2016 was weird right? I’ve been making my year end music lists for the past ten years and looking back at the process, it’s always fraught with so many feelings. This year there were so many feelings. Looking back at the year, Lemonade and all the excitement that came with it, feels like it was eons ago. There was an attempted musical movement. David Bowie released one of his best albums, and past away shortly after. We lost so many lions of pop. Why did everything released after July sound like it was auditioning for the Stranger Things soundtrack? And I grew into a curmudgeon thinking that no one had rose up to replace them. But hopefully the little eggs, like Anderson .Paak, will grow up to be icons.
I’m excited for 2017. Because ladies will be marching. From turmoil comes innovation. If 2016 was a moment of pause, then 2017 will be lit on fire. In the meantime, here is everything I had on repeat.