2016 is over. At last. Thankfully there was at least some truly great music to emerge from an otherwise troubling year. Here are some of my favorite sounds from the year that was.

 

FAVORITE TRACKS 2016

1. Floorplan - Tell You No Lie - M-Plant

2. Alavoln Emerson - The Frontier - Whities

3. Kevin Morby - I Have Been to The Mountain - Dead Oceans

4. Midland - Final Credits - Regrated

5. Mikael seifu - how to save a life (vector of eternity) - RVNG Intl.

6. Alyss - t s i e r - Jasmine Music

7. James Blake - Radio Silence - Polydor

8. Carli - Lights & strobes - Studio barnhus

9. lizzo - good as hell - nice life

10. frank ocean - white farrari (jacques greene edit) - unreleased 

11. pangaea - one by one - hessle audio 

12. bon iver - 22 (Over s∞∞n) - jagjaguwar

13. abra - crybaby - true panther sounds

14. frank ocean - nikes - boys don't cry

15. Häxeri - looped - chapter 24

16. snakehips - money on me feat. anderson .paak - sony music

17. a.k. paul - landcrusin' - paul institute

18. angel olsen - shut up and kiss me - jagjaguwar

19. mark seven - the fatal flaw in disco - world building

20. traumprinz - 2 bad (dj metatron's what if madness is our only relief mix) - Gigling

 

 

