Celebrities went all out this year, what with their resources and their Instagram accounts. Here are some of our favorite costumes from the year, from vampires to of course Miley Cyrus and Ellen Degeneres as Nicki Minaj.
Out there this week: Niche dance music from Chicago, a Syrian wedding singer, and a young country star all turn in top-shelf releases. Meanwhile, Katy Perry and AFI turn in bloated but fun albums.
Plus announce a North American tour with Best Coast and FIDLAR.
The seven tracks split the difference between an EP and an LP. The band plans to release their a non-mini album in 2014.
Luckily, this summer, budget-conscious music lovers can have loads of fun without using loads of cash.