BANKS will soon be on tour, catch a show if you can.
Another year…another “best of” list. Below you’ll find my top 25 albums of 2016 (see my favorite EPs here).
Like previous years, this isn’t the quintessential album list of 2016. These are my personal favorites. The albums I couldn’t get enough of. I’m sure you’ll agree with a few and disagree with even more, and that’s exactly how it should be. We all have different tastes and music would be super boring if we all listened and love the same stuff.
With that said, am I missing any of your favorites? Leave a comment and let me know. Music discovery is one of life’s simple pleasures and it’s never too late to add new favorites to the list. Enjoy.
25 – BANKS//The Altar
24 – Whitney//Light Upon The Lake
23 – Har Mar Superstar//Best Summer Ever
22 – BROODS//Conscious
21 – Wet//Don’t You
20 – Frank Ocean//Blonde
♩ Frank Ocean – Nikes [from Blonde]
19 – Car Seat Headrest//Teens of Denial
18 – Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam//I Had A Dream That You Were Mine
17 – Animal Collective//Painting With
16 – S U R V I V E//RR7349
15 – Springtime Carnivore//Midnight Room
14 – The Range//Potential
13 – Mitski//Puberty 2
12 – Moderat//III
11 – Explosions In The Sky//The Wilderness
10 – Bon Iver//22, A Million
9 – The Avalanches//Wildflower
8 – Radiohead//A Moon Shaped Pool
7 – James Blake//The Colour In Anything
6 – BRONCHO//Double Vanity
5 – Kishi Bashi//Sonderlust
4 – Angel Olsen//My Woman
3 – Chance the Rapper//Coloring Book
♩ Chance The Rapper – All We Got (ft. Kanye West & Chicago Children’s Choir) [from Coloring Book]
2 – Sleigh Bells//Jessica Rabbit
1 – David Bowie//Blackstar
A few of my favorite new releases this week…
Blonde Redhead//Masculin Féminin
Bon Iver//22, A Million
Danny Brown//Atrocity Exhibition
Jenny Hval//Blood Bitch
The Joy Formidable//Sleep Is Day EP
La Sera//Queens EP
Nick Waterhouse//Never Twice
Public Access T.V.//Never Enough
Regina Spektor//Remember Us to Life
Solange//A Seat At The Table
S U R V I V E//RR7349
What are your favorite new releases this week?
The lead up to BANKS’ sophomore effort has been in full effect for the last couple of months and I’m super excited. I absolutely love what I’ve heard so far and can’t wait to give the new LP a proper listen in it’s in entirety. Luckily, the wait is nearly over – The Altar drops 9/30 on Harvest Records.