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The Groove’s Best of 2016

 

Mac’s Picks of 2016 (in no particular order)

Albums:

  • B Boys – No Worry No Mind EP
  • Hoops – Self-Titled EP
  • Terry – Terry HQ
  • Asher Horton – Lazy Bones (cassette)
  • Lumpy and the Dumpers – Huff My Sack
  • C.C.T.V. – Practice Tape 3.6.16 (cassette)
  • Spray Paint – Feel The Clamps
  • The World – Managerial Material EP
  • Pill – Convenience
  • Foster Body – Moving Display

Reissue:

  • Dow Jones and The Industrials – Can’t Stand The Midwest 1979-1981 (FDH)

Shows:

  • The Rebel w/ Spray Paint @ TMR
  • C.C.T.V. w/ Gel @ Hometron (Lexington, KY)
  • Tommy Wright III w/ Greenwade @ Third Man Records
  • Parquet Courts w/ B Boys @ Mercy Lounge
  • Gauche w/ Hothead @ Drkmttr

 


Zach’s top albums of 2016 (in no particular order)

  •  John Carpenter – “Assault on Precinct 13” b/w “The Fog” 12-inch
  • Clipping. – Splendor & Misery
  • Converge – You Fail Me: Redux
  • Mannequin Pussy – Romantic
  • Charles Bradley – Changes
  • David Bowie – Blackstar
  • A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank Your 4 Your Service
  • Liliput/Kleenex – First Songs
  • Various Artists – Wake Up You!:  The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock, 1972-1977, Vol. 1
  • Preoccupations – Self-Titled

 

John’s 2016 picks:

  • Anderson Paak – Malibu
  • La Femme – Mystere
  • Omni – Deluxe
  • Nap Eyes – Thought Rock Fish Scale
  • Preoccupations – Self-Titled
  • Durand Jones & The Indications – Self-Titled
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
  • Parquet Courts – Human Performance
  • Angel Olsen – My Woman
  • Kikagaku Moyo – House In The Tall Grass
  • Nicolas Jaar – Sirens
  • Whitney – Light Upon The Lake
  • Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
  • Frank Ocean – Blonde
  • David Bowie – Blackstar

Top 2016 Reissues & Compilations:

  • Tamam Shud – Evolution (Anthology Recordings)
  • Lee Moses – Time and Place (Future Days Recordings)
  • Various Artists – Wake Up You!:  The Rise And Fall Of Nigerian Rock 1972-1977 Vol. 1 & 2 (Now Again Records)
  • Vivien Goldman- Resolutionary (Staubgold)
  • Winfield Parker- Mr. Clean: Winfield Parker At Ru-Jac (Omnivore Recordings)

Louis’s Best Of 2016 :

  • Kaytranada – 99.9%
  • Makaya McCraven – In The Moment
  • A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
  • Mild High Club – Skiptracing
  • La Femme – Mystere
  • Parquet Courts – Human Performance
  • Heron Oblivion – Self-Titled
  • Exploded View – Self-Titled
  • Sugar Candy Mountain – 666
  • Anderson .Paak – Malibu
  • David Bowie – Blackstar
  • Cass McCombs – Mangy Love
  • The Liminanas – Malamore
  • Sound Of Ceres – Nostalgia For Infinity
  • Solange – A Seat At The Table
  • Nicolas Jaar – Sirens
  • Angel Olsen – My Woman
  • Michael Nau – Mowing
  • Psychic Ills – Inner Journey Out
  • Badbadnotgood – IV

Was also diggin’:

  • Tobacco – Sweatbox Dynasty
  • Kevin Morby – Singing Saw
  • Oddisee – The Odd Tape
  • Beyond The Wizards Sleeve – The Soft Bounce
  • Archy Marshall – New Place 2 Drown
  • Andy Shauf – The Party

Reissues:

  • Porno For Pyros – Good God’s Urge (ORG Music)
  • DJ Shadow – Endtroducing (20th Anniversary box set) (Mo Wax/Island/UMC)
  • White Zombie – It Came From N.Y.C. (Numero Group)
  • Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks OST (Death Waltz Recording Company)
  • Blonde Redhead – Masculine Feminine (box set) (Numero Group)
  • Afghan Whigs – Black Love: 20th Anniversary Edition (Elektra/Sub Pop/Rhino)

Shows (full disclosure, these may be the only shows I saw this year)

  • Digable Planets @ Exit/In
  • Seu Jorge @ Marathon Music Works

Andrew’s Picks:

  • Kevin Morby – Singing Saw
  • Cass McCombs – Mangy Love
  • The Avalanches – Wild Flower
  • Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds  Skeleton Tree
  • David Bowie – Blackstar
  • A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
  • Badbadnotgood – IV
  • Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered.
  • Lee Fields & The Expressions – Special Night
  • Charles Bradley – Changes
  • Steve Gunn – Eyes On The Lines
  • Mild High Club – Skiptracing
  • Radiohead – Moon Shaped Pool
  • Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like A Levee
  • Michael Nau – Mowing

Reissues/Compliations:

  • Angelo Badalementi – Twin Peaks OST (Death Waltz Recording Company)
  • Dungeon Family – Even In Darkness (Sony Legacy)
  • Betty Davis – The Columbia Years: 1968-1969 (Light In The Attic)
  • Various Artists – Wayfaring Strangers: Cosmic American (Numero Group)

 

Shows:

  • Neil Young @ Ascend Amphitheater
  • Low @ City Winery
  • Kevin Morby @ 3rd & Lindsley
  • Deerhunter @ Exit/In
  • Digable Planets @ Exit/In
  • Kamasi Washington @ Bonnaroo
  • Charles Bradley @ Bonnaroo

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