21. Seayou - Schmieds Puls (Cid Rim Remix) - Seayou

22. Jessy Lanza - VV Violence - Hyperdub

23. Amnesia Scanner - AS Crust - Young Turks

24. Taylor Bense - Can’t Wait feat. Greg Paulus - Wolf + Lamb

25. KAYTRANADA - Bullets feat. Little Dragon - XL

26. Youandewan - Our Odyssey - Aus Music

27. Radiohead - Daydreaming - XL

28. Michael Nau - Lone Survive - Full Time Hobby

29. Mitski - Your Best American Girl - Dead Oceans

30. NxWorries - lyk Dis - Stones Throw

31. Mount Leberation Unlimited - Double Dance Lover (Radio Version) - Studio     Barnhus

32. Tiga - Tell Me Your Secret - Counter Records

33. Babyfather - Meditation - Hyperdub

34. Session Victim - Up To Rise - Delusions of Grandeur

35. The Avalanches - The Wozard of Iz feat. Danny Brown - Modular

36. Temples - Certainty - Heavenly Recordings

37. Estrons - I’m Not Your Girl - Estrons

38. Krrum - Evil Twin - Adventures

39. Yosoy - Soldier (Slow Porn Version) - My Favorite Robot

40. Mr. Tophat feat. Robyn - Trust Me - Small-town Supersound

41. ANOHNI - Drone Bomb Me - Rough Trade

42. Cherry Glazerr - Told You I’d Be With The Guys - Secretly Canadian 

43. Agnes Obel - Familiar - Play It Again Sam

44. Aidan Knight - The Light (Never Goes Dim) - Full Time Hobby

45. Lil Silva - Lines - Good Years Music

46. Chrome Sparks - All Or Nothing - Counter Records

47. V - Mon Vieil Amour - CinCin

48. Sage - In Between - Green United

49. Lindstrøm - Closing Shot - Feedelity

50. Luke Million - Stranger Things Theme - EtcEtc Music

51. David August - J.B.Y. - Counter Records

52. Blue Sky, Black Death - And Stars, Ringed - Fake Four (2011)

53. Lay-Far - Like The First Time feat. Magic Number - Local Talk

54. Kevin Abstract - Miserable America - Brockhampton

55. Splashh - Rings - Cinematic Music Group

56. Aphex Twin - CIRKLON3 (Колхозная Mix) - Warp

57. A Tribe Called Quest - Dis Generation - Epic Records

58. Luke Million - Stranger Things Theme - Etcetc

59. Junior Boys - You Say That - City Slang

60. Agnes Obel - It’s Happening Again - Play It Again Sam

61. Tolouse Low Trax - Rushing Into Water - Themes For Great Cities

62. Burial - Young Death - Hyperdub 

63. Steven Julien - XL - Apron

64. Pional - The Way You Like feat. Empress Off - Ninja Tune

65. Mac Miller - Dang! feat. Anderson .Paak - Warner 

66. Jaymo & Andy George - In My Way (Huxley Remix) - Moda Black

67. Lorenzo Senni - Rave Voyeur - Warp 

68. Danny Brown - Pneumonia - Warp

69. Kristin Kontrol - Skin Shed - Sub Pop

70. Lydmor & Bon Homme - Missed Out On Disco - hfn

71. Byron The Aquarius - Adrian Voyage - Sound Signature

72. Carla Dal Forno - Fast Moving Cars - Blackest Ever Black

73. Omar-S - Heard’Chew Single - FXHE

74. Parquet Courts - Outside - Rough Trade

75. Awanto 3 - Star Butchewr (Darling Edit) - Dekmantel

76. Kornél Kovàcs - The Bells - Studio Barnhus

77. Buz Ludzha - Positive Vibes - 100% Silk

78. DJ Tennis - Divisions (Roman Flügel Remix) - Life & Death

79. M83 - Go! (Animal Collective Deakin Remix) M83 Recordings

80. Låpsley - Operator (DJ Koze’s Extended Disco Version) - XL

81. Satin Jacket - Shine On You - Eskimo

82. Tensnake - Desire - True Romance 

83. Massive Attack - Ritual Spirit feat. Azekel - Virgin

84. Lapien - Something To Tell You - Mistress

85. Mark Pritchard - Beautiful People feat. Thom Yorke - Warp

86. KIIo - Bolide - Ghostly International

87. Jessy Lanza - It Means I Love You - Hyperdub

88. Hyenah - Soak It (Andre Lodemann Remix) - Objektivity

89. Jazzanova - I Can See feat. Ben Westbeech (Filippo Moscatello Remix) - Sonar Kollektiv

90. Mella Dee - Deep Soul - Dext

91. Lafawndah - Town Crier - Warp

92. Betonkust & Palmbomen II - 24x33 - 1080p

93. Mitski - A Burning Hill - Dead Oceans

94. Bon Iver - 33 ‘God’ - Jagjaguwar

95. Blood Orange - Augustine - Domino

96. Jimmy Edgar - Dreamz Come True feat. Rochelle Jordan - Ultramajic

97. ABRA - Vegas - True Panther

98. Kedr Livanskiy - Razrushitelniy Krug (Destructive Cycle) - 2MR LLC

99. Mr. Tophat - Main Thing feat. Robyn - Konichiwa Records

100. The Green Door All-Stars - Beat The Drum (Auntie Flo Remix) - Autonomous Africa

101. Pajaro Sunrise - Total Mistake - Lovemonk

 

You can also check all the track as a spotify playlist: 

 

favorite albums 2016

 

  1.  Frank Ocean - Blonde - Boys Don’t Cry

  2.  Bon Iver - 22, A Million - Jagjaguwar

  3.  James Blake - The Coulor In Everything - Polydor

  4.  Agnes Obel - Citizen of Glass - Play It Again Sam

  5.  Abra - Princess - True Panther

  6.  Kaytranada - 99.9% - XL

  7.  Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition - Warp

  8.  Jessy Lanza - Oh No - Hyperdub

  9.  Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

  10.  Pangaea - In Drum Play - Hessle Audio  

  11.  A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You For Your Service - Epic  Records

  12.  Moodymann - DJ Kicks - K7

  13.  Kornél Kovacs - The Bells - Studio Barnhus

  14.  Andy Stott - Too Many Voices - Modern Love

  15.  Kevin Morby - Singing Saw - Dead Oceans

  16.  Nicolas Jaar - Sirens - Other People

  17.  Youandewan - There Is No Right Time - AUS

  18.  Angel Olsen - My Woman - Jagjaguwar

  19.  Solange - A Seat At The Table - Saint/Columbia

  20.  Aphex Twin - Cheeta - Warp

  21. Lay-Far - How I Communicate - Local Talk