Staying relevant in music is becoming harder as I get older. I am not constantly surrounded by people who have similar tastes in music, and therefore I sometimes feel a little out of the loop. Despite this, I did discover a few new bands and albums this year. I was lucky enough to see one of my favorite artist, Sufjan Steve perform Carrie & Lowle in Richmond. It was the most memorable concerns I've ever seen. I've rounded up a few of my favorite songs that came out this year in this playlist. Click below to listen and let me know what songs you loved this year.