Best of 2016


Time yet again (already?) for my best of the year music list. To be honest, I thought this year was pretty lean for great new music, but that’s just like, my opinion.

Check out the Spotify playlist here.

Honorable Mention
Twin Peaks, Down in Heaven
Nothing, Tired of Tomorrow
Golden Daze, S/T
Carla dal Forno, You Know What It’s Like
Apollo Brown/Skyzoo, The Easy Truth
Frankie Cosmos, Next Thing
Oddisee, The Odd Tape
Mutual Benefit, Skipping a Sinking Stone
Cross Record, Wabi-Sabi
Dreamboat, Aftershock/Face to Face
Ruby Haunt, Sugar

Top 30 of 2016

30. Day Wave, Hard to Read EP
29. Max Richter, Black Mirror, Nosedive ST
28. Acid Ghost, Vacation II
27. NxWorries, Yes Lawd!
26. Solange, A Seat at the Table
25. Grouper, Paradise Valley
24. Wolf Parade, EP4
23. Devendra Barnhart, Ape in Pink Marble
22. Castlebeat, S/T
21. Nils Fraham, Solo Remains
20. Diiv, Is The Is Are
19. LVL UP, Return to Love
18. Sam Evian, Premium
17. Radio Dept, Running Out of Love
16. Ta-ku, Wafia, (m)edian
15. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, I Had a Dream That You Were Mine
14. Hoops, Hoops EP
13. A Tribe Called Quest, We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your service
12. Tanukichan, Radiolove
11. Japanese Breakfast, Psychopomp
10. Jim James, Eternally Even
9. Yumi Zouma, Yoncalla
8. Luke Roberts, Sunlit Cross
7. Library Tapes, Escapism
6. William Tyler, Modern Country
5. Fruit Bats, Absolute Loser
4. The Range, Potential 
3. Whitney, Light Upon the Lake
2. Kevin Morby, Singing Saw
1. Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool

Biggest disappointment: M83, Junk
Most overrated: Mitski, Puberty 2
Most underrated: Fruit Bats, Absolute Loser
Best debut: Whitney, Light Upon the Lake
Best album art: Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool (deluxe LP)
Worst album art: Soft Hair, S/T
I don’t care: Kanye West, Life of Pablo


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