EOY 2016 - The Needle Drop (USA)

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EOY 2016 - The Needle Drop (USA)

Postby prosecutorgodot » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:29 am

I've been already told this is not eligible, but if you are curious, here are the favorite 2016 albums of Anthony Fantano, the Internet's busiest music nerd. 850,000 subscribers and counting on YouTube. Watch the videos to see him explain his love (or hate) for the music he puts higher up on the lists.
(To get a handle on his preferences, he tends to favor Post-Punk / experimental rock, and he is a bass-lover. He loves dance grooves, too. He prefers more hip-hop than your average AMer as well. But his lists are basically as whimsical as you can expect a personal list to be.)

Top 50 Albums of 2016 (watch the video)
50 D.R.A.M. - Big Baby D.R.A.M.
49 Big Ups - Before a Million Universes
48 Show Me the Body - Body War
47 Various Artists - Southern Family
46 Pop. 1280 - Paradise
45 Noname - Telefone
44 Moonsorrow - Jumalten Aika
43 Ka - Honor Killed the Samurai
42 Vektor - Terminal Redux
41 Preoccupations - Self-Titled
40 Solange - A Seat at the Table
39 Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
38 Neurosis - Fires Within Fires
37 Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits
36 Denzel Curry - Imperial
35 The I.L.Y's - Scum with Boundaries
34 Conor Oberst - Ruminations
33 Xenia Rubinos - Black Terry Cat
32 The Drones - Feelin Kinda Free
31 Lemon Demon - Spirit Phone
30 Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid
29 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
28 clipping. - Splendor & Misery
27 Beyoncé - Lemonade
26 Ty Segall - Emotional Mugger
25 Marissa Nadler - Strangers
24 Street Sects - End Position
23 Injury Reserve - Floss
22 King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
21 Matmos - Ultimate Care II
20 Crying - Beyond the Fleeting Gales
19 Jeff Rosenstock - Worry
18 Weezer - Weezer (The White Album)
17 Swain - The Long Dark Blue
16 Angel Olsen - My Woman
15 Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.
14 Touché Amoré - Stage Four
13 Kero Kero Bonito - Bonito Generation
12 YG - Still Brazy
11 Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
10 Nails - You Will Never Be One of Us
9 Regina Spektor - Remember Us to Life
8 Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
7 Frank Ocean - Blonde
6 Xiu Xiu - Plays the Music of Twin Peaks
5 A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It from Here... 
4 Swans - The Glowing Man
3 Death Grips - Bottomless Pit
2 David Bowie - ★ (Blackstar)
1 Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition



Top 50 Singles of 2016 (watch the video)
50 PJ Harvey - The Wheel
49 The Avalanches - Frankie Sinatra
48 Rae Sremmurd - Black Beatles
47 Riff Raff - 4 Million
46 NxWorries - Lyk Dis
45 Sturgill Simpson - Brace For Impact (Live A Little)
44 JPEGMAFIA x Freaky - I Might Vote For Donald Trump
43 The Dillinger Escape Plan - Limerent Death
42 Childish Gambino - Redbone
41 Gucci Mane - All My Children
40 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Jesus Alone
39 Solange - Cranes In the Sky
38 The Drones - Taman Shud
37 Preoccupations - Anxiety
36 clipping. - Baby Don’t Sleep
35 Run the Jewels - Legend Has It
34 Rich Chigga - Dat $tick
33 Foxygen - America
32 King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Gamma Knife
31 Yung Lean - Hoover
30 Schoolboy Q - Groovy Tony
29 A Tribe Called Quest - We The People…
28 Ab-Soul - D.R.U.G.S.
27 Iggy Pop - Gardenia
26 ANOHNI - Drone Bomb Me
25 Regina Spector - Older and Taller
24 Missy Elliott - WTF? (Where They From?) (2015)
23 Kanye West - Ultralight Beam
22 Weezer - L.A. Girls
21 Denzel Curry - ULT
20 Vektor - Charging the Void
19 Kendrick Lamar - untitled 07
18 Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
17 Kero Kero Bonito - Break
16 The Weeknd - Starboy
15 YG - FDT
14 Radiohead - Burn The Witch
13 Lady Gaga - Million Reasons
12 Chance The Rapper - No Problem ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
11 D.R.A.M. - Cash Machine (w/ Honorable Mention: D.R.A.M. - Broccoli ft. Lil Yachty)
10 Car Seat Headrest - Drunk Drivers / Killer Whales
9 Death Grips - Giving Bad People Good Ideas
8 Beyonce - Formation
7 Young Thug & Travis Scott - Pick Up the Phone
6 Lil Yachty - Minnesota
5 Angel Olsen - Shut Up Kiss Me
4 Hannah Diamond - Hi (2015)
3 Danny Brown - Really Doe
2 Injury Reserve - Oh Shit
1 David Bowie - Blackstar (2015)



