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Best of 2016: Q1

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Chaplain Tappman, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. Chaplain Tappman

    Trusted Prestigious

    hello we all love lists. lets make some lists. what are your favorite albums of the first quarter of 2016?

    here is my list

    1. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
    2. Pinegrove - Cardinal
    3. Anderson.Paak - Malibu
    4. Future - EVOL
    5. Rihanna - ANTI
    6. Kevin Gates - Islah
    7. King - We Are King
    8. The Range - Potential
    9. Chairlift - Moth
    10. School of Seven Bells - SVIIB

    Hon Mentions:
    Anna Meredith - Varmints
    Future - Purple Reign
    Baauer - Aa
    David Bowie - Blackstar
    Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered
    Young Thug - I'm Up/Slime Season 3

    albums i need more time with before i am comfortable slotting them anywhere:
    DVSN - Sept. 5th
    Kamaiyah - A Good Night in the Ghetto
    Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution
    Clark - The Last Panthers
    Boosie Badazz - Thug Talk
    Sheer Mag - III

    Albums I am looking forward to:
    Fifth Harmony
    Ariana Grande
    Beyonce ???
    ASAP Ferg
    Dawn Richard
    Jessy Lanza
    The Hotelier
  2. Lindsay M

    drunk on the radio waves Supporter

    It took me until the end of January to feel like I mentally wrapped up 2015, so it's been hard for me to delve full into 2016 albums so far. That said, standouts for me have been (in no order):

    Dustin Kensrue - Thoughts that Float on a Different Blood
    Pinegrove - Cardinal
    Movements - Outgrown Things
    Somos - First Day Back

    And some albums I need more time with are:

    Into It. Over It. - Standards
    The Dirty Nil - Higher Power
    The Falcon - Gather Up the Chaps
  3. cwhit Mar 28, 2016
    (Last edited: Mar 28, 2016)

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    Super quick album list

    1. Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo
    2. DJDS - Stand Up And Speak
    3. Future - EVOL
    4. The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep...
    5. Chairlift - Moth
    6. Daughter - Not To Disappear
    7. O’Brother - Endless Light
    8. Florist - The Birds Outside Sang
    9. Square Peg Round Hole - Juniper
    10. Somos - First Day Back

    Jams of the Year (no order, non kanye/future division)

    Baauer - Day Ones
    Baauer - Kung Fu
    Chairlift - Crying In Public
    Daughter - No Care/Doing The Right Thing
    The Hotelier - Piano Player
    Kanye West - Ultralight Beam
    Kendrick Lamar - Untiled 03 5.28.2013
    Mitski - Your Best American Girl
    Pinkshinyultrablast - I Catch You Napping
    The Range - Five Four
    Two Inch Astronaut - Good Behavior
    White Lung - Hungry
    Young Thug - With Them
  4. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    Music has taken such a backseat to movies and podcasts for me this year, looking forward to perusing these lists and hearing some good stuff.
  5. tucah

    not champ Prestigious

    1. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
    2. Future - EVOL
    3. Pinegrove - Cardinal
    4. Rihanna - ANTI
    5. David Bowie - Darkstar
    6. Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered
    7. The 1975 - I like it when you sleep...
    8. Brian Fallon - Painkillers
    9. Chairlift - Moth
    10. Future - Purple Reign

    Ye never disappoints me musically.

    There's a good amount of stuff for the rest of the year that I expect to knock off a lot of my list - Hotelier, Thrice, Drake, Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, M83, hopefully some Beyonce and Brand new, perhaps more Future and Kanye off the top of my head.
  6. Nick Mar 28, 2016
    (Last edited: Mar 28, 2016)

    @fangclubb Prestigious

    1. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
    2. Daughter - Not to Disappear
    3. The 1975 - I like it when you give albums really long names that i can't remember
    4. Savages - Adore Life
    5. Kilo Kish - Reflections in Real Time
    6. Foxes - All I Need
    7. Rihanna - Anti
    8. Sia - This Is Acting
    9. Future - EVOL
    10. Postiljonen - Reverie

    Honourable mentions:
    Wet - Don't You
    Porches - Pool

    Albums I need to spend more time with:
    DIIV - Is the the are
    BJ the Chicago Kid - In My Mind
    St Lucia - Matter
    Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution

    Order is not set in stone.
  7. Here's everything I've really liked so far this year, in a very rough order.

