BEST OF 2016

ALBUMS OF THE YEAR

David Bazan
Blanco

LNZNDRF
LNZNDRF

The Japanese House
Swim Against the Tide

Blood Orange
Freetown Sound

Tycho
Epoch

DIIV
Is the Is Are

Radiohead
A Moon Shaped Pool

Local Natives
Sunlit Youth

M83
Junk

James Blake
The Colour In Anything

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

 

SONGS OF THE YEAR

DIIV // "Under the Sun", "Dopamine", "Bent (Roi's Song)"
Radiohead // "Daydreaming"
Local Natives // "Dark Days (feat. Nina Persson)"
M83 // "Go! (feat. Mai Lan)", "The Wizard"
James Blake // "Love Me In Whatever Way", "Timeless"
David Bazan // "Kept Secrets"
LNZNDRF // "Future You"
Skepta // "Man", "Text Me Back"
Blood Orange // "Best to You (feat. Empress Of)", "Desirée" 
Tycho // "Division"
The Japanese House // "Face Like Thunder", "Swim Against the Tide", "Good side in"
Miguel // "waves - Remix (feat. Kacey Musgraves)"
AK Paul // "Landcrusin'"
Jim James // "Here In Spirit"
Father John Misty // "Real Love Baby"
BRONCHO // "Fantasy Boys"
Lindstrøm // "Closing Shot"
Beck // "Wow"
Red Hot Chili Peppers // "Dark Necessities"
Paper Route // "Chariots"
COIN // "Talk Too Much"
Kendrick Lamar // "untitled 06"
Rihanna // "James Joint"
The xx // "On Hold"
Lord Raja // "Butterfly on a Jet"
Mark Pritchard // "Beautiful People (feat. Thom Yorke)"
J. Viewz // "Into the Light (feat. Wild Cub)"
Aphex Twin // "CHEETAHT7b"
Warpaint // "New Song"
Obliques // "Lightweight", "On Trial"
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein // "Stranger Things"
Maggie Rogers // "Alaska"


BEST NON-2016

 

BEST ALBUMS

Kurt Vile
b'lieve I'm goin down...

ESPRIT 空想
virtua.zip

Wolf Alice
My Love Is Cool

Thundercat
The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam

Moby
Hotel Ambient

John Roberts
Glass Eights

Kendrick Lamar
To Pimp A Butterfly

Kendrick Lamar
good kid mA.A.d city

Jamie xx
In Colour

J Dilla
Donuts

Nas
Illmatic

My Bloody Valentine
Loveless

 

BEST SONGS

Kurt Vile // "Pretty Pimpin"
Kindness // "A Retelling"
Sampha // "Without"
Martin Denny // "Hypnotique"
José James // "CODE"
J Dilla // "Workinonit", "Waves", "Stop", "Mash", "Time: The Donut of the Heart", "Two Can Win", "Anti-American Graffiti", "Gobstopper", "Bye."
Kendrick Lamar // "These Walls", "Institutionalized", "Momma", "Alright", "How Much a Dollar Cost", "Complexion (A Zulu Love)", "Mortal Man", "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe", "The Art Of Peer Pressure", "Money Trees", "good kid", "Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst", "Poe Man's Dreams"
Nas // "N.Y. State of Mind", "The World Is Yours", "One Love", "Represent"
Moby // "Swear"
DJ Shadow // "Midnight in a Perfect World"
The Pharcyde // "Runnin (Instrumental)"
The Cure // "Boys Don't Cry"
Wolf Alice // "Bros", "Your Love's Whore", "Moaning Lisa", "You're a Germ"
Lindstrøm // "The Magnificent"
ESPRIT 空想 // "Withyou.Wav"
Thundercat // "Song For The Dead", "Them Changes"
My Bloody Valentine // "Soon", "Only Shallow", "I Only Said",
Sonic Youth // "Incinerate"
Swervedriver // "Duel"
Freddie Joachim // "Waves"