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Best Of 2016... Year End

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

  1. S I N G L E S

    1. Rihanna - Kiss it Better
    2. Fifth Harmony - Work From Home Ft. Ty Dolla $ign
    3. Beyoncé - Formation
    4. Britney Spears - Make Me Ft. G-Eazy
    5. The Veronicas - In My Blood
    6. Little Mix - Touch
    8. Grimes - Kill V. Maim
    9. Nick Jonas - Close ft. Tove Lo
    10. Beyoncé- Sorry
    11. Beyoncé- All Night
    12. Låpsley - Operator (He Doesn't Call Me)
    13. Tinashe - Company
    14. Miike Snow - Genghis Khan
    15. Christine and the Queens - iT
    16. Ariana Grande - Everyday ft. Future
    17. Blood Orange - Best To You
    18. ZAYN - BeFoUr
    19. D.R.A.M - Broccoli Ft. Lil Yachty
    20. Charli XCX - Vroom Vroom
    21. Fifth Harmony - That's My Girl
    22. Bruno Mars - 24k Magic
    23. NEIKED - Sexual
    24. DNCE - Cake By the Ocean
    25. M.O - Who Do You Think Of?
    26. Britney Spears - Slumber Party ft. Tinashe
    27. MØ - Final Song
    28. Hailee Steinfeld, Zedd, Grey - Starving
    29. Prince Fox - Fragile Feat. Hailee Steinfeld
    30. Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
    31. All Saints - One Woman Man
    32. Danny L Harle - Broken Flowers
    33. Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex
    34. Drake - Controlla
    35. ZAYN & Taylor Swift - I Don’t Wanna Live Forever
    36. The Weeknd - I Feel it Coming
    37. Jojo - Fuck Apologies
    38. The Vamps & Matoma - All Night
    39. Flume - Say It feat. Tove Lo
    40. Solange - Cranes in the Sky
    41. The 1975 - The Sound
    42. Matoma & Becky Hill - False Alarm
    43. Ariana Grande - Into You
    44. Mura Masa - Love$ick ft. A$AP Rocky
    45. Olly Murs - You Don't Know Love
    46. OneRepublic - Kids
    47. Rae Sremmurd - Black Beatles ft. Gucci Man
    48. KDA - Just Say feat. Tinashe
    49. Shura - Touch
    50. Rihanna - Work Ft. Drake
    I use the term 'Singles' loosely, some are cancelled or promo singles (Befour, Vroom Vroom) and others were briefly pushed to radio this year (iT).

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  2. Oh, he's still around, no worries, he hasn't forgotten us.

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    1. +30mg - Cruel Youth (Listen to: Hatefuck, Mr. Watson, I Don't Love You)
    2. HANA EP - Hana (Listen to: Clay, Underwater, White)
    3. Nemesis - Bridgit Mendler (Listen to: Atlantis, Snap My Fingers)
    4. EMOTION Side B - Carly Rae Jepsen (Listen to: Fever, Store, Roses)
    5. Vroom Vroom EP - Charli XCX (Listen to: Vroom Vroom, Trophy)

    16. Beautiful Lies - Birdy (Listen to: Keeping Your Head Up, Beautiful Lies, Silhouette)
    15. The Weight of These Wings - Miranda Lambert (Listen to: Vice, Pink Sunglasses, Well-Rested)
    14. Mad Love - JoJo (Listen to: Honest, Like This, Music)
    13. Love You To Death - Tegan and Sara (Listen to: Stop Desire, 100x, Boyfriend)

    12. I Like it When You Sleep... - The 1975 (Listen to: The Sound, A Change of Heart, She Lays Down)
    11. Hero - Maren Morris (Listen to: Rich, 80s Mercedes, Once)
    10. Mind of Mine - Zayn (Listen to: TIO, Blue, Befour)
    9. The Dreaming Room - Laura Mvula (Listen to: Show Me Love, Overcome, Phenomenal Woman)