    The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep...
    Brian Fallon - Painkillers
    David Bowie - Blackstar
    Pinegrove - Cardinal
    Slingshot Dakota - Break
    Into It. Over It. - Standards
    Square Peg Round Hole - Juniper
    Loner Chic - Year of the Goth
    Daughter - Not To Disappear
    The Sun Days - Album
    Sam Means - 10 Songs
    Two Inch Astronaut - Personal Life
    Romp - Departure From Venus
    Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered
    Basement - Promise Everything
    Somos - First Day Back
  8. I've listened to like ten albums so far this year, so not sure I can accurately create a top list yet, but The Life of Pablo is far and away my favorite.
  9. tucah

    not champ Prestigious

    Damn, totally forgot about Daughter and Porches.

    Eh, all that really matters is that Kanye is AOTY so far.
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  10. Chaplain Tappman

    Trusted Prestigious

    i cannot for the life of me get into porches.
  11. Nick

    @fangclubb Prestigious

    chairlift for me. it's right up my alley and i should love it but for some reason it won't click.
  12. jorbjorb


    Basement - Promise Everything
    Wet - Don't You
    Pinegrove - Cardinal
    Ra Ra Riot - Need Your Light
    The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
    Somos - First Day Back
    Like Pacific - Distant Like You Asked
    Turnover- Humblest Pleasures EP
    Day Wave - Hard to read EP
    Face to Face - Protection
    Into It. Over It. - Standards
    The Range - Potential
  13. Ben

    Trusted Prestigious

    1. DJDS - Stand Up And Speak
    2. The 1975 - i like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it
    3. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
    4. Rihanna - ANTI
    5. Chairlift - Moth
    6. Future - EVOL
    7. The Range - Potential
    8. Baauer - Aa
    9. Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.
    10. Porches - Pool

    Honorable mentions (in chronological order):
    • David Bowie - Blackstar
    • Daughter - Not To Disappear
    • Future - Purple Reign
    • Kevin Gates - Islah
    • DIIV - Is The Is Are
    • Animal Collective - Painting With
    • Ra Ra Riot - Need Your Light
    • Anenon - Petrol
    • Young Thug - I'm Up
    Most Anticipated:

    • Thrice
    • Tim Hecker (waiting for release to listen)
    • LCD Soundsystem
    • A$AP Ferg
    • M83
    • Danny Brown
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  14. brandon_260

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    1. Kevin Gates - Islah
    2. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
    3. Chairlift - Moth
    4. Porches - Pool
    5. Pinegrove - Cardinal
    6. David Bowie - Blackstar
    7. Anderson .Paak - Malibu
    8. The Range - Potential
    9. dvsn - Sept. 5
    10. Savages - Adore Life

    HM to Kamaiyah, which is probably in a three way tie with 9 and 10.

    1. Sheer Mag - III
    2. Charli XCX - Vroom Vroom
    3. SBTRKT - Save Yourself
    4. Majical Cloudz - Wait and See
    5. Amnesia Scanner - AS

    Chairlift - Crying in Public
    Pinegrove - New Friends
    Kanye West - FML/Ultralight Beam
    Kevin Gates - Not The Only One
    Anderson .Paak - The Dreamer
    The Range - Florida
    Courtney Barnett - Three Packs a Day
    Amnesia Scanner - AS Crust
    Shura - Touch (Four Tet Remix)
    Porches - Be Apart

    Disappointment: Wet
    Surprise (not in top 10): Esperanza Spalding
  15. phaynes1


    1. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
    2. Pinegrove - Cardinal
    3. David Bowie - ★
    4. Iggy Pop - Post-Pop Depression
    5. Future - EVOL
    6. Daughter - Not to Disappear
    7. Into It. Over It. - Standards
    8. Future - Purple Reign
    9. DJDS - Stand Up and Speak
    10. Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered

