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Best Albums of 2016

Rubyfruit Radio has been on a hiatus for most of the year, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been listening to music. Below is a list of my favorite albums of 2016. They are in alphabetical order because it would be almost impossible to put them in  order of being my favorite.

Big Thief – Masterpiece

 

Nina Diaz  – The Beat Is Dead

 

Margaret Glaspy – Emotions and Math

 

PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project

 

Hinds – Leave Me Alone

 

Lydia Loveless – Real

 

Lucius – Good Grief

 

Mitski – Puberty2

 

Angel Olsen – My Woman

 

Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter

 

Savages – Adore Life

 

Tegan and Sara – Love You to Death

 

Thao and The Get Down Stay Down – A Man Alive

 

 

 

 

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Bully– Milkman
The Girls!– Let’s Not Be Friends
Paper Aeroplanes– Flee
Tracey Bonham– Something Beautiful
Halsey– Hold Me Down
Charlie Belle– Get To Know
Wild Child– Fools
K’s Choice– Private Revolution

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2015 had a lot of great music. This episode features songs from some of my favorite albums and EPs. This seemed like a good way to kick off 2016.

Sleater-Kinney – Price Tag (from No Cities To Love)
Hemming – Vitamins (from Vitamins)
Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle (from Sprained ANkle)
Alabama Shakes – Miss You (from Sound & Color)
Courtney Barnett – Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party (from Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I just Sit)
Mammút – Blood Burst (from River’s End)
Screaming Females – Ripe (from Rose Mountain)
Hop Along – Powerful Man (from Painted Shut)
Waxahatchee – Under A Rock (from Ivy Tripp)
Sharon Van Etten – Tell Me (from the EP I Don’t Wanna Let You Down)
Wolf Alice – Bros (from My Love Is Cool)
Eskimeaux – Broken Necks (from O.K.)
Kississippi – Indigo (from the EP We Have No Future, We’re All Doomed)
Chvrches – Never Ending Circle (from Every Open Eye)

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Best Albums of 2015 (EPs too)

There was so much great music released in 2015, that it was really hard for me to narrow down my favorites. Here they are, in no particular order.

Sleater-Kinney  – No Cities To Love     

Hemming  – Vitamins

Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp

Julien Baker  – Sprained Ankle

Chvrches – Every Open Eye

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Torres – Sprinter

Screaming Females – Rose Mountain

Grimes – Art Angels

Hop Along – Painted Shut

Eskimeaux – O.K.

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daughter

Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool

My Favorite EPs

Kississippi – We Have No Future, We’re All Doomed

They don’t have a video for any of the songs, but this is my favorite track. http://softspeakrecords.bandcamp.com/track/indigo

FKA Twigs – M3LL155X

Sharon Van Etten – I Don’t Want To Let You Down

Mammút – River’s End

This was their first English language recording. So check out Blood Burst in English and then Bakkus in Icelandic.

 

 

 

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This episode features artists from Iceland. I had the opportunity to go there in May and it was one of the most amazing places I have ever been. This episode is a way to celebrate  the country that I am absolutely in love with.

Björk– Human Behaviour
Mammút– Rauðilækur
Mammút– Bakkus
Kælan Mikla– Mánadans
Pascal Pinon– Þerney (One Thing)
Rökkurró – Sólin mun skína
Of Monsters and Men– King and Lionheart
Samaris– Viltu Vitrast
Lay Low– Bronstinn Strengur
Sóley– I’ll Drown
Vök– Waterfall
Young Karin– Hearts
Börn– Þú skuldar mér að vera sexý

Check out pictures from my trip. It’s a truly amazing place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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