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DJ Lists for 2016

Mika D:

Light Upon the Lake— Whitney

Do Hollywood— The Lemon Twigs

Next Thing— Frankie Cosmos

City Club— The Growlers

No, My Name is JEFFERY— Young Thug

 

Keith D:

My Top 15 or so in some kind of order:

 

1. Bayonne - Primitives

2. Alcest - Kodama

3. Hashish - A Product of Hashish

4. David Bowie - Blackstar

5. The Oscillation - Monographic

6. Zeal & Ardor - Devil Is Fine

7. K-X-P - III Part II

8. Mitski - Puberty 2

9. Opeth - Sorceress

10. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

11. Red Fang - Only Ghosts

12. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound

13. Boulevards - Groove!

14. Derek Minor - Reflection

15. Flock of Dimes - If You See Me, Say Yes

 

Honorable Mentions (basically I need to spend more time with these)

16. Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows

17. Bob Mould - Patch the Sky

18. Gojira - Magma

19. The Frightnrs - Nothing More to Say

 

Favorite Reissues:

1. Lunapark - Gefangene Vogel

2. ZwischenFall - Sandy Eyes

3. Blonde Redhead - Masculine Feminine

 

Favorite EPs:

1. Andres - Mighty Tribe

2. Floating Points - Kuiper

3. Skeletonwitch - The Apothic Gloom

 

Better Late Than Never Dept:

1. Grimes - Art Angels (came out in 2015, but took until her Moogfest performance to sink in)

 

Marty C.:

BEST OF 2016

 

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS Skeleton Tree (Bad Seed Ltd.)

THE BODY No One Deserves Happiness (Thrill Jockey)

SWANS The Glowing Man (Young God)

WOVENHAND Star Treatment (Sargent House)

E self-titled (Thrill Jockey)

ROY MONTGOMERY Headquarters (Grapefruit)

PREOCCUPATIONS self-titled (Jagjaguwar)

SUNWATCHERS self-titled (Castle Face)

THE DEAD C Trouble (Ba Da Bing)

BRONZE Live in San Francisco (Castle Face)

HONEY Love is Hard (Wharf Cat)

BITCHIN’ BAJAS & BONNIE PRINCE BILLY Epic Jammers & Fortunate Little Ditties (Drag City)

DANIEL PATRICK QUINN I, Sun (self-released)

WILLIAM TYLER Modern Country (Merge)

DAVID BOWIE Blackstar (Columbia)

 

LOCAL/NC ARTISTS

 

HORSEBACK Dead Ringers (Relapse)

ANGEL OLSEN My Woman (Jagjaguwar)

SKYLAR GUDASZ Oleander (Daniel 13)

DANIEL BACHMAN self-titled (Three Lobed)

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER Vestapol (Merge)

 

REISSUES

 

JACK ROSE Opium Musick, Raag Manifestos, Red Horse White Mule, I Do Play Rock and Roll, Dr. Ragtime and His Pals, Jack Rose (VHF & Three Lobed)

THE SCIENTISTS A Place Called Bad (Numero Group)

TAD God’s Balls, Salt Lick, 8-Way Santa (Sub Pop)

THE FLESH EATERS Forever Came Today (Superior Viaduct)

SNEAKS Gymnastics (Merge)

 

Jaycie V.:

angel olsen - my woman

jackie lynn - jackie lynn

jimmy carter and dallas county green - summer brings the sunshine

favorite discovery this year: gene clark's white light

 

Michael D.:

Top Albums of 2016

William Tyler - Modern Country 

Kevin Morby - Singing Saw

Scott Hirsch - Blue Rider Songs

Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth

Nathan Bowles - Whole & Cloven

Psychic Ills - Inner Journey Out

Lambchop - FLOTUS

Eli West - The Both

Mount Moriah - How to Dance

Steve Gunn - Eyes on the Lines

 

Top Films of 2016

Hell or High Water

Everybody Wants Some!

Arrival

Green Room

Morris From America