Saturday, December 31, 2016

Weekend Music Roundup BEST OF 2016!

The year is over and I know a lot of people out there aren't going to miss 2016. It was a rough year for music as far as legends passing away. But it was also a great year for music with so many wonderful albums being released. I listened to over 500 releases from this year, which is about my average. I never understand when people say music died in some year or other. The music in any given year is as good as any previous year, you just have to know where to look. Here are my favorites of the year in no real particular order, except my absolute favorites are at the top. Enjoy.

Honorable Mentions:
Wolf Parade - EP 4
Alcest - Kodama
Band of Skulls - By Default
Black Rainbows - Stellar Prophecy
David Bowie - Black Star
Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World Pyramid
Castle - Welcome to the Graveyard
The Cave Singers - Banshee
Dinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not
Eye - Vision and Ageless Light
Shana Falana - Here Comes the Wave
Guided by Voices - Please Be Honest
Kings of Leon - Walls
Merlin - Electric Children
Psychic Ills - Inner Journey Out
The Sore Losers - Skydogs
The Strokes - Future Present Past EP
Wall of Death - Loveland
The Warlocks - Songs from the Pale Eclipse
Wilco - Schmilco
Neil Young - Peace Trail
Rob Zombie - The Electric Warlock Acid Witch...
Richard Aschcroft - These People

Compilations- There were also a few compilations put out by favorite artists of mine that I don't consider new albums, and therefore don't qualify for the list, but these three were among my favorites of the year, so they get a special shout out. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, I always enjoy hearing your thoughts on music. You've given me a lot to explore here, a lot of things I haven't heard yet.