Attitude of Gratitude: Beyoncé, b-sides, last hurrahs + more

13 things we're thankful for

Written by LNTV Staff • Photography by Scott Dudelson, Getty Images • November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving, you darling dumplings! As the year comes to a close we are SO in a reflective mood--and trust us--we'll get to those "Best Of" lists you love so much. But first, a little pre-feast thanks for some musicians, albums and tours that gave us life in 2016. Some needs a little explaining, most don't. Cheers!

Beyoncé. Just... Beyoncé.

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Drake’s "Hotling Bling" and the glorious abundance of memes that followed. WEEKS of quality entertainment. Shout out to all those anon gif-makers, as well. You're all the real heroes.
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Father John Misty's antics. We got some good belly laughts out of the Moon Juice incident.
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Yellowcard giving us one last world tour before they disband in 2017. We're not crying, you're crying.
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Carly Rae Jepsen's b-sides album for all your breakup catharsis needs.
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Blink-182’s return + tour. Matt Skiba proved a worthy fill-in while Tom DeLonge explores extra-terrestrial theories.

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Kid Cudi being open about mental health. In 2016 self-care was a priority for many big stars, and we're thankful for such brave, honest role models.

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Jimmy Eat World’s new album, Integrity Blues for our feelings, which sometimes need a little prodding to be accessed and melodic permission to be expressed.

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Gwen Stefani’s happy, lovey-dovey, well-costumed “This Is What The Truth Feels Like” tour. Honorable mention to Blake Shelton for causing such buoyancy.

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Kesha’s reemergence: Although still tangled in a web of binding legal annoyances, we're happy to have the "Blow" singer back in our lives in ANY capacity. Here's hoping 2017 is more her year.

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Radiohead's “A Moon Shaped Pool” tour. Damn dreamy.

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Green Day’s revolutionary return to providing thought-provoking, politically-charged punk rock to the masses. We need it now more than ever.

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Britney’s Glorious return to form with one of the best albums of her career. Do you wanna come over? 'Cause we sure do.

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