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Best of 2016

Started by Ben_j, Dec 20, 2016, 12:19

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2016 is almost other (finally...), what are your music highlights of this year? (albums and tracks)

Maybe  my  ear(s)  haven't  been  listening  to  the  scene(s)  as  much  this  year  ,  but  my  favourite  immersive  headphone  moments  2016  probably :

Clarke & Hartnoll  -  The Echoes
Dusky -  Ingrid is a Hybrid
Roots Manuva -  On a High

Edit: Plus  ,  Underworld  -  If Rah  ( for  some  reason  thought  this  was  from  2015 )

Disappointed  with  recent  albums  from  Max Cooper  ,  Daniel Avery  ,  but  looking  forward  to  possible  new  music  coming  through  in  2017  from  my  usual  heavy-weight  favourites  ,  The Prodigy  ,  Leftfield  ,  and  of  course  The  Brothers  (chemical based).
Last Edit: Dec 22, 2016, 18:44 by Fine Time
" Everybody  jumpin out of their mind  "

Albums: Digitalism - Mirage

Tracks: The Chemical Brothers - C-H-E-M-I-C-A-L
Shock Machine - Open Up The Sky Soulwax Remix

In no order, best albums:
Justice - Woman
Weval - Weval
Moderat - III
Moderat - Live
Digitalism - Mirage
Lone - Levitate
Mr Oizo - All Wet

As for tracks:
Justice - Alakazam
Moderat - Intruder
Plaid - Clock
Digitalism - Utopia
Lone - Sea of Tranquility
DJ Shadow - Bergschrund
DJ Shadow & Run The Jewels - Nobody Speak
Run The Jewels - Legend has it
Massive Attack - Take it there
Deadmau5 - Snowcone
MSTRKRFT - Priceless
Birdy Nam Nam - Hammerhead
Mr Oizo - All Wet (feat Siriusmo)
Last Edit: Dec 30, 2016, 12:56 by Ben_j

So much Avalanches - Wildflower. 

The Orb - Chill Out World is quite lovely. 

The three tracks off DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall that don't suck are awesome. 

I'm actually about to listen to both the new De La & Tribe albums tomorrow. 

I saw The Cure, Diggable Planets, and Prophets Of Rage this summer.

But REAL TALK TIME:  2016 was the shit of all shit years.  We lost Lemmy from Motorhead, Phife Dog, George Martin, Sharon Jones, Leonard Cohen...AND Bowie AND Prince.  The universe has lost every bit of its cosmic sexiness. 

Gonna try and do this quick,  holidays hours have me locked down and I need to go back to sleep.

Top Albums:

M83 - Junk
Lera Lynn - Resistor 
Angel Olsen - My Woman
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
Venetian Snares - Traditional Synthesizer Music
Underworld - Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future
Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
Ty Segall - Emotional Mugger
Leonard Cohen - You Want it Darker

Top Songs:

The Stone Roses - Beautiful Thing
M83 - Do It, Try It
M83 - Time Wind
Angel Olsen - Shut Up Kiss Me
Underworld - If Rah
Mondo Cozmo - Shine
Beck - Wow
The Avalanches - The Noisy Eater
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Amputation

Awesome Concerts:

Florence and The Machine
New Order
Beth Orton / Emmy the Great

Cant wait for new music from The Stone Roses, Elbow, Spiritualized, The Jesus and Mary Chain,The Hives and many others.

I echo the same sentiments that Born In Planet Dust has to say about 2016. A lot of big time names that are not musicians also passed away including Gene Wilder, Garry Shandling, and Alan Rickman to name a few.

Top album: Underworld - Barbara Barabara, we face a shining future

Top song: M83 - Solitude

Top Concert: Underworld, Fox Theater - Oakland; April

Totally forgot about 2016 concerts, which were amazing:

The Chemical Brothers (two times, at the Zurich Open Air and in Germany, where we had the delightful Forum Meetup)
Digitalism (ditto two shows, one in Zurich and then in Vienna)
Soulwax and 2manydjs (both on one day)
Amanda Palmer (just her with piano and ukulele in a three hour set, when she announced that she'll return to Vienna with a band called The Dresden Dolls I had tears in my eyes)

It's strange how best album this year, for me, comes from the far East, from the pen of Yoko Shimomura, and it's Final Fantasy XV soundtrack
It's been a long time since something gave me so much joy as this album did, especially Valse di Fantastica, that plasters silly smile on my face every time I hear it
Between Bowie passing (oh Ramses, will Sun ever rise up again?) and Nick Cave's terrible tragedy, I have few good things to say about 2016. (musically), although I'm sure that's not fair to 2016. 'cause I didn't listen to much of new music this year
I can hit cheeky lizards if I want!

Hmm. There wasn't much new this year that i've listen to. It's 99% old stuff that's feeding my ears throughout this not so good year (all the shit going on on this planet, all the people we like who pass away).
no idea, no idea

Best concerts:

Chemical Brothers (obviously)
Tame Impala
Caravan Palace
Floating Points

Yeah, that Tribe album is butter.  :)


Andy Cooper - Room To Breathe
Moderat - III
The Avalanches - Wildflower
Eluvium - False Readings On
Moby - Long Ambients1: Calm. Sleep.
Jóhann Jóhannsson - Arrival (OST)


The Pack A.D. - Yes I Know
Plaitum - MYO
Phantogram - You're Mine
Kweku Collins - Stupid Rose
Savages - Adore
Clarity - Fog
Special Request - Reset It (Head High Real Mix)
Tessela - Sorbet
Kelsey Lu - Dreams
Eluvium - Movie Night Revisited

Quote from: Ben_j on Dec 21, 2016, 07:19

Weval - Weval

That's a great one, thanks for that :)

Managed to post this on Facebook on NYE with some late editions I had only heard that week.

>> ALBUMS (in no order) <<
Underworld - Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future
Beaty Heart - Till The Tomb
Three Trapped Tigers - Silent Earthing
Adult Jazz - Earrings Off!
BT - _
Flamingosis - Bright Moments
Animal Collective - Painting With
Leon Vynehall - Rojus (Designed To Dance)
Adam Betts - Colossal Squid
Enemies - Valuables
Pogo - Weightless
Highasakite - Camp Echo

>>TRACKS (in alphabetical order)<<
Acid Pauli - Nana
The Chemical Brothers - C.H.E.M.I.C.A.L.
Deakin - Good House
Glad Hand - Been One Thing
Glass Animals - Life Itself
Kero Kero Bonito - Lipslap
Kero Kero Bonito - Trampoline
Lindstrøm - Closing Shot
Makeness & Adult Jazz - Other Life
Martin Roth - Have You Ever
P. SUS - Summer Together
Realitycheck - Angst
The Slow Revolt - Lean
Tegan and Sara - Boyfriend
The 1975 - She's American

>> K-POP (in no order - but definitely starting with Red Velvet) <<
Red Velvet (레드벨벳) - Russian Roulette
태연 (Taeyeon) - Why
태연 (Taeyeon) - Fashion
루나 (LUNA) - Free Somebody
루나 (LUNA) - Keep On Doin'
티파니 (Tiffany) - What Do I Do
야광토끼 (Neon Bunny) - Forest of Skyscrapers
스텔라 (STELLAR) - 떨려요
샤이니 (SHINee) - 1 of 1
샤이니 (SHINee) - SHIFT

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