Mixtape #21

Fleet Foxes, Arca, Feist, Perfume Genius, and Kendrick Lamar are all back with hot new songs. Frank Ocean released two songs out of the blue. New discoveries: Jay Som, Cosmo Pyke, and London O’Conner. Enjoy the spring!

Mixtape #20

New mixtape!

Frank Ocean is back again but as a featured artist on Slide by Calvin Harris. Future Islands, Alex G, and Mac Demarco are finally back with new albums coming soon. Plus a new discovery: Snail Mail. Enjoy the mixtape.

Best Music of 2016

Best Music of 2016

What a year!

It was so hard to choose the albums for this list. I could talk for hours about the albums and songs that I liked, especially Frank Ocean’s Blonde (Album of the Year) and ENDLESS.

Here are my favorite albums and tracks of 2016.

The Favorites (in alphabetical order):

  • Anderson .Paak – Malibu
  • Angel Olsen – MY WOMAN
  • Beyoncé – LEMONADE
  • Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
  • Bon Iver – 22, A Million
  • Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
  • Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
  • Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
  • David Bowie – Blackstar
  • Frank Ocean – Blonde/ENDLESS
  • James Blake – The Colour In Anything
  • Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch
  • Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
  • Kaytranada – 99.9%
  • Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered.
  • Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
  • Mitski – Puberty 2
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
  • Parquet Courts – Human Performance
  • Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
  • Rihanna – ANTI
  • Solange – A Seat at the Table
  • A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service
  • Young Thug – JEFFREY

The Honorable Mentions:

  • Archy Marshall – A New Place 2 Drawn
  • Big Thief – Masterpiece
  • Chairlift – Moth
  • Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – I Had a Dream That You Were Mine
  • Jamila Woods – HEAVN
  • JoJo – Mad Love.
  • Maxwell – blackSUMMERS’night
  • Modern Baseball – Holy Ghost
  • Noname – Telefone
  • Weyes Blood – Front Row Seat to Earth

Favorite Tracks:


Mixtape #18

Last mixtape for 2016. WHAT A YEAR!

I’ll leave you with it as I start the difficult task of choosing the best tracks and albums of the year.

Mixtape #17

Solange dropped one of the best albums of the year on us. Nick Cave was back with one of the saddest albums in a while. Meanwhile, JoJo is finally releasing her third album literally 10 years after the release of The High Road, and 2016’s breakout star Anderson .Paak is back with a new song as NxWorries (duo with Knxwledge).

Mixtape #16

Summer is over (although the weather is still hot). Here’s my latest mixtape, featuring comebacks from Frank Ocean and Bon Iver, as well as new names such as Noname (no pun intended) and Lucy Dacus.