    Hon. Mentions:
    Brian Fallon - Painkillers
    Savages - Adore Life
    Diiv - Is the Is Are
    Pete Yorn - ArrangingTime
    La Sera - Music for Listening to Music To

    Need to spend more time with/listen to period:
    School of Seven Bells
    Young Thug
    Two Inch Astronaut
    Bloc Party
    M Ward
    The Body

    Looking forward to:
    Explosions in the Sky
    The Last Shadow Puppets
    Frightened Rabbit
    Tim Hecker
    A$AP Ferg
    Guided By Voices
    The Hotelier
    The Kills
  16. cherrywaves


    1. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
    2. Somos - First Day Back
    3. Rihanna - ANTI
    4. Future - Purple Reign
    5. Pinegrove - Cardinal
    6. Nada Surf - You Know Who You Are
    7. Kendrick Lamar - untitled. unmastered.
    8. Young Thug - Slime Season 3

    That's pretty much all I've listened to though. Mostly catching up on older music in my library and releases from last year. Really disappointed by that new Basement though
  17. St. Nate

    We were just talkin' bout the Jesus. Prestigious

    The order really doesn't matter much.

    1. The 1975 - i like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it

    2. Future - EVOL

    3. Rihanna - ANTI

    4. Daughter - Not To Disappear

    5. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo

    6. SBTRKT - Save Yourself

    7. Wet - Don't You

    8. Brian Fallon - Painkillers

    9. Pinegrove - Cardinal

    10. Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered

    Looking forward to music from: Mitski, Thrice, Brand New, Drake, Ariana Grande, The Hotelier, Explosions in the Sky.
  18. Sophos


    1. The 1975 - I like it when you sleep
    2. Tim Hecker - Love Streams
    3. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
    4. DJDS - Stand Up and Speak
    5. The Body - No One Deserves Happiness
    6. O'brother - Endless Light
    7. David Bowie - Blackstar
    8. Daughter - Not To Disappear
    9. Future - EVOL
    10. DIIV - Is The Is Are

    Honorable Mentions

    Pinegrove - Cardinal
    The Range - Potential
    Lycus - Chasms
    Young Thug - Slime Season 3
    Show Me A Dinosaur - Show Me A Dinosaur
    Jesu and Sun Kil Moon - Jesu and Sun Kil Moon
    Sia - This Is Acting
    Rihanna - Anti
    Kevin Gates - Islah
    Charlift - Moth
    Porches - Pool
    Animal Collective - Painting With

    Looking forward to a lot. Need to spend more time with a lot that just dropped. It's been a fantastic year and it gets better every week.
  19. Meerkat

    Trusted Prestigious

    Gonna list some stuff (in alphabetical order for the sake of ease) that I loved that I haven't seen mentioned:
    AURORA - All My Demons Greeting Me As Friends
    Hey Marseilles - Hey Marseilles
    Lake Street Dive - Side Pony
    Lucius - Good Grief
    Marie Munroe - Under My Skin
    Me And My Drummer - Me And My Drummer
    Memoryhouse - Soft Hate
    POP ETC - Souvenir
    Postiljonen - Reverie
    The Suffers - The Suffers
    Tancred - Out Of The Garden
    Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - A Man Alive
  20. DarkHotline

    Hop In Prestigious

    1. The 1975- i like it when you sleep
    2. David Bowie- Blackstar
    3. School of Seven Bells- SVIIB
    4. Kendrick Lamar - untitled. unmastered.

    That's what I got so far, I've been catching on 2015 stuff right now. I'm going to check out a bunch in here and update the list later.
  21. phaynes1


    Listen to the Iggy pop album
  22. Sophos


  23. Meerkat

    Trusted Prestigious

    I still need to hear this. I've been scared of it because of how heavy I'm expecting it to be, emotionally speaking
  24. DarkHotline

    Hop In Prestigious

    It's a really solid record, the best swan song for the act to go out on. It gets heavy at time but it's more of a reflection of the time Alejandra spent with Benjamin than anything. A Thousand Times More is my personal favorite track, it sounds like a dream pop version of a long lost New Order song.
  25. Meerkat

    Trusted Prestigious

    Alright you've inspired me. Gonna throw it on in a few minutes