2016 Music Journal

The Best of 2016:
1. Relient K – Air For Free A
2. Paper Route – Real Emotion A
3. House of Heroes – Colors A-
4. Sherwood – Some Things Never Leave You A-
5. Owel – Dear Me B+
6. Switchfoot – Where the Light Shines Through B+
7. Phantogram – Three B+
8. Lucius – Good Grief B+
9. Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution B+
10. Flock of Dimes – If You See Me, Say Yes B+

Honorable Mention:
11. Peter, Bjorn and John – Breakin’ Point B+
12. Jimmy Eat World – Integrity Blues B
13. Animal Collective – Painting With B
14. Thrice – To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere B
15. Parker Millsap – The Very Last Day B
16. Green Day – Revolution Radio B
17. Postiljonen – Reverie B
18. The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It B
19. St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Sea of Noise B
20. Future of Forestry – Awakened to the Sound B

The Rest:
Anchor & Braille – Songs for the Late Night Drive Home B
Gungor – One Wild Life: Body B
M83 – Junk B
Gungor – One Wild Life: Spirit B
The Gray Havens – Ghost of a King B
KT Tunstall – KIN B
Andrew Bird – Are You Serious B
Crowder – American Prodigal B
Regina Spektor – Remember Us to Life B
Lisa Hannigan – At Swim B
John Paul White – Beulah B-
Steven Page – Heal Thyself Pt. 1: Instinct B-
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool B-
Band of Skulls – By Default B-
The Temper Trap – Thick as Thieves B-
Lewis Del Mar – Lewis Del Mar B-
Various Artists – Hidden Figures: The Album B-
Umphrey’s McGee – ZONKEY B-
Trails and Ways – Own It B-
Brooke Waggoner – Sweven B-
Sara Watkins – Young in All the Wrong Ways B-
Tim Be Told – Friends and Foes B-
Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop – Love Letter for Fire B-
Glass Animals – How to Be a Human Being B-
SHEL – Just Crazy Enough B-
Matt Wertz – Gun Shy B-
Tom Hummer – Dystopian Blues B-
Alter Bridge – The Last Hero B-
Bon Iver – 22, A Million C+
Miike Snow – iii C+
Tyson Motsenbocker – Letters to Lost Loves C+
Seaside Holiday – Grand Tours C+
Kevin Max – Playing Games with the Shadow C+
Kings Kaleidoscope – Beyond Control C+
Norah Jones – Day Breaks C+
Chatham County Line – Autumn C+
The Nor’easters – Rise C+
Empire of the Sun – Two Vines C
Drive-By Truckers – American Band C+
The Digital Age – Galaxies C

Dishonorable Mention:
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – A Man Alive C-
Jim James – Eternally Even C-
K. Gautier – The Prevailing C-
Wilco – Schmilco C-
Japanese Breakfast – Psychopomp C-
Eleanor Friedberger – New View C-
Skillet – Unleashed C-
Sia – This Is Acting D+
Dream Theater – The Astonishing D

Compilations/EPs/Live Albums/Re-releases:
Darlingside – Whippoorwhill EP A-
Sleeping at Last – Atlas: Emotions A-
Sleeping at Last – Atlas: Senses B+
Mumford & Sons feat. Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg – Johannesburg EP B+
Everything in Slow Motion – Laid Low EP B-
Weaver at the Loom – Lap Dog EP B-
My Epic – Viscera EP B-
MuteMath – Changes C+
Wye Oak – Tween C+
Steve Taylor & The Danielson Foil – Wow to the Deadness EP C+
Dustin Kensrue – Thoughts that Float on a Different Blood C

Last Update: 9/16/21

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