Albums/EPs/Songs of 2016 - Looking Forward To/Best Of

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    TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2016
    01 DAVID BOWIE BLACKSTAR
    02 RADIOHEAD A MOON SHAPED POOL
    03 KENDRICK LAMAR UNTITLED. UNMASTERED.
    04 THE BLACK QUEEN FEVER DAYDREAM#
    05 UTADA HIKARU FANTÔME#
    06 PANIC! AT THE DISCO DEATH OF A BACHELOR^
    07 TERRACE MARTIN VELVET PORTRAITS
    08 CARLY RAE JEPSEN E•MO•TION SIDE B#
    09 ANDERSON .PAAK MALIBU
    10 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS THE GETAWAY

    GREAT ALBUMS
    11 DEFTONES GOREv
    12 HAELOS FULL CIRCLEv
    13 KAWEHI INTERAKTIV
    14 LIGHTS MIDNIGHT MACHINES
    14 THE CLAYPOOL LENNON DELIRIUM MONOLITH OF PHOBOS#
    15 CHANCE THE RAPPER COLORING BOOKv
    16 IGGY POP POST-POP DEPRESSION
    17 WEEZER THE WHITE ALBUM

    GOOD ALBUMS
    18 MAYER HAWTHORNE MAN ABOUT TOWN
    19 THE FALL OF TROY OK

    IN QUEUE
    XX DANNY BROWN ATROCITY EXHIBITION
    XX FRANK OCEAN BLONDE
    XX SCHOOLBOY Q BLANK FACE LP
    XX PHANTOGRAM THREE

    KEY
    # Signifies a new entry
    ^ Signifies a rise in ranking, taking into account new entries
    v Signifies a drop in ranking, taking into account new entries
     
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    Blake

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    Top Albums of the Year
    1. Frank Ocean- Blonde
    2. Moose Blood- Blush [Up 1 Spot]
    3. Chevelle- The North Corridor
    4. Kenny Chesney- Cosmic Hallelujah*
    5. Kanye West- The Life of Pablo
    6. Beartooth- Agressive
    7. Dance Gavin Dance- Mothership*
    8. Red Hot Chili Peppers- The Getaway
    9. Saosin- Along The Shadows
    10. Real Friends- The Home Inside My Head [Up 12 spots]
    11. Crown the Empire- Retrograde
    12. Frank Ocean- ENDLESS
    13. Crystal Castles- Amnesty (I)*
    14. Dierks Bentley- Black
    15. Cole Swindell- You Should Be Here
    16. Kendrick Lamar- Untitled, Unmastered
    17. Asking Alexandria- The Black
    18. Ariana Grande- Dangerous Woman
    19. Daughter- Not to Disappear
    20. Kygo- Cloud Nine
    21. The Chainsmokers- Collage*
    21. Cassadee Pope- Summer
    22. Cash Cash- Blood, Sweat, and 3 Years
    23. Taking Back Sunday- Tidal Wave*
    24. Sum 41- 13 Voices*

    25. Birdy- Beautiful Lies
    26. Keith Urban- Ripcord
    27. Whitney- Light Upon The Lake*
    28. The Joy Formidable- Hitch
    29. Flume- Skin
    30. Explosions In the Sky- Wilderness
    31. The World Alive- Dark Matter
    32. The Summer Ser- Stories For Monday
    33. Pinegrove- Cardinals
    34. Basement- Promise Everything
    35. Lacey Sturm- Life Screams
    36. Chance The Rapper- Coloring Book
    37. Colbie Caliat- The Malibu Sessions*
    38. Simple Plan- Taking One For The Team
    39. One Republic- Oh My My*
    40. Danny Brown- Atrocity Exhibition*

    41. Rouge Wave- Delusions of Grand Fur
    42. A Reason to Breathe- An Ocean Inside Me
    43. Steven Wilson- 4 1/2
    44. Rihanna- ANTI
    45. Dan + Shay- Obsessed
    46. Trophy Eyes- Chemical Miracle*
    47. I See Stars- Treehouse
    48. Mike Snow- iii
    49. Jennifer Nettles- Playing With Fire
    50. Frankie Ballard- El Camino
    51. Blake Shelton- If I'm Honest
    52. Issues- Headspace
    53. Yellowcard- Yellowcard*
    54. Sick Puppies- Fury
    55. Smile Empty Soul- Shapshifter
    56. Dire Fire- Two Worlds
    57. Like Pacific- Chasing Shadows
    58. Peirce The Veil- Misadventures
    59. This Wild Life- Low Tides*
    60. Angels and Airwaves- Chasing Shadows
    61. M83- Junk
    62. Anderson .Paak- Malibu*

