Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Another Look at 2016


2016 was an odd year for music and like many creative things across the board, it is selective. 

In keeping with tradition, our correspondents Le-La Cloutier and RICH D SMOOV have unleashed their favorite albums of the year. 

Le-La's picks:

1.Glass Animals: How to be a Human Being
2. Beyonce: Lemonade
3. The Weeknd: Starboy
4. Childish Gambino: Awaken, My Love!
5.The Avett Brothers: True Sadness
6. Miike Snow: iii
7. Saint Motel: saintmotelevision
8. Kings of Leon: Walls
9. The Shelters: The Shelters
10.  Flume: Skin

RICH D SMOOV's list as broken down by his two favorite genres--  metal and hip-hop. 

1. Inquisition: Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith.
2. Oranssi Pazuzu: Varahtelija
3. Wormrot: Voices
4. Anaal Nathrakh: The Whole Of The Law
5. Nails: You Will Never Be One Of Us
6. Sex Prisoner: Tannhauser Gate
7. Asphyx: Incoming Death
8. Destroyer666: Wildfire
9. Deafeated Sanity: Dharmata
10. The Dillinger Escape Plan: Dissociation

Honorable Mention: Vermin Womb: Decline

Top 5 Hip Hop Albums Of The Year In No Particular Order:

A Tribe Called Quest: We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service
 Czarface: A Fistful Of Peril
Apathy: Handshakes With Snakes
Masta Ace: The Falling Season
Run The Jewels : RTJ3

Honorable Mention: Craig G: I Rap And Go Home