MIX: Best of 2016

MIX: Best of 2016

Here it is, friends. The least relevant “best of” list you’ll find. I slept on a ton of new stuff and the reissues I picked are barely touching on what came out last year. Many are from Light in the Attic and the labels they distribute. There’s also a block of releases, starting with the Wendy Harris selection, that are from the Numero Group “Project 12” Record Club. Relevance aside, I still wanted to share a few of the songs that helped brighten what seems to be a universally terrible year. Below you’ll find a couple of mixes that showcase some of my favorite songs of 2016.

S+D Best of 2016 /// New
1. Krano – Mi E Ti – Requiescat In Plavem [0:00]
2. Itasca – No Consequence – Open To Chance
3. Marisa Anderson – In Waves – Into the Light
4. Angel Olsen – Heart Shaped Faced – My Woman
5. Kevin Morby – Black Flowers – Singing Saw
6. Andy Shauf – Martha Sways – The Party
7. Julianna Barwick – Beached – Will
8. Whitney – No Woman – Light Upon The Lake
9. Kikagaku Moyo – Cardigan Song – House in the Tall Grass
10. Solange – Cranes in the Sky – A Seat at the Table
11. Leonard Cohen – On The Level – You Want It Darker
12. Kadhja Bonet – Fairweather Friend – The Visitor
13. The Multiple Cat – David – Intricate Maps
14. Alex Cameron – Real Bad Lookin’ – Jumping the Shark
15. Heron Oblivion – Sudden Lament – Heron Oblivion
16. Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions – Let Me Get There ft. Kurt Vile – Until the Hunter
17. Radiohead – True Love Waits – A Moon Shaped Pool
18. Eleanor Friedberger – Never Is A Long Time – New View
19. Cat Hoch – W. O. Y. M. (What’s on Your Mind?) Pink Butterflies – Single
20. Exploded View – Stand Your Ground – Exploded View

S+D Best of 2016 /// Reissue
1. Françoise Hardy – Rendez-vous d’automne – La Maison Ou J’Ai Grandi [Future Days / LITA]
2. Arthur Verocai – Dedicada A Ela – Arthur Verocai [Mr. Bongo]
3. Lee Moses – What You Don’t Want Me To Be [Future Days / LITA]
4. Johnnie Frierson – – Have You Been Good To Yourself [Light In The Attic]
5. Angel Rada – Panico A Las 5am – Venezuela 70: Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth: Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970s [Soul Jazz]
6. Andy Bey – Celestial Blues – Experience and Judgement [Be With]
7. Betty Davis – I’m Ready, Willing, & Able (Take 9) – The Columbia Years 1968-1969 [Light In The Attic]
8. Eva Pilarová – Léto, léto – Czech Up! Vol. 1: Chain of Fools [Vampi Soul]
9. Canned Heat – Poor Moon – Blind Owl Wilson [Mississippi Records]
10. Gimmer Nicholson – Hermetic Waltz – Christopher Idylls [Light In The Attic]
11. John Angaiak – Hey, Hey, Hey, Brother – I’m Lost in the City [Future Days / LITA]
12. Gal Costa & Caetano Veloso – Candeias – Domingo [Elemental Music]
13. Pippo Spera – A Buen Puerto [Lion Productions]
14. Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Fog Horn Blues [Light In The Attic]
15. Wendy Harris – Reverend Lee – 1st Annual Inner-City Talent Expo [Numero Group]
16. The Chapells – I Moan For You – Are You Ready For The Chapells? [Numero Group]
17. Rob Galbraith – Tell Me with Your Eyes (Just Be You) – Damn It All [Numero Group]
18. 94 East – If You See Me – The Cookhouse 5 [Numero Group]
19. Tommy McGee – Guilty – Positive-Negative [Numero Group]
20. Jimmy Carter and Dallas County Green – A Night of Love – Summer Brings The Sunshine [Numero Group]
21. Meic Stevens – Left Over Time – Outlander [Numero Group]