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I played a lot of music on my show. I listened to more music than I had time to play. This is a distillation of those two lists. It’s a giant weird, lopsided Venn Diagram that I had to stop tweaking and finally walk away from. As always, there’s a mix of indie rock, hip-hop, noise rock, electronic, and a little country thrown in.

When I did my top seven most played albums of the year for, I was a little surprised. When I had to expand it to my top 33 albums, everything started moving around. Albums that I had played a lot started to drop. Albums that I had played once (or not at all) moved into my top ten. They were just that good.

Of course, this is all completely arbitrary, started with metrics, and finished with emotion. What I like best about this exercise is the chance to revisit albums you haven’t picked up in months, and remember what you were doing when you first heard it. Or, listening to friends’ best of shows, and realizing there’s still plenty of new music to discover.

So, without further ado, let’s put the spaghetti in the machine.

First Hour:

  • 6:00am Mental Disease by Dow Jones and the Industrials on Can’t Stand the Midwest 1979-1981 (Family Vineyard , 2016)
  • 6:02am Ordinary People by Black Monuments on Black Monuments LP (Self Released, 2016)
  • 6:03am Wall Watcher by Sunflower Bean on Human Ceremony (Fat Possum, 2016)
  • 6:06am Cosmic Zeroes by The Genders on Phone Home (Self Released, 2016)
  • 6:09am Blind Kids by American Wrestlers on Goodbye Terrible Youth (Fat Possum, 2016)
  • 6:12am Mölkky by Pinkshinyultrablast on Grandfeathered (Club AC30, 2016)
  • 6:17am Is It So? by The Pack A.D. on Positive Thinking (Cadence Music, 2016)
  • 6:20am Stupid by Wrangler on White Glue (Memetune, 2016)
  • 6:25am Love Is A Fire by Junior Boys on Big Black Coat (City Slang, 2016)
  • 6:30am Wriggle by Clipping. on Wriggle (Sup Pop, 2016)
  • 6:34am Suede by NxWorries on Yes Lawd! (Stones Throw, 2016)
  • 6:37am Period Piece by Jenny Hval on Blood Bitch (Sacred Bones, 2016)
  • 6:40am Human Performance by Parquet Courts on Human Performance (Rough Trade, 2016)
  • 6:45am Not What I Needed by Car Seat Headrest on Teens Of Denial (Matador, 2016)
  • 6:49am Dead Man’s Gun by Thee Oh Sees on A Weird Exits (Castle Face CF-080, 2016)
  • 6:53am Sea Stories by Sturgill Simpson on A Sailor’s Guide to Earth (RJ Records Inc, 2016)
  • 6:56am Rings Of Saturn by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on Skeleton Tree (Bad Seed Ltd, 2016)
  • 6:59am Hand of God by Emma Ruth Rundle on Marked for Death (Sargent House, 2016)

Second Hour:

  • 7:04am Choose Your Own Adventure by Vanishing Twin on Choose Your Own Adventure (Soundway, 2016)
  • 7:09am Line Up by Sad13 on Slugger (Carpark, 2016)
  • 7:11am Circuits by Trentemøller on Fixion (In My Room, 2016)
  • 7:15am Cogs by Minor Victories on Minor Victories (Fat Possum, 2016)
  • 7:19am Monotony by Preoccupations on Preoccupations (Secretly Canadian, 2016)
  • 7:21am Signals by School Of Seven Bells on SVIIB (Vagrant, 2016)
  • 7:26am Constellations by Black Mountain on IV (Jagjaguar, 2016)
  • 7:29am Rome by Operators on Blue Wave (Last Gang, 2016)
  • 7:32am Dre by Warpaint on Heads Up (Rough Trade, 2016)
  • 7:36am The Family Physicians by Duchess Says on Sciences Nouvelles (Slovenly, 2016)
  • 7:40am Street Drugs and Cartoons by Mall Walk on Funny Papers (Mt. St. Mtn., 2016)
  • 7:44am We The People…. by A Tribe Called Quest on We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service(Epic, 2016)
  • 7:47am Rolling Stone (Ft Petite Noir) (Clean) by Danny Brown on Atrocity Exhibition (Clean Version)(Warp, 2016)
  • 7:51am Candy Sam by Ty Segall on Emotional Mugger (2016, Drag City) (Drag City, 2016)
  • 7:55am Memory Girl by Tobacco on Sweatbox Dynasty (Ghostly International, 2016)
  • 7:57am I Think I Smell A Rat by The White Stripes on The Complete John Peel Sessions (Third Man, 2016)

Author: djwikiben

DJ based in Berkeley, CA. Originally from Omaha, NE. Lived in Madison, WI for a while. Musical omnivore interested in electronic, garage, britpop, indie rock, hip-hop, funk and soul, among other things.

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