    Still Need To Listen To
    • The Dillinger Escape Plan
    • Bowling For Soup
    • Solange
    • GRiZ
    • I Prevail
    • Gallant
    • Blood Orange
    • Cole Swindell EP
    • Darke Complex
    • Isaiah Rashad
    • To Close To Touch
     
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    GREAT ALBUMS
    Metallica -
    Hardwired To Self Destruct
    Sum 41 - 13 Voices
    Ignite - A War Against You
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers - The Getaway
    David Bowie - Blackstar


    GOOD ALBUMS
    Turbostaat - Abalonia
    Massendefekt - Echos
    Billy Talent - Afraid Of Heights
    Green Day - Revolution Radio


    OK ALBUMS
    FJØRT - Kontakt
    Royal Republic - Weekend Man



     
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    New Top 10:
    Architects - All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
    Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
    Thrice - To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere
    Metallica - Hardwired To Self Destruct
    The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation
    Dark Tranquillity - Atoma
    Every Time I Die - Low Teens
    The Devil Wears Prada - Transit Blues
    Norma Jean - Polar Similar
    Heaven Shall Burn - Wanderer


     
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    My Top 10
    1. Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo
    2. blink-182 - California
    3. D.R.A.M - Big Baby D.R.A.M
    4. Kendrick Lamar - untitled umastered.
    5. Metallica - Hardwired... To Self-Destruct
    6. Shawn Mendes - Illuminate
    7. Travis Scott - Birds In Da Trap Sing McKnight
    8. Drake - Views
    9. Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
    10. Young Thug - JEFFERY
     
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    Damn I've been slacking with music recently. I've been really enjoying Anything But Words by Banks and Steelz and The White Album by Weezer.
     
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    THE BEST
    The Black Queen - Fever Daydream
    David Bowie - Blackstar *
    Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
    Death Grips - Bottomless Pit
    Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence
    Haken - Affinity
    Plini - Handmade Cities
    Preoccupations - Preoccupations *
    Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
    Vektor - Terminal Redux


    THE GREAT
    Animals as Leaders - The Madness of Many *
    Blood Orange - Freetown Sound *
    Bon Iver - 22, A Million
    The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation
    Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.
    Periphery - Periphery III: Select Difficulty
    Slice the Cake - Odyssey to the Gallows
    Slice the Cake - Odyssey to the West
    Thrice - To Be Everywhere is to Be Nowhere
    Steven Wilson - 4½
    The Weeknd - Starboy *

    THE GOOD
    Beyoncé - Lemonade
    Deftones - Gore
    Dream Theater - The Astonishing
    Frank Ocean - Blonde*
    Gojira - Magma
    Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust
    John Carpenter - Lost Themes II
    Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep of Reason
    Obscura - Akroasis
    Opeth - Sorceress *
    Sioux Falls - Rot Forever
    Ulver - ATGCLVLSSCAP


    THE OKAY / DISAPPONTING / BAD
    Black Crown Initiate - The Wreckage of Stars *
    Drake - Views

    Kanye West - The Life of Pablo

    ANTICIPATING / STILL NEEDS LISTENING
    Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION: Side B
    The Dear Hunter - Act V: Hymns With the Devil in Confessional
    Flume - Skin
    Katatonia - The Fall of Hearts
    Mark Pritchard - Under the Sun
    Swans - The Glowing Man
    The Virginmarys - Divides


    * = New Additions / Ranking Change
     
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    Best:
    "White Album" - Weezer
    "Endless Light" - O' Brother
    "The Astonishing" - Dream Theater

    Great:
    "Gore" - Deftones
    "Past Present Future EP" - The Strokes
    "Dissociation" - Dillinger Escape Plan
    "A Moon Shaped Pool" - Radiohead

    Good:
    "Post Pop Depression" - Iggy Pop

    Yeah... That's it. Not much stuck out to me this year. Maybe I'll go through and find some more but that's it.
     
