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DoYouHearTheMusic.com – 2016 Top Albums

30 Dec

Another year down, another year filled with great tunes. Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of 50 albums I dug in 2016. Normally I shy away from naming my top album because quite frankly I think there is too much great music that gets released throughout the year but this year is different because to me, A Tribe Called Quest didn’t just shock everyone by announcing and releasing its first album in 18 years, coupled with the loss earlier this year of Phife Dawg but it was the perfect album at the right time when “We The People” needed it. We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service is the album of the year and if you haven’t for some reason, dive into it, listen closely. We need more like ATCQ in 2017 and the years to come, there is a purpose to this album, find yours as I found mine. Peace + Love + Music. See you in 2017.

A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service
Anderson .Paak – Malibu
Angel Olsen – My Woman
Anohni – Hopelessness
Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
Blossoms – ST
Boulevards – Groove!
Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Ride
Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book
Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
Christine and The Queens – Charleur Humaine
Crystal Fighters – Everything Is My Family
David Bowie – Blackstar
DAWES – We’re All Gonna Die
DIIV – Is the Is are
Empire of the Sun – Two Vines
Flume – Skin
Gallant – Ology
Glass Animals – How To Be A Human Being
GOAT – Requiem
Goldroom – West of the West
J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
Jack Garratt – Phase
Kaiser Chiefs – Stay Together
Kaytranada – 99.9%
Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered
Kings of Leon – Walls
Lapsley – Long Way Home
Lewis Del Mar – ST
Mitski – Puberty 2
Mumford & Sons – Johannesburg EP
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – A Little Something More From Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Nice As Fuck – ST
NxWorries – Yes Lawd!
Phish – Big Boat
Run The Jewels – RTJ3
Saint Mesa – Jungle EP
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Sea Of Noise
Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
The Avett Brothers – Trus Sadness
The Head and The Heart – Signs of Light
The Lumineers – Ophelia
The National +++++ – Day of The Dead (Grateful Dead)
The Rolling Stones – Blue and Lonesome
The Shelters – ST
Tycho – Epoch
Whitney –  Light Upon The Lake
Wolfmother – Victorious
ZHU – Generation Why

R.I.P. David Bowie

11 Jan

To measure the impact this talented individual had on the world one just needs to do a search on the internet for David Bowie and see what pops up in today’s news feed. I like countless others was saddened to hear of the passing of one of the most magnificent entertainers to ever live. He was an icon, a chameleon, he did it so good and effortlessly and was one of the few who could bring together people from all different backgrounds. For me he was the one living legend I had hoped I’d get a chance to see live. He released his final album, Blackstar, last Friday on his 69th birthday and you have to wonder if he and those close to him had in a way been preparing for the worse since knowing of his secret battle of cancer was eventually going to lead to where we are today.

Last Thursday I was having lunch with a friend where the conversation shifted to David Bowie, his work on the new album and our admiration for him and clearly not thinking something like the news of his passing was possible at this time.

The world lost a creative figure who transcended generations, races, genders, etc. and who left his mark that will most certainly be remembered for decades to come. We bid you goodnight Sir David Bowie. Thank you for what you left us with.


Happy Birthday David Bowie and thanks for the new music!

8 Jan

Happy Birthday David Bowie!  66 today and what does he offer up to fans?  How about some new music! “Where Are We Now?” off the upcoming album, The Next Day, his first in nearly a decade.  Give a listen….