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Best Of 2016... Year End

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

  1. I'll be thinking about this write-up for a very long time. Thank you so much for sharing, @Remyky22.
     
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  2. Because I can't limit myself, I don't do just a singles list at the end of the year. To avoid certain albums (*cough*Lemonade*cough*) from dominating completely, I limit each artist to three entries at most. Anyway, to celebrate the new year, here's my top 50 songs of 2016.

    Ariana Grande - Into You
    Rihanna - Kiss It Better
    Beyonce - Sorry
    Shura - Kidz N Stuff
    Beyonce - Formation
    Solange - Cranes In The Sky
    Bridgit Mendler feat. Kaiydo - Atlantis
    Tegan and Sara - Stop Desire
    Tinashe - Soul Glitch
    Anohni - Drone Bomb Me
    Lady Gaga - Joanne
    Laura Mvula - Show Me Love
    Blood Orange feat. Carly Rae Jepsen - Better Than Me
    Cruel Youth - Hatefuck
    Charli XCX - Vroom Vroom
    Hana - Clay
    BANKS - Gemini Feed
    Shura - What Happened To Us
    Rihanna - Love On The Brain
    Lapsley - Love Is Blind
    Beyonce feat. The Weeknd - 6 Inch
    Lady Gaga - Diamond Heart
    Maren Morris - Once
    Rihanna - Same Ol’ Mistakes
    Fifth Harmony - Dope
    Danny L Harle feat. Carly Rae Jepsen - Super Natural
    Claire Maguire - Elizabeth Taylor
    Azealia Banks - Used To Being Alone
    The Weeknd - Starboy
    Angel Olsen - Intern
    Allie X - All The Rage
    Carly Rae Jepsen - Roses
    The 1975 - A Change of Heart
    Britney Spears feat. Tinashe - Slumber Party
    Chairlift - Romeo
    Ariana Grande - Touch It
    Zayn - Blue
    JoJo - Honest
    AURORA - Black Water Lilies
    Petite Meller feat. Pnau - Lil Love
    Niki & the Dove - Miami Beach
    Tinashe - Ride of Your Life
    Zara Larsson - Ain’t My Fault
    BROODS - Are You Home
    Yuna - All I Do
    Tinashe - Lucid Dreaming
    BANKS - Mother Earth
    Birdy - Beautiful Lies
    Tove Lo - True Disaster
    Kiiara - Hang Up Tha Phone
     
  3. My top 10 albums of the year:
    • A Seat at the Table - Solange
    • Chaleur Humaine - Christine and the Queens
    • Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande
    • Emotion Side B - Carly Rae Jepsen
    • Fantôme - Utada Hikaru
    • Lemonade - Beyoncé
    • Love You to Death - Tegan and Sara
    • Nightride - Tinashe
    • Nothing's Real - Shura
    • Take Her Up To Monto - Róisín Murphy
     
  4. Songs of 2016 (one for each artists)
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    Rihanna - Love on the Brain
    Tinashe - Lucid Dreaming
    Florence & The Machine - Wish That You Were Here
    Tori Amos - To the Fair Motormaids of Japan
    Chairlift - Crying In Public
    Lissie - Don't You Give Up On Me
    The Jezabels - My Love Is My Disease
    Banks - Gemini Feed
    Tove Lo - True Disaster
    The Last Shadow Puppets - Miracle Aligner
    Carly Rae Jepsen - Store
    Broods - Free
    Lapsley - Hurt Me
    James Blake - Radio Silence
    Swans - The World Looks Red / The World Looks Black
    Mitski - Your Best American Girl
    1975 - The Sound
    Florrie - Real Love
    Christina Aguilera - Telepathy
    Kristin Kontrol - X-Communicate
    Tegan And Sara - Stop Desire
    Roisin Murphy - Pretty Gardens
    Santigold - Chasing Shadows
    Alunageorge - Mean What I Mean
    HANA - Underwater
    Ariana Grande - Touch It
    Jojo - Fuck Apologies
    The Weeknd - I Feel It Coming
    Solange - Cranes In the Sky
    M.I.A. - Go Off
    Garbage - Even Though Our Love Is Doomed
    Beyonce - Sorry
    Alicia Keys - In Common
    Cruel Youth - Alexis Texas
    Zara Larsson - Ain't My Fault
    Dua Lipa - Blow Your Mind(Mwah)
    Angel Olsen - Intern
    Allie X - Too Much To Dream
    Bon Iver - 33,God
    Radiohead - Burn the Witch
    Bat For Lashes - In God's House
    Lady Gaga - John Wayne
    Warpaint - So Good
     
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  5. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    Stop taunting me.