    8. All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend - AURORA (Listen to: Black Water Lilies, Runaway, Murder Song)
    7. Joanne - Lady Gaga (Listen to: Joanne, John Wayne, Diamond Heart)
    6. The Altar - BANKS (Listen to: Gemini Feed, Trainwreck, Mother Earth)
    5. Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande (Listen to: Into You, Knew Better/Forever Boy, Sometimes)

    4. Nightride - Tinashe (Listen to: Soul Glitch, Ghetto Boy, Lucid Dreaming)
    3. ANTI - Rihanna (Listen to: Kiss It Better, Same Ol' Mistakes, Love on the Brain)
    2. Nothing's Real - Shura (Listen to: Kidz N'Stuff, What Happened to Us, Nothing's Real)
    1. Lemonade - Beyoncé (Listen to: All of it. Watch it if you somehow haven't yet.)

    Songs list is still a work in progress, but it'll be along #soon.​
  4. Shady a&pe didn't like my list though.
  5. I'm struggling to rank my albums of the year in order because they're all very different, but here they are:


    1. Ariana Grande — 'Dangerous Woman'
    2. Britney Spears — 'Glory'
    3. Rihanna — 'ANTI'
    4. Lady Gaga — 'Joanne'
    5. El Guincho — 'HiperAsia'
    6. Kaytranada — '99.9%'
    7. Jamie Isaac — 'Couch Baby'
    8. Miike Snow — 'iii'
    9. Tkay Maidza — 'TKAY'
    10. Blood Orange — 'Freetown Sound'

    The ones atop are really predictable, but I can't lie, those were by far my favourites. Now EPs should be more interesting:


    1. Charli XCX — 'Vroom Vroom'
    2. SIBA — 'Fruits'
    3. SOFI TUKKER — 'Soft Animals'
    4. Cruel Youth — '+30mg'
    5. Amrit — 'Lies'
    6. Tom Aspaul — 'Left'
    7. Cosima — 'South Of Heaven'
    8. GFOTY — 'Call Him a Doctor'


    1. Britney Spears — 'Slumber Party' (feat. Tinashe)
    2. Röyksopp — 'Never Ever' (feat. Susanne Sundfør)*
    3. Fifth Harmony — 'Work From Home' (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
    4. Ariana Grande — 'Into You'
    5. Clean Bandit — 'Rockabye' (feat. Anne-Marie & Sean Paul)
    6. Allie X — 'That's So Us'
    7. Noah Cyrus — 'Make Me (Cry)' [feat. Labrinth]
    8. Aanysa x Snakehips — 'Burn Break Crash'
    9. Anna Straker — 'Serious' (thanks @NecessaryVoodoo)
    10. Kobra Kei - 'La Punta'
    11. Dua Lipa - 'Hotter Than Hell'
    12. Kero Kero Bonito - 'Lipslap'
    13. Allie X - 'All The Rage'
    14. Bad W0lfy - 'Used 2 This'
    15. Nina Nesbitt — 'Chewing Gum'
    16. Bibi Bourelly — 'Sally'
    17. Eric Saade — 'Colors'
    18. Sofia Carson — 'Love Is The Name' (feat. J Balvin)
    19. Kali Uchis — 'Only Girl' (feat. Steve Lacy and Vince Staples)
    20. Weirdo — 'ARMANIO'

    * The song of the year if I didn't love Britney Spears too fucking much.
  6. Top 10 albums

    1 Frank Ocean, Blonde
    2 Britney Spears, Glory
    3 M83, Junk
    4 Kylie Christmas (Snow Queen Edition)
    5 Lafayette, Les dessous féminins
    6 ABC, The Lexicon Of Love II
    7 Poom, 2016 (remixes)
    8 Carly Rae Jepsen, Emotion Side B
    9 Blood Orange, Freetown Sound
    10 Pet Shop Boys, Super

    Top 8 (very) disappointing albums

    1 Sophie-Ellis Bextor, Familia
    2 Empire of the Sun, Two Vines
    3 The Pirouettes, Carrément carrément
    4 Solange, A Seat At The Table
    5 Two Door Cinema Club, Gameshow
    6 Ben Watt, Fever Dream
    7 Roisin Murphy, Take Her Up To Monto
    8 Shura, Nothing's Real
  7. Here are my top 10 albums of 2016.


