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Best Of 2016... Year End

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by NecessaryVoodoo, Nov 16, 2016.

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    It's that time of year again! No not the time of year for abusing Photoshop, that's an all year round thing for me. Time for us all to look back on the year in music and compile it in list format; be that albums, EPs, songs, music videos, #moments or whatever. I know it's still mid-November but I wanted to get this up and running, and unless somebody surprise drops an album between now and the end of the year then your lists will no doubt already be taking shape.

    If you want to revisit your lists from the mid-year thread and have a chuckle when you realise Q's 3+4 have blasted them into irrelevance they're here.

    I don't think there will be many that will say that 2016 hasn't been a great year for music, whatever your chosen genre or sub-genre or sub-sub-genre from career pinnacle efforts from returning superstars such as Rihanna and Beyoncé, cracking debut efforts from Låpsley, ZAYN and Shura, to the likes of Laura Mvula, BANKS and The 1975 proving there is no such thing as the 2nd album syndrome.

    2016 has also been a harsh mistress though, and we've lost some of the biggest characters in music this year with both David Bowie and Leonard Cohen taking their last bow not long after their albums Blackstar and You Want It Darker were released. Two critically acclaimed albums which saw both artists taking an unflinching look at their own mortality. Probably a bigger shock still was the death of Prince, who has left behind one of the most daring and adventurous legacies in pop. And more recently the innovative and frequently outspoken leader of Dead Or Alive, Pete Burns.

    ...And now to close with a moving tribute to those we have sadly lost this year, please welcome Annie Lennox:











    Thanks Annie. You can go.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2016
  2. Island

    Island Staff Member

    You're fucking amazing.
  3. Island

    Island Staff Member

    waiT I'm screaming that you separated Camila from the rest of Fifth Harmony.

    SO FAR, I think my top 20 would go something like this.

    1. Beyonce - Lemonade
    2. Katy B - Honey
    3. Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Familia
    4. Britney Spears - Glory
    5. Rihanna - Anti
    6. Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
    7. Delta Goodrem - Wings of the Wild
    8. Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion Side B
    9. Tkay Maizda - Tkay
    10. Jojo - Mad Love
    11. Petite Meller - Lil Empire
    12. Lady Gaga - Joanne
    13. LIZ - Cross My Heart (Mixtape)
    14. Tinashe - Nightride
    15. All Saints - Red Flag
    16. Clare Maguire - Stranger Things Have Happened
    17. Rebecca Ferguson - Superwoman
    18. ZAYN - Mind of Mine
    19. Foxes - All I Need
    20. Shura - Nothing's Real
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2016
  4. Noooooooooooooo
    Nooooowho the fuck is itooooo
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  5. AlunaGeorge.
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  6. I'm a little tired, so I misread and thought Annie Lennox had died. My heart jumped in my throat, and I had to google it only to find out it wasn't true.


    Anyways, beautifully written @NecessaryVoodoo.
  7. 2014

    2014 Staff Member


    And mess I thought the one crossed out was Halsey
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  8. 2014

    2014 Staff Member

    welp, sorry Katy but you're going down xx
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  9. My list of favourite albums isn't terribly different from the one I posted in the mid-year thread:

    All Saints - Red Flag
    AlunaGeorge - I Remember
    Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
    Britney Spears - Glory
    Fifth Harmony - 7/27
    Kaiser Chiefs - Stay Together
    Maren Morris - Hero
    NAO - For All We Know
    Olly Murs - 24 HRS
    OneRepublic - Oh My My
    Perfume - Cosmic Explorer
    Rihanna - Anti
    Robbie Williams - The Heavy Entertainment Show
    SHINee - 1 of 1
    Shura - Nothing's Real
    Tiffany - I Just Wanna Dance
    Tove Lo - Lady Wood

    And probably a few others I've forgotten. Glory Days might sneak its way onto the list if it's any good too.
  10. Albums this year are such a pain - I have 20+ battling it out for the last few spots of my top ten.

    Singles is more straightforward as I keep a rolling list all year round, constantly shifting it about:

    1. Ariana Grande - "Into You"
    2. Kaytranada - "Glowed Up"
    3. Royksopp/Susanne Sundfor - "Never Ever"
    4. Georgia Ruth - "Cloudbroke"
    5. Miranda Lambert - "Vice"
    6. Laura Mvula - "Overcome"
    7. Rihanna - "Needed Me"
    8. Margo Price - "Hurtin' (On the Bottle)"
    9. Mitski - "Your Best American Girl"
    10. Desiigner - "Tiimmy Turner"
  11. Bold ones are big YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS'ses

    Plus, big SCREAM at the Annie Lennox feauture @NecessaryVoodoo !
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  12. Let me wait a couple of weeks. Amazing intro!
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  13. I adore Bowie but Annie made me want to join him during that "speech".