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    Gibs' Top Ten Albums of 2016:


    10. Haken - Affinity

    (Prog Rock / Prog Metal)

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    After 3 years since the release of their previous record, The Mountain, it was great to have Haken release a new album, one of the better up-and-comers in the Prog world. Though it is not nearly as good as The Mountain (a modern Prog classic in my opinion), it's still a damn fine record, one that has some of the band's best tracks yet.

    Highlights: Earthrise, The Architect

    9. Ghost - Popestar
    (Heavy Metal)

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    It feels a bit odd including merely an EP in a top ten list, especially one that features mostly cover songs, but it's just that damn good. With each subseqeunt release, Ghost are proving that they are one of the best Metal bands in the genre right now. "Square Hammer" by large is one of the best tracks of the year, and the other 4 covers are magnificent. This would be a lot higher on this list, if it were a full-length release.

    Highlights: Square Hammer, Missionary Man (Eurythmics cover), Bible (Imperiet cover)


    8. Preoccupations - Preoccupations
    (Post-Punk / Indie Rock / Noise Rock)


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    Formerly known as Viet Cong, Preoccupations are a post-punk band, this being their second record. I had not heard their debut before this record, but I don't suppose that's really necessary. Though they very much wear their influences on their sleeve (Joy Division), they still are creating music that is very unique, and very good. A definite recommendation.

    Highlights: Memory, Fever

    7. Death Grips - Bottomless Pit
    (Experimental Hip-Hop / Noise Rap)

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    This album is great, but I feel like it isn't covering much new ground for the band. It has some very interesting new ideas for a few tracks, but ultimately doesn't have the courage to explore them any further beyond those songs (a case very similar to the latest Bon Iver record). Despite this, it's a fantastic release, and one recommended for anybody remotely a fan of these guys.

    Highlights: Giving Bad People Good Ideas, Hot Head, Spikes

    6. Vektor - Terminal Redux
    (Prog Thrash Metal)

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    Terminal Redux is one of the most memorable Extreme Metal records since 2014's The Satanist, from Behemoth. The instrument technicality displayed throughout this record is insane, and the music is as badass and head-banging inducing as any good Metal record should be. Some people may be telling you that a certain November release by a famous metal band might be the best Thrash Metal record of 2016, but it isn't. This is.

    Highlights: Pillars of Sand, Charging the Void


    5. The Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence
    (Prog Metal / Prog Rock)

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    Being the massive HevyDevy fanboy I am, I can't help but feel like this record is so high on my list due to bias, but I don't really care. The album contains some of Devin Townsend's best work in quite a while, and is probably the best release in the "Project" series thus far.

    Highlights: From the Heart, Stormbending, Higher, Truth


    4. David Bowie - Blackstar
    (Art Rock / Jazz)

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    I suppose their isn't anything I new I could say that hasn't already been said about this album. Though it hasn't found many replays for me this year, it's a brilliant final record for a brilliant artist. May he R.I.P.

    Highlights: Blackstar, Lazarus, I Can't Give Everything Away

    3. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
    (Art Rock / Alt. Rock)

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    Don't you just love it when a band drops an album out of nowhere? I do. This is a damn fine record, one deserving of all the praise it has recieved. Probably their best since Kid A.

    Highlights: Daydreaming, Glass Eyes, Ful Stop


    2. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition

    (Experimental Hip-Hop)

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    This record came out of nowhere for me. I had no idea who Danny Brown was. I heard the track Really Doe, and wasn't that impressed (a track that has grown on me significantly). Ultimately, I gave this album a chance because it was really cheap at Best Buy, was named after my favorite Joy Division track, and because Anthony Fantano gave such an enthusiatic review for it. On my initial of the first few tracks, I found it good, but nothing particularly grabbing. However, this album clicked for me thesecond I heard the track "Ain't It Funny," a monster of a song. I am a Death Grips fan, and I consider this album some of the weirdest hip-hop ever recorded, in a very good way. It's becoming clear by each subsequent year that some of the most creative voices in contemporary music are within the hip-hop community.

