I discovered a lot of good music in 2016. So much that I couldn’t even add all of it into my phone. Here are the best albums of 2016:
Air For Free – Relient K
If me listening to this album on a loop for 3 days isn’t enough incentive for you to check it out, then I got nothing more to offer you. Top track: Cat
2. The Home Inside My Head – Real Friends
POP PUNK PERFECTION. This album is one of the staple albums in my pop punk collection. Some of the songs are so perfect I can’t even explain their perfection. Top Track: Mess
3. Intertwined (EP) – Dodie
Dodie needs to release a full length album. Stat. Top track: When
4. Isn’t It Strange? – Lauren Aquilina
Who the hell broke Lauren’s heart?? Because so many of the songs on this album are super sad. This is a masterpiece to be honest, and it’s unfortunate that this is both her first and last album. Top Track: Way Too Good
5. Holy Ghost – Modern Baseball
If you’re into The Front Bottoms, then you’ll be very into Modern Baseball. Top Track: Note to Self
6. I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it – The 1975
The 1975 completely changed their style and it turned out for the better. There’s not a single song I don’t LOVE on this album. Top Track: Somebody Else
7. Bry – Bry
Oh shit. Tall Irish YouTuber made a fantastic album? Do yourself a favour and check this album out, because it is an acoustic master piece. Top Track: You’re Alright
8. Death of a Bachelor – Panic! At the Disco
This album wasn’t stellar, but it had many great tracks on it. Brendan Urie basically recorded everything himself which proves he is a man of immense talent. Also, his voice spans 5 (6?) octaves. Top Track: L.A. Devotee
9. Beautiful Lies – Birdy
Who broke your heart Birdy?
Every single track on this album is huantingly beautiful, and many of them reference a relationship that didn’t end so well. However, many of her songs have the same type of melody, so it does get boring after a few listens. Top Track: Wild Horses
10. Halloway (EP) – Tessa Violet
She is amazing. Tessa Violet has phenomenal songwriting skills. This EP is one of the greatest things I’ve heard this year. Top Track: Dream
What kind of music did you listen to on your iPod or phone the last time you had your earbuds plugged in? Did you listen to any bands who weren’t very well known?
Indie music is one of the hardest genres of music to get in to (and by get in to I mean like). Some people really enjoy listening to bands such as The Front Bottoms or twenty one pilots and some don’t. Usually, a big part of the reason why indie bands stay indie or semi-indie is because big labels and the mass audience don’t like the way the band sounds. It could be the lead singer’s voice and style of singing (like Brian Sella from The Front Bottoms), the topics of their songs, or the way their music sounds.
Personally, I really love indie music and majority of the bands and artists I like are indie or at least not too well known.
To anyone reading this blog post, I challenge you to search up an indie band and give them a listen. Who knows? You might like them.