Popmarket Staff Picks 2016

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Popmarket Staff Picks 2016

Around this time of year, I always find myself splitting my records from the past 12 months into 2 categories -- albums that I didn't take off the turntable for months, and albums that I played once and immediately shelved. 
This year, the "shelved" category was nearly nonexistent, and I get the sense that a lot of you had a similar experience. 
Say what you want about 2016, there were some KILLER albums that came out this year. 
Below are some of our favorites. Do you agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments!
Russ
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
  • Bon Iver - 22, A Million
  • Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
  • Anderson .Paak - Malibu
  • Kaytranada - 99.9%
  • Parquet Courts - Human Performance
  • NxWorries - Yes Lawd!
  • Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
  • David Bowie - Blackstar
  • A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service

Maddie

  • Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book
  • Glass Animals - How to Be a Human Being
  • Kanye West - Life of Pablo
  • Frank Ocean - Blonde
  • Beyoncé - Lemonade
  • Bon Iver - 22, A Million
  • The Knocks - 55
  • Rihanna - Anti
  • Gareth Emery - 100 Reasons to Live
  • The Lumineers - Cleopatra

Jose

  • Anderson .Paak - Malibu
  • Anna Homler and Steve Moshier - Breadwoman & Other Tales
  • Elysia Crampton - Demon City
  • Frankie Cosmos - Next Thing
  • Mark Pritchard - Under The Sun
  • Mica Levi & Oliver Coates - Remain Calm
  • Pill - Convenience
  • Sonnet - Young Death
  • Warehouse - So Low
  • Young Thug - Jeffery

AJ

  • Bon Iver - 22, a million
  • Angel Olsen - My Woman
  • Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement - Green Graves
  • Tim Hecker - Love Streams
  • Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch
  • Wreck & Reference - Indifferent Rivers Romance End
  • 2 8 1 4 - Rain Temple
  • Beyoncé - Lemonade
  • Andy Stott - Too Many Voices
  • Wife - standard nature
  • Black Marble - It's Immaterial

Ian

  • The Knocks – 55
  • Savages – Adore Life
  • Justice – Woman
  • Metallica – Hardwired… To Self Destruct
  • Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
  • David Bowie – Blackstar
  • Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
  • White Lung – Paradise
  • Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
  • Beach Slang – A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings
Lani
  • KING - Debut 
  • Moor Mother -Fetish Bones
  • Essaie Pas - Demain est une autre neut
  • Warthog - Warthog
  • A Tribe Called Quest - We Got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
  • Mannequin Pussy
  • Rihanna - ANTI
  • Pill - Convenience
  • Solange - A Seat at the Table
  • SURVIVE - RR7349
  • Boy Harsher - Yr Body Is Nothing
  • The Men - Devil Music

Steffen

  • John Scofield - Country For Old Men
  • Carla BleyAndando el Tiempo
  • Julian Lage - Arclight
  • Miles Ahead - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • John Coltrane - Giant Steps (Mono Reissue)
  • Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
  • DeJohnette/Coltrane/Garrison, Movement (ECM)
  • Miles Davis & Robert Glasper - Everything’s Beautiful (Columbia-Legacy)
  • Leonard Cohen - You Want it Darker
  • Jeff Parker - Slight Freedom

Pete

  • Suede - Night Thoughts
  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
  • Brian Eno - The Ship
  • David Bowie - Blackstar
  • Cate Le Bon - Crab Day
  • Olafur Arnalds - Island Songs
  • Neurosis - Fires Within Fires
  • John Carpenter - Lost Themes II
  • Chris Cohen - As if Apart
  • Bon Iver - 22 a Million

    2 comments

    • Jeffrey Denbo

      Can’t forget the Avett Bros.’ True Sadness, and Miranda Lambert’s The Weight of These Wings.

    • Donald Handy

      No one picked Julie Ruin?

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