Since we are only in the infancy of 2017, I thought I’d post a list of my top 10 favorite hip-hop albums of 2016. While many of these also appeared on the Top 40 Albums of 2016 list and the Top 10 Favorite Songs of 2016 podcast, I wanted to focus in on a genre that had a really great year in terms of creative output. As you will see, my taste in hip-hop leans toward the more experimental and alternative, but if you’re interested in reading about some of the most innovative, thought-provoking hip-hop albums of 2016, this is the list for you. For some of these posts I used excerpts from past write-ups (I hope you don’t mind!).
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For me, this list is the most important thing I write all year. While I enjoy all the various writing avenues I take, the “Top Albums” list is really the end-all-be-all. I’d be beating a dead horse if I discussed what a disappointing year 2016 has been, but instead, I want to focus on some of the great music released. Once again, I’ve compiled a list of some incredible albums that hail from a wide range of genres. Give the first 20 a read through and a listen, and I’m sure you’ll find something that strayed beyond your listening peripheral in 2016.
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In this episode of BDWPS Podcast we check out new tracks from Aesop Rock, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Underworld, Yoni & Geti, Cate LeBon, Dalek, and Xiu Xiu. We also discuss the Jay Reatard documentary “Better Than Something” and take a closer look at the Bob Dylan anti-war anthem, “Masters of War”. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher (search key word: BDWPS).
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Aesop Rock “Lotta Years”
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever “Heard You’re Moving”
Yoni & Geti “Internal Exile”
Cate LeBon “Wonderful”
Dalek “Guaranteed Struggle”
Xiu Xiu “Laura Palmer’s Theme”
Jay Reatard “My Shadow”