The Big Pink
If you don’t like huge music, don’t listen to The Big Pink. This band plays anthemic rock without all the bullshit gimmicky wizardry that Muse is constantly throwing at your face. The whole album is good, but the song “Stay Gold” is perhaps the song of the year. Feeling down? Put this song on. Feeling like you need to get psyched? Put this song on. Need a new anthem for 2012—choose this song and this band.—C.C.