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Top 101 North Carolina Releases of 2016

As determined via SCIENCE. Note that a few of these were released in late 2015 but spent a majority of their time on playlist in 2016, and thus qualified for inclusion.


rank artist title label
1 Daniel Bachman Daniel Bachman Three Lobed
2 See Gulls Curtain Call Potluck
3 Dex Romweber Carrboro Bloodshot
4 Hiss Golden Messenger Heart Like a Levee Merge
5 Mount Moriah How to Dance Merge
6 Various Artists Save the Pinhook! self-released
7 Le Weekend It Can't Be Youth Potluck
8 Angel Olsen My Woman JagJaguwar
9 Boulevards Groove! Captured Tracks
10 Flock of Dimes If You See Me, Say Yes Partisan
11 Nathan Bowles Whole & Cloven Paradise of Bachelors
12 Loamlands Sweet High Rise Middle West
13 Paint Fumes If It Ain't Get Hip
14 Tashi Dorji & Shane Parish Expecting MIE Music
15 Phatlynx Loosen Yer Belt! NDM Ltd
16 Southern Culture on the Skids The Electric Pinecones Kudzu
17 Davidians City Trends Sorry State
18 al Riggs Night Freedom self-released
19 Horseback Dead Ringers Relapse
20 Sarah Louise Solo Acoustic Vol. 12 VDSQ
21 Moon Racer 2 Songs self-released
22 Some Army One Stone and Too Many Birds Potluck
23 Body Games Damager self-released
24 9th Wonder Zion Jamla
25 Jenks Miller and Rose Cross NC Blues from WHAT Three Lobed
26 Whatever Brains Whatever Brains (2015) Sorry State
27 The Bronzed Chorus Summering Double+Good
28 Humanize Sadlands Winsome
29 Chatham County Line Autumn Yep Roc
30 Beauty World Joypop Turbo Potluck
31 Naked Naps The Middle self-released
32 AL Riggs and the Inconveniences Husbands self-released
33 Liquid Asset Colony Denied Primitive Languages
34 Museum Mouth Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig Equal Vision
35 Kleptonaut On the Up and Up self-released
36 Magpie Feast To Keep It All Spinning self-released
37 Skylar Gudasz Oleander Daniel 13
38 Wild Fur Feel Free Potluck
39 MAKE Pilgrimage of Loathing Accident Prone
40 al Riggs Blue Mornings self-released
41 Secret Boyfriend Haunt Stress/Burned Version/Forget to Breathe self-released
42 Vaxxers The Cold Steam Engine self-released
43 al riggs Breakdowner and the Hungry Months self-released
44 Nancy Middleton Loaded self-released
45 Malcolm Holcombe Another Black Hole Proper
46 Blursome Age self-released
47 Brice Randall Bickford PARO self-released
48 Etta Baker Railroad Bill Music Maker Relief Foundation
49 Rebar Rebar self-released
50 Arrogance Knights of Dreams Numero Group
51 Cyanotype Two Silent Schnauzers Out & Gone Music
52 CALAPSE Welcome to Planet Goo self-released
53 Knives of Spain Telluric Hairy Spider Legs
54 shirlette ammons Language Barrier Churchkey/SugarQube
55 Rapper Big Pooh & Nottz Home Sweet Home Mello Music Group
56 The Dead Tongues Montana self-released
57 Dan Melchior and Russell Walker In Durham Kill Shaman
58 Hiss Golden Messenger Vestapol Merge
59 Kooley High Heights EP M.E.C.C.A.
60 Maple Stave V Phratry
61 Totally Slow Bleed Out Negative Fun/Self Aware
62 No One Mind No One Mind Third Uncle
63 Caleb Caudle Carolina Ghost This is American Music
64 Tuskha Tuskha Middle West
65 Mandolin Orange Blindfaller Yep Roc
66 Dogs Eyes Measure the Earth self-released
67 Konvoi Konvoi Snot Releases
68 Goodbye, Titan Daedalus self-released
69 Patrick Gallagher Turrem Refulgent Sepulchre
70 Body Kit Demo self-released
71 Alpha Cop Zakouma self-released
72 Holder's Scar Public Acid self-released
73 Deltoid Deltoid self-released
74 Beloved Binge Never, the end self-released
75 Jon Shain & Joe Newberry Crow the Dawn Flyin'
76 Tonk Second Chance Future Standards
77 Secret Boyfriend Memory Care Unit Blackest Ever Black
78 Lack Perhorrences Hot Releases
79 Bandages All Extreme Measures b/w Tokyo Carwash Sorry State
80 Human Pippi Armstrong Everything is Flexible Djangokill
81 Sponge Bath Golden Light Tone Log Jr. 
82 Todd W. Emmert Devil's Return Therapy Tapes
83 Shallows The Moon Rises self-released
84 Chateau Moons over Slaughter self-released
85 Tegucigalpan The Fifth of She self-released
86 City of Medicine Bone Coal self-released
87 Bad Friends DEMOLISH self-released
88 Laurelyn Dossett Lullabies and Leave-Takings self-released
89 Bloodwritten We Live in Darkness self-released
90 The Honeycutters On the Ropes Organic
91 Housefire burnthemasters Hot Releases
92 Sourvein Aquatic Cult Metal Blade
93 Chateau Amissus self-released
94 Blackball Blackball Sorry State
95 Uninhabitable Uninhabitable All We Know/ Dead Tank
96 Knurr and Spell Ought Potluck
97 Suppressive Fire Bedlam self-released
98 Don Howland Life is a Nightmare 12XU Records
99 Regraped Play Extremely Loud Fort Hazel Magic
100 Heron DYZU self-released
101 Widow Carved in Stone Pure Steel