My Favorite Albums of 2016

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My fellow earbudders,

Well. Another year of music has come and gone, which means, another list of favorites to publish for you to read, consume, and just maybe decide what to put on your own end of the year playlist for gist and shiggles. These 40 albums were my favorites. I try not to say the “best “ones because I know that for every album that is on the list, I probably missed my fair share of musical goodies but these are the ones that got numerous plays on my ipod. This year revealed reunions, long awaited returns, artistic passion, departed souls, and your run of the mill pop fluff – of which there was a little too much of I admit. I was bored by many of the pop songs I heard on the radio – same beats, same squeaky voiced people singing the same things over and over again. You could take the head off one singer, replace it with another and you wouldn’t really be able to tell the difference. But the true artists – the ones that display quality over quality, fought their way through the cracks of pop goo. So for that I’m grateful for this year of music and helping me get out of darkness. For now anyway.. Enjoy the list. And Happy New Year.

1. Anderson Paak – Malibu
2. Solange Knowles – A Seat at the Table
3. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
4. S U R V I V E – RR7349
5. The Weeknd – Starboy
6. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
7. Beyonce – Lemonade
8. Brookzill! – Throwback to the Future
9. Tegan and Sara – Love You to Death
10. The Kills – Fire and Ice
11. JoJo – Mad Love
12. Emeli Sande – Long Live the Angels
13. J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
14. Robbie Williams – Heavy Entertainment Show
15. Kane Brown – Kane Brown
16. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
17. Childish Gambino – Awaken! My Love!
18. Raleigh Ritchie – You’re a Man Now Boy
19. David Bowie – Blackstar
20. Elizabeth Cook – Exodus of Venus
21. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
22. Teenage Fanclub – Here
23. Santigold – 99 Cents
24. Jack Garratt – Phase
25. Africaine 808 – Basar
26. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – A Man Alive
27. Hamilton Soundtrack
28. Shura – Nothing’s Real
29. Margaret Glaspy – Emotions and Math
30. Michael Kiwanuka – Love and Hate
31. Leagues – Alone Again
32. Roosevelt – Roosevelt
33. Rocky – Soft Machines
34. Deftones – Gore
35. Hidden Figures – The Soundtrack
36. Lazarus (Original Cast Recording)
37. Ria Mae – Ria Mae
38. Jamila Woods – HEAVN
39. Skye and Ross – Skye and Ross
40. Ghost Beach – Blonde

Honorable Mentions:
LP – Death Valley EP
Big Gigantic – Brighter Future
Justice – Women
Dawn Richard – Redemption

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Antigone Rising’s Whiskey, and Yeah, It Was..

Every now and then you get to listen to a band that’s worth it. A band who gives their blood, sweat, and tears to their passion and love of music. In today’s sad excuse of music – the auto tuning, the pitch perfect, the pro tools tweaking, the artificial beats – I could go on, but it’s not about me – it’s nice to come across a band that has grit and substance, and will leave you wanting more. Antigone Rising is one of those bands. I wouldn’t steer you wrong. They debuted their new music video, “That Was the Whiskey,” about a night in the life of a woman who kind of… becomes a different person than she usually is with the help of a shot of whiskey. Or two. Or three. You get the gist. Gist is a funny word to say isn’t it? Say it with me. “Gist.” Anyhooters, add in a stellar drum beat (real drums I might add), a little twang, another killer riff by Cathy Henderson on lead guitar, and great harmonies, you’re in for a kick stomping, rip-roaring good time. Line dance optional, but line dance preferred 🙂

And you don’t even need any alcohol 😉

Ladies and gents, Antigone Rising’s “That Was the Whiskey.”

Thank me later.

 

 

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Podcast #20 Pink, P.O.S., Muse, and More..

Welp another month down, one more month to go. I thought before my end of the year poddy, I’d throw one more in there for you all. I’m slowly putting together my best of list of tunes and trimming and adding and trimming and adding and cringing. There was a lot of good stuff this year, and a lot of stinkers.. but that’s for next month. Here’s my next to the last podcast for the year full of just fun stuff..songs that should actually be singles but I guess no one listens to a lowly ol’ musical fanatic. So sit back, relax, and enjoy.

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or stream here: –> http://djgabbers1.podomatic.com/entry/2012-11-30T19_32_40-08_00

 

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1. Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars

2. Bumper – P.O.S

3. Belly Belly Nice  – Dave Matthews Band

4. The Story – Brandi Carlile

5. Around The World – Christina Aguilera

6. Candy –  Robbie Williams

7. Why Go? (Radio Mix) (Feat. Boy George) – Faithless

8. Panic Station – Muse

9. Here Comes The Weekend  – P!nk

10. Giddy Up – Dragonette

11. Life Goes On (Feat. Oh Land) –  Gym Class Heroes

12. Gravity – No Doubt

13. Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

14. Backlines – Stars

15. Kick It In the Sticks – Brantley Gilbert

16. The Road to Rock’n’roll – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros

17. Louder Than Words – Celldweller

18. Ready to Start – Arcade Fire Alternative Rock The Suburbs Deluxe

19. Same Love – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

20. Don’t Take My Mind On A Trip – Boy George

21. Find A Way – 6th Borough Project

22. After the Fire (12” version) – Der Kommissar

23. Live Those Days Tonight – Friendly Fires

24. Sometimes (I Wish) – City and Colour

 

 

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