Thursday, December 1, 2016

Best of 2016

Hello and welcome to Speed Glue and Music's best albums of 2016 compiled by Destroy the Scene. Below are my top 40 favorite albums of 2016.

As of right now this list is a work in progress that will be left alone until this time next year. Some albums may be added, some may be removed, but for right now these are the best albums of 2016 in my humble opinion. Also if anything incredible comes out in the next 30 days I will revise this list to reflect that.

Take note that I have not written anything about these albums. The reason for this is that I have come to the conclusion that my personal experiences with these albums mean nothing to the general public, therefore, I have chosen to not include any personal anecdotes about these albums. I have provided genre descriptors below to give you an idea of what kind of music these artists make. I want you to listen to these albums devoid of my opinion. You should form your own opinion. On that note, many of you will hate some of these albums, many of you will love some of these albums. I want this list to be used as a tool for you to find out what YOU like, not to necessarily fall in line with what I like. I have provided a playlist of some of my favorite tracks from each of these albums for your convenience below. So fire up those streaming programs, open up the itunes store(if you have the cash) buy these online or head to your local record store if you like what you hear! Hopefully you will find an album you can call a favorite for years to come!

-Sincerely, Sean Taylor (Destroy The Scene)

P.S.: As always we would love to hear from you so please leave some comments or feedback below in the comments section!

1. Kyle Craft-Dolls Of Highland (Sub Pop)

Genre: Glam Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Americana

2. Romare-Love Songs Part 2 (Ninja Tune)

Genre: Future House, UK Bass

3. Car Seat Headrest-Teens Of Denial (Matador)

Genre: Indie Rock, Power Pop

4. The Drones-Feelin Kinda Free (Tropical Fuck Storm)

Genre: Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Post-Punk, Noise Rock, Punk Blues

5. Danny Brown-Atrocity Exhibition (Warp)

Genre: Experimental Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Abstract Hip Hop, Industrial Hip Hop

6. Jonny Fritz-Sweet Creep (ATO)

Genre: Country Rock, Folk, Singer/Songwriter

7. Lemon Twigs-Do Hollywood (4AD)

Genre: Psychedelic Pop, Glam Rock

8. Nice As Fuck-Self Titled (Loves Way)

Genre: Indie Pop, Indie Rock, LO-FI, Post-Punk

9. Guts Club-Shit Bug (Moderate Fidelity)

Genre: Indie Folk

10. Devendra Banhart-Ape In Pink Marble (Nonesuch)

Genre: Indie Folk, Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter

11. Mitski-Puberty 2 (Dead Oceans)

Genre: Indie Rock, Noise Pop, Dream Pop, Art Pop

12. Angel Du$t-Rock The Fuck On Forever (Pop Wig)

Genre: Melodic Hardcore, Pop Punk, Surf Rock

13. Whitney-Light Upon The Lake (Secretly Canadian)

Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Alt-Country

14. Sam Coomes-Bugger Me (Domino)

Genre: Organ Music, Indie Pop, Post-Punk

15. Pup-The Dream Is Over (SideOneDummy)

Genre: Post-Hardcore, Pop Punk

16. St. Lenox-Ten Hymns From My American Gothic (Anyway)

Genre: Indie Pop, Indietronica, Singer/Songwriter

17. DJWWWWW-Arigato (Orange Milk)

Genre: Plunderphonics, Electronic, Sound Collage, IDM, Glitch

18. G.L.O.S.S.-Trans Day Of Revenge (Sabotage/Total Negativity/Nervous Nelly)

Genre: Hardcore Punk, Queercore, D-Beat, Anarcho-Punk

19. Anna Meredith-Varmints (Moshi Moshi)

Genre: Art Pop, Progressive Electronic, Post-Minimalism, Modern Classical

20. Sturgill Simpson-A Sailor's Guide To Earth (Atlantic)

Genre: Alt-Country, Country Soul, Southern Soul, Outlaw Country

21. Surgical Meth Machine-Self Titled (Nuclear Blast)

Genre: Industrial Metal, Synth Punk, Digital Harcore, Electro-Industrial

22. Margo Price-Midwest Farmer's Daughter (Third Man)

Genre: Country, Americana, Honky Tonk, Nashville Sound, Country Rock

23. Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam-I Had A Dream That You Were Mine (Glassnote)

Genre: Chamber Pop, Indie Rock, Doo-Wop, Traditional Pop

24. DVA[HI:Emotions]-NOTU_URONLINEU (Hyperdub)

Genre: UK Bass, Progressive Electronic, Vaporwave, IDM, Glitch, Post-Industrial

25. A Tribe Called Quest-We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop, Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap, Boom Bap, Political Hip Hop

26. Conor Oberst-Ruminations (Nonesuch)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk, Piano Music

27. Frankie Cosmos-The Next Thing (Bayonet)

Genre: Twee Pop, Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter

28. Swet Shop Boys-Cashmere (Customs)

Genre: Conscious Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop

29. Ash Koosha- I aka I (Ninja Tune)

Genre: IDM, Glitch Hop, Wonky

30. Parquet Courts-Human Performance (Rough Trade)

Genre: Indie Rock, Art Punk, Post-Punk, Garage Rock

31. The Body-No One Deserves Happiness/One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache(With Full Of Hell (Thrill Jockey/Neurot)

Genre: Drone Metal, Industrial, Sludge Metal, Power Electronics/ Noise, Powerviolence, Drone Metal, Power Electronics, Industrial, Sludge Metal, Noisecore

32. Iggy Pop-Post Pop Depression (Loma Vista)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Post-Punk, Art Rock

33. YG-Still Brazy (Def Jam)

Genre: Gangsta Rap, West Coast Hip Hop, G Funk, Political Hip Hop

34. Adult Jazz-Earrings Off (Tri Angle)

Genre: Art Pop, Experimental Rock, Progressive Pop, Glitch Pop

35. The Avalanches-Wildflower (XL)

Genre: Plunderphonics, Neo Psychedelia, Hip Hop, Nu-Disco, Alternative Dance

36. Arca-Entranas (Self Released)

Genre: Post Industrial, UK Bass, Glitch Hop, Sound Collage, Wonky, Glitch, Grime

37. Heron Oblivian-Self Titled (Sub Pop)

Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Folk

38. Thao And The Get Down Stay Down-A Man Alive (Ribbon)

Genre: Indie Pop, Art Pop, Progressive Pop

39. Weaves-Self titled (Kanine)

Genre: Indie Rock, Garage Rock Revival

40. Noname-Telefone (Self Released)

Genre: Conscious Hip Hop, Neo Soul, Jazz Rap, Contemporary R & B

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