    01 Suede - Night Thoughts
    02 David Bowie - Blackstar
    03 Shura - Nothing's Real
    04 Frank Ocean - Blonde
    06 ABC - The Lexicon Of Love II
    06 The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
    07 Pet Shop Boys - Super
    08 Avalanches - Wildflower
    09 Beyoncé - Lemonade
    10 Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion Side B
  8. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    It might be partially because I've been too busy to listen to music for about half of this year but compared to previous years my singles list is looking rather bleak. Having trouble filling a top 20 of songs that really felt huge to me (especially when I apply a '1 song an act'-limit), and even for the top spot I'm torn between two songs where I'm like 'uhm yeah, I guess one of these would be it' while other years I had several songs to pick from I'd been obsessed with for months. Also not helping that a lot of songs that I did hammer this year didn't become singles.

    Top spot's gonna be between That's My Girl and Tears.
    Both excellent but compared to previous years' (Black Magic, Ugly Heart, I Was A Fool, Something New, Till The World Ends, On A Mission, Left My Heart In Tokyo, The Promise..) there just seems to be a lack of omnipresent huge pop tunes.
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  10. Rate - (re)discoveries
    01 Brandon Flowers - Only The Young (rediscovery)
    Triumphant and absolutely heartbreaking at the same time. He serves so much emotion I am baffled I forgot.

    02 Tegan And Sara - Not With You (discovery)
    Ohnostalgia would probably love this, but this truly changed my life. And 'I Run Empty' also came pretty darn close. If it was on spotify it would have, because I do not youtube much.

    03 Monrose - Catwalk V-O-G-U-E (discovery)
    This is one of those songs that took me right over and made the whole rate worth participating. Absolutely everything I need and want from a girl group.

    04 Kate Bush - Jig Of Life (discovery)
    Never a big Kate Bush fan, but I am glad she managed to get in an album rate so I could discover her music. And Jig Of Life is that master piece I will be forever grateful for having.

    05 Dannii Minogue - Who Do You Love Now (rediscovery)
    Gaybar anthem and long forgotten ever since. Until the rate. That moment you listen to a long lost favourite and your world is upside down, because it is back. Back for good.

    06 Ariana Grande - Why Try (discovery)
    Queen of serving massive vocals. I needed time to call this a discovery and now it sits among the best of the year.

    07 Banaramama - Cruel Summer (discovery)
    This wasnot my 11 and it should have been. What a song.

    08 Ariana Grande - Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart (discovery)
    Only Ariana snatching two spots, but with this emotional piece I wasnot ready for it has every right.

    09 Prince - Sign O The Times (rediscovery)
    I think I never knew this song specifically aside from radio. But hearing it made my life complete. I need more prince discovery and there are so much more.

    10 Nicki Minaj - The Jump Off '07 (discovery)
    I wasnot expecting much from Minaj-mixtape, but now I know she can bring that oldskool hiphop to the table I am taking a seat.

    2016 Songs
    01 Beyoncé - All Night

    I didnot expect this song to come on top for 2016. But it is a slowburner that put the competition in ashes. This year wasnot necessarily a singles year, so the whole top 10 is one big mixed bag. Difficult to compare, but 'All Night' sets itself apart from the rest for being already a modern classic.

    02 Kelly Clarkson - Piece By Piece (IDOL version)
    The album version was already in my top 10 from 2015, but that performance is everything I wanted and so much more. How do you lift a song that already is massive. With a performance filled with emotion.

    03 Barei - Say Yay!
    This was a significantly strong Eurovision year, so it is unsurprising a song managed to get to top 3. And that hasnot happened since 2008's Ani Lorak 'Shady Lady' sIayed my very existence. Say Yay! has it all. A crazy good build-up with a blazing drop.

