Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile teamed up for a wonderful new song, King Krule is officially back, and Vampire Weekend’s Rostam dropped a new song ahead of his debut album’s release next week.
Charli XCX’s latest, titled “Boys”, is seriously addictive, Jessie Ware is back with the smooth “Midnight”, plus new songs from Rhye, Waxahatchee, and St. Vincent among others.
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.
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!
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.
New year, brand new mixtape.
What a year! It was difficult for me 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 and ENDLESS.
Here are my favorite albums and tracks of 2016.
The Favorites (in alphabetical order):
- Angel Olsen – MY WOMAN
- Beyoncé – LEMONADE
- Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
- Bon Iver – 22, A Million
- Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
- Chairlift – Moth
- David Bowie – Blackstar
- Frank Ocean – Blonde/ENDLESS
- James Blake – The Colour In Anything
- Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch
- Mitski – Puberty 2
- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
- Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
- Rihanna – ANTI
- Solange – A Seat at the Table
The Honorable Mentions:
- Anderson .Paak – Malibu
- ANOHNI – HOPELESSNESS
- Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
- Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
- Frankie Cosmos – Next Thing
- JoJo – Mad Love.
- Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
- Kaytranada – 99.9%
- Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
- Noname – Telefone
- A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service
- Weyes Blood – Front Row Seat to Earth
- Whitney – Light Upon the Lake