Top 15 EPs of 2016 (watch the video)
15 Clarence Clarity - SAME
14 Tony Molina - Confront the Truth
13 Turnstile - Move Thru Me
12 Sleaford Mods - T.C.R.
11 G.L.O.S.S. - Trans Day of Revenge
10 Krallice - Hyperion
9 Mr. Yote - The Terrible Tales of Scary Jones
8 Chelsea Wolfe - Hypnos / Flame
7 Death Grips - Interview 2016
6 Iglooghost - Little Grids
5 clipping. - Wriggle
4 Gorguts - Pleiades’ Dust
3 Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion: Side B
2 Massive Attack - Ritual Spirit
1 Charli XCX - Vroom Vroom



Worst 10 Albums of 2016 (watch the video)
10 Lance Skiiiwalker - Introverted Intuition
9 3OH!3 - Night Sports
8 LiL PEEP - HELLBOY
7 A$AP Ferg - Always Strive And Prosper
6 Desiigner - New English
5 Die Antwoord - Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid
4 Various Artists - Star Wars Head Space
3 Brokencyde - All Grown Up
2 Six Feet Under - Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest
1 Corey Feldman - Angelic 2 The Core: Angelic Funkadelic / Angelic Rockadelic



Worst 15 Songs of 2016 (watch the video)
HM Troy Ave - Bad Ass
15 Drake - One Dance
14 Maroon 5 - Don’t Wanna Know 
13 She & Him - Happy Holiday
12 Rob Zombie - Well, Everybody’s Fucking In A UFO
11 Pussy Riot - Straight Outta Vagina
10 Charlie Puth - Marvin Gaye
9 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - White Privilege II
8 Birdman - Respek
7 Disturbed - The Sound of Silence
6 3OH!3 - My Dick
5 The Black Eyed Peas - Where’s The Love
4 B.o.B. - Flatline
3 Lena Dunham - Sensual Pantsuit Anthem
2 Corey Feldman - Go 4 It
1 Le Tigre - I’m With Her

*HM = Honorable Mention

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Re: EOY 2016 - The Needle Drop (USA)

Postby discord » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:13 pm

That's actually quite a diverse list. Metal in there as well as hiphop.

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Re: EOY 2016 - The Needle Drop (USA)

Postby panam » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:30 pm

Rules must change. People like him are most influential than many critics. Maybe minimum 500000 subscribers and 10 video reviews per month. I don't know...

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Re: EOY 2016 - The Needle Drop (USA)

Postby StevieFan13 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:52 am

Hey, the sooner he counts, the sooner we can count Spectrum Pulse, Todd in the Shadows, and ARTV.
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Re: EOY 2016 - The Needle Drop (USA)

Postby panam » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:54 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:Hey, the sooner he counts, the sooner we can count Spectrum Pulse, Todd in the Shadows, and ARTV.


And why not? The only we need to care about are the requirements


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