    Album wise...

    Kate Bush - Before The Dawn
    All Saints - Red Flag
    Britney Spears - Glory
    Regina Spektor - Remember Us To Life
    Banks - The Altar
    Beyoncé - Lemonade
    Delta Goodrem - Wings Of The Wild
    Shura - Nothing's Real
    Bat For Lashes - The Bride
    Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Familia
    Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION: Side B
    Lady Gaga - Joanne
    Garbage - Strange Little Birds
    Bear's Den - Red Earth & Pouring Rain
    Ladyhawke - Wild Things
    Gwen Stefani - This Is What The Truth Feels Like
    The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep...
    Chairlift - Moth

    (and I've probably forgotten some too.)
  14. eccentricsimply

    eccentricsimply Staff Member

    I need to wait for Starboy, but can I say I love this picture and I love Zayn up there with Rih, Solange and Ariana? Amazing.
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  15. You ready for your dose of pretentious gittery yet, PJers? Happy to oblige you. There was so much awesome shit this year that I decided to put together a top 50 instead of my usual top 30 or 40. For the first time, I'm combining the metal list with the regular list to see how that works out. (Quite well, I think.) With the delay of Pain of Salvation's In the Passing Light of Day, this list will probably remain as it is unless Starboy surprises me or Run the Jewels 3 appears before the year's end.

    1. David Bowie - Blackstar
    2. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
    3. Swans - The Glowing Man
    4. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
    5. Vektor - Terminal Redux
    6. Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid
    7. Nails - You Will Never Be One of Us
    8. Devin Townsend - Transcendence
    9. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide To Earth
    10. Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy of Molten Bones

    11. Anderson Paak - Malibu
    12. Solange - A Seat at the Table
    13. Cobalt - Slow Forever
    14. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
    15. Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker (NB: This wasn't originally going to be on here, but marathon listening sessions in the wake of his death have given it new context solidified its place on the list. Well done.)
    16. Be'lakor - Vessels
    17. Case/Lang/Veirs - Case/Lang/Veirs
    18. Anaal Nathrakh - The Whole of the Law
    19. Denzel Curry - Imperial
    20. Alcest - Kodama

    21. Preoccupations - Preoccupations
    22. Borknagar - Winter Thrice
    23. Moonsorrow - Jumalten Aika
    24. Frank Ocean - Blonde
    25. Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep of Reason
    26. PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project
    27. Insomnium - Winter's Gate
    28. Michael Kiwanuka - Love and Hate
    29. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation
    30. Death Grips - Bottomless Pit

    31. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound
    32. Myrath - Legacy
    33. Ihsahn - Arktis
    34. Deftones - Gore
    35. Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts of Highway 20
    36. Fallujah - Dreamless
    37. The Avalanches - Wildflower
    38. Neurosis - Fires Within Fires
    39. ScHoolboy Q - Blank Face LP
    40. Oathbreaker - Rheia

    41. Epica - The Holographic Principle
    42. Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
    43. Oranssi Pazuzu - Varatehlija
    44. Angel Olsen - My Woman
    Asphyx - Incoming Death
    46. Drive-By Truckers - American Band
    47. Ray LaMontagne - Ouroboros
    48. Alter Bridge - The Last Hero
    49. Cass McCombs - Mangy Love
    50. Death Angel - The Evil Divide

    For the record, Kendrick Lamar's untitled unmastered and Steven Wilson's 4 1/2 both easily would have made the list, but I consider them more compilations than albums. I instead note them here, along with Pain of Salvation's live release Remedy Lane Re:lived.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2016
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  16. As for singles:

    All Saints - One Strike
    AlunaGeorge - Mean What I Mean
    Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
    Ariana Grande - Into You
    Britney Spears - Make Me...
    DalShabet - Someone Like U
    Fifth Harmony - That's My Girl
    Fifth Harmony - Work From Home
    I.O.I. - Pick Me
    I.O.I. - Whatta Man (Good Man)
    Kaiser Chiefs - Hole In My Soul
    Kensington - Do I Ever
    Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex
    Maren Morris - 80s Mercedes
    Maren Morris - My Church
    Oh My Girl - Liar Liar
    Oh My Girl - Windy Day
    Olly Murs - You Don't Know Love
    OneRepublic - Kids
    Rihanna - Kiss It Better
    Robbie Williams - Party Like A Russian
    SHINee - 1 of 1
    Sigma ft. Take That - Cry
    Stellar - Cry
    Tiffany - I Just Wanna Dance
    Tove Lo - Cool Girl
    TWICE - Cheer Up
    Wonder Girls - Why So Lonely

    I think this just about sums it up. Work From Home, 1 of 1 and You Don't Know Love probably make up the top 3.
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  17. Ooh I do love these threads.

