2016 Best Songs of the Year

“All the Way Up” – Fat Joe and Remy Ma feat. French Montana and Infared

“Black Beatles” – Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane

“Broccoli” – D.R.A.M. feat. Lil Yachty

“Frankie Sinatra” – The Avalanches feat. Danny Brown

“I’m On” – Kamaiyah

“One Dance” – Drake feat. Kyla and Wizkid

“Redbone” – Childish Gambino

“Ultra Light Beam” – Kanye West feat. Chance the Rapper

“Work” – Rihanna feat. Drake

“1 Night” – Lil Yatchy

 

 

 

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2016 Best Albums of the Year: Honorable Mentions

Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid

BADBADNOTGOOD – IV

Big Ups – Before A Million Universes

Black Moth Super Rainbow – SeeFU Lilac

Cass McCombs – Mangy Love

Clams Casino – 32 Levels

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Pretty Years

Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition

DIIV – Is The Is Are

Go To Beds – Blood// Sugar// Secs// Traffic

The Hotlier – Goodness

How To Dress Well – Care

Kishi Bashi – Sonderlust

Parquet Courts – Human Performance

Rae Sremmurd – Sremmlife 2

Rihanna – Anti

Tiny Moving Parts – Celebrate

Tobacco – Sweatbox Dynasty

Touché Amoré – Stage Four

Vince Staples – Prima Donna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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50. The Bad Plus – It’s Hard

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A jazz album I revisited a few times thanks to NPR First Listen that really was relaxing to do any sort of thinking or heavy work.

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49. Steve Gunn – Eyes On The Lines

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Another one of those artists where pretty much no matter what they release, I am going to enjoy it. Steve Gunn just can’t fail in my eyes.

 

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48. Whitney – Light Upon The Lake

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My description of this album in my notes is “gentle guitar, but not too gentle.” It sold me every time I was looking through my notes just like it sold me the first time I listened.

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47. A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation

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This may have been the most interesting album of the year for me. Native American culture and music is something that really has never seen the light of day in pop culture but this album really helped shed a lot of light onto how awesome tribal music can be, especially when mixed with modern music.

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46. William Tyler – Modern Country

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A more country version of Steve Gunn, which basically just means he plays instrumental guitar too.

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