    04 Kerri Watt - The Wild
    She had 2015's #1 song with 'Long Way Home' and that song was also my 2016 #1 for songs not released this year. She is a queen in my life and only released three songs yet. Ready for the album and being totally snatched to my bare bone.

    05 Lady Gaga - Perfect Illusion
    A lead single like no other. It holds up perfectly listening to the album. I love the direction and art she brought. She evolved as an artist and actually kept it small somehow.

    06 Tourist leMC - Horizon
    Belgian hiphop. That is a new genre in my lists. He wrote this after the Paris attacks, but with the attacks in his home country (Brussels) it tragically became some sort of anthem. We live in a new world with an unclear horizon. Not saying it is hopeless, because something is there. We just cannot see it.

    07 Meat Loaf - Going All The Way Is Just The Start
    'Braver Than We Are' was the original from Steinmann. And Meat Loaf isnot collaborating with him solely on this track. Karla DeVito and Ellen Foley join in and bring the fire vocals that Meat Loaf lacks a bit himself. The lead single from the 4th installment from his hell saga and a just ending to the series. Absolutely brilliant.

    08 All Saints - One Strike
    Comeback of the year and literally with one strike I was out.

    09 Christina Aguilera - Telepathy
    The bronx in the 80's and we are at a underground gaybar in which draq queens take the stage and this is played. One of the characters has his first gay kiss. How cannot be this blowing away. Probably because you didnot see it, because it was on the Netflix show 'The Get Down'. But truly what a moment.

    10 Amy MacDonald - Down By The Water
    I am a massive fan from her music and to see her come back after her hiatus is truly a gift. Especially cause the music is good again.

    11 Zedd - True Colours (Feat. Kesha)
    12 ZAYN - Pillowtalk
    13 Greg Holden - Hold On Tight
    14 Rochelle - All Night Long
    15 Herizen Guardiola - Set Me Free
    16 Dami Im - Sound Of Silence
    17 Katy Perry - Rise
    18 Demi Lovato - Body Say
    19 Sophie-Ellis Bextor - Come With Us
    20 Ariana Grande - Into You

    21 Leann Rimes - The Story
    22 Rebecca Ferguson - Bones
    23 Kelly Clarkson - Tightrope (Tour Version)
    24 Harriet - Love Will Burn
    25 Niall Horan - This Town
    26 Danny L Harle - Supernatural
    27 Fifth Harmony - Work From Home
    28 Solange - Cranes In The Sky
    29 Lady Gaga - Angel Down
    30 Rolling Stones - Little Rain

    31 Birdy - Keeping Your Head Up
    32 Beyoncé - Daddy Lessons
    33 Gary Clark Jr. - Take Me Down
    34 Kylie Minogue - This Wheel's On Fire
    35 Kelly Clarkson - It's Quiet Uptown
    36 Delta Goodrem - The River
    37 Rihanna - Kiss It Better
    38 Britt Nicole - Work Of Art
    39 Rag'N'Bone Man - Human
    40 Laura Mvula - Overcome
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    2016 Albums

    01 Meat Loaf - Braver Than We Are (Going All The Way Is Just The Start // More // Skull Of Your Country)
    I doubted long to put this at #1, but 'I'd Do Anything For Love (2016 version)' has won me over. In that version we have violins and a gospel choir added to the original. And it works like a killer. Also the 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart' references in 'Skull Of Your Country' are done brilliant. 'Bright Eyes' screamsung to infinity is making the original looking like lifeless fodder. Along with the massive lead single I am done. This is an opus right of my alley.

    02 Solange - A Seat At The Table (Cranes In The Sky // Don't Wish Me Well // Junie)
    Ever wondered where the S in Sprockrooster stands for? It is soul. And that is exactly what Solange brings. A variety of soul with that philosophical twist and cultural relevance. I am sitting at the table and enjoying it.

    03 Rolling Stones - Blue And Lonesome (Just Your Fool // Little Rain // Blue And Lonesome)
    In this rock filled year for me with mostly veterans doing it great, my #3 most favourite band do deliver like crazy. I cannot believe they bring this when they are 80 something years old. Not a career high, but still a high.