    1. This Is What The Truth Feels Like - Gwen Stefani
    2. Strange Little Birds - Garbage
    3. Vroom Vroom EP - Charli XCX
    4. LEMONADE - Beyonce
    5. ANTi - Rihanna
    6. Joanne - Lady Gaga
    7. This Is Acting - Sia
    8. Glory - Britney Spears
    9. HOPELESSNESS - Anohni
    10. EMOTION Side B - Carly Rae Jepsen
    11. X-Communicate - Kristin Kontrol
    12. Poundcake - Alaska Thunderfuck
    13. Out of Control EP - Lush
    14. Echoes - Young Guns
    15. Death of a Bachelor - Panic! At the Disco
    16. ArrangingTime - Pete Yorn
    17. Lady Wood - Tove Lo
    18. i like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it - The 1975
    19. Sweatbox Dynasty - TOBACCO
    20. A Seat at the Table - Solange

    SONGS (with links to certain songs For Your Consideration)
    Clay - HANA*
    Truth - Gwen Stefani
    Perfect Illusion - Lady Gaga
    Magnetized - Garbage
    Secret (Shh) - Charli XCX
    X-Communicate - Kristin Kontrol
    All Night - Beyonce
    Roses - Carly Rae Jepsen
    Hard to Forget Ya - Britney Spears
    Super Natural - Danny L Harle & Carly Rae Jepsen
    Into You - Ariana Grande
    Starboy - The Weeknd
    Dazed - Goth Babe
    Goddamn The Night - Melt
    Good Thing - JoJo
    White Ferrari - Frank Ocean
    That's So Us - Allie X
    Gods in Heat - TOBACCO
    Broken Glass - Sia
    Body Say - Demi Lovato
    Drone Bomb Me - ANOHNI
    Friend Lover - RIVRS
    Lanes - Yuna
    Puppet - Alaska Thunderfuck
    Don't Wish Me Well - Solange
    Hear You Calling - Birdy
    The Same Parts - Tatianna
    Awakening - Young Guns
    Somebody Else - The 1975
    Nasty - Brooke Candy
    Atomic Number - case/lang/veirs
    Drone Bomb Me - Anohni
    Same Ol' Mistakes - Rihanna
    Lip Service - Roisin Murphy
    Lost & Found - Betsy
    Going to Bed Early - Alarm Drum
    Daytona - The Midnight
    LA Devotee - Panic! At the Disco
    Superstar - A. G. Cook
    Go Off - M.I.A.
    Green Tea (feat. Margaret Cho) - Awkwafina
    I'm Good - Cappa
    Never Be Like You - Flume

    * - this has technically been out since last year but it wasn't officially released until 2016 so I'm including it.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2016
  18. I still have a few albums I want to listen to before I settle on a list, but these in no particular order will certainly be in the running:

    Beyoncé - Lemonade
    Shura - Nothing's Real
    Aurora - All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend
    Rihanna - ANTI
    Banks - The Altar
    JoJo - Mad Love
    Tinashe - Nightride
    The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep etc.
    Charli XCX - Vroom Vroom EP
    Hana - Hana EP
    Cruel Youth - +30mg
    Bridgit Mendler - Nemesis
    Bibi Bourelly - Free The Real (Part 1 + 2)
    Laura Mvula - The Dreaming Room
    Niki And The Dove - Everybody's Heart Is Broken Now
    Maren Morris - Hero
    Zayn - Mind Of Mine
    Tegan and Sara - Love You To Death
    Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
    Glass Animals - How To Be A Human Being
    Jones - New Skin
    Tove Lo - Lady Wood
    Lady Gaga - Joanne
    Britney Spears - Glory
    Lapsley - Long Way Home
    Solange - A Seat At The Table
    Dawn Richard - Redemption
  19. matthew.

    matthew. Staff Member

    The only thing good about this year was the music.
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  20. My top 10 singles of 2016

    1. Into You
    2. Into You
    3. Into You
    4. Into You
    5. Into You
    6. Into You
    7. Into You
    8. Into You
    9. Into You
    10. Into You
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