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My Favorite Music of 2016

Posted: December 30th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments


Sometimes I hear people say music isn’t as good as it used to be. Surely they can’t be making an effort to listen to new music because every year is full of musical goodness. 2016 saw us lose so many great artists that my heart felt like it was breaking over and over throughout the year, but it also gave us an incredible amount of amazing music from new and established artists. Here’s my fave songs and albums of 2016.

TOP 10 12 ALBUMS OF 2016 (in no particular order)

Too good not to mention:

  • Kate Bush “Before The Dawn” Buy
  • Beyonce “Lemonade” Tidal
  • Moby “Long Ambients1: Calm. Sleep.” Apple Music  Spotify Free Download
  • A Tribe Called Quest “We got it from Here….Thank You 4 Your service”  Spotify Apple Music

TOP SONGS OF 2016 (sorry about the formatting)

Listen on Apple Music (coming)

Listen on Spotify

Artist Song Name
David Bowie Blackstar
Fleurie Sirens
Axel Flovent Dancers
Kolja Gerstenberg Sand – Move D Remix
David Bowie I Can’t Give Everything Away
Little Green Cars The Song They Play Every Night
KING The Greatest
Elle King Song of Sorrow
Steve Mason Planet Sizes
SWV MCE (Man Crush Everyday)
Beacon Running Out
Gwen Stefani Make Me Like You
Shields Again and Again
Beacon IM U
Kilo Kish Distractions I: The Opposite Sex
Anderson .Paak The Bird
Formation Under The Tracks
AURORA Running With The Wolves
Billie Marten Bird
Birthday Boy Storm
Kendrick Lamar untitled 06 | 06.30.2014.
Gallant Weight in Gold
AURORA Winter Bird
Grace Mitchell White Iverson
The Boxer Rebellion Let It Go
Tigertown Lonely Cities
Prince Rama Bahia
Bayonne Spectrolite
Club cheval, Oliver From The Basement To The Roof – Oliver Remix
Bayonne Omar
Alice on the roof Mystery Light
Kanye West Ultralight Beam
Pet Shop Boys The Pop Kids
Underworld Low Burn
Underworld Ova Nova
Lovespeake Fall In Love
Michael Kiwanuka Black Man In A White World
Lovespeake Hello
Radiohead Burn the Witch
James Blake I Hope My Life – 1-800 Mix
Bullion Dip Your Foot
The Temper Trap Summer’s Almost Gone
Arab Strap The First Big Weekend of 2016
Metronomy, Mix Master Mike Old Skool
Alpes Moon Boots
Metronomy, Robyn Hang Me out to Dry (with Robyn)
James Vincent McMorrow Rising Water
Michael Kiwanuka Father’s Child
Shura Touch
Metronomy 16 Beat
Shura White Light
Jarvis Cocker Looking for the Girl
Tom Misch Watch Me Dance
Owen Tourniquet
BadBadNotGood, Samuel T. Herring Time Moves Slowly (feat. Samuel T. Herring)
Frank Ocean Pink + White
Rioux Unfamiliar Cloud
Junior Boys Kiss Me All Night
Beck Wow – GUAU! Mexican Institute of Sound Remix
FaltyDL, Rosie Lowe Drugs
Pional Casualty
Moderat, Âme Running – Âme Remix
BadBadNotGood, Charlotte Day Wilson In Your Eyes (feat. Charlotte Day Wilson)
James Vincent McMorrow Evil
Declan McKenna Isombard
Peter Gabriel The Veil
Francis and the Lights See Her Out (That’s Just Life)
Skepta, D Double E, ASAP Nast Ladies Hit Squad
Aristo G Make Me Feel
SAFIA Fake It Til The Sunrise
HalfNoise Leaving
Soft Hair Lying Has To Stop – Single Version
Sports Manicure
Christian Löffler Lid
Still Corners Crooked Fingers
3 Winans Brothers feat. The Clark Sisters Dance (Louie Vega Funk House Radio Edit)
Mac Miller Dang! (feat. Anderson .Paak)
Solange Don’t You Wait
Boxed In Jist
Solange Junie
RY X Berlin
Boxed In London Lights
Tycho Epoch
The Seshen Distant Heart
Bearcubs Fades
Jamie Lidell Julian
Lists Autumn
Detroit Swindle Sugar Sugar
HONNE Good Together
Radiohead Daydreaming
Fink Deep Calm
Massive Attack feat Young Fathers Voodoo in My Blood
Ralf Gum feat Omar Love Core – Ralf GUM Main Mix
Weval You Made It (Part II)
Laura Mvula feat Nile Rodgers Overcome
De La Soul feat Snoop Dogg Pain
Massive Attack feat Roots Manuva Dead Editors
Little Louie Vega feat Anane Vega Heaven Knows – Album Mix
Boxed In Up to You / Down to Me
Solange, Sampha Don’t Touch My Hair
Kerem Akdağ Stepping Out
Nightmares On Wax World Inside
Massive Attack feat Azekel Ritual Spirit
Cut Copy January Tape Part 3
Fujiya & Miyagi Extended Dance Mix
Róisín Murphy Mastermind
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein Stranger Things (From original soundtrack)
Louie Vega Starring Cassio Ware Just The Way I Like It – Original Mix
Tom Chaplin Quicksand
Tony Momrelle Back Together Again
Vince Watson Speaker Freaker
Jim James Hide In Plain Sight
Bonobo Kerala
Róisín Murphy Thoughts Wasted
Nouvelle Vague I Could Be Happy
Equador Thin Air
Jim James Here In Spirit
Mayer Hawthorne Someone Like You
The xx On Hold
Elder Island Bamboo
RY X, Sofi Tukker Howling – Sofi Tukker Remix
Equador Into Far
Jim James We Ain’t Getting Any Younger Pt. 1
Jim James We Ain’t Getting Any Younger Pt. 2
Midnight Magic Malibu Fun
Arima Ederra Artist Addiction
Tom Liem A Liquid State – Original Mix
A Tribe Called Quest We The People….
The Weeknd True Colors
Christian Prommer Tin Man
Bonobo, Rhye Break Apart
Jessy Lanza I Talk BB (Morgan Geist Remix)
Chris McClenney Headlines
Robbie Williams Sensitive
The Weeknd Rockin’
Chance The Rapper Summer Friends (feat. Jeremih & Francis & The Lights)
Justice Pleasure
You Man Who We Are
Yussef Kamaal Lowrider
Christian Rich runaway
Roosevelt Night Moves
Flock of Dimes Everything Is Happening Today
Zimmer Fire
John Talabot Voices
Craig David 16
Nine Inch Nails Dear World,
Moby LA3

