Mid Year List, Music

2016 Half Year Review

I’m pleased to present the most listenable albums of 2016 so far.

2016 Half Year Review Spotify Playlist

2016 Half Year Review Apple Music Playlist

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Freetown SoundBlood Orange –  Freetown Sound

  • Alternative Dance
  • London, England
  • Best to You, Hadron Collider, Augustine, Better Than Me, E.V.P., Hands Up, Desiree, But You, Thank You, Juicy 1-4, Squash Squash, I Know

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Emilys devolutionEsperanza Spaulding – Emily’s D+Evolution

  • Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Jazz
  • Portland, OR; New York, N
  • Earth to Heaven, One, Rest In Pleasure, Change Us, Good Lava

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Human PerformanceParquet Courts – Human Performance

  • Indie Pop/Rock, Punk Revival
  • Denton, TX; Brooklyn NY
  • Berlin Got Blurry, Human Performance, Dust, Outside, One Man No City, Captive of the Sun

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For All We KnowNao – For All We Know

  • Electronic, Alternative R&B
  • London, England
  • Bad Blood, Inhale Exhale, Fool to Love, Girlfriend, Trophy, Get to Know Ya, In the Morning, Dywm

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Moon Shaped PoolRadiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

  • Pop/Rock Indie, Brit Pop
  • Oxyford, England
  • Burn the Witch, True Love Waits, Daydreaming, Spectre (seperate single)

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 Puberty2Mitski – Puberty 2

  • Singer-songwriter, Indie Rock
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Your Best American Girl, Happy, Fireworks, Thursday Girl, Dan The Dancer, I Bet on Losing Dogs

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Teens of DenialCar Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial

  • Pop/Rock Indie
  • Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Fill in the Blank, Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales, Vincent, 1937 State Park

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SVIIBSchool of Seven Bells – SVIIB

  • Electronic, Dream Pop
  • New York, NY
  • Open Your Eyes, Ablaze

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Singing SawKevin Morby –  Singing Saw

  • Indie Pop/Rock, Folk
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • I Have Been to the Mountain, Dorothy, Singing Saw, Drunk and On a Star

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case:lang:veirscase/lang/veirs – case/lang/veirs

  • Singer-songwriter, Indie Folk
  • Virginia/Alberta, Canada/Colorado
  • Atomic Number, Honey and Smoke, Song for Judee, Delirium, Greens of June, Behind the Armory, Best Kept Secret, 1,000 Miles Away, Supermoon, I Want to Be Here, Why Do We Fight, Georgia Stars

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Adore LifeSavages – Adore Life

  • Pop/Rock Indie, Post-Punk Revival
  • London, England
  • Adore, The Answer, TIWYG

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The Dreaming RoomLaura Mvula – The Dreaming Room

  • Singer-Songwriter
  • Birmingham, England
  • Phenomenal Woman, Let Me Fall, Show Me Love, Kiss My Feet, Lucky Man, People

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Light Upon the LakeWhitney – Light Upon the Lake

  • Singer-songwriter, Indie Folk
  • Chicago, IL
  • No Woman, Golden Days, No Matter Where We Go

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ParadiseWhite Lung – Paradise

  • Pop/Rock Indie, Punk-Revival
  • Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • Below, Hungry, Kiss Me When I Bleed, Dead Weight, Narcoleptic, Paradise

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SynthiaThe Jezabels – Synthia

  • Pop/Rock Indie
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Pleasure Drive, Come Alive

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Holy GhostModern Baseball – Holy Ghost

  • Pop/Rock Indie, Punk Pop, Emo
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Wedding Singer, Everyday

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PotentialThe Range – Potential

  • Electronic, Experimental Techno
  • Providence, RI; Brooklyn, NY
  • Florida, Copper Wire, Retune, Falling Out of Phase, Superimpose, Regular

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Oh NoJessy Lanza – Oh No

  • Electronic, Club Dance
  • Hamilton, Ontario Canada
  • VV Violence, It Means I Love You, Never Enough, I Talk BB, Going Somewhere, Vivica

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a man aliveThao & The Get Down Stay Down –  A Man Alive

  • Indie Rock
  • Virginia
  • Nobody Dies, Astonished Man, Meticulous Bird

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Are You SeriousAndrew Bird – Are You Serious

  • ElleSinger-Songwriter, Indie Folk
  • Chicago, IL
  • Left Handed Kisses, Capsized, Valleys of the Young, Roma Fade

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Fading LinesAmber Arcades – Fading Lines

  • Dream Pop
  • Holland
  • Fading Lines, Turning Light, Right Now, Come with Me, Constant’s Dream, I Will Follow, Perpetuum Mobile

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GoodnessThe Hotelier – Goodness

  • Pop/Rock Indie, Emo, Punk Pop
  • Worcester, MA
  • Goodness Pt 2, Piano Player

