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favorite songs 2016

( General and Mixes )

Posted on Sunday 8 January 2017

If this year’s mix of my favorites is any guide, 2016 was a good year for mainstream music. And I think that’s fair: Beyonc√©’s incredible concept album signaled a shift in how high profile artists approach their audience as they move from roles as ‘top selling’ artists towards ‘most streamed’ artists whose exclusive content could make waves amongst the competition between streaming sites. So the music industry is still looking at music as ‘content,’ but at least there is an acknowledgement that art will draw people, where previously the industry looked to catchy hooks grabbing attention through repetitive play.

I’m happy with what I heard. Here are some of my favorites:

may 2016 mix

( Mixes )

Posted on Sunday 8 May 2016

i will.

for each inch cut
the roots grow ten
where we
can’t see them

I loved you California

Posted on Thursday 31 March 2016

Operators
Operators new album, Blue Wave, is set to come out tomorrow, and while I skipped over it, I wanted to highlight the new track, “Space Needle,” which serves as the album’s finale.

start again

Posted on Friday 15 January 2016

Operators

Dan Boeckner‘s re-establishment of himself as “Operators” post-Handsome Furs (and Divine Fits) follows the same trend. In Operators, he’s joined by Divine Fits (and New Bomb Turks) drummer, Sam Brown, plus singer/producer Devojka. This EP came out a year a half ago?! Fuck, I wish someone would have told me.