Songs of 2015

Posted: December 31st, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments

Every year is full of amazing new music. Here’s my list of the songs and albums I loved in 2015.

TOP ALBUMS (in no particular order)

SONGS OF 2015 (better formatting coming soon…)

Listen to my Songs of 2015 on Apple Music

Listen to my Songs of 2015 on Spotify

Artist Song Name Album
Ghost Culture Giudecca Ghost Culture
Vallis Alps Oh! Vallis Alps
Tropics Rapture Rapture
PHOS Fall Out Fall Out (Radio Edit)
Phony Ppl Somehow. Yesterday’s Tomorrow
Deep’a & Biri Basement Cut 003 Basement Cuts EP
Theo Parrish / Isoul8 + Marc De Clive Lowe Stop Bajon Stop Bajon
Jose Gonzalez Leaf Off / The Cave Leaf Off / The Cave
Turtle Lavender Lavender
Roland Tings Pala Roland Tings
Robot Koch September Tsuki
All We Are Stone All We Are
Other Lives Reconfiguration Reconfiguration
Alabama Shakes Don’t Wanna Fight Don’t Wanna Fight
Braids Miniskirt Miniskirt
Roisin Murphy Gone Fishing Gone Fishing
Yumi Zouma Song For Zoe & Gwen Song For Zoe & Gwen
Laura Welsh Breathe Me In Breathe Me In
Future Trends Nothing To Fear I Am For You
Blur Go Out Go Out
Melanie De Biasio The Flow (Hex Remix) No Deal (Remixed)
Humans Over Again Noontide
Humans Ennio Noontide
Barbarossa Imager Imager
David Douglas Higher Higher
Erlend Oye Rainman (Barck & Comixxx Remix) Rainman (Barck & Comixxx Remix)
Ibeyi Ghosts Ibeyi
Ibeyi Behind the Curtain Ibeyi
NOSAJ THING Cold Stares (feat. Chance The Rapper & Maceo Haymes) Cold Stares (feat. Chance The Rapper & Maceo Haymes)
Braids Taste Taste
Monarchy It’s All I Know Abnocto
Maya Vik Y.M.D. (Young Michael Douglas) Beyond the Basics
Madonna Living For Love Rebel Heart (Deluxe)
Tobias Jesso Jr. How Could You Babe Goon
Geographer I’m Ready Ghost Modern
Zero 7 Last Light Last Light
Blur Lonesome Street Lonesome Street
Bearcubs Paper Walls Paper Walls
Maribou State Rituals Rituals
Django Django First Light (Ghost Culture Remix) First Light Remixes
Chic, Nile Rodgers I’ll Be There I’ll Be There
Laura Welsh Soft Control Soft Control
Tuxedo Do It Tuxedo
Jamie xx Girl In Colour – Preview White Label
Roisin Murphy Exploitation Exploitation
James Murphy We Used to Dance While We’re Young (Orig Soundtrack)
James Bay Let It Go Chaos And The Calm
Sufjan Stevens All Of Me Wants All Of You Carrie & Lowell
Zero 7 400 Blows 400 Blows
Boxed In All Your Love Is Gone Boxed In
Thyladomid Brotherhood Interstellar Destiny
Vetiver Confiding Complete Strangers
Josh Garrels Colors Home
Josh Garrels The Arrow Home
Mariage Blanc Shapeshifter No Autobiography
Josh Garrels A Long Way Home
The Late Call The Inner Golden
Erik Hassle No Words No Words
Hiatus Kaiyote Shaolin Monk Motherfunk Shaolin Monk Motherfunk
Wilsen Garden Garden
MATRiXXMAN Procedure 808 State of Mind
Zero 7 400 Blows EP3
Alabama Shakes Gimme All Your Love Sound & Color
Lianne La Havas Unstoppable Unstoppable
The Chemical Brothers Sometimes I Feel So Deserted Sometimes I Feel So Deserted
Adam Lambert Ghost Town Ghost Town
Mideau Hejduk Mideau (Deluxe)
OOFJ Totally Acute Feast
Kygo Stole the Show Stole the Show
Till Von Sein Booty Angel (feat. Kid Enigma) [Jimpster Remix] Booty Angel
Stereofysh The Race Igor
The Leisure Society Nothing Like This The Fine Art Of Hanging On
Us The Duo Better Together Better Together
Maribou State The Clown The Clown