    I got this. I gotta believe in myself.
     
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  6. MollieSwift21

    MollieSwift21 Staff Member

    When it hurts this good you gotta play it twice another

    1. Vice - Miranda Lambert
    2. New Romantics - Taylor Swift
    3. Better Man - Little Big Town
    4. Out of The Woods - Taylor Swift
    5. Wasted Time - Keith Urban
    6. Into You - Arianna Grande
    7. 80's Merecedes - Maren Morris
    8. Church Bells - Carrie Underwood
    9. Young Blood - Hunter Hayes
    10. Fighter - Keith Urban feat Carrie Underwood
    11.Girl Next Door - Brandy Clark
    12. Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes
    13. Mayday - Cam
    14. Country Forever - Various Artists
    15. Back To You - Mollie King
    16. Dirty Laundry - Carrie Underwood
    17. Blue Ain't Your Color - Keith Urban
    18. T-Shirt - Thomas Rhett
    19. Make You Miss Me - Sam Hunt
    20. Water Under the Bridge - Adele
    21. Piece By Piece - Kelly Clarkson
    22. Daddy's Lessons - Beyonce feat Dixie Chicks
    23. Slumber Party - Britney Spears
    24. We Should Be Friends - Miranda Lambert
    25. Just Like Them Horses - Reba McEntire
    26. When We Were Young - Adele
    27. Kiss It Better - Rihanna
    28. Hands To Myself - Selena Gomez
    29. Love Can Go To Hell - Brandy Clark
    30. Record Year - Eric Church
    31. My Church - Maren Morris
    32. Make Me Like You - Gwen Stefani
    33. Send My Love - Adele
    34. This Is What You Came For - Rihanna
    35. It Don't Hurt Like It Use - Billy Currington
    36. Starboy - The Weeknd
    37. I Don't Wanna Live Forever - Zayn & Taylor Swift
    38. Yesterday's Song - Hunter Hayes
    39. Star of The Show - Thomas Rhett
    40. Stand By You - Rachel Platten
     
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  7. Without thinking about it too deeply or trying to rank them, these were the records I enjoyed most this year:

    David Bowie - Blackstar
    Rihanna - ANTI
    Shura - Nothing's Real
    M83 - Junk
    Utada Hikaru - Fantome
    M.I.A. - A.I.M.
    Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
    Parallels - Metropolis
    Solange - A Seat at the Table
    Beyonce - Lemonade
    Sia - This Is Acting
    Tove Lo - Lady Wood
    The Weeknd - Starboy
    AlunaGeorge - I Remember
    Polica - United Crushers
    Nao - For All We Know
    The 1975 - I Like it When You Sleep...
    Ayumi Hamasaki - MADE IN JAPAN
    Banks - The Altar
    Olga Bell - Tempo
    Lady Gaga - Joanne
    JoJo - Mad Love
    Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion Side B
    Bat For Lashes - The Bride
    Little Boots - Afterhours EP
    Zayn - Mind of Mine
    Britney Spears - Glory
    Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
    Alicia Keys - Here
    Bon Iver - 22, A Million
    El Perro Del Mar - KoKoro
    Jessy Lanza - Oh No
    Wild Nothing - Life of Pause
    Junior Boys - Big Black Coat
    Marie Davidson - Adieux Au Dancefloor
    Mitski - Puberty 2
    Tegan and Sara - Love You to Death

    Hmmm, it was a better year for new music than I initially thought, now that I see them all together.
     
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  8. 12/31 Final Update:

    01 - Rihanna, ANTI
    02 - Ariana Grande, Dangerous Woman
    03 - Jenny Hval, Blood Bitch
    04 - Solange, A Seat at the Table
    05 - Britney Spears, Glory (+3)

    06 - Lady Gaga, Joanne (-1)
    07 - Beyoncé, Lemonade (-1)
    08 - JoJo, Mad Love (-1)
    09 - Alunageorge, I Remember
    10 - JONES, New Skin
     
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  9. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 2016 ALBUMS THAT I LIKE
    In alphabetical order.


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    24K MAGIC bruno mars
    it's show time, guess who's back again?

