Messenger

Top iPad App Paid
1. Minecraft – Pocket Edition
2. Heads Up!
3. Cut the Rope 2
4. The Room Two
5. Terraria
6. Geometry Dash
7. Hide N Seek: Mini Game With Worldwide Multiplayer
8. Survivalcraft
9. Plants vs. Zombies HD
10. Blek

Top iPad Apps Free
1. Skype for iPad
2. YouTube
3. Netflix
4. Facebook Messenger
5. The Weather Network for iPad
6. Google Maps
7. Candy Crush Saga
8. Calculator for iPad Free
9. Facebook
10. Google
Best Selling Books: Fiction (ENGLISH)
1. The Fault in Our Stars -John Green
2. Gone Girl -Gillian Flynn

  1. Insurgent -Veronica Roth
    4. Allegiant-Veronica Roth
    5. Divergent-Veronica Roth
    6. The Goldfinch-Donna Tartt
    7. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood-Diana Gabaldon
    8. Edge of Eternity-Ken Follett
    9. Fifty Shades of Grey-E L James
    10. The Target-David Baldacci

Best Selling Books: Non-Fiction (ENGLISH)

  1. A House in the Sky-Amanda Lindhout
    2. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt-Michael Lewis
    3. Finding Me-Michelle Knight,Michelle Burford
    4. The Body Book-Cameron Diaz
    5. Orange Is the New Black-Piper Kerman
    6. The Wolf of Wall Street-Jordan Belfort
    7. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth-Chris Hadfield
    8. Not That Kind of Girl-Lena Dunham
    9. Unbroken-Laura Hillenbrand
    10. Crazy Town-Robyn Doolittle

Best Selling Books – FRENCH

  1. Central Park-Guillaume Musso
    2. Cinquante nuances de Grey-E L James
    3. Cinquante nuances plus claires-E L James
    4. Cinquante nuances plus sombres-E L James
    5. Une autre idée du bonheur-Marc Levy
    6. Rouge Poison-Michèle Marineau
    7. Malphas 4. Grande Liquidation-Patrick Senécal
    8. Oscar et la dame rose-Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
    9. Mauvaise foi-Marie Laberge
    10. Mensonges sur le Plateau Mont-Royal Tome 2-Michel David