Django Django Reflections Born Under Saturn
Django Django Beginning to Fade Born Under Saturn
OOFJ You’re Always Good Acute Feast
Patrick Watson Good Morning Mr. Wolf Love Songs For Robots
Patrick Watson Bollywood Love Songs For Robots
Tennis Never Work For Free Ritual In Repeat
Nicolas Jaar No One Is Looking at U Nymphs II
Hot Chip Huarache Lights Why Make Sense?
Hot Chip Need You Now Why Make Sense?
Barbarossa Solid Soul Imager
Barbarossa Dark Hopes Imager
Active Child Stranger Stranger – Single
Lucas Nord We Will Never Change After You
Laurent Garnier Enchante La Home Box
Allen Stone American Privilege Radius
Patrick Watson Alone In This World Love Songs For Robots
Disclosure Holding On Holding On
CFCF The Ruined Map The Ruined Map
Jose Gonzalez Open Book Open Book
Flume Some Minds (feat. Andrew Wyatt) Some Minds
Jaymes Young & Phoebe Ryan We Won’t We Won’t
Jamie xx Loud Places In Colour
Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Maribou State Rituals Portraits
Maribou State Steal (feat. Holly Walker) Portraits
Of Monsters And Men Black Water (Chris Taylor Of Grizzly Bear Remix Beneath The Skin (Deluxe)
FFS Collaborations Don’t Work FFS (Deluxe Edition)
Class Actress High On Love High On Love
Leon Bridges River Coming Home
Leon Bridges Coming Home Coming Home
Janet Jackson No Sleeep No Sleeep
De Lux Oh Man The Future Generation
Nicolas Jaar Swim Nymphs III
Lianne La Havas What You Don’t Do What You Don’t Do
The Receiver Dark Matter All Burn
Homework Palindrome 1 Palindrome 1
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Can’t Keep Checking My Phone Multi-Love
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Necessary Evil Multi-Love
Tame Impala Let It Happen Currents
The Chemical Brothers Go Born In The Echoes
Years & Years I Want To Love Communion (Deluxe)
Betty Who High Society Take Me When You Go (Deluxe Version)
Four Tet Evening Side Morning / Evening
Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit (Knuckle G Remix) The Remix – EP
Shura White Light White Light
Twin Cabins You’re Being Stupid Harmless Fantasies
Rationale Looking Back (feat. Monica Azull) Looking Back (feat. Monica Azull)
Big Black Delta It’s OK It’s OK
Wilco Random Name Generator Star Wars
Lianne La Havas Unstoppable Blood
Glass Animals Pools ZABA
Kygo Nothing Left Nothing Left
The Chemical Brothers Wide Open Born In The Echoes
Ratatat Cream on Chrome Magnifique
Low What Part of Me What Part of Me
James Vincent McMorrow How to Waste a Moment How to Waste a Moment
Duran Duran Paper Gods (feat. Mr Hudson) Paper Gods (feat. Mr Hudson)
R. Kelly Backyard Party Backyard Party
Gardens & Villa Happy Times Music For Dogs
Odesza Light (feat. Little Dragon) Light
Beach House Sparks Depression Cherry
Other Lives Easy Way Out Rituals
Beach House PPP Depression Cherry
Duran Duran Face For Today Paper Gods (Deluxe Version)
Petite Noir MDR MDR
Gwilym Gold Flex A Paradise
BORNS Seeing Stars Seeing Stars
Joy. About Us ODE
Sailor & I A Tiger In My Hands Leave The Light On
Eliot Sumner After Dark After Dark
Jose Gonzalez Let It Carry You Let It Carry You
Baio Sister Of Pearl The Names
Coma Lora (Pional’s Trip Mix) Lora
CHVRCHES Leave A Trace Every Open Eye (Special Edition)
CHVRCHES Clearest Blue Every Open Eye (Special Edition)
Vanessa Carlton Operator Operator
