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Ryan Holquist from March On, Comrade Top 10 of 2016

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I felt like I wasn’t too on top of things this year, probably partly because I feel like most of the albums that got the most attention didn’t do much for me (Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, etc.)… But once I gave it some thought, there was some great stuff.

 
10. Strfkr: Being No One, Going Nowhere
Poppiest guilty pleasure on the list, listened to exclusively this for about 3 weeks.
9. Jim James: Eternally Even
Not the world’s biggest My Morning Jacket fan, but this one grabbed me the day it came out.  Can you say “grabbed” anymore?
8. Nels Cline: Lovers
Interesting to hear Nels Cline depart from Wilco and his usual avantgarde jazz to do something comparatively traditional and Blue Note-y.
7. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster: Constant Stranger
Love this guy!  JPKS sings like a baby bird.
6. The Album Leaf: Between Waves
A little more electro than I prefer my sauce, but I can’t not love pretty much anything this guy(s) does.
 
5. Donny McCaslin: Beyond Now
This is the band from Bowie’s Blackstar album.  Jazzier, but same beautiful vibe.
 
4. Andy Shauf: The Party
I don’t know much about Andy Shauf, but I like this album and have been listening to it all year.
 
3. The Lemon Twigs: Do Hollywood
A friend of mine insisted I listen to this band, and I love it.  I don’t know much about them, but I love the album.  MGMT + Queen + Jellyfish + Beach Boys…or something
2. Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool
I get tired of participating in the anticipation and hype surrounding the release date of the next Radiohead album, so it was a pleasant surprise when this came out.  I had no specific expectations, apart from general awesomeness, and I love the vibe of it.
1. David Bowie: Blackstar
I listened to this all weekend when it came out, hoping he’d tour with the band on this record.  I’d finally get to see Bowie with an incredible band, including one of my very favorite drummers in the world.  And then on Sunday, he died… and that would be the beginning of a year with more than its share of bad news and let downs.

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

 

 

Derek of Heaven’s Gateway Drugs – 10 albums of 2016

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Heaven’s Gateway Drugs guitarist Derek

A few disclaimers to start:

  • I didn’t listen to a ton of new music this year, so this list is not exhaustive.
  • This list is in no particular order- ranking albums just seems silly.

“MY WOMAN” by Angel Olsen. The best parts of coked out era Fleetwood Mac + Patti Smith.

“Human Performance” by Parquet Courts. Short. To the point. The lyrics of this one are eerily similar to my inner monologue.

“Songs For Our Mothers” by Fat White Family. Gross. Offensive. Full of dread and songs about fascism. Yet, somehow the album I listened to the most this year. The final track is a love song written from the perspective of Hitler to Goebbels in the bunker. The album feels like 2016 in a nutshell.

“Post Pop Depression” by Iggy Pop. The biggest surprise of the year. A spiritual successor to “The Passenger” and “The Idiot” that David Bowie produced for Iggy in the 70’s, this time with Josh Homme producing.

“Requiem” by Goat. It isn’t easy to describe Goat but I will give it a shot: Psychedelic Scandinavian tribal music. This is their most wide-ranging record which is a nice change from their prior albums that all sort of found one groove and rode that the entire time. I would love to see them live in 2017 (cough Middle Waves).

“Skeleton Tree” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Absolutely heartbreaking. I put off listening to this one because I knew it would wreck me. I was right.

“House In The Tall Grass” by Kikagaku Moyo. A great album to zone out to.

“Dusk” by Ultimate Painting. Everytime I hear Ultimate Painting I want to play a guitar. I like that.

“Changes” by Charles Bradley. Title track is a soul cover of the Black Sabbath song, what isn’t there to like about that? Wishing Mr. Bradley a speedy recovery and good health in 2017.

“Third World Pyramid” by Brian Jonestown Massacre. Another surprise on the list. The album is a great mix of the more cinematic songs Anton has been doing lately with some great throwbacks to the “Take It From The Man!” era BJM.

 

Let me know what I missed. Here’s to a not so terrible 2017.

 

 

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