Best Tracks of 2016

Wreck and Reference Powders
Has to be a contender - all the best elements of being an angst-ridden 13 year old in screamo pushed through BM-inflected gothicism

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a few of these maybe:

Bon Iver - 33, GOD
Jameszoo - Flake
High Water - Crush
Oliver Coates - Perfect Love
Still Parade - Chamber
M.I.A. - Platforms
Mark Pritchard - Sad Alron
CJ Mirra - Primary Cascade

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Niki and the Dove’s ‘So Much It Hurts’ really is one of the big ones for me this year. It has that top layer of Stevie Nicks style romanticism but kind of brings it in to 2016. I remember the first time I heard this was on recommendation from Laura Snapes at a music conference I was at in February, and I’m still listening to it like I’m just discovering it.


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Haven’t looked yet but I’ve really enjoyed

Teleman - Dusseldorf
Chris Cohen - In a Fable
Cate Le Bon - Wonderful
Gruff Rhys - I Love EU (but haven’t been able to listen to it since June 23rd)
Malcolm Middleton - Steps
Anchorsong - Expo
Teenage Fanclub - I’m in Love
Steve Mason - Planet Sizes
Emma Pollock - Dark Skies
Palehound - Molly

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this has to be here

its the most insistent song i have heard in a very long time

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Floating Points - Kuiper


My top 3 tracks this year:

Your best american girl - mitski
The wheel - pj harvey
Shut up, kiss me - angel olsen

Any recommendations based on those three???


Darbuka Tribe by Dominowe from that Gqom Oh! mixtape. So rhythmically interesting and intense.


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i dont care about your heart nor do i care about your soul all i care about is face titties booty and those toes

I really really loved the first single from Slow Club’s new album, listened to it over and over when it first came out. Equal parts soothing and gloomy. Video’s great too.

Have also enjoyed:

Justice - Safe and Sound
Death Grips - Bottomless Pit
Black Mountain - Florian Saucer Attack
Kverlertak - Dendrofil for Yggdrassil
Doing It To Death - The Kills

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By Quarter.

M83 - Solitude
Public Memory -Earwig
Céu - Varanda Suspensa
DIIV - Waste of Breath
Anderson Paak - Am I Wrong (Ft. ScHoolboy Q)
Hante. - Infinite Particles of Us
KING - The Greatest
dvsn - Hallucinations
Daya - Sit Still, Look Pretty

Maxwell - 1990x
Tegan and Sara - U-Turn
Radiohead - Burn The Witch
Broods - Heartlines
Palmistry - Club Aso
Jessy Lanza - It Means I Love You
Beyoncé - All Night
Minor Victories - Folk Arp

Ulrika Spacek - I Don’t Know
Trentemøller - River In Me (Trentemøller Remix)
Francis and the Lights - Friends ft. Bon Iver and Kanye West
Exploded View - Orlando
Samaris - Wanted 2 Say
Glass Animals - Agnes
Bright Light Bright Light - Into the Night
Crystal Castles - Their Kindness Is Charade


Beautiful. Still got it.


Bing Bong - SFA
Familiar - Agnes Obei
Same Drugs - Chance the Rapper
Freedom - Beyonce
Same - Julianna Barwick
Ultralight Beam - Kanye West
Girlfriend - Nao
Man - Skepta
Identikit - Radiohead

Seconding this!

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Is it bad that my track of the year is Arab Strap’s First Big Weekend of 2016, a song that is effectively 20 years old?

Silver medal goes to Pete, Bjorn and John’s “What You Talking About?”

For some reason I’ve not really got into the album, just love the song.

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