Charles Murdoch Frogs Frogs
Beirut As Needed No No No
Gorgon City Take It All Sirens (Deluxe)
Deerhunter Living My Life Living My Life
BORNS 10,000 Emerald Pools Dopamine
Jamie Woon Skin Skin
Roland Tings Hedonist Hedonist
love+war Lies (Version 2.0) Hue
Fat Freddy’s Drop Razor Bays
Fat Freddy’s Drop Wheels Bays
Basement Jaxx Taiko Juntos Junto Remixed
Tops The Hollow Sound of the Morning Chimes The Hollow Sound of the Morning Chimes
Junior Boys Big Black Coat Big Black Coat – Single
Guy Garvey Unwind Courting The Squall
Sam Smith Money On My Mind In The Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadows Edition)
Angie Stone Dollar Bill Dream
Floating Points Silhouettes (I, Ll, Lll) Elaenia
Slow Hands Caballo Blanco I’ll Find Me
Aurora Half The World Away Half The World Away
Kylie Minogue Only You (with James Corden) Only You (with James Corden)
Voiski Downhearted Holidays Breaths Written Outside Gloom
Andy Soul Breaking Rules (feat. Samantha Faison) Breaking Rules (feat. Samantha Faison)
Paul Johnson The Road The Road
Eyes Of Others, Eyes Of Others Rugged Bunch of Hunks Nightwalking
Justin Bieber What Do You Mean? Purpose (Deluxe)
Bobby Caldwell & Jack Splash Game Over (feat. Mayer Hawthorne) Cool Uncle
We Are The City Heavy as a Brick Above Club
School Of Seven Bells Open Your Eyes Open Your Eyes
Bibio Petals Petals
Beacon Preserve Preserve
Tim Green Overstance Empire EP
Guy Sebastian Black & Blue Black & Blue
Archetype Aerial Aerial
David Bowie Blackstar Blackstar
Junior Boys Over It Over It
Deadbeat I Get Low Walls and Dimensions
Francis Lung Something Blue Vol. 1
Kid606 Sleepy Meerkat Lullaby Recollected Ambient Works, Vol. 2: Escape to Los Angeles
Over Sands Two Cranes Over Sands EP
Deepchord Radio Netherlands Ultraviolet Music
The Midnight Lost & Found (The Midnight Remix) Lost & Found (The Midnight Remix)
Howes Overeen Overeen
St Germain Real Blues (Atjazz Astro Remix) Real Blues (Atjazz Remixes)
Bob Moses Writing On The Wall Days Gone By
Here We Go Magic Falling Be Small
Omar Get Away Simplify
Duncan Sheik Half a Room Half a Room
Duran Duran Change The Skyline (feat. Jonas Bjerre) Paper Gods (Deluxe Version)
Other Lives Easy Way Out (Dan Deacon Remix) Easy Way Out (Dan Deacon Remix)
C Duncan Architect Architect
Django Django First Light Born Under Saturn
The Black Keys Weight of Love Turn Blue
Patrick Watson Love Songs For Robots Love Songs For Robots
Giorgio Moroder Right Here, Right Now Right Here, Right Now
George Fitzgerald Full Circle (feat. Boxed In) Fading Love
Sufjan Stevens Should Have Known Better Carrie & Lowell
Mt. Wolf Hamburg Red (Deluxe Version)
Patrick Watson Places You Will Go Love Songs For Robots
Tame Impala ‘Cause I’m A Man Currents
Baio Brainwash yyrr Face The Names
The Weeknd Can’t Feel My Face Beauty Behind The Madness
Charlie Puth Suffer Some Type Of Love
Disclosure Jaded Caracal (Deluxe)
Kid606 Big Sur Recollected Ambient Works, Vol. 2: Escape to Los Angeles
R. Kelly Keep Searchin’ The Buffet (Deluxe Version)
Charles Murdoch Open Point
Baile Walls (feat. John LaMonica) Matter (Extended)
Beacon Preserve Preserve Remix
Roisin Murphy House of Glass (Maurice Fulton Remix) House of Glass (Maurice Fulton Remix)
Jordan Rakei The Light The Light
Mimicking Birds Walking in the Air Walking in the Air
Shamir On The Regular Ratchet
Shamir Youth Ratchet

