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DJ Lists for 2016

Mika D:

Light Upon the Lake— Whitney

Do Hollywood— The Lemon Twigs

Next Thing— Frankie Cosmos

City Club— The Growlers

No, My Name is JEFFERY— Young Thug

 

Keith D:

My Top 15 or so in some kind of order:

 

1. Bayonne - Primitives

2. Alcest - Kodama

3. Hashish - A Product of Hashish

4. David Bowie - Blackstar

5. The Oscillation - Monographic

6. Zeal & Ardor - Devil Is Fine

7. K-X-P - III Part II

8. Mitski - Puberty 2

9. Opeth - Sorceress

10. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

11. Red Fang - Only Ghosts

12. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound

13. Boulevards - Groove!

14. Derek Minor - Reflection

15. Flock of Dimes - If You See Me, Say Yes

 

Honorable Mentions (basically I need to spend more time with these)

16. Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows

17. Bob Mould - Patch the Sky

18. Gojira - Magma

19. The Frightnrs - Nothing More to Say

 

Favorite Reissues:

1. Lunapark - Gefangene Vogel

2. ZwischenFall - Sandy Eyes

3. Blonde Redhead - Masculine Feminine

 

Favorite EPs:

1. Andres - Mighty Tribe

2. Floating Points - Kuiper

3. Skeletonwitch - The Apothic Gloom

 

Better Late Than Never Dept:

 

Top 100 and Top 25 Reissues of 2016

WXDU Top 100

  1. 67...Daniel Bachman...Daniel Bachman...Three Lobed

 

WXDU Top 100 + Top 25 Reissues

TOP 100

 

1. 64...Gospel Machine...Your Holy Ghost...self-released

2. 64...Kurt Vile...b'lieve i'm going down...Matador

3. 62...Viet Cong...Viet Cong...Jagjaguwar

4. 60...Panda Bear...Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper...Domino

5. 56...Des Ark...Everything Dies...Graveface

6. 54...Shannon and the Clams...Gone by the Dawn...Hardly Art

7. 53...Various...Daptone Gold II...Daptone

8. 53...Deerhoof...La Isla Bonita...Polyvinyl

9. 52...Yo La Tengo...Stuff Like That There...Matador

10. 51...Sagan Youth...Cela...Break World

11. 51...Hiss Golden Messenger...Southern Grammar...Merge

12. 50...Celestogramme...Wish Vehicles...In Situ

13. 49...Twerps...Range Anxiety...Merge

14. 48...Low...Ones and Sixes...Sub Pop

15. 48...Destroyer...Poison Season...Merge

16. 47...Ryley Walker...Primrose Green...Dead Oceans

17. 47...The Souljazz Orchestra...Resistance...Strut

18. 46...Phil Cook...Southland Mission...Thirty Tigers

19. 45...Daniel Bachman...River...Three Lobed

20. 45...See Gulls...You Can't See Me...Potluck

21. 45...Father John Misty...I Love You, Honeybear...Sub Pop

22. 44...Colleen Green...I Want to Grow Up...Hardly Art

23. 43...Mavis Staples...Your Good Fortune...Anti-

24. 43...Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators...Happiness in Every Style...Timmion

25. 43...U.S. Girls...Half Free...4AD

26. 42...Boulevards...Boulevards EP...Don't Funk with Me