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Favorite Albums of 2016

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

BANKS – Gemini Feed [from The Altar]



24 – Whitney//Light Upon The Lake

Whitney – Golden Days [from Light Upon The Lake]



23 – Har Mar Superstar//Best Summer Ever

♩ Har Mar Superstar – Youth Without Love [from Best Summer Ever]



22 – BROODS//Conscious

BROODS – Free [from Conscious]



21 – Wet//Don’t You

♩ Wet – It’s All in Vain [from Don’t You]



20 – Frank Ocean//Blonde

♩ Frank Ocean – Nikes [from Blonde]



19 – Car Seat Headrest//Teens of Denial

Car Seat Headrest – Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales [from Teens of Denial]



18 – Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam//I Had A Dream That You Were Mine

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – A 1000 Times [from I Had A Dream That You Were Mine]



17 – Animal Collective//Painting With

Animal Collective – Golden Gal [from Painting With]



16 – S U R V I V E//RR7349

S U R V I V E – A.H.B. [from RR7349]



15 – Springtime Carnivore//Midnight Room

♩ Springtime Carnivore – Face In The Moon [from Midnight Room]



14 – The Range//Potential

♩ The Range – Falling Out of Phase [from Potential]



13 – Mitski//Puberty 2

Mitski – Your Best American Girl [from Puberty 2]



12 – Moderat//III

Moderat – Running [from III]



11 – Explosions In The Sky//The Wilderness

♩ Explosions in the Sky – Wilderness [from The Wilderness]



10 – Bon Iver//22, A Million

Bon Iver – 33 “GOD” [from 22, A Million]



9 – The Avalanches//Wildflower

The Avalanches – Frankie Sinatra (ft. MF Doom & Danny Brown) [from Wildflower]



8 – Radiohead//A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead – True Love Waits [from A Moon Shaped Pool]



7 – James Blake//The Colour In Anything

James Blake – I Need a Forest Fire (ft. Bon Iver) [from The Colour In Anything]



6 – BRONCHO//Double Vanity

♩ BRONCHO – Wanna [from Double Vanity]



5 – Kishi Bashi//Sonderlust

♩ Kishi Bashi – Honeybody [from Sonderlust]



4 – Angel Olsen//My Woman

♩ Angel Olsen – Never Be Mine [from 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

♩ Sleigh Bells – I Can’t Stand You Anymore [from Jessica Rabbit]



1 – David Bowie//Blackstar




Favorite EPs of 2016


bed. klickitat ep

♩ bed. – Billy Joel [from klickitat]





♩ Braids – Companion [from Companion]



CC Dust//CC Dust


♩ CC Dust – Never Going To Die [from CC Dust]



Charli XCX//Vroom Vroom EP


♩ Charli XCX – Vroom Vroom [from Vroom Vroom EP]





♩ Flasher – Destroy [from Flasher]



Gordi//Clever Disguise EP


♩ Gordi – Nothing’s As It Seems [from Clever Disguise EP]



Holy Ghost!//Crime Cutz


♩ Holy Ghost! – Crime Cuts [from Crime Cutz]



Kllo//Well Worn


♩ Kllo – Bolide [from Well Worn]



Linying//Paris 12


♩ Linying – Paris 12 [from Paris 12]



Lowell//Part 1:PARIS YK – EP


♩ Lowell – Blow the Bass [from Part 1:PARIS YK – EP]



Naps//The Most Beautiful Place on Earth


♩ Naps – The Most Beautiful Place on Earth Is the Moon [from The Most Beautiful Place on Earth]



Nutrition//These Days Don’t Exist


♩ Nutrition – Lost [from These Days Don’t Exist]



Sorority Noise//It Kindly Stopped For Me


♩ Sorority Noise – XC [from It Kindly Stopped For Me]



Strange Ranger//Sunbeams Through Your Head


♩ Strange Ranger – Sunbeams Through Your Head [from Sunbeams Through Your Head]



Vince Staples//Prima Donna


♩ Vince Staples – War Ready [from Prima Donna]





p.s. Favorite LPs of 2016 drops Dec 15th