Weddings, Elections, Swastikas and Bird Flips: 50 Defining Musical Images of 2012
Nobody buries time capsules anymoreâthey just upload a folder of photos somewhere and hope that the internet is still around a couple generations or two from now. (Burying stuff is hard work anyway, and there's never a good capsule store around when you need one.) With that in mind, here's our version of a 2012 photo capsule, 50 images so instantly familiar that they need little to no explanation as to why 2012 just wouldn't have been 2012 had they not been so photographically captured. Whenever you're feeling bummed about the future, flip through these pics with ourYear-End Spotify Playlistgoing in the background, and experience the wonder of the final year of the Mayan calendar all over again. (And if the two Taylor Swift-related pics weren't enough,we got you covered there, too.)
"You sure you're cool with me...?" "For the last time,yes. And really GRAB the damn thing, will you? Do you want to be a trending topic or not?"
Just DJing from a bust of a gigantic head, no big deal. How do you play music foryourfriends?
Save that phone number for the next hott (and hopefully heterosexual) neighbor guy, Carly Rae.
The breakout star of Season Two ofThe Voicewas not any of the judges, but Cee Lo's feline companion Purrfect the Cat, who still has over 63,000 Twitter followers.
Don't pretend like there's actually a guitar line to be playing in "We Are Young," Jack Antonoff. Even in slow motion.
The Jiggaman, currently counting the days until Brook Lopez's return to the starting lineup.
How did John and Katy not notice the paparazzo hanging on their windshield? Are they just used to it?