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Your favorite albums of 2016
« on: December 18, 2016, 08:15:02 PM »
Apologies if this already exists but I didn't see it. Ill start with my absurdly long list:

1. Solange - A Seat at the Table
2. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
3. Carly Rae Jepsen - Side B
4. Weezer - The White Album
5. Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book
6. Swans - The Glowing Man
7. Anderson Paak - Malibu
8. Whitney - Light Upon the Lake
9. Death Grips - Bottomless Pit
10. Street Sects - No Position
11. Beyonce - Lemonade
12. Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered
13. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound
14. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
15. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
16. Chairlift - Moth
17. Autre Ne Vuet - Age of Transparency
18. Touche Amore - Stage Four
19. Pinegrove - Cardinal
20. Parquet Courts - Human Performance
21. Ty Segall - Emotional Mugger
22. John K Samson - Winter Wheat
23. Wild Beasts - King Boy
24. Preoccupations - Preoccupations
25. The Drones - Feelin' Kinda Free
26. Nails - You Will Never Be One Of Us
27. Frank Ocean - Blond
28. Porches - Pool
29. Every Time I Die - Low Teens
30. The Avalanches - Wildflower
31. Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits
32. Nada Surf - You Know Who You Are
33. Lydia Loveless - Real
34. Trap Them - Crown Feral
35. Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!
36. Carseat Headrest - Teens of Denial
37. Angel Olsen - WOMAN
38. Young Thug - Jeffrey
39. Xenia Rubinos - Black Terry Cat
40. David Bowie - Blackstar
41. Bon Iver - 22, A Million
42. Head Wound City - A New Wave of Violence
43. Oathbreaker - Rheia
44. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
45. YG - Still Brazy
46. Kevin Gates - Islah
47. Savages - Adore Life
48. Nothing - Tired Of Tomorrow
49. Mitski - Puberty 2
50. Future - EVOL

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Re: Your favorite albums of 2016
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2016, 12:53:54 PM »
Swans - The Glowing Man
Cardinal Wyrm - Cast Away Souls
Dinosaur Jr - Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not
Brian Eno - The Ship
Profanatica - The Curling Flame Of Blasphemy
Dark Throne - Arctic Thunder
GBV - Please Be Honest
Fatso Jetson - Idle Hands
The Well - Pagan Science
Geezer - Geezer
Necrot - The Labyrinth
Scharpling & Wurster ‎– Live At Third Man Records

Reissues:
Soggy - Soggy
Lee Harvey Oswald Band - Blastronaut
The Scientists - A Place Called Bad
Stick Men With Rayguns - 1,000 Lives to Die and Property of Jesus Christ (live)


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Re: Your favorite albums of 2016
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 12:16:18 PM »
I have written an lengthier missive on this topic here:
https://chriswhiteheadshow.wordpress.com/2016/12/22/favorite-records-of-2016/

Also made a playlist of some favorites here: http://bit.ly/2icr5Bs

Here's my top favorites, alphabetically. Although, Angel Olsen is far and away my favorite record of the year

Angel Olsen – My Woman – Jagjaguar
Doug Tuttle – It Calls On Me – Trouble In Mind
A Giant Dog – Pile – Merge
Heavy Times – Dancer 7″ EP – Randy
Heavy Times – Black Sunglasses 7″ EP – Hozac
Nots – Cosmetic – Goner
Swami John Reis & Metz – Swami John Reis & Metz 7″ – Swami
Thee Oh Sees – A Weird Exits – Castle Face
Various Artists – Hardcore Matinee – Swami
Woods – City Sun Eater In The River Of Light – Woodsist
Zig Zags – Running Out Of Red – Castle Face
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Re: Your favorite albums of 2016
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2016, 08:30:10 PM »
Also, here's my thoughts on some shows I saw this year, which amped me up more than records if I'm honest:

https://chriswhiteheadshow.wordpress.com/2016/12/23/favorite-live-shows-of-2016/
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Re: Your favorite albums of 2016
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2016, 03:24:25 PM »
my favourites of the year were in no order

BLOOD BITCH - jenny hval
KINDNESS FOR WEAKNESS - homeboy sandman
THE IMPOSSIBLE KID - aesop rock
CONVENIENCE - pill
PILE - a giant dog
HELLA PERSONAL FILM FESTIVAL - open mike eagle
SETH BOGART - seth bogart
PIECES IN SPACE - sammus
JUMPING THE SHARK - alex cameron
MIDWEST FARMER'S DAUGHTER - margo price
CASHMERE - swet shop boys

thanks to others for posting their lists! lots of music to check out.

