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20 albums, a year in review – Brandon Zolman From HGWD

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20 albums, a year in review 

by Brandon Zolman from Heaven’s Gateway Drugs


Singing Saw

Artist: Kevin Morby

Release Date: April 15, 2016

Producer: Sam Cohen

Label: Dead Oceans

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Alt-Folk

                     Tess & Dave

<3 <3 <3

Artist: Tess & Dave

Release Date: August 26, 2016

Producer: David Vandervelde

Label: Friendship Fever

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Lush-Psych-Pop, Smooth-70’s-Rock

                    Eternally Even

Artist: Jim James

Release Date: November 4, 2016

Producer: Jim James, Blake Mills

Label: ATO, Capitol

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Neo-Psych, Funk

                Light Upon the Lake

Artist: Whitney

Release Date: June 3, 2016

Producer: Jonathan Rado, Whitney (Julien Ehrlich, Max Kakacek)

Label: Secretly Canadian

Genre: Singer- Songwriter, Indie-Folk, Psych-Pop


Artist: Sam Evian

Release Date: September 30, 2016

Producer: Sam Evian

Label: Saddle Creek Records

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Dream-Pop, Easy Listening


Double Vanity


Release Date: June 10, 2016

Producer: Jared Evans, Chad Copelin (Blackwatch Studios)

Label: Dine Alone

Genre: Lo-Fi/Alt/Indie-Rock, Alt/Garage-Punk,

                  Ape in Pink Marble

Artist: Devendra Banhart

Release Date: September 23, 2016

Producer: Devendra Banhart, Noah Georgeson, Josiah Steinbrick

Label: Nonesuch Records

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Indie-Folk

                   Awaken, My Love!

Artist: Childish Gambino

Release Date: December 2, 2016

Producer: Donald Glover, Ludwig Göransson

Label: Glassnote Records

Genre: Funk, R&B, Soul


Artist: Wilco

Release Date: September 9, 2016

Producer: Jeff Tweedy, Tom Schick

Label: Dbpm Records, Anti-

Genre: Alt/Folk/Rock


Artist: Charlie Hilton

Release Date: January 22, 2016

Producer: Jacob Portrait, Jarvis Taveniere

Label: Captured Tracks

Genre: Pop/Chamber Pop/Electro Pop/Experimental Pop


Artist: Charles Bradley

Release Date: April 1, 2016

Producer: Thomas Brenneck

Label: Daptone/Dunham Records

Genre: Soul/R&B/Funk

                    untitled unmastered  

Artist: Kendrick Lamar

Release Date: March 4, 2016

Producer: Astronote, Bizness Boi, Cardo, Egypt Daoud,

                 DJ Khalil, DJ Spinz, Frank Dukes, Hit-Boy,

                 Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Swizz Beatz, Adrian Younge,

                 Yung Exclusive, Ritz Reynolds

Label: Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope

Genre: Hip-Hop, West Coast-Rap, Funk, Jazz

                       Mangy Love

Artist: Cass Mccombs

Release Date: August 26, 2016

Producer: Cass McCombs, Rob Schnapf, Dan Horne, Sam Owens

Label: Anti-

Genre: Singer-Songwriter/Indie-Rock

                            The Party

Artist: Andy Shauf

Release Date: May 20, 2016

Producer: Andy Shauf

Label: Anti-

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Alt-indie-pop

                   You Want it Darker

Artist: Leonard Cohen

Release Date: October 21, 2016

Producer: Leonard Cohen, Adam Cohen, Patrick Leonard

Label: Columbia

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Rock

                   A Sailors Guide To Earth

Artist: Sturgill Simpson

Release Date: April 15, 2016

Producer: Sturgill Simpson

Label: Atlantic

Genre: Outlaw-Country, Americana, Psych-Rock


Artist: David Bowie

Release Date: January 8, 2016

Producer: David Bowie, Tony Visconti

Label: ISO, RCA, Columbia, Sony

Genre: Art-Rock, Jazz, Experimental-Rock

         City Sun Eater in the River of Light

Artist: Woods

Release Date: April 8, 2016

Producer: Jarvis Taveniere, Jeremy Earl

Label: Woodsist

Genre: Psych-folk, African-jazz, indie-rock


                  People Can’t Stop Chillin

Artist: SPORTS

Release Date: October 21, 2016

Producer: Cale Chronister, Chad Copelin (Blackwatch Studios)