    04 Greg Holden - Chase The Sun (Boys In The Street // Hold On Tight // Go Chase The Sun)
    This is drenched in gay anthems and being a Valentines present from my boyfriend makes this an instant fave. He addresses issues as fathers unexpecting of their gay sons. Painful, but also with hope in sight.

    05 Various Artists - The Get Down OST (Set Me Free // Telepathy // Black Man In A White World)
    Oldschool hiphop. Disco. Gospel. Three ingredients that are put in the landscape from a racist world in the 80's Bronx. And everything fits together. From souring vocals to brilliant poetry.

    06 Lady Gaga - JOANNE (Perfect Illusion // Angel Down // Hey Girl)
    A pop artist embracing the guitar? IT WAS ABOUT FUCKING TIME. There are some weak points, but those are diminished by the fact she dared to do this. I respected her so much. And now so much more.

    07 Delta Goodrem - Wings Of The Wild (The River // Hold On // Feline)
    The true pop album this year. Combine that with Delta's vocal range and you know you have a lifelong classic.

    08 Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker (Leaving The Table // You Want It Darker // Treaty)
    It was already dark when I first played it. When he died, it became something so much darker. A reqieum so pitch dark, you just cannot listen to it too much.

    09 Layla Zoe - Breaking Free (Highway Of Tears // Backstage Queen // Breaking Free)
    British Columbia Highway 16. Also called the Highway of Tears. Several racist murders and police looking away for exact those racist reasons. Layla Zoe addressed this in a 10+ minute long opus and made me aware of this. It shook me to the bone and it actually is the sole reason this album is in my top 10. I already saw her live before this album and I am ready for this one too.

    10 David Bowie - Blackstar (Dollar Days // Lazarus // Blackstar)
    He knew exactly what he was doing and that might be the most scary of this track. Everything is so well planned and executed it chills me. So much death in this top 10, but this has every right to be here.

    11 Sophie-Ellis Bextor - Familia (Don't Shy Away // Come With Us // Wild Forever)
    Sophie breaking away from the Wanderlust sound and bringing the better sound. Dance sophie would have probably snatched a top 10 placement, but she is the perfect 11 for my list.

    12 Beyoncé - LEMONADE (All Night // Daddy Lessons // Don't Hurt Yourself)
    If it wasnot for Sorry this was top 10 for sure. What brought this in the top 20 however was the video. Just WOW!

    13 Miranda Lambert - The Weight Of These Wings (Runnin' Just In Case // Tin Man // I've Got Wheels)
    Miranda was more of a miss than a hit with me, but with this double album she just shut me up entirely. 24 tracks and not one dud. I could make a disc of my 12 faves and the leftover disc would still be a great listen.

    14 Blood Orange - Freetown Sound (Augustine // Better Than Me // Desirée)
    Such an eclectical waterfall of sounds that was my staple in summer. And I know for the next one too.

    15 Anastacia - A4APP Live Album (Time // Resurrection // Underground Army)
    A live album, but it is from my queen so deal with it. Still sIaying over some other faves in this list.

    16 Rihanna - ANTi (Kiss It Better // Same Ol' Mistakes // Love On The Brain)
    Who knew Rihanna had it in her. I sure didnot and lost faith longtime ago. And here I am being happy I was wrong.

    17 Tourist leMC - En Route (Horizon // Koning Liefde // Meester Kunstenaar)
    Adressing several social issues this wordsmith captivates me.

    18 Rebecca Ferguson - Superwoman (Bones // Without A Woman // Stars)
    A typical Rebecca album and not as good as her first two, but she can barely do wrong with that voice.

    19 Beth Hart - Fire On The Floor (No Place Like Home // Let's Get Together // Jazz Man)
    My queen of blues bringing the fire on the floor. Glad I can see her live again in 2017.