    Highlights: Ain't It Funny, When It Rain, Golddust


    1. The Black Queen - Fever Daydream
    (Synthpop / Electronic)


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    The best way to describe this record is if the mood and vocals of a Nine Inch Nails record had a baby with Violator-era Depeche Mode. The Black Queen features Greg Puciato of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Steven Alexander, and Joshua Eustis, known for his work with Nine Inch Nails. This was a record I didn't quite know I wanted until I heard it. Though Danny Brown's latest record is probably the most creative record this year, this one takes the cake for me because (other than being fantastic music), of its constant replaying in my music collection this year.

    Highlights: Ice to Never, The End Where We Start


    Honorable Mentions:
    1) Blood Orange - Freetown Sound
    2) Plini - Handmade Cities
     
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    I bought slightly more music this year than any past years, I think, and there are still a couple more things that might drop before December is through that I'll maybe get.

    Out of just over 20 purchases (albums and EPs only, so not counting single tracks), only 3 were physical items, which represents a massive change from my buying habits even just from last year.

    My top favourite album from 2016 has been Banks' "The Altar", the only album that I liked from front to back. Flume's "Skin" and The Weeknd's "Starboy" are tied at distant second.

    I put my top 10 favourite songs from this year in a Spotify playlist here.
     
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    My two favorite albums were A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead and Terminal Redux by Vektor. Wish there was more in the way of hip hop and rnb.

    My favorite lyrics were in "Ultralight Beam" by ?, "Fulstop" by Radiohead, and "A Minute to Breathe" by Reznor and Atticus Ross
     
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    My final top 10:

    1. Architects - All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us (Metalcore/Mathcore/Prog-Metal)

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    R.I.P. Tom Searle (Architects guitarist), a truly gifted and talented musician. He died this year after a three-year battle with cancer.

    2. Thrice - To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere (Rock/Post-Hardcore)

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    3. Heaven Shall Burn - Wanderer (Melodic Death Metal)

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    4. The Devil Wears Prada - Transit Blues (Metalcore/Experimental)

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    5. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation (Mathcore)

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    6. Metallica - Hardwired To Self Destruct (Thrash Metal)

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    7. Dark Tranquillity - Atoma (Melodic Death Metal)

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    8. Every Time I Die - Low Teens (Metalcore/Southern Metal)

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    9. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool (Rock/Alternative/Experimental)

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    10. Norma Jean - Polar Similar (Mathcore/Metalcore)

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    honorable mentions (all of them were really close):
    Brian Fallon - Painkillers
    Amon Amarth - Jomsviking
    Insomnium - Winter's Gate
    Wormed - Krigshu
    Bury Tomorrow - Earthbound
    Silent Planet - Everything Was Sound
    Wolves At The Gate - Types & Shadows
     
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    ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2016

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    #5: BON IVER - "22, A Million"

    Standouts: "22 (OVER S∞∞N)", "10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄", "715 - CR∑∑KS", "33 "GOD"", "____45_____"

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    #4: DEATH GRIPS - "Bottomless Pit"

    Standouts: "Giving Bad People Good Ideas", "Hot Head", "Eh", "80808", "Bottomless Pit"

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    #3: FLUME - "Skin"

    Standouts: "Never Be Like You (ft. Kai)", "Numb and Getting Colder (ft. Kučka)", "Wall Fuck", "Say It (ft. Tove Lo), "Smoke & Retribution (ft. Vince Staples and Kučka)", "Take a Chance (ft. Little Dragon)", "Free"
    Sidenote: MOST LISTENED TO ALBUM OF THE YEAR.
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    #2: DANNY BROWN - "Atrocity Exhibition"

    Standouts: "Tell Me What I Don't Know", "Really Doe (ft. Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt)", "Lost", "Ain't It Funny", "Golddust", "White Lines", "Pneumonia", "Dance In The Water", "When It Rain", "Get Hi (ft. B-Real)", "Hell For It"
    Sidenote: MOST LIKELY ALBUM TO FUCK SHIT UP TO OF THE YEAR.
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    #1: DAVID BOWIE - ""

    Standouts: "Blackstar", "'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore", "Lazarus", "Girl Loves Me", "Dollar Days", "I Can't Give Everything Away"

    SONGS OF THE YEAR 2016

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    #1: DAVID BOWIE - "Lazarus"
    #2: FLUME - "Never Be Like You (ft. Kai)"
    #3: BON IVER - "10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄ (Extended Version)"

    VIDEO OF THE YEAR 2016

     
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