The year is rapidly coming to an end, and I find myself thinking more, and more frequently, about the year that was. It wasn’t great! Last year was an embarrassment of riches, from individual songs to full albums to huge moments, whereas this year’s had a fraction of that on pretty much all counts (unless it’s NECRONOMIDOL-related, apparently). One thing that I really do feel good about, though, is merry merli. No, not their debut — at least, I don’t think they debuted this year — but how they never fail to put me into this glorious post-rock mental place.