2015 sucked. For all the great albums produced in the past 12 months, there were still plenty of signs pointing to humanity’s continued decline. We are a savage species, and our pop culture memes often expose the depths of that savagery. When a man is lost at sea, it’s cause for alarm. But when he’s lost at sea with Snapchat, it’s theater.
Let’s put all these horrific moments behind us and move on into 2016 with a a final memory purge. Here are 15 moments we’ll be happy to forget.
We pretended that we were OK with letting Frank Ocean take his time with his next album. But now 2015 is ending, and we still don’t have an album, and we’re not OK with it.
Ariana Grande licked a donut and it was national news. Moving on.
Slim Jesus snuck onto our timelines and newsfeeds by flashing guns and money he later told Vlad TV were fake. Shocker. Are his 15 seconds up yet?
Taylor Swift became everybody’s best friend.
Madonna desperately tried to stay relevant and edgy by kissing Drake onstage at Coachella, and he freaked out. He had to apologize, then Madonna got all self-righteous, then we wrote an essay about it… the whole thing was weird.
We get it, Miley Cyrus, you’re kooky.
Instead of an album, Kanye gave one of the most meme-worthy speeches OF ALL TIME. At least we know he’s back to work.
The word “Hello” will never be the same. Thanks a lot, Adele.
That fucking “Gangnam Style” guy made another song.
Gucci Mane still isn’t free. At least we got a shitload of music.
Yup, horrible year. Never again, 2015.