Standout Albums of 2016 (thus far)

Standout Albums of 2016 (thus far)

It has been a great year for music. By some magical coincidence, all of my favorite artists have released excellent albums this year. Each one is a storytelling venture and requires a specific setting for its worship. Each sucks you in and triggers a catharsis. These are albums that I will without a doubt remember for the rest of my life.

Do yourself a favor and listen to them in their entirety in these locations.

1. Puberty 2 - Mitski: Your childhood bedroom surrounded by dusty scrapbooks.

2. Pool - Porches: Driving on the highway at 3 am while wearing a dad hat. 

3. Freetown Sound - Blood Orange: Anywhere with room to dance like Dev Hynes.

4. Blond - Frank Ocean: Walking alone at night in a big city.

5. Cody - Joyce Manor: Listen to their single "Fake ID" and decide for yourself.

 

Summer Fades Away Mix

Summer Fades Away Mix