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Big Black CoatJunior Boys – Big Black Coat

  • Electronic, Synth Pop
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Over It, Big Black Coat

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barbara-barbara-we-face-a-shining-futureUnderworld – Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future

  • Electronic, Progressive House Techno
  • London, England
  • I Exhale, Low Burn, Ova Nova, Nylon Strung, If Rah

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Jet Plane and OxbowShearwater – Jet Plane and Oxbow

  • Pop/Rock Indie
  • Austin, TX
  • Quiet Americans

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distance inbetweenThe Coral – Distance Inbetween

  • Indie Rock, Neo-psychedelia
  • Merseyside, England
  • Chasing the Tail of a Dream, Miss Fortune, Million Eyes, It’s You, White Bird, Holy Revelation

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Patch the SkyBob Mould – Patch the Sky

  • Adult Alternative/Singer-Songwriter
  • New York
  • Voices in My Head, Losing Sleep, Hold On, Monument, The End of Things

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Night ThoughtsThe London Suede – Night Thoughts

  • Pop/Rock Indie
  • London, England
  • Outsiders

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Good Luck and Do Your BestGold Panda – Good Luck and Do Your Best

  • Electronic
  • London, England
  • In My Car, Metal Bird, Pink and Green, Time Eater, Unthank, I Am Real Punk

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Dolls of HighlandKyle Craft –  Dolls of Highland

  • Louisiana, Oregon
  • Pop/Rock Singer-Songwriter
  • Lady of the Ark, Pentecost, Eye of a Hurricane, Jane Beat the Reaper, Balmorhea, Berlin, Gloom Girl, Future Midcity Massacre

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standardsInto It. Over It. – Standards

  • Indie Rock, Emo
  • Chicago, IL
  • No EQ, Open Casket, Adult Contempt

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BING_109_WabiSabiCross Record – Wabi-Sabi

  • Pop/Rock Experimental
  • Texas
  • High Rise, Steady Waves

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  • Indie Rock, Experimental Rock
  • London, England
  • In God’s House, Joe’s Dream, Sunday Love, I Do, Honeymooning Alone, I Will Love Again, In Your Bed

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Emotions and MathMargaret Glaspy – Emotions and Math

  • Singer-songwriter, Blues Rock, Indie Folk
  • California, New York
  • Emotions and Math, Somebody to Anybody, You and I, No Matter Who, Love Like This, Memory Street, You Don’t Want Me

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The Colour in AnythingJames Blake – The Colour in Anything

  • Indie Electronic
  • London, England
  • Radio Silence, I Need a Forest Fire, The Colour in Anything, I Hope My Life, FOREVER

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Love You to DeathTegan and Sara – Love You To Death

  • Pop/Rock Indie, New Wave Revival
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Boyfriend, Stop Desire, 100x, U-Turn, BWU

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IIIModerat – III

  • Electronic, Experimental, Techno, Club Dance
  • Germany
  • Reminder, Running, Finder, Eating Hooks, Intruder

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void beatsCavern of Anti-Matter –  void beats/invocation trex

  • Experimental Electronic, ambient
  • Berlin, Germany
  • liquid gate

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Big Black CoatDaughter – Not To Disappear

  • Pop/Rock Folk
  • London, England
  • Doing The Right Thing, Numbers

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Infinite SummerNZCA Lines – Infinite Summer

  • Electronic, Synth Pop
  • London, England
  • Two Hearts, Infinite Summer

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PlazaQuilt – Plaza

  • Pop/Rock Folk, Psychedelia
  • Boston, MA and Brooklyn, NY
  • Roller

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Life of PauseWild Nothing – Life of Pause

  • Pop/Rock Indie, Dream Pop
  • Virginia
  • TV Queen, Life of Pause, To Know You

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Good AdviceBasia Bulat – Good Advice

  • Pop/Rock Folk
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Fool, La La Lie, Infamous

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MothChairlift – Moth

  • Electronic, Synth Pop
  • Boulder, CO and Brooklyn, NY
  • Moth to the Flame, Ch-Ching

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White AlbumWeezer – White Album

  • Indie Pop/Rock
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • King of the World, California Kids, Thank God for Girls

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Need Your LightRa Ra Riot –  Need Your Light

  • Pop/Rock Indie, Chamber Pop
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Foreign Lovers, Water, Absolutely

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painting withAnimal Collective – Painting With

  • Pop/Rock Indie, Experimental Rock
  • Baltimore, MD
  • FloriDada, Golden Gal

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This Is ActingSia – This Is Acting

  • Pop/Rock Dance
  • Australia
  • Bird Set Free, Alive, Cheap Thrills

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Discussion

One thought on “2016 Half Year Review

  1. Thanks for the great compilation and fascinating album covers!

    Posted by christopherlbell | August 2, 2016, 10:24 pm

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