Category Archives: AOTY 2016

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” – … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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50. The Bad Plus – It’s Hard

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

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

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

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 … Continue reading

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46. William Tyler – Modern Country

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

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45. The Body – No One Deserves Happiness

One of the few metal albums I listened to more than once this year, it’s powerful barrage of sound was nice in the most metal way possible.

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44. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Talk Tight

“Wide Eyes” sold me on this album so hard I haven’t even listened to the second half in 6 months. There was just something so catchy about that track though that gets me every time I hear it.

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43. Thao and the Get Down Stay Down – A Man Alive

With clear tUnE- yArDs influences, this was another fun album that borrowed a lot of sounds from a lot of different places to make a record I returned to a lot.

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