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Dec 27 / Great Apes

Music of 2016

I gave up a while ago on trying to explain what it is that I like about the music that I like.  I can tell you what lyrics I enjoy, or where to find a great guitar riff, but I don’t know how to describe music except to say that it’s good.  I’m reminded of something Ursula LeGuin wrote:

“The artist deals with what cannot be said in words.”

These 15 albums say a lot of things with music that can not be said with words.  I’ve embedded one song worth checking out from each album, though the ones on Bandcamp can be listened to in their entirety if you click through.  Hope you enjoy some of them.


15. Hopelessness by Anohni


14. Puberty 2 by Mitski


13. Voice of the Void by Anciients

12. Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not by Dinosaur Jr.

11. (self-titled) by Camp Cope

10. Guidance by Russian Circles

9. Heat & Entropy by Ben Chatwin

8. Landless by Eight Bells

7. Rule and Case by Lorenzo Masotto

6. Mariner by Cult of Luna

5. Tired of Tomorrow by Nothing

4. (self-titled) by The Great Cold

3. Worry by Jeff Rosenstock

2. Paradise by White Lung

1. For This We Fought the Battle of Ages by SubRosa

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