Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Songs of 2016


2016 was a long, turbulent year and I'm not sad to see it go. There were times that just felt impossible and dark, but in such disapproving times, it was the music that helped to get us through. Across the spectrums of punk, trip-hop, indie-rock, industrial-techno, hip-hop, and folk, these were my favorite songs of 2016.


50. MASSIVE ATTACK | "The Spoils" (ft. Hope Sandoval)
49. CAR SEAT HEADREST | "Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales"
48. DINOSAUR JR | "Tiny"
47. VATICAN SHADOW | "More of the Same"
46. WILCO | "If I Ever Was a Child"
45. YUMI ZUMA | "Keep It Close To Me"
44. ABRA | "Vegas"
43. NOTHING | "The Dumb Are Dead"
42. NICOLAS JAAR | "Three Sides of Nazareth"
41. PARQUET COURTS | "Berlin Got Blurry"

40. QUILT | "Roller"
39. ANDY STOTT | "Butterflies"
38. JAMES BLAKE | "Timeless"
37. DRAKE | "Feel No Ways"
36. KAYTRANADA | "Track Uno"
35. ANNA MEREDITH | "Taken"
34. PREOCCUPATIONS | "Stimulation"
33. YOUNG THUG | "Kanye West" (ft. Wyclef Jean)
32. COBALT | "Beast Whip"
31. ALCEST | "Kodama"

30. JULIANNA BARWICK | "See, Know"
29. WOODS | "Sun City Creeps"
28. WHITNEY | "No Woman"
27. KAMAIYAH | "I'm On"
26. BLOOD ORANGE | "E.V.P." (ft. Debbie Harry)
25. ANOHNI | "Drone Bomb Me"
24. JESSY LANZA | "It Means I Love You"
23. CHRIS COHEN | "Torrey Pine"
22. THE AVALANCHES | "Colours"
21. THE RANGE | "1804"

20. KEVIN MORBY | "Beautiful Strangers"
19. KENDRICK LAMAR | "Untitled 5 | 9.21.2014"
18. BIG UPS | "National Parks"
17. DAVID BOWIE | "Lazarus"
16. ANDERSON .PAAK | "Celebrate"
15. DVSN | "Try/Effortless"
14. BON IVER | "8 (Circle)"
13. SHEER MAG | "Can't Stop Fighting"
12. DANNY BROWN | "Ain't It Funny"
11. A TRIBE CALLED QUEST | "Dis Generation"

10. WHITE LUNG | "Below"



09. ANGEL OLSEN | "Shut Up Kiss Me"



08. SOLANGE | "Cranes In The Sky"



07. RADIOHEAD | "True Love Waits"



06. RIHANNA | "Kiss It Better"



05. FRANK OCEAN | "Nights"



04. CHANCE THE RAPPER | "No Problem" (ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)



03. KANYE WEST | "Ultralight Beam" 
         (ft. Chance the Rapper, The-Dream, Kelly Price, & Kirk Franklin)



02. MITSKI | "Your Best American Girl"



01. BEYONCÉ | "Formation"



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