    +30MG cruel youth
    madness is my old friend

    7/27 fifth harmony
    i don't know what else to say, but you're pretty fucking dope

    99.9% kaytranda
    i never lie in the rhymes

    A SEAT AT THE TABLE solange
    well it's like cranes in the sky, sometimes i don't wanna feel those metal clouds

    ALL MY DEMONS GREETING ME AS FRIENDS aurora
    but i keep running for a safe place to fall

    AMERICAN BOYFRIEND kevin abstract
    the hardest part of my day is wishing i was fucking straight

    ANTI rihanna
    i got to do things my own way, darling

    "AWAKEN, MY LOVE!" childish gambino
    ooh we get so scandalous, but stay woke

    BIG DAY IN A SMALL TOWN brandy clark
    when you took me home, you knew who you were taking

    BLONDE frank ocean
    i'm sure we're taller in another dimension

    CHAPTERS yuna
    but i just need another place to go 'cause i can't be here no more

    COLORING BOOK chance the rapper
    here, for i will speak noble things as they trusted me

    CONSCIOUS broods
    when i didn't care was when i did best

    CROSS MY HEART liz
    i stay in a daydream if you say you're awake

    DANGEROUS WOMAN ariana grande
    'cause it's my business, god as my witness

    DEATH OF A BACHELOR panic! at the disco
    you can set yourself on fire, but you're never going to learn learn learn

    EMOTION SIDE B carly rae jepsen
    you might not see me anymore, i'm just going to the store

    EVERYBODY'S HEART IS BROKEN niki & the dove
    it all got so dramatic, it truly was fantastic

    FAMILIA sophie ellis-bextor
    if you give us all your money we'll give you all your dreams

    FANTÔME utada hikaru
    today i'm not alone and i'm happy, happy enough

    FOR ALL WE KNOW nao
    by the time i inhale, exhale i'm back again

    FOR EVELYN hannah georgas
    i wake up in the middle of the night thinking oh my god, who the hell am i?

    FREETOWN SOUND blood orange
    why choose love when hate comes first?

    GLORY britney spears
    i can't compete with the stars in the sky, i'm invisible

    HANA EP hana
    crouching in the girl's room, trying to collect my mood

    HERO maren morris
    when all's been said and done don't forget you loved me once

    HOPELESSNESS anohni
    i know you love me 'cause you're always watching me

    I LIKE IT WHEN YOU SLEEP, FOR YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL the 1975
    well i know when you're around 'cause i know the sound of your heart

    I REMEMBER alunageorge
    i'm not above love, i just ran out of it

    JOANNE lady gaga
    girl, where do you think you're going?

    LEMONADE beyoncé
    okay ladies, now let's get in formation

    LIL BOAT lil yachty
    i don't know who i am sometimes, i might rap a verse, i might sing a song.

    LIL EMPIRE petite meller
    the tone of your lips is calming me down

    LOVE IS A FRIDGE me and my drummer
    kittens like you always land on their feet

    LOVE YOU TO DEATH
    tegan and sara
    gimme me a second let me u-turn, write you the love song you've earned

    MAD LOVE jojo
    lay here with me in the dark, i know my edges are sharp

    MIDWEST FARMER'S DAUGHTER margo price
    i gave you one thousand, four hundred sixty-one days

    MIND OF MINE zayn
    i've done with this before, but not like this

    MOTH chairlift
    step up lover, big talker take a number, i've got all day

    MY WOMAN angel olson
    all my life i thought i'd change

    NEMESIS bridgit mendler
    deep underwater is where i left my love

    NIGHTRIDE tinashe
    i will not be ignored

    NOTHING'S REAL
    shura
    never thought i'd be stuck in this bed with a cheap clock ticking above my head

    PASSION, PAIN, & DEMON SLAYING kid cudi
    my eyes are glowing mood rings

    PUBERTY 2 mitski
    i will be married to silence

    PRIMA DONNA vince staples
    right place at the wrong time, wrong turn in my own mind

    PRINCESS abra
    if you wanna roll the dice on me, okay

    RED FLAG all saints
    i'll make my emotions clear then disappear

    REDEMPTION dawn richard
    "love crimes," high cost, we're doing time, we're sentenced to life

    REMEMBER US TO LIFE regina spektor
    and all the monsters in your mind just wanna be nice, they wanna be kind

    ROYAL BLUES dragonette
    broken grown ups, fix it later, we're going to live like lost teenagers

    SALT ASHES salt ashes
    there's nothing more to your touch, i'm trying to find my chemical rush

