Music: The Best of 2016

Every year I usually put together my list of the best albums and tracks from the year that was for Beat Magazine. However, because I was travelling abroad I missed the deadline and didn’t get my listed printed. I figured since I’ve put the list together I’d just publish here instead.


Top 10 Albums or EPs of the Year:

  1. Malibu Anderson. Paak
  2. Life of Pablo Kanye West
  3. We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service A Tribe Called Quest
  4. Blonde Frank Ocean
  5. Wildfire The Avalanches
  6. Coloring Book Chance The Rapper
  7. How To Be A Human Being Glass Animals
  8. Awaken My Child Childish Gambino
  9. Atrocity Exhibition Danny Brown
  10. untitled unmastered. Kendrick Lamar

Top Five Singles of the Year:

  1. Ultralight Beam Kanye West
  2. Nobody Speak DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels
  3. Dang! Mac Miller ft. Anderson. Paak
  4. Solo Frank Ocean
  5. Subways The Avalanches

Top Five Gigs of the Year:

  1. GoldLink/Vince Staples Laneway Festival
  2. Foals/Django Django Festival Hall
  3. Prince Arts Centre
  4. Ben Folds & yMusic The Palais
  5. The Jezabels Croxton

Highlight of 2016: Bulldogs, Sharks, Leicester, Cavaliers…

Lowlight of 2016: Bowie, Rickman, Prince, Cohen…

A Wild Prediction for 2017: They’ll release a reality TV show about people watching the same show they’re starring in, and the world will implode.

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