Thursday, December 05, 2019

40 From 40 Plus 10: 2016

The round-up of the decade about to close reaches that most dread of years, 2016. You know, when Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Leonard Cohen, George Martin etc all died we were told by some in the press that as our heroes aged this would be happening every year. As we type, the enormous world stars to have died in 2019 are Doris Day... um... Albert Finney? Keith Flint, yeah, but is the mark even he left the equal of those above? 2016 was also the year of the crash that claimed Viola Beach, their cobbled together album making number one on the back of a singular wave of emotion. Beyonce redefined everything again with the HBO special and album Lemonade, standing tall long after people have stopped trying to decode "Becky with the good hair". Drake's One Dance was number one for fifteen weeks without making any impact on the wider cultural sphere - in fact you could easily argue it's not even his most famous track. The Stone Roses returned with All For One, a song that was forgotten about within a fortnight. Here's some other stuff that mostly would dream of such exposure.

Field Music - The Noisy Days Are Over
Boxed In - Jist
Oliver Coates - Innocent Love
Solange - Cranes in the Sky
She Drew The Gun - Poem
BADBADNOTGOOD feat. Samuel T. Herring - Time Moves Slow
David Bowie - Lazarus
Let's Eat Grandma - Deep Six Textbook
Bon Iver - 33 “GOD”
Sylvan Esso - Radio
Anna of the North - Us
Cate le Bon - Wonderful
Weaves - Candy
The Julie Ruin - I Decide
Milo's Planes - Routines
This Becomes Us feat. Black Francis - Painter Man Is Coming
Future Of The Left - If AT&T Drank Tea What Would BP Do?
Johnny Foreigner - If You Can't Be Honest, Be Awesome
TRAAMS - A House on Fire
The Lucid Dream - Bad Texan
PJ Harvey - The Wheel
Amber Arcades - Fading Lines
Angel Olsen - Shut Up Kiss Me
Grandaddy - Way We Won't
Los Campesinos! - I Broke Up In Amarante
Dream Wife feat. Fever Dream - FUU
Rose Elinor Dougall - Stellular
Man of Moon - Sign
Radiohead - Ful Stop
Minor Victories - Give Up The Ghost
Julia Jacklin - Pool Party
Case/lang/Veirs - Atomic Number
Mitski - Your Best American Girl
Meilyr Jones - Featured Artist
A Tribe Called Quest - The Space Program
David Thomas Broughton - Words of Art
RM Hubbert feat. Martha Ffion - The Unravelling
Meursault - Simple Is Good
Hilary Woods - Bathing
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Jesus Alone

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