My 50 favorite albums that were released in 2016

Listed in the order I thought of them (not actually ranked):

1. Conor Oberst – Ruminations
2. PUP – The Dream Is Over
3. Modern Baseball – Holy Ghost
4. Kanye West – The Life Of Pablo
5. Frank Ocean – Blonde
6. Jeff Rosenstock – WORRY.
7. Bon Iver – 22, A Million
8. Weezer – Weezer (White Album)
9. Joyce Manor – Cody
10. Crying – Beyond the Fleeting Gales
11. Tenement – Tenement
12. The Hotelier – Goodness
13. Beach Slang – A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings
14. Pete Yorn – ArrangingTime
15. Pkew Pkew Pkew – Pkew Pkew Pkew
16. Pinegrove – Cardinal

17. Rihanna – ANTI

18. David Bowie – Blackstar

19. Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book
20. Margaret Glaspy – Emotions And Math
21. Tim Heidecker – In Glendale
22. Anderson Paak – Malibu
23. Big Thief – Masterpiece
24. Michael Nau – Mowing
25. Into It. Over It. – Standards
26. The I Don’t Cares – Wild Stab
27. Wilco – Schmilco
28. Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
29. Angel Olsen – My Woman
30. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
31. Solange – A Seat at the Table
32. Drive-By Truckers – American Band
33. The Avalanches – Wildflower
34. KAYTRANADA – 99.9%
35. American Football – American Football (LP2)
36. Sheer Mag – III 7"
37. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
38. Japanese Breakfast – Psychopomp
39. Okkervil River – Away
40. LVL Up – Return to Love
41. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
42. The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
43. Tycho – Epoch
44. White Denim – Stiff
45. Green Day – Revolution Radio
46. The Lumineers – Cleopatra
47. St. Lucia – Matter
48. A Tribe Called Quest – Thank you for your Service….
49. Mitski – Puberty 2
50. Carly Rae Jepsen – E*MO*TION: Side B

Headphone Nation’s 100 Favorite Songs Of The Decade (So Far): 2010-2014

Headphone Nation’s 100 Favorite Songs Of The Decade (So Far): 2010-2014


Am I an idiot for thinking that I can only pick 100 songs to share with y’all and not feel guilty about all the other music that I’m leaving out? Is this list completely bias? Am I brain-dead from trying to write about why I love every single song on this list?

The answer is yes.

Reminder: this is a list of MY FAVORITE songs of the decade, not THE GREATEST songs of the decade. There is a key…

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David Bronson Returns With Bowie Collaborators On New Album

David Bronson Returns With Bowie Collaborators On New Album


About two years ago, I talked about the great David Bronson as an artist that you should know. Now the New York based singer-songwriter is back with a new album coming out next month.

Questions(Jan. 13 via Big Arc Records) continues Bronson’s brand of sonic folk-playing that is in tune with Cat Stevens and Jethro Tull, but now the songwriting is more confident and full of even stronger lyrical…

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That One Time David Bowie Sang “Little Drummer Boy” With Bing Crosby

That One Time David Bowie Sang “Little Drummer Boy” With Bing Crosby

David Bowie.Bing Crosby

In 1977 David Bowie and Bing Crosby performed together for a very special and very strange Christmas TV special. The best part of this video might be how Bowie and Crosby are both wearing matching blue. Now if only that bootleg of Crosby covering all of Station To Station will surface…

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End Of Year Report: 12 Different Perspectives On Music In 2013

If you’re a fan of mainstream and indie variations of rock music i.e. Arcade Fire, Kurt Vile,…

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