After a year of successful events in Chicago, our host from the windy city Sam Willett runs through his Top 50 albums of 2016.


Frank Ocean – Blonde/Endless

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

David Bowie – Blackstar

A Tribe Called Quest – We got from Here… Thanks for the service…


James Blake – The Colour in Anything

Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

Jamila Woods – HEAVN

Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker

Beyonce – Lemonade

Parquet Courts – Human Performance

Anderson .Paak – Malibu

Kendrick Lamar – untitled. unmastered.

Pinegrove – Cardinal

Blithe Field – Face Always Toward the Sun

DVSN – Sept. 5th

Kaytrenada – 99.9%

Bon Iver – 22 A Million

Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial

NxWorries – Yes, Lawd!

YG – Still Brazy

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Young Thug – Jeffery


Frankie Cosmos – Next Thing

Death Grips – Bottomless Pit

Noname – Telefone

The Hotelier – Goodness


Nicolas Jaar – Sirens

Mitski – Puberty 2

The Avalanches – Wildflower

Maxwell – blackSUMMERSnight

Angel Olsen – My Woman

Drake – Views

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Lambchop – FLOTUS

JJ Doll – ST 7″

Whitney – Light Upon the Lake

Weyes Blood – Front Row Seat to Earth

Nao – For All We Know

Camp Cope – Camp Cope

Isaiah Rashad – The Sun’s Tirade

BadBadNotGood – IV

American Football – American Football (LP2)

Katie Dey – Flood Network

Cass McCombs – Mangy Love

Mannequin Pussy – Romantic

Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman

Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution

Big Thief – Masterpiece

Sun Kil Moon/Jesu – Sun Kil Moon/Jesu

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – In Summer

Yumi Zoma – Yoncalla

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