Label: n/a

Genre: Dream-Pop, Psych-Pop, Disco-Shoegaze, 80’s-synth-pop

                             Pearl Charles

Artist: Pearl Charles

Release Date: July 28, 2016

Producer: Matt Adams, Scott Kinnebrew, Jordan Chini, Joel Jerome

Label: Burger, Kanine

Genre: Alt-Country, Desert-Rock, Americana, Folk


Jess Thrower’s Top 10 albums of 2016

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1. Light upon the lake – Whitney

2. Puberty 2 – Mitski

3. My woman – Angel Olsen

4. Masterpiece – Big Thief

5. Teens of denial – Car seat headrest

6. 22, a million – Bon iver

7. I had a dream that you were mine – Hamilton leithauser + Rostam

8. Next thing – Frankie cosmos

9. Pool – porches

10. Midnight room – springtime carnivore

Since it’s an ep, Tess and Dave ep by Tess and Dave gets an honorable mention

Jared Andrews’ ten albums

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Jared Andrews from Microwave Miracles, Meat Flowers and Elephants in Mud

These are the albums I listened to the most in 2016. Not all of them actually came out in 2016 but most of them did.

1. Microwave Miracles-The World Is A Trash Can

“The most important album of the year, hands down, and quite possibly the most important album in the history of recorded music.”

2. Kevin Hambrick-Mox Nix

“Every riff and every hook is gold. I probably listened to this album from start to finish close to 100 times this year.”

3. Lord3 Fredd33-Dead Man’s View

“This album takes me to a very strange corner of my brain and I am very comfortable there.”

4. Childish Gambino-Awaken, My Love!

“I heard someone say this album sucked and it instantly made me hate that person.”

5. Dani House-Nothing Left To Fear But Myself

“Dani House has made great albums since the beginning of time and this album is no exception. Sounds like it was recorded on a lonely, beautiful planet on a keyboard that fell from a passing spaceship. The boi has done it again.”

6. Dr. Dog-Abandoned Mansion

“A+. Top notch. Top gear. Top gun.”

7. Jimmy Whispers-Summer In Pain

“I think this one came out in 2015 but I discovered it this year and listened to it a million times. For fans of love songs and love in general.”

8. Oasis-Definitely Maybe

“I listened to a lot of Oasis in 2016.”

9. The Fatty Acids-Bolero

“A few years old, but a gd classic from start to finish. Cyber tribal synth pop rock n’ roll with riffs and melodies that get stuck in your brain and chill there forevz.”

10. White Reaper-White Reaper Does It Again

“Mega catchy power pop / punk with more keyboard riffs than guitar riffs. Cool as heck. Yes.”

Atticus Sorrell of the Be Colony’s top ten albums of 2016

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Atticus from The Be Colony

1. Jim James- Eternally Even

2. Charles Bradley- Changes

3.Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution

4.David Bowie- Black Star

5. Radiohead – Moon Shaped Pool

6. Anderson Paak- Malibu

7. Childish Gambino- Awaken My Love!

8. A Tribe Called Quest- We Got it From Here…Thank you 4 Your Service

9. Kendrick Lamar Untitled Unmastered

10. Heaven’s Gateway Drugs- Rubber Nun

Andy Dunn WCYT General Manager top 15 songs

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The 15 songs that stand out above everything else from the year that was 2016

  1. Mitski – Your Best American Girl
  2. Bon Iver – 22 (Over S∞∞n) Bob Moose Extended Cab Version
  3. Whitney – No Matter Where We Go
  4. Angel Olsen – Shut Up Kiss Me
  5. Car Seat Headrest – Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales
  6. Kyle Craft – Pentecost
  7. Morgan Delt – Some Sunsick Day
  8. A Tribe Called Quest – The Space Program
  9. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – A 1000 Times
  10. Pine Grove – Aphasia
  11. Father John Misty – Real Love Baby
  12. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
  13. Parquet Courts – Berlin Got Blurry
  14. Japanese Breakfast – Everybody Wants to Love You
  15. LVL Up – Hidden Driver



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