Various - Sounds Of The New West (The Class Of 2016 - 15 Tracks Of The Best New Americana) album
These are the best albums of 2016 with Chance the Rapper, Radiohead, Frank Ocean Beyonce, Blood Orange, and more. From the opening sounds of Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition-that warbling out-of-pitch bend, the sound of junk getting thrown around, and his whining screech yelping "I'm sweating like I'm in a rave"-the rapper is basically begging you to unplug your speakers. And I wouldn't be surprised if many people did, or took to the streets in protest as if it were the rap equivalent of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. That's exactly what Angel Olsen did on her new album, which makes the work such an authentic and honest representation of the artist at this point in her life and career. 7. David Bowie - Blackstar. This album will most certainly go down as one of the most chilling and beautiful musical farewells.
The New Sounds is the debut studio album by Miles Davis, released as a 1951 10-inch LP. It is his first album as leader and his first album for Prestige Records. Davis contributed three tracks to the various artists LP Modern Jazz Trumpets and performed as a sideman for Lee Konitz's on The New Sounds. Prestige would be Davis' label for the next five years, with occasional recordings for Blue Note and Debut, until he signed with Columbia in 1955.
Nas used the sounds of the densely-populated New York streets he grew up on. You hear the rattle of the steel train that opens the record, along with the cassette tape hissing the verse from a teenage Nasty Nas on Main Source’s 1991 track Live at the BBQ : ‘When I was 12, I went to Hell for snuffing Jesus. Public Enemy’s second album is hip-hop’s game-changing moment, where a new musical form that arrived fully born after years of development away from meddling outsiders found its radical voice. It Takes a Nation of Million. s still one of the most powerful, provocative albums ever made, Here is a land that never gave a damn, About a brother like me, raps Chuck D on Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos.
It’s unthinkable to have a best Americana albums list without some Creedence Clearwater Revival. Willy And The Poor Boys was built around the single ‘Fortunate Son’/‘Down on the Corner’, which defined what the band was all about: disdain for the ruling class on one side and a celebration of common values on the other. The closing three tracks may mark their finest moment: a joyful gospel-esque take on ‘Midnight Special’ followed by a cover of the Booker T & The MGs’ groove ‘Side O’ The Road’, before the closing ‘Effigy’ finds John Fogerty at his most topical and foreboding. Another high point of the album is the celebratory ‘Looking For Lewis And Clark’, which namechecks Parsons, Tim Hardin and ‘Louie Louie’. In the last-laugh department, The Long Ryders have reunited and have a new album on the way. 4: Los Lobos: Kiko (1992).
Featuring contributions by mainstream icons including Kanye West and Justin Bieber to cult hip-hop heroes new and old (Young Thug, Lil Yachty, Jay Electronica), Coloring Book melds genres to widescreen effect. Jazz melodies and gospel motifs also shine through prominently on songs such as How Great and Blessings. As grime continues its ascent, Kano’s new approach might be catnip for those who want something more mature.
One of the best Kanye West songs and videos of all time. A pop masterpiece, Stronger stands strong as one of the best Kanye West songs in the early years of his career and served to solidified Kanye’s position in the mainstream consciousness. In a catalogue that spans decades, hundreds of tracks, an army of collaborators and a smorgasbord of musical styles, Runaway was decidedly and unanimously our choice to close out the list of best Kanye West songs. Now, why? One cannot overlook the context of its creation; in which this song was the definitive statement in an album that was a true make-or-break moment in absolving his sins in the eyes of a public still reeling from that fabled mic theft.
In many ways, New Wave gave hope to independent bands playing in burgeoning local scenes. The college-radio boom of the ‘80s and indie rock of the 21st Century both owe a lot to the New Wave bands on this list. Here are the 50 best New Wave albums: 50. Pretty in Pink (1986) John Hughes’ use of music was so distinct and masterful that to this day, lazy music writers can describe something as sounding like it belongs in a John Hughes movie and you know exactly what they mean. Frontman Robyn Hitchcock is basically just Elvis Costello without the need to appear at every all-star jam. Underwater Moonlight sounds like the best bar band in the world playing hits from a world that’s better than our own. I Wanna Destroy You and Queen of Eyes, especially, should be radio staples.
By the end of the album, we are inches away from these sustained piano notes, so much so that we can hear the felt of the keys rubbing up against each other. Yorke’s pure tenor is recast as the voice of a man who just woke up, exhausted and phlegmatic. After eight albums of labyrinths and paranoia and rabbit holes, Radiohead finally let us in. –Jeremy D. Larson. He sounds older; they all do. The mixing seems purposefully ragged, with echo trails left on many of Phife’s vocals, Jarobi’s mutters buried. Q-Tip’s production leaves some wrinkles in as well, with unusually sharp drums that hit like peeling soup can lids.
See: Top 50 Songs of 2016). And that kind of experience will produce an incredibly personal connection to art. Because of that experience, the discussions that led to the production of this list were perhaps more impassioned than any other year, each writer giving a rousing speech for just how each album helped them through a difficult time. On Post-Pop Depression, Iggy Pop deliberately uses the strength of his sound to summon something more than temporary wrat. or one last time. Whether announced or not, every legendary artist will have a final album.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|1||–Karl Blau||That's How I Got To Memphis
Written By – Tom T. Hall
|2||–Margo Price||Desperate & Depressed||3:30|
|3||–Jason Isbell||To A Band That I Loved||3:54|
|4||–Courtney Marie Andrews||How Quickly Your Heart Mends||3:48|
|5||–Doug Paisley Feat. Bonnie "Prince" Billy||Until I Find You||5:35|
|6||–Drive-By Truckers||Surrender Under Protest||3:51|
|7||–Hurray For The Riff Raff||Everybody Knows (For Trayvon Martin)||3:21|
|8||–The Deslondes||Tres Grand Serpent||2:40|
|9||–Nathan Bowles||Gadarene Fugue||4:53|
|10||–Joan Shelley||Cost Of The Cold||3:51|
|11||–Hiss Golden Messenger||Happy Day (Sister My Sister)||5:29|
|12||–Frazey Ford||September Fields (Acoustic Version)||3:34|
|13||–Shovels & Rope*||I Know||3:41|
|14||–Sturgill Simpson||Just Let Go||2:31|
|15||–William Tyler||Whole New Dude||13:10|
- Mastered At – Sound Performance
- Pressed By – Takt – 2100006342413
- Compilation Producer – Mick Meikleham
- Compiled By – Allan Jones, John Mulvey
- Mastered By [Mastering Engineer] – Andrew Thompson
- Photography By – DeAgostini
NotesFree covermount CD with the