    20 Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman (Into You // Thinking About You // Leave Me Lonely)
    Highs and lows. But this had to be there.
  12. First of all, I would like to begin by saying how grateful I am to have lived such a great year in music - sonically and visually. Even though I do miss a hint of Girls Aloud or Pixie Lott at times, there's no way anyone can say 'escapist pop is a dying art' (to quote Brad MuuMuse) after such a prolific year. In terms of success, maybe. But this genre will never not exist in amazing forms. Looking back, there's been some huge triumphs this year, triumphs I would have never predicted in a million years (Britney recovering from Britney Jean and releasing one of her most sleek works since Blackout, All Saints in general, etc). So I would really like to celebrate and give a big round of applause to all my pop faves that managed to create fantastic music that made the soundtrack of these past 360-something days. So without further ado, my list goes...


    1. All Saints - One Strike
    Stellar. No other words needed.
    2. Rihanna - Kiss It Better
    There was a tweet (from a producer) doing rounds before the album was out that mentioned Kiss It Better as the song of Rihanna's career. I would like to agree with that. So far, it's the best track she's ever put out imho.
    3. Britney Spears - Make Me ft. G-Eazy
    A proper popstar moment. Shame we never got the Lachapelle video, it would've probably turned Make Me into my #1.
    4. Beyonce - All Night
    Love at first listen. Lemonade's best song by far.
    5. Jennifer Lopez - Ain't Your Mama
    We really got a little something from all our pop queens this year, haven't we? Seems like they've all been active in some sort of way. I'd crown this as song of the summer.
    6. Little Mix - Touch
    7. JoJo - Fuck Aplogies (ft. Wiz Khalifa)
    This song damaged the shampoo industry after it left the whole world bald.
    8. Ariana Grande - Into You
    I feel like it's too low on my list because it's such a powerhouse moment, but it just further proves how incredible this year has been.
    9. Fifth Harmony - That's My Girl
    Should have followed Work From Home the moment it started losing momentum.
    10. Dua Lipa - Blow Your Mind (Mwah)
    Even though we have Hotter Than Hell, I feel like Blow Your Mind was the star this year.


    1. Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
    I became a full-blown stan once I heard this album. By far one of the most outstanding pop creations by a non-main pop girl (that means the Britney - Gaga - Beyonce - Katy - etc league) in the last few years. Which funny enough, probably made her a main pop girl. Leave Me Lonely remains my favourite.

    2. Britney Spears - Glory
    WHO'D HAVE KNOWN!!!!!!!!! After the trainwreck that was Britney Jean, for her to release this album is an absolute relief. The success might not be there, but the quality sure is. Looking through the tracklist is just a joy. Man on the Moon, Change Your Mind, Just Like Me - sensational. I'm so proud of 2016 Britney Spears.

    3. Alexandra Stan - ALESTA
    Europop done right. Never in a million years I would have thought that in 2016 I would be stanning one of my own romanian pop gals, yet here I am. And finally, I have 4 words for you: Get What You Give.

    4. Rihanna - Anti
    Worth all the wait. Rihanna's best collection of songs since Loud. There's some really messy lows on the album, but the highs (Love On the Brain, Kiss Legendry Better, CONSIDERATION) really make this album shine. And it was also very satisfying to get my #lyfe from these tracks live. She's superb.

    5. Beyonce - Lemonade
    I don't really like to admit that SHE DID THAT because I've never been a huge Beyonka fan, but I have to give her props for doing the most daring project in pop music like ever. I prefer the selftitled over this one in terms of separate videos and songs, but as a whole, Lemonade is incredibly cohesive and well put together. Bravo.

    6. Fifth Harmony - 7/27
    So refreshing to have had an american girlband release such a good pop record this year. It is, however, a shame they're no longer a 5-piece. I can't say I'll miss Cameltoe, though. Not That Kinda Girl and The Life could have been perfect The Saturdays singles, so I guess that's why I attached myself to this album so much. Some of these tracks really filled the girlband void in my heart.

