Top 50 Albums of 2016

There has already been a lot said on how much of a no

good, dirty rotten year 2016 was. There is nothing that

I can say that will contribute anything positive to that

conversation, expect for this: 2016 was a pretty great year

in music. That shouldn't be lost in the swirl of celebrity deaths,

electrion results and personal challenges that have come with

the last 12 months.


With that said, I present my top 50 albums of 2016 list. An

important aspect of this year for me musically was it was the

year that I discovered and fell in love with modern Soul music,

so that love is reflected throughout this list. Not to worry, as

any listener of the podcast knows, I still firmly have my feet

planted in the worlds of punk and alternative (?) rock.


I hope that as you look at this list, you find a new band or two

to check out and hopefully fall in love with. That is why I do this

list and frankly, do the podcast. I have a personal mission of

connecting you, as a fan of music, to new tunes that will put a

smile on your face. So enjoy this list! Please feel free to email

me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to discuss your favorites

of the year. Best wishes in the New Year!


1. Empty Houses - Daydream

2. Wintersleep - The Great Detachment

3. Face To Face - Protection

4. Descendents - Hypercaffium Spazzinate

5. Bob Mould - Patch the Sky

6. Plow United - Three

7. Nada Surf - You Know Who You Are

8. The Superweaks - Better Heavens

9. Whitney - Light Upon the Lake

10. Great Apes - California Heart

11. PUP - The Dream Is Over

12. Mrs. Magician - Bermuds

13. Freinds of Cesar Romero - Octatonic Exile

14. Mikey Erg- Tentative Decisions

15. Bleached - Bleached

16. American Football - LP2

17. The Dirty Nil - Higher Power

18. St. Paul and the Broken Bones - Sea of Noise

19. Pkew Pkew Pkew - Pkew Pkew Pkew

20. Mo Troper - Beloved

21. Dinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not

22. The Suffers - The Suffers

23. Dentist - Ceilings

24. Butch Walker - Stay Gold

25. Culture Abuse - Peach

26. California - California

27. The Thermals - We Disappear

28. Weezer - The White Album

29. Big Jesus - Oneric

30. Sam Means - 10 Songs

31. Doe - Some Things Last Longer Than You

32. Crying - Beyond the Fleeing Gales

33. Sun Days - Album

34. Anakin - Radio Transmission Failure

35. Look Mexico - Uniola

36. Arliss Nancy - Greater Divides

37. The Record Company - Give It Back to You

38. Wrong -Wrong

39. Ship Thieves - No Anchor

40. Flowers - Everybody's Dying To Meet You

41. Milk Teeth - Vile Child

42. Kindling - Everywhere Else

43. Carl Sagan's Skate Shoes - Carl Sagan's Skate Shoes

44. Title Tracks - Long Dream

45. Jimmy Eat World - Intergrity Blues

46. Jeff Rosenstock - Worry

47. Matt Hires - American Wilderness

48. St. Lenox - Ten Hymns From My American Gothic

49. Carpenter - Lifelines

50. Jr. Juggernaut - Witch's Hand








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