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Taking place on Randall's Island in NYC, this year's Governors Ball featured acts such as Rae Sremmurd, Björk, Drake, Lana Del Rey, and more. Photographer Erez Avissar was there to capture onstage moments as well as portraits of the artists.
From Perfume Genius' heroic glam, to Sophie's oil-slick electronic excursions, to Young Thug's masterful weirdness, to Taylor Swift's bulletproof pop, to Future Islands' sweeping synth rock, these are our favorite tracks of the year.
This year's list includes a DIY triumph from Beyoncé, ecstatic resurrection courtesy of Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West translated via emoji, Jenny Lewis' star-studded bro-down, and a hell of a lot of awesomely weird dancing.
From Tame Impala to Frank Ocean to the Caretaker to Beach House to Kurt Vile and lots more, our picks for the best albums of the last five years.