    SECOND LOVE emmy the great
    i'm starting to lose my social halo

    STARBOY the weeknd
    look what you've done, i'm a motherfuckin' starboy

    THE ALTAR banks
    i've been getting messages from my deep waters

    THE BRIDE bat for lashes
    i'll always be the girl that was denied

    THE DREAMING ROOM laura mvula
    round the mountain all god's children run

    THE LIFE OF PABLO kanye west
    i miss the old kanye

    THE WEIGHT OF THESE WINGS miranda lambert
    but i'm a firm believer in the power of the plastic

    TKAY tkay maidza
    don't need you to make me honest 'cause the trouble that will follow is unreal

    VROOM VROOM charli xcx
    i wanna win, i want that trophy

    X-COMMUNICATE kristin kontrol
    do i still possess you, forever and ever amen?
     
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  10. Favorite Tracks:
    20. Love & Hate ~Michael Kiwanuka
    19. One Thousand Times ~James Vincent McMorrow
    18. Press Your Number ~Taemin
    17. Body ~Mino
    16. Atomic Number ~Case & Lang & Veirs
    15. Dreamer ~Uhm Jung Hwa
    14. Exit 353 ~Damien Jurado
    13. Closer ~Josef Salvat
    12. Worship ~Years & Years
    11. What's It Gonna Be ~Shura
    10. T.T. ~Twice
    9. You Don't Know Love ~Olly Murs
    8. A Lonely Night ~The Weeknd
    7. Formation ~Beyonce
    6. Love on the Brain ~Rihanna
    5. Sorry ~Beyonce
    4. Last Story ~James Vincent McMorrow
    3. On Hold ~The XX
    2. Starboy ~The Weeknd
    1. Elizabeth Taylor ~Clare Maguire
     
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  11. Taste. Did you hear his reworked songs with Nas from the get down soundtrack?

    Oops?
     
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  12. Thank you for the catch! And double thanks for the Nas/Kiwakuna recommendation!! I know very little of Kiwakuna (aside from the amazing Love & Hate), but I'm listening to the Get Down album as I'm writing this, and it sounds pretty awesome so far (the new version of Black Man in a White World goes off!!!).
     
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  13. Glad you like the soundtrack. It is one of my favourite albums this year. It gets more disco and gospel and less oldschool hiphop towards the end, but that also keeps me interested.
     
  14. RUNAWAYWITHME'S ALBUMS OF 2016 (be prepared for word vomit):

    1. Glory - Britney Spears [Invitation, Better, Man On The Moon, Just Luv Me, Make Me..., Just Like Me, all of the album] after the shitshow that was "Britney Jean" (aside from Hold On Tight) I was worried about where Britney would go as it seemed she had lost the spark that made me fall head over heels in love with her however when I heard "Make Me..." for the first time all my fears vanished, it was a dreamy sexy masterpiece with Britney sounding truly wonderful and passionate, something I don't think she had been for half a decade, when the album dropped i fell in love with every song. The lyrics were relatable hopeful and a had a strange charm that felt unique to Britney the production was simply beautiful and very forward thinking, and Britney's voice had found its sparkle agian as she sounds emotive, passionate and engaged on every song. 2016 was a rough year for me (espically the latter half) but this album made me forget my troubles for a while, and lifted my spirts and gave a sense of strength and hope when I really needed it. You can really tell that Britney poured her heart into this album and wanted to make people listening to it feel empowerd and confident and for me she truly succeeded in that.
    2. GLA - Twin Atlantic [No Sleep, Overthinking, Ex El] now I know this isn't a very popjustice friendly album but I just love it. It's a messy, rough around the edges, emotive yet defiant middle finger to the world. This is exactly what Sky's excellent Night Time,My Time would sound like if it was created by a bunch of men form Glasgow. In the end it's an excellent yet aggressive and wild take on pop-rock that really works.
    3. BANKS - The Altar [27 Hours, Poltigurst, Mind Games] BANKS once agian has created a dark mysterious and enchanting musical world, fronted by her husky growly vocals and oddly relatable lyrics, while there is nothing as huge as Brain here there are lots of great moments and I can't wait to see her live in March.
    4. The 1975 - I Like It When You... [ The Ballad Of Me and My Brain, If I Believe You, Nana] I can't help but love everything about this album, I love the strange dreamy and reckless journey it takes you on and I find the lyrics almost painfully relatable at points, this album really helped me get past some of my darkest moments this year.
    5. Carly Rae Jepsen - E.MO.TION Side B [Cry, Higher, Roses] my faveourite popstar gifted us with 8 charming and brilliant pop songs this year, the gay abandon of "Higher" really gets me going and the epic ballads "Cry" and "Roses" feel like a delightful punch in the heart. I can't wait to see what Carly serves up next as I have no doubt it will be brilliant.
    6. NAO - For All We Know [Blue Wine, In The Morning, Feels Like (Perfume)] I love the blending of some of my faveourite genres on this album and NAO'S excellent and enchanting voice just does things to me. I just love the musicial universe this album creates and even though it has a few low moments, it has mighty highs.
    7. Zayn - Mind Of Mine [Rear View, Blue, Its You] Now it took me a while to discover this album as I hated everything about One Direction but I'm so glad I discoverd it. Zayn's voice really pulls me in and I love the mix of early 2000's R&B and dreamy ethereal electronica and the lyrics are beautifully written and really get to me. This album also helped me through some of my darker moments this year.
    8. JoJo - Mad Love [Music, Reckless, I Am] I grew up loving JoJo so I was so exicted when she successfully came back with this album after all the bullshit she had to go through. I love all the songs on this album and the variety of emotions and genres JoJo can effortlessly touch. The production is really slick and she is a truly great songwriter and I'm so happy she gave us this terrfic album.
    9. A Seat At The Table - Solange [Cranes In The Sky, Scales, Don't Wish Me Well] I love the kind of dreamy soul this album is and the tale in the lyrics, "Cranes" really got to me as I summed up how I was living my life. And the theme of moving on and self care really resenated with me.
    10. Superwoman - Rebecca Ferguson [Hold Me, I'll Meet You There, Waiting For Me] I love every one of Rebecca's albums (well apart from the covers one) and this is no exception, Rebecca's voice is just lovely and her lyrics really helped me get through some of those dark times and though quite simple the production really works. HOUNRABLE MENTIONS: Familia - Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Suffers - The Suffers, No.95 - Laura White, Not To Disappear - Daughter, All I Need - Foxes.
     
