EOTY 2016 · Music

Favorite Albums of 2016: Quarter 1

First off–and I say this with full awareness that only, like, three people actually read what I post on here– I’ve got two posts in the pipeline on my favorite albums from February and March. That’s where I’ll go long on some of the records listed below. Anyways, here’s a nice list with pretty pictures, more for my own organization obsession than anything else:

Good Stuff:

Lucius – Good Grief

Damien Jurado – Visions of Us on the Land

Jesu/Sun Kil Moon – Jesu/Sun Kil Moon

Andrew Bird – Are You Serious

School of Seven Bells – SVIIB

TW Walsh – Fruitless Research

Majical Cloudz – Wait & See EP

Chairlift – Moth

Young Thug – I’m Up

Young Thug – Slime Season 3

15 Albums:

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15. Porches – Pool

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14. The 1975 – I Like When You Sleep, for You are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It

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13. DIIV – Is The Is Are

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12.Tim Hecker – Love Streams

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11. Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered.

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10. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – A Man Alive

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9. Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution

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8. Mal Devisa – Kiid

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7. Shearwater – Jet Plane and Oxbow

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6. Mothers – When You Walk a Long Distance You are Tired

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5. Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

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4. Lucy Dacus – No Burden

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3. Anderson .Paak – Malibu

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2. David Bowie – Blackstar

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1. Pinegrove – Cardinal

 

Songs:

Rihanna – “Higher”

Pinegrove – “Size of the Moon”

Mothers – “It Hurts Until It Doesn’t” (or, since I listed that last year, “Copper Mines”)

David Bowie – “Blackstar”

Kanye West – “Ultralight Beam”

Lucy Dacus – “Map on a Wall”

Anderson .Paak – “Heart Don’t Stand a Chance”

Porches – “Underwater”

The 1975 – “Somebody Else”

Shearwater – “Stray Light at Clouds Hill”

Mal Devisa – “Fire”

Esperanza Spalding – “Judas”

 

Monthly Mixes:

January

February

March

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