Sixteen Songs – plus one bonus track…
This year was probably filled with as much exciting and good new music as all the years before. But for some reason that I cannot find out why, there was much less music that stuck with me and impressed me enough to include in the yearly compilation. So, I thought, why not limit myself to a much smaller number of songs than I usually pack into my best of? It wasn’t exactly a “Sweet Sixteen” either (think: Brexit, Trump elected for President, Bowie, Cohen passed away…), which you can hear in the mix too.
And, as I’ve done in similar ways before, there is one song that hasn’t been released this year, so it technically shouldn’t be on here. But it is from an album that I only discovered this year and that meant a lot to me during the year. It inspired me to a lot of the music I made myself, and it was comforting when I needed it. So, there goes Kiasmos, who should have been in the mix already two years ago!
Also, as in previous years, this is not meant to be a ranking chart, but much rather put into a flow, like an album.
- Beacon – IM U
- Poliça – Berlin
- Operators – Cold Light
- Warpaint – New Song
- Wild Beasts – Alpha Female
- Moderat – Ghostmother
- Throwing Snow – Seren
- Sylvan Esso – Radio
- Plaid – Melifer
- Com Truise – Sunspot
- De La Soul – Pain (feat. Snoop Dogg)
- NAO – Bad Blood
- Jessy Lanza – Going Somewhere
- Massive Attack – The Spoils (feat. Hope Sandoval)
- Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Distant Sky
- Ólafur Arnalds & Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir – Particles
- Kiasmos – Thrown