  15. I'm so glad that so many of y'all have posted your lists this time around. This is legitimately one of my favourite threads to unofficially helm every year and it makes me really happy going through and reading them all, knowing that you all agonise and take time and genuine care over them and ultimately share them with us xx

    Oh and @beyoncésweave it's 2017 hen.
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  16. I hate these but also I love them but also I hate them.
     
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    It's coming.

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    In Christmas 2025.


    (jk I've got the entries sorted out i just need to figure out the placements xx)
     
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  18. With a little bit of a delay here's my 40 favourite singles of 2016:

    40. twenty one pilots – stressed out
    39. The 1975 – Somebody Else
    38. ZAYN – Pillowtalk
    37. Beyonce – Hold Up
    36. TWICE – Cheer Up
    35. Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & MO – Cold Water
    34. Catfish & the Bottlemen – Soundcheck
    33. Allie X – That’s So Us
    32. Charli XCX – After The Afterparty
    31. twenty one pilots – heathens

    30. Sia feat. Kendrick Lamar – The Greatest
    29. Pet Shop Boys – The Pop Kids
    28. Lady Gaga – Million Reasons
    27. Clean Bandit feat. Anne-Marie & Sean Paul – Rockabye
    26. The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk – Starboy
    25. Beyonce – Formation
    24. Dua Lipa – Hotter Than Hell
    23. BLACKPINK – Boombayah
    22. Britney Spears feat. G-Eazy – Make Me...
    21. Blossoms – Charlemagne

    20. The Weeknd ft Daft Punk – I Feel It Coming
    19. BTS – Blood, Sweat & Tears
    18. Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex
    17. Grimes – Kill v. Maim
    16. Selena Gomez – Hands To Myself
    15. The 1975 – The Sound
    14. Rihanna feat. Drake – Work
    13. Tove Lo – Cool Girl
    12. Zara Larsson – Lush Life
    11. AlunaGeorge feat. Popcaan – I’m In Control

    10. Sia feat. Sean Paul – Cheap Thrills
    9. Fifth Harmony – That’s My Girl
    8. Ariana Grande feat Nicki Minaj – Side To Side
    7. Beyonce – Sorry
    6. MO – Final Song
    5. Christine & the Queens – Tilted
    4. Rihanna – Kiss It Better
    3. Shura – What’s It Gonna Be?
    2. Ariana Grande – Into You
    1. Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign – Work From Home
     

  19. *war flashbacks*
     
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