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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Assembling My Favorite Albums of 2016 List

We are nearing the end of 2016, and it has been a year to remember to say the least. Some very good. Some very bad. But as my tradition goes, I'm beginning to put together my favorite records of the year list. I'm looking for my 10 favorites out a list of 25. What will make the list....

Esperanza Spalding: Emily's D+ Evolution 
Radiohead: A Pool Shaped Moon
Green Day: Revolution Radio
David Bowie: Blackstar
Norah Jones: Day Breaks
Bloc Party: Hymns
Rogue Wave: Delusions of Grand Fur
Moby and the Void Pacific Choir: These Systems are Failing 
Frightened Rabbit: Painting of a Panic Attack
The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Monolith of Phobos
Elton John: Wonderful Crazy Night
Kayne West: The Life of Pablo
Iggy Pop: Post Pop Depression
Bob Mould: Patch the Sky
The Last Shadow Puppets: Everything You've Come to Expect
Yeasayer: Amen & Goodbye
The Lumineers: Cleopatra
Modern Baseball: Holy Ghost
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Skeleton Tree
Regina Spektor: Remember Us To Life
Jimmy Eat World: Integrity Blues
Leonard Cohen: You Want it Darker
Tegan and Sara: Love You to Death
Weezer: Weezer
Bon Iver: 22, A Million

Update**
It dawned on my during the week that I left out two very important records from this list. So I am adding them now.

Moon Hooch: Red Sky
We/or/Me: Everything Behind Us is a Dream
Sarah Neufeld: The Ridge

The challenge of narrowing this list of albums down to ten has just become even more daunting.

2 comments:

Matt Maldre said...

Oh wow, it's that time of year again! Impressive that you can list 25 albums. To get my top albums, I'm simply going to head to my last.fm account and see the albums I listened to the most in the past 365 days: http://www.last.fm/user/spudart/library/albums?date_preset=LAST_365_DAYS

Chi-Town Kid 83 said...

That's a smart idea. A nice way of keeping a record with LastFM. This was a really hard list to assemble. I feel like I could have so many more.