Here at Seattle Weekly HQ, we consider suggestions for this “cat-egory” with the utmost seriousness. Cats, as we know, rule the Internet, and such power (as we are often reminded by the Maru and Grumpy Cat vids that interrupt our workflow daily) is not to be taken lightly. This is why Tacocat has emerged this year as the champ. It’s not the clever juxtaposition of the world’s most web-ready pet with one of the world’s finest dishes (and then making a palindrome out of it), but the group’s latest album—NVM, a doo-wop, pop-rock, bubblegum-snapped honey—that clinched it. May it rule the airwaves—and the “Crimson Wave” (arguably the world’s only surf-rock track about periods)—for years to come. tacocatdotcom.com
Read all of our picks for Arts & Culture, and explore the rest of this year’s edition of Best of Seattle.