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FEATURE: WJHU'S ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2016



2016 was pretty shitty but there was some dank-ass music to accompany all the pain and suffering: have a gander at our executive board's top albums of the year. They've got impeccable taste, trust us. 

Chris J. Cardoz

1. Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here.. Thank You 4 Your Service
2. Danny Brown - Atrocity Excibition
3. YG – Still Brazy
4. Young Thug - Jeffery
5. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
6. Jerry Paper - Toon Time Raw!
7. Schoolboy Q - Blank Face
8. Denzel Curry - Imperial
9. Skepta - Konnichiwa
10. Isaiah Rashad - The Sun’s Tirade

Jessica J. Moog

In no particular order:

The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You’ve Come to Expect
Glass Animals - How To Be a Human Being
Topaz Jones - Arcade
Allan Rayman - Hotel Allan
Various Artists - Day of the Dead
The Lemon Twigs - Do Hollywood
Kadhja Bonet - The Visitor
Bon Iver - 22, A Million
Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book
Vic Mensa - There's A lot Going On

Will J. Scerbo

1. Autechre – elseq 1-5

2. Huerco S – For Those of You Who Have Never (and Also Those Who Have)                                   

3. Deakin – Sleep Cycle                                                                                                                   

4. Psalm Zero – Stranger to Violence                                                                                                           

5. Crying – Beyond the Fleeting Gales                                                                                                         

6. Skeletons – Am I Home?                                                                                                                          

7. Horse Lords – Interventions                                                                                                                     

8. Peder Mannerfelt – Controlling Body                                                                                                                

9. Jerry Paper – Toon Time Raw!                                                                                                                 

10. D/P/I - Composer

George J. Danforth 

1. The Gaslamp Killer - Instrumentalepathy
2. Death Grips - Bottomless Pit
3. Nicolas Jaar  - Sirens
4. Eprom - Samurai
5. Deepak Verbera - Botany
6. Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
7. Machinedrum - Human Energy
8. Blank Banshee - MEGA
9. Mssingno - Fones
10. Leon Vynehall - Rojus (Designed to Dance)

Will J. Bernish

In no particular order:

Datassette - Selected Offal
Inhalants - Deep Florida
Ross From Friends - You'll Understand
Autechre - elseq 1-5
Chaucerian Myth - The Canterbury Tales
The Caretaker - Everywhere At The End Of Time
Tristan Perich - Noise Patterns
Nicolas Jaar - Sirens
Valerio Tricoli - Clonic Earth
sifaka d. Lightful - Wishtherewastime Luvspells EP

Jonathan J. Silveira 


1. Jeff Rosenstock - Worry
2. Roar - Impossible Animal
3. Pinegrove - Cardinal
4. Frank Ocean - Blonde
5. David Bowie - Blackstar
6. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
7. Kaytranada - 99.9%
8. Mitski - Puberty 2

9. Japanese Breakfast - Psychopomp
10. Young Thug - Jeffery

Emily J. Whitney

1. Anderson .Paak - Malibu
2. Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered
3. Pinegrove - Cardinal
4. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
5. Mitski - Puberty 2
6. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
7. A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from here…
8. Frank Ocean - Blonde
9. Jeff Rosenstock - Blonde
10. Beyonce - Lemonade

Ryan J. Lucas

1. David Bowie - Blackstar
2. Frank Ocean - Blonde
3. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
4. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
5. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
6. Parquet Courts - Human Performance
7. Anderson .Paak - Malibu
8. Kaytranada - 99.9%
9. Nicolas Jaar - Sirens
10. Preoccupations - Preoccupations

Thea J. Harvey-Brown

In no particular order:

Leonard Cohen - You Want it Darker
Aphex Twin - Cheetah EP
Kaytranada - 99.9%
Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
David Bowie - Blackstar
Anderson .Paak - Malibu
Anohni - Hopelessness
Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book
dvsn - Sept 5th
Masterpiece - Big Theif

Casey J. Whitman

1. Cardinal - Pinegrove
2. Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial
3. The Hotelier - Goodness
4. Chairlift - Moth
5. Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo
6. Jeff Rosenstock - Worry
7. LVL Up - Return To Love
8. Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book
9. Japanese Breakfast - Psychopomp
10. Bellows - Fist & Palm

Isaac J. Bernstein

In no particular order:

21 Savage & Metro Boomin - Savage Mode
Anderson .Paak - Malibu
DJ Khaled – Major Key
Miike Snow - iii
Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman

Kaytranada - 99.9%
Travis Scott - Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
Tove Lo - Lady Wood
A Tribe Called Quest - We Got it From Here...
6lack – Free 6lack
 

Evan J. Garber

In no particular order:

Solange - A Seat at the Table
Childish Gambino - Awaken My Love
A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here...

Max J. Gontarek

1. Shades - Better to Reign in Hell than to Serve in Heaven
2. Horse Lords - Interventions
3. Death Grips - Bottomless Pit
4. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
5. Bon Iver - 22, A Million
6. Tim Hecker - Love Stream
7. Suuns - Hold/Still
8. Machinedrum - Human Energy
9. Tackle - Benzedrine
10. Best Witches - Wishes

Will J. Matteson

In no particular order:

Nicolas Jaar - Sirens
Jameszoo - Fool
Floating Points - Kuiper
Sales - Sales LP
SBTRKT - Save Yourself

Future - Purple Reign
Frank Ocean - Blonde
Frankie Cosmos - Next Thing
Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered
Anderson .Paak - Malibu

Jay J. Miller

In no particular order:

Leon Vynehall - Rojus
Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
Every Time I Die - Low Teens
Pusha T - Darkest Before Dawn
Jank - Versace Summer
Eprom - Samurai
Bon Iver - 22, a Million
Kaytranada - 99.9%
Young Thug - Jeffrey
Touche Amore - Stage Four

Paul J. Watson

In no particular order:

Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
Jerry Paper - Toon Time Raw!
Badbadnotgood - IV
Crying - Beyond the Fleeting Gales
Mild High Club - Skiptracing
Anderson .Paak - Malibu
Bon Iver - 22, A Million
Angel Olson - My Woman
clipping - Splendor & Misery

Sam J. Gomes

I could only think of my top 6 because, like everything else in 2016, the music was trash:
6. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - This Unruly Mess I've Made
5. Kidz Bop - Kidz Bop 31
4. Steve Aoki - 4OKI
3. Kidz Bop - Kidz Bop 32
2. Flume - Skin
1. The Chainsmokers - Collage

David J. Shi

In no particular order:

Lil Wayne
Recieving Jah's Holy Sacrament
Rick Perry Spoken Word Album

Hindu Butter
Deconstruction

Alumni feature: Alex J. Hurowitz

Working for a Nuclear Free City - What Do People Do All Day?

Yoshinori Hayashi - The Forgetting Curve

Yussef Kamaal - Black Focus

Uffe - No!

D.D. Dumbo - Utopia Defeated

Viva Erotica - Commodity

Glenn Astro & Max Graef - The Yardwork Simulator  

Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition

Yves Tumor - Serpent Music

Leon Vynehall - Rojus (Designed to Dance)


By Emily Whtiney on Dec. 22, 2016, 2:51 p.m.

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