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Re: Your favorite albums of 2016
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2016, 05:23:26 PM »
A few from the electronic/beats world:

M. Geddes Gengras- 2 Variations    (this guy's also a FOT)
Cavern of Anti-Matter - Void Beats/Invocation Trex
Jake One- Prayer Hands
Ras G - Azla Sounds Volume 1
Drugs Beats- Naloxone (The Save Shot)
VHVL- evn
Chanes - s/t lp





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Re: Your favorite albums of 2016
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2016, 09:59:15 AM »
My favorites, alphabetically:

Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid
David Bowie - Blackstar
Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
Martha - Blisters in the Pit of My Heart
Mikey Erg - Tentative Decision
Okkervil River - Away
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
Jeff Rosenstock - Worry
Shearwater - Jet Plane and Oxbow

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Re: Your favorite albums of 2016
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2016, 02:20:16 PM »
It's that time again.

The Top 250 of 2016
(alphabetical order)

Top 40

Accidente - Pulso (Pifia Records (and many others))
Alcest - Kodama (Prophecy Productions)
A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service (Epic)
Bleached - Welcome The Worms (Dead Oceans)
The Blind Shake - Celebrate Your Worth (Goner)
Blood Incantation - Starspawn (Dark Descent)
Cobalt - Slow Forever (Profound Lore)
Connections - Midnight Run (Anyway)
Dark Blue - Start of the World (12XU)
Deftones - Gore (Reprise)
Dinosaur Jr - Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not (Jagjaguwar)
Drive-By Truckers - American Band (ATO)
Earwig - Pause for the Jets (Anyway/LFM Records)
ESP Ohio (Pollard & Gillard) - Starting Point of the Royal Cyclopean (GBV, Inc.)
Heaven's Jail - Widow's Work (self-released)
Homeboy Sandman - Kindness for Weakness (Stones Throw)
Khemmis - Hunted   (20 Buck Spin)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity (ATO)
Kvelertak - Nattesferd (Roadrunner)
Lithics - Borrowed Floors (Water Wing (LP)/See My Friends (CS))
Martha - Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart   (Dirtnap)
Metallica - Hardwired … To Self-Destruct (Blackened)
Mourn - Ha, Ha, He! (Captured Tracks)
Nots - Cosmetic (Goner)
Oh Boland - Spilt Milk (Volar)
Purling Hiss - High Bias (Drag City)
Savages - Adore Life (Matador)
Spray Paint - Feel The Clamps (Goner)
St. Lenox - Ten Hymns From My American Gothic (Anyway)
SubRosa - For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages (Profound Lore)
Sumac - What One Becomes   (Thrill Jockey)
Tacocat - Lost Time (Hardly Art)
Tancred - Out Of The Garden   (Polyvinyl)
Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits/An Odd Entrances (Castle Face)
Tyvek - Origin of What   (In The Red)
Uranium Club - All Of Them Naturals (Static Shock/Fashionable Idiots)
Venomous Concept - Kick Me Silly; VCIII (Season of Mist)
White Lung - Paradise (Domino)
Witching Waves - Crystal Cafι (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
Young Hunter - Young Hunter (self-released)

