Sunday, December 11, 2016

Best Albums of 2016

Yeah, I said I wouldn't but I couldn't hold back. The year in music was comparatively above average from a rock stand point even though the genre was relatively ignored by the national media and the general public. Thank god for the bloggers to keep evil alive.

It's also the first year since 2009 I wasn't a regular on WQFS, my platform to spread the message. Although my sources were limited and a lot of what you see also appear on the "popular" year end lists, there was still enough redeeming quality of work to recognize some of those on the fringe. Enjoy...

50.(tie) No Grace-Paws

50.(tie) Mid Thirties Singles Scene-Scott and Charlene's Wedding

50.(tie) Who Sold My Generation- Night Beats

49. Terry Malts- Lost at the Party

48. Dusk - Ultimate Painters

47. Convenience - Pill

46. Here- Teenage Fanclub

45. The Ghosts of Highway 20-Lucinda Williams

44. Heart Like a Levee- Hiss Golden Messenger

43. IV- Black Mountain

42. Terry HQ- Terry

41. Mangy Love- Cass Macombs

40. Bottomless Pit- Death Grips

39. Clear Shot -TOY

38. Best of Luck in Future Endeavors- SAVAK

37. A Sailor's Guide to Earth - Sturgill Simpson

36. Deluxe - OMNI

35. Obsess Much - Purses

34. The Unborn Capitalist In Limbo- Cory Hanson

33. Great Pile of Nothing- Moses and the Firstborn

32. Pile - A Giant Dog

31. Beyond the Bloodhounds - Adia Victoria

30. Total Depravity - The Veils

29. Basement Revolver (EP)- Basement Revolver

28. Ishkode! Ishkode! - Jonathan Richman

27. Here In the Deadlights - The Loom

26. Plaza - Quilt

25. Preoccupations - Preoccupations

24. Heron Oblivion- Heron Oblivion

23. It Calls On Me- Doug Tuttle

22. Animal Races - Cool Ghouls

21. Wild Stab -The I Don't Cares

20. Blackstar - David Bowie

19. High Bias - Purling Hiss

18. Blisters in the Pit of My Heart - Martha

17. Heavy Roller - Frankie and the Witch Fingers

16. Dolls of Highland - Kyle Craft

15. A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead

14. Sister Sister - Lower Plenty

13. Delirium Tremens -Mick Harvey

12. Savoy Motel - Savoy Motel

11. Eyes on the Lines- Steve Gunn

10. Inner Journey Out - Psychic Ills

09. Thought Rock Fish Scale - Nap Eyes

08. Eric Bachmann- Eric Bachmann

07. A Weird Exits - Thee Oh Sees

06. American Band - Drive By Truckers

05. Emotional Mugger- Ty Segall

04. Teens of Denial - Car Seat Headrest

03. Feelin Kinda Free- The Drones

02 Singing Saw - Kevin Morby

01 Human Performance - Parquet Courts.

From the initial looks of it, 2017 should be another solid year. Hope to see you then......

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