9. Mesfin Fekadu's pick...Miley Cyrus
“Bangerz”: It’s sad that Miley Cyrus literally acts like a wrecking ball when her album is actually a gem. “Bangerz” is simply that—banging. Instead of singing expected radio pop tunes, Cyrus takes risks on what’s become her official music breakthrough, and it shows that there’s more than meets the eye for this wild child. “Wrecking Ball” is one of the year’s best pop songs, “FU” and “Do My Thang” are full of swag and the Britney Spears-featured “SMS (Bangerz)” is ridiculously catchy. If only Cyrus could just focus on singing, instead of sinking.