    7. Little Mix - Glory Days
    The love-hate relationship I used to have with this band finally ended with this album. I learnt to appreciate them much more, even though the music still has to reach the same level of their charisma and star-quality (plenty of which they have). Again, the lows on this album are scary as fuck, but then you have F.U., No More Sad Songs, Beep Beep - and all is right in the world.

    8. Gwen Stefani - This Is What the Truth Feels Like
    A nice batch, though it tends to be rather beige. Still, the 18-track list has something to offer for anyone (in my case, Where Would I Be, Send Me A Picture, Used to Love You stands as my trinity). Plus, the production is very well done. Gwen was very much missed, so I hope she'll continue with solo music, or at least do a nice album with No Doubt.

    9. All Saints - Red Flag
    I hate that some of the production is so SHIT and dodgy, but the songs are really incredible. I mean: One Strike, One Woman Man, Puppet On a String, This Is A War.... A COMEBACK. What in the HELL is Ratchet Behaviour though.......................

    10. M.I.A. - AIM
    No real reason why this album wraps up the top 10 as I've barely listened to it but my interest in M.I.A. really grew this year, especially with Borders and everything. There aren't many artists out there I'd label as 'badass', but she makes an exception. She OWNS 'badass' like no one else and the likes of Go Off, Talk or Freedun make her still relevant to this industry. And no need to mention that there's no one like her out there right now because really..... she's the only one of her ethnicity to really be mainstream. (unless you count Zayn, but I'm mostly referring to females since there's little to 0 trace of testosterone in this year-end list).

    Big apologies for the typos in case anyone bothers to read the commentary. Cheers!
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    Not sure if I could do a song list but will make an attempt.
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    Add to the "must listen imminently" list.

    Lady Wood made it yet no Mad Love.

    Why are you personally attacking me?
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  15. Top 15 Albums

    1. Beyoncé - Lemonade
    2. Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
    3. Solange - A Seat At The Table
    4. Shura - Nothing's Real
    5. Lady GaGa - Joanne
    6. All Saints - Red Flag
    7. Rihanna - ANTi
    8. Zayn - Mind of Mine
    9. Britney Spears - Glory
    10. The 1975 - I Like It When...
    11. Tinashe - Nightride
    12. BANKS - The Altar
    13. Gallant - Ology
    14. Frank Ocean - Blond
    15. Pet Shop Boys - Super

    Top 20 singles

    1. Ariana Grande - Into You
    2. Beyoncé - Formation
    3. All Saints - One Strike
    4. Rihanna - Kiss It Better
    5. Fifth Harmony - Work From Home
    6. Mabel - Thinking of You
    7. The 1975 - Somebody Else
    8. Shura - What's It Gonna Be
    9. Lady GaGa - Perfect Illusion
    10. Britney Spears - Slumber Party
    11. Fifth Harmony - That's My Girl
    12. Beyoncé - Sorry
    13. LANY - Where The Hell Are My Friends?
    14. Olly Murs - You Don't Know Love
    15. Solange - Don't Touch My Hair
    16. Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex
    17. Pet Shop Boys - Pop Kids
    18. Tove Lo - True Disaster
    19. The Weeknd - Star Boy
    20. Britney Spears - Make Me (Oooh)
  16. Very, very difficult, and I'm sure I'll want to change the order around, but it looks something like this:

    1. Beyoncé - Lemonade
    2. Anderson. Paak - Malibu
    3. Solange - A Seat At The Table
    4. Michael Kiwanuka - Love And Hate
    5. All Saints - Red Flag
    6. Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book
    7. James Vincent McMorrow - We Move
    8. Frank Ocean - Blonde
    9. Bon Iver - 22, A Million
    10. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound
    11. Rihanna - Anti
    12. Miike Snow - iii
    13. AlunaGeorge - I Remember
    14. Slow Club - One Day All Of This Won't Matter Anymore
    15. Glass Animals - How To Be A Human Being
    16. How To Dress Well - Care
    17. The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep...
    18. Kaytranada - 99.9%
    19. Skepta - Konnichiwa
    20. Flume - Skin
  17. yas
    NecessaryVoodoo, 2014 and LE0Night like this.

