Mixtape #22

HAIM and Phoenix are back, it’s like 2013 all over again. Plus new songs by Rostam, Beach House, and Vince Staples.

Enjoy the summer.

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
  • ANOHNI – HOPELESSNESS
  • 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).