My Top 52 Albums of All Time

Posted: October 30th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: music | Comments

In deciding what my first post would be on my new blog, I thought what better then to post my top albums of all time list? This list initially came about when I was asked by my friend Corey Denis, who was putting together a series of top album lists for SFAppeal, if I would contribute my list of top 20 albums. Initially I thought, whoa – how am I going to do this? I have hundreds of CDs, tons of vinyl and terabytes of music in my collection. How would I ever narrow it down to a simple list of my 20 favorite albums?

I spent 2 straight days building a list which started at top 52 until I dwindled it down to top 20 (which was definitely NOT easy). Once I felt good about my top 52 list, I found out that Corey was in fact not looking for fave albums of all time, but fave albums from 2000-2009. That changed everything!

I turned around, re-focused and created a new list of my top 20 albums of 2000-2009 which you will see posted on SFAppeal’s site for Corey’s “Top Ten Top Twenty” series this week. But I still had this list of top 52 albums of all time. Since I put so much work into building this list, I thought I would share it with the world. The only rule I set for myself was to not include more than one album by an artist. If there was more than one album (such as OK Computer vs Kid A), I had to decide which one I preferred. I did allow myself the ability to include records such as compilations and live albums. If I considered them my faves, I figured why not? (All the albums on my list below are linked to services where you can buy and/or stream the music online and are in no particular order.)

So without further ado, here it is….My Top 52 Albums of All Time -

Kate Bush – Aerial: A Sea of Honey
Radiohead – Kid A
Junior Boys – Begone Dull Care
Massive Attack – Blue Lines
Morrissey – Bona Drag
Various – Atlantic Jaxx Recordings: A Compilation
Duran Duran – Rio
Jamiroquai – Return of the Space Cowboy
Love and Rockets – Express
Flight Of The Conchords – Flight Of The Conchords
Zero 7 – When It Falls
Verve – Urban Hymns
Seal – Seal
Underworld – Second Toughest in the Infants
The Dears – Missiles
Kruder & Dorfmeister – The K&D Sessions
Kraftwerk – Minimum-Maximum
Air – Talkie Walkie
Depeche Mode – Violator
Beta Band – The Three E.P.’s
Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
Bryan Ferry – Roxy Music Street Life
Intrusion – The Seduction Of Silence
New Order – Substance
Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Dennis Ferrer – The World As I See It
Beatles – Rubber Soul
David Bowie – Hunky Dory
Crowded House – Temple of Low Men
Guns n Roses – Appetite for Destruction
George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice
Lenny Kravitz – Let Love Rule
The Smiths – Strangeways Here We Come
Oasis – What’s The Story Morning Glory
Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
The The – Mind Bomb
Joe Jackson – Night & Day
U2 – Achtung Baby
Robbie Williams – The Ego Has Landed
World Party – Private Revolution
Michael Jackson – Off the Wall
Prince – Purple Rain
Steve Wonder – Innervisions
Gus Gus – Polydistortion
Lamb – Lamb
Daft Punk – Homework
Nuyorican Soul – Nuyorican Soul
Koop – Waltz for Koop
Charles Webster – Born on the 24th of July
Miike Snow – Miike Snow
Orbital – Orbital 2
Detroit Escalator Company – Black Buildings