    1. Radiohead – ‘Burn the Witch’

    2. Beyoncé – ‘Formation’

    3. PJ Harvey – ‘The Wheel’

    4. Solange – ‘Rise’/‘Weary’

    5. Lady Gaga – ‘Perfect Illusion’

    6. Solange – ‘Cranes in the Sky’
    7. PJ Harvey – ‘The Community of Hope’
    8. Britney Spears – ‘Make Me…’
    9. Junius Meyvant – ‘Mighty Backbone’
    10. Beyoncé – ‘All Night’

    11. The Last Shadow Puppets – ‘Miracle Aligner’
    12. Adele – ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’
    13. Augustines – ‘Are We Alive’
    14. Beyoncé – ‘Hold Up’
    15. Parcels – ‘Herefore’

    16. The 1975 – ‘The Sound’
    17. M.I.A. featuring Zayn – ‘Freedun’
    18. Junius Meyvant – ‘Neon Experience’
    19. Rufus Wainwright and Florence Welch – ‘When in Disgrace…’
    20. Lady Gaga – ‘Million Reasons’

    21. The Last Shadow Puppets – ‘Bad Habits’
    22. Father John Misty – ‘Real Love Baby’
    23. Bear’s Den – ‘Auld Wives’
    24. Zayn – ‘Like I Would’
    25. Little Mix – ‘Shout Out to My Ex’

    26. M.I.A. – ‘Go Off’
    27. Radiohead – ‘Daydreaming’
    28. Ira Losco – ‘Walk on Water’
    29. Adele – ‘Water Under the Bridge’
    30. Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Boy Problems’

    31. NEIKED – ‘Sexual’
    32. Alicia Keys – ‘In Common’
    33. ANOHNI – ‘Drone Bomb Me’
    34. Amir – ‘J’ai cherché’
    35. The 1975 – ‘Somebody Else’

    36. The Jesus and Mary Chain – ‘Amputation’
    37. Adele – ‘When We Were Young’
    38. Ariana Grande – ‘Into You’
    39. Rihanna – ‘Work’
    40. Frans – ‘If I Were Sorry’
  19. I'm just gonna list my Top 20 most played songs:

    1. 'Daddy Lessons' - Beyoncé
    2. 'Don't Hurt Yourself' - Beyoncé
    3. 'Formation' - Beyoncé
    4. 'Hold Up' - Beyoncé
    5. 'Who Do You Think Of' - MO
    6. 'Thinking Bout You' - Ariana Grande
    7. 'All Night' - Beyoncé
    8. 'Sunglasses' - Alexx Mack
    9. 'This Ain't Over' - Alex Newell
    10. 'Freedom' - Beyoncé
    11. 'Into You' - Ariana Grande
    12. 'Work From Home' - Fifth Harmony
    13. 'That's My Girl' - Fifth Harmony
    14. 'Sorry' - Beyoncé
    15. 'Shout Out to My Ex' - Little Mix
    16. 'Me Too' - Meghan Trainor
    17. 'Fall' - Chloe x Halle
    18. 'Lush Life' - Zara Larsson
    19. '6 Inch' - Beyoncé
    20. 'Love On The Brain' - Rihanna

    Could probably listen to these 20 songs alone for the rest of my life and be quite happy.

    Albums would probably be something like:

    1. Lemonade Beyoncé
    2. Dangerous Woman Ariana Grande
    3. Anti Rihanna
    4. Side B Carly Rae Jepsen
    5. Lil Empire Petite Meller
    6. Joanne Lady Gaga
    7. Glory Days Little Mix
    8. Everything Is My Family Crystal Fighters
    9. A Seat At The Table Solange
    10. Love You To Death Tegan & Sara

    Are there any Crystal Fighters fans on here? They have the happiest, poppiest music ever. 'All Night' is pop at its greatest.

  20. Oh my God Run the Jewels 3 has appeared! And yes, it's amazing, if not quite as good as RTJ2. I'll stick it somewhere in my top 10.
    Doenjang likes this.
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