The Rest

A Giant Dog- Pile (Merge)
Alice Bag - s/t   (Don Giovanni)
Alicja-Pop - Rats - Home Recordings 2009-2013 (Certified PR)
American Wrestlers - Goodbye Terrible Youth (Fat Possum)
Anciients  - Voice of the Void (Season of Mist)
Angel - "2017" (Faro)
Angel Olsen - My Woman (Jagjaguwar)
Anthrax   - For All Kings (Megaforce)
Ausmuteants   - Band Of The Future (Aarght)
Audacity - Hyper Vessels (Suicide Squeeze)
Axis: Sova - Motor Earth (God?)
BaD BaD - s/t   (S-S Records)
Bad Sports - Living With Secrets (Dirtnap)
Bad Vision - Turn Out Your Sockets (Adagio 830)
Barbara Manning - Chico Daze (2004-2009) (self-released)
Baus - Will Be Right Back (Not Normal Tapes)
Beef Jerk - Tragic (Trouble In Mind)
Big Business - Command Your Weather (Joyful Noise)
Big Eyes   - Stake My Claim (Don Giovanni)
Birthing Hips - No Sorry   (self-released)
Black Tusk - Pillars of Ash (Relapse)
Bob Mould - Patch The Sky (Merge)
Bossk - Audio Noir (Deathwish)
Carl Sagan's Skate Shoes - s/t (Super Secret)
Car Seat Headrest    - Teens of Denial (Matador)
case/lang/veirs - s/t (Anti-)
Casper Skulls    - Lips & Skull EP (Buzz)
Cass McCombs - Mangy Love   (Anti-)
CCR Headcleaner - Tear Down The Wall   (In The Red)
Centre Negative - Emotion Is Cringey (ever/never)
CFM - Still Life Of Citrus And Slime (In The Red)
Choke Chains - s/t   (Slovenly)
Chook Race - Around The House (Trouble In Mind)
Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band - The Rarity of Experience (No Quarter)
City Yelps - The City Yelps Half Hour (Odd Box)
The Coathangers - Nosebleed Weekend (Suicide Squeeze)
Color TV   - s/t EP (Deranged)
Conditioner - Suggested Use   (Kennel Jitters)
Cool Ghouls - Animal Races (Empty Cellar)
Cough - Still They Pray (Relapse)
Counter Intuits - Monosyllabilly (Pyramid Scheme)
Crowbar - The Serpent Only Lies (eOne Music)
Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas - Mariner (Indie Recordings)
Culture Abuse - Peach (6131 Records)
Danny Brown  - Atrocity Exhibition   (Warp Records)
Danny & The Darleans - Bug Out (In The Red)
Daylight Robbery - Accumulated Error (Deranged)
David Bowie - Blackstar   (Columbia)
DD Owen - s/t (12XU)
Death Angel - The Evil Divide (Nuclear Blast)
Death Index - s/t (Deathwish)
Den - s/t EP (Rice Is Nice)
Descendents   - Hypercaffium Spazzinate (Epitaph)
Dog Date - Twin Donut (self-released)
Drakulas - Raw Wave (Dirtnap)
Dressy Bessy    - Kingsized (Yep Roc)
Duchess Says - Sciences Nouvelles (Slovenly)
Dust Moth - Scale (The Mylene Sheath)
Dysrhythmia - Veil of Control   (Profound Lore)
Emma Ruth Rundle - Marked For Death   (Sargent House)
Empty Markets - Stainless Steel (12XU)
Enuff Z'Nuff - Clowns Lounge   (Frontiers)
Exotica - Musique Exotique #01 (self-released)
Extra Foxx - Goodbye Insanity, Hello Humanity (Swashbuckling Hobo)
Fake Limbs - Matronly (Don Giovanni)
Flasher   - s/t EP (Sister Polygon)
Foster Body - Moving Display   (Diabolical)
Frustration - Empires of Shame (Born Bad)
Gatecreeper - Sonoran Depravation (Relapse)
Goblin Cock - Necronomidonkeykongimicon (Joyful Noise)
GΨGGS    - s/t (In The Red))
The Goon Sax - Up To Anything (Chapter Music)
The Gospel Truth - Jealous Fires (12XU)
