Art Angels by Grimes
If I had to pick a favorite this year, Grimes is the one. I loved Visions so much that I was worried this record would never come. Worries put to rest.
Every Open Eye by CHVRCHES
This is a high energy synth rocker from open to close. Every time I played it I thought, “Why am I not playing this more often?”
Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes
So schmoove and emoschunull.
Compton by Dr. Dre (not on Spotify)
“I just bought California!” is how this record opens and it doesn’t let up until it’s over.
To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
Had Grimes not come along, this would have made my favorite album this year. Ambitious and not sounding like anyone else right now, this album is everything a rap record should be: hard, smart, and fun.
No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
Yes. Yes. More, please.
Depression Cherry by Beach House
This is my most played album of the year. It soundtracked the latter part of this summer. Turn it on loud and melt away.
E·MO·TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
Pop gold magic fairy happy yay yay music.
Death Magic by HEALTH
This is like what Pet Shop Boys would sound like if they were Sith Lords. I like HEALTH and think this record may be their best and most cohesive yet.
Coming Home by Leon Bridges
Love this dude! This record got much play in my house this year. Feels so good.
In Colour by Jamie xx
Jam. Jam. Another jam. Then a jam. Jam. Jam. Some more jams. Oh, hey, another jam? Jam. Guess what? Jam. Great record. Dance, suckas.
Blogging will be light for me after this weekend as I am going on staycation starting Monday. Remember to always wipe and stay off the pipe. Hope you all get everything you want and more in 2016.