Greg W: Top Albums of 2016

Pittsbrugh, PA

top ten albums

10Solange: A Seat at the Table

Standout Track(s): Cranes in the Sky, Don’t You Wait

09Kevin Morby: Singing Saw

Standout Track(s): I Have Been to the Mountain, Singing Saw, Dorothy

08A Tribe Called Quest: We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service

Standout Track(s): We the People…, Dis Generation, Mobius

07The Hotelier: Goodness

Standout Track(s): Goodness Pt. 2, Two Deliverances, Soft Animal

06Nicolas Jaar: Sirens

Standout Track(s): The Governor, Three Sides of Nazareth

05David Bowie: Blackstar

Standout Track(s): I Can’t Give Everything Away, Lazarus

04The Avalanches: Wildflower

Standout Track(s): Frankie Sinatra, Subways, If I Was a Folkstar, Because I’m Me

03Anderson .Paak: MALIBU

Standout Track(s): Come Down, Am I Wrong, Heart Don’t Stand a Chance, Parking Lot

02Car Seat Headrest: Teens Of Denial

Standout Track(s): Fill in the Blank, Vincent, Drugs With Friends, Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales

01Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker

Standout Track(s): You Want It Darker, Treaty, If I Didn’t Have Your Love

honorable mentions

Sturgill Simpson // A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, White Lung // Paradise, Lucy Dacus // No Burden, Radiohead // A Moon Shaped Pool, Haelos // Full Circle, Sunflower Beam // Human Ceremony, Frank Ocean // Blonde, Hamilton Leihauser + Rostram // I Had a Dream That You Were Mine, Kanye West // The Life of Pablo, Whitney // Light Upon the Lake

similarity to overall top ten: 27.5%, 5 matches

top songs

10Blood Orange, “Best to You”

09Whitney, “No Woman”

08Leonard Cohen, “Treaty”

07M83, “Go!”

06Sturgill Simpson, “Welcome to Earth (Pollywag)”

05Lucy Dacus, “I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore”

04Car Seat Headrest, “Drunk Driver/Killer Whales”Album cut, not the terrible single version.

03Kanye West, “Ultralight Beam”

02Anderson.Paak, “Come Down”

01Mitski, “Your Best American Girl”

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