The Gotobeds - Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic (Sub Pop)
Governess - s/t (Sister Polygon)
Graves At Sea - The Curse That Is   (Relapse)
Heavy Lids - We Believe in the Night (Pelican Pow Wow/Backhaus)
Helms Alee - Stillicide (Sargent House)
Heron Oblivion - s/t (Sub Pop)
Honey Radar - Blank Cartoon (What's Your Rupture?)
Horse Jumper of Love - s/t (Disposable America)
The IntendedTime Will Tell (In The Red)
Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows (Relapse)
Izzy True - Nope (Don Giovanni)
James Arthur's Manhunt - Digital Clubbing (12XU)
Jared Leibowich - Welcome Late Bloomers ((Sundae Records (2016 LP release) (2015 CS release on Unblinking Ear))
Jeff Rosenstock - WORRY. (SideOneDummy)
JEFF The Brotherhood - Zone   (Dine Alone)
The Julie RuinHit Reset (Hardly Art)
Kamiayah  - A Good Night In The Ghetto (self-released)
Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds - La Araρa Es La Vida   (In The Red)
Klaus Johann Grobe - Spagat der Liebe (Trouble In Mind)
Kristin Kontrol - X-Communicate (Sub Pop)
Lady Gaga - Joanne (Interscope)
Laika's Orbit - No Matter What It Takes   (Total Negativity)
La Sera   - Music for Listening to Music To (Polyvinyl)
The Lasters - Kind of Blew (Futilitarian / In the Red)
Latishia's Skull Drawing   - Romanticized   (Iron Lung)
The Laurels - Sonicology (Rice Is Nice)
The Lavender Flu - Heavy Air   (Meds)
Leather Towel - IV   (HoZac)
Liberation - s/t (Night School)
Liι - Truth or Consequences   (Monofonus Press)
Like Rats - II (Southern Lord)
Lisa Prank - Adult Teen   (Father/Daughter)
Low Culture - Places To Hide   (Dirtnap)
Lucy Dacus - No Burden   (Matador)
Magic Trick - Other Man's Blues (Empty Cellar)
Major Stars - Motion Set (Drag City)
Male Gaze - King Leer (Castle Face)
Marissa Nadler - Strangers (Sacred Bones)
Mary Lynn - My Animal (Anyway)
Meet Your Death - s/t (12XU)
Merchandise - A Corpse Wired For Sound (4AD)
Metal Church - XI (Rat Pak)
Mitski - Puberty 2 (Dead Oceans)
Mike & The Melvins   Three Man And A Baby (Sub Pop)
Mind Spiders - Prosthesis (Dirtnap)
Miss Destiny - s/t ((R.I.P. Society (LP)/Agitated (CD))
Mongoloid - Plays Rock And Roll (Deranged)
The Monkees   - Good Times!   (Rhino)
Mosquito Ego - Glomb (ever/never)
Mountains and Rainbows - Particles (Castle Face)
Multicult   - Position Release (Reptilian)
Musk - Musk 2: The Second Scumming (12XU)
Nail Polish - Aunthetic Living (self-released)
Nails - You Will Never Be One Of Us (Nuclear Blast)
Nameless Frames - s/t (Super Secret)
Neurosis - Fires Within Fires (Neurot)
Nevermen - s/t (Ipecac)
Nocturnal Habits - New Skin For Old Children (Glacial Pace)
Nopes - Never Heard Of It (Magnetic Eye)
No Sister - s/t   (self-released)
Nuke - Nuke (Hell's Headbangers)
Oak Pantheon - In Pieces (self-released)
Oathbreaker - Rheia (Deathwish)
Octagrape - Aura Obelisk (Sounds Familyre)
Omni - Deluxe (Trouble In Mind)
Oozing Wound - Whatever Forever (Thrill Jockey)
Opposite Sex - Hamlet (Dull Tools/Melted Ice Cream)
The Orb - Birth (Castle Face)
Parquet Courts - Human Performance (Rough Trade)
PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project   (Island/Vagrant)
Plates of Cake - Becoming Double   (self-released)
