According to Spotify I listened to 2378 different artists this year. That seems like a lot but I don't have anything to compare it to. Most of my Spotify listening is "normal" music, not ambient/electronic. I guess my taste in music would be categorized as "indie" with a leaning toward "indie folk."
There was a lot of very good music again this year. I've said this before and it continues to be true - anybody who says there is no good music anymore just isn't trying. My favorite quote on that subject is from Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal - "If you still like all of the music that you liked when you were in high school – and nothing else – you probably don't really like music."
This list is a collection of favorite songs from the past year. Some of the songs cross reference with my favorite albums of the year. But it also has many tunes that I loved as stand alone cuts. Tracks like Get to Know by Charlie Belle or That's Love by Oddisee or All You Favorite Bands by Dawes are all great tunes that deserve to be in heavy rotation even if the albums didn't make my final list.
It's available to stream at Mixcloud here...
Here's the download link...
Here's to another great year in 2016. Cheers!
T R A C K L I S T :
- 00:00 The Chemical Brothers - Wide Open
- 05:41 Public Service Broadcasting - Go!
- 09:35 Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian at Best
- 13:22 Beck - Dreams
- 18:33 Charlie Belle - Get to Know
- 22:08 Sports - Saturday
- 23:20 Crushed Beaks - Overgrown
- 26:00 The Decemberists - Make You Better
- 31:00 The Wild Reeds - Where I'm Going
- 34:46 Caitlin Canty - Get Up
- 38:21 Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield - Fond Farewell
- 41:13 Howard - Religion
- 44:33 The Lone Bellow - Telluride
- 48:31 On An On - Drifting
- 52:50 Sufjan Stevens - 4th of July
- 57:20 Aero Flynn - Moonbeams
- 1:03:33 David Bowie - Blackstar
- 1:13:15 Ibeyi - River
- 1:17:18 Oddisee - That's Love
- 1:21:15 Tame Impala - Let It Happen
- 1:28:45 Bayonne - Spectrolite
- 1:31:55 GEMS - Living as a Ghost
- 1:34:50 Beirut - No No No
- 1:37:39 The Punch Brothers - I Blew It Off
- 1:40:40 Dawes - All Your Favorite Bands
- 1:44:00 Waxahatchee - Summer of Love
- 1:45:58 SOAK - Sea Creatures
- 1:48:55 David Wax Museum - Guesthouse
- 1:53:00 Father John Misty - The Night Josh Tillman came to our apt
- 1:56:33 Strand of Oaks - Wonderful(my morning jacket cover)