Preoccupations - s/t (Jagjaguwar)
Psalm Zero - Stranger To Violance   (Profound Lore)
Puberty - s/t (Born Bad)
Puff! - Living In The Partyzone (Slovenly)
Quailbones - s/t (Not Normal Tapes)
Radioactivity - Silent Kill   (Dirtnap)
The Radio Dept. - Running Out of Love (Labrador)
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool (XL Recordings)
Rebel Kind - Just For Fools (Urinal Cake)
Red Dons - The Dead Hand of Tradition   ((Deranged (2016 North American release))
Regina Spektor - Remember Us to Life (Sire)
Robert Pollard - Of Course You Are (Fire American)
Sammus - Pieces in Space (Don Giovanni)
Savak - Best Of Luck In Future Endeavors (Comedy Minus One)
Scraper - Misery (Slovenly)
Scroll Downers - Hot Winter (Ehse Records)
Scully - No Sense EP (Fire Talk)
Sex Stains - s/t (Don Giovanni)
Skinny Girl Diet - Heavy Flow (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
Sleeping Beauties   - s/t (In The Red)
So Cow - Lisa Marie Airplane Tour (Jigsaw/Tall Pat)
Soft Gang - s/t (Sophomore Lounge)
Soft Kill - Choke (Profound Lore)
Sonic Avenues - Disconnector (Dirtnap)
The Spectres   - Utopia (Deranged)
Spokenest - Gone, Gone, Gone (self-released)
The Staches - Placid Faces ((Les Disques Bongo Joe (LP)/Dumpster Tapes (CS))
Stalins of Sound - Biology Museum (Volar)
Stefan Christensen/Stefan Christensen & Friends - Empty Plateaus/Empty Continents/Cryptic Slang/American Pastoral Again (The Loki Label//C/Site Recordings//The Loki Label//ever/never)
The Steve Adamyk Band - Graceland (Dirtnap)
The Sueves - Change Your Life (HoZac)
Sumerlands - s/t (Relapse)
Super Unison - Auto (Deathwish)
Susan - Never Enough (Volar)
Swet Shop Boys - Cashmere (Customs Music)
Synthetic ID - Impulses (Castle Face)
Teledetente 666 - Karen (Et Mon Cul C'est Du Tofu? [December 2015 release; French import available for first time in U.S. in 2016])
Testament - Brotherhood of the Snake   (Nuclear Blast)
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - A Man Alive (Ribbon Music/Domino)
Thigh Master - Early Times (Coolin' By Sound)
Terry - Terry HQ (Upset! The Rhythm)
Tim Heidecker - In Glendale (Rado)
Tongues    - I Really Have To Get My Life Back On Track Before I Cut All My Hair Off   (Moniker)
Touche Amore - Stage Four (Epitaph)
Trap Them - Crown Feral (Prosthetic)
Trust Punks - Double Bind (Wharf Cat Records)
Tyrannamen - s/t (Static Shock)
Ty Segall - Emotional Mugger   (Drag City)
Ubik - Demo EP (Lost in Fog)
Unity - s/t (Digital Regress)
Useless Eaters - Relaxing Death (Castle Face)
Vanity - Don't Be Shy (Katorga Works)
Vektor - Terminal Redux   (Earache)
Vex - Sky Exile (Eihwaz Recordings)
Vince Staples - Prima Donna EP (ARTium/Def Jam)
Violence Creeps - Soul Narc (Digital Regress)
Voivod - Post Society EP   (Century Media)
Violent Change - VC3 (Melters)
Weekend Nachos - Apology   (Relapse)
Wet Ones - s/t (Slovenly)
The Wilful Boys - Rough As Guts (ever/never)
Worse - Rubber Burner   (Deranged)
Wrong - s/t (Relapse)
White Mystery - Outta Control (self-released)
Wo Fat - Midnight Cometh (Ripple Music)
Wussy - Forever Sounds (Shake It)
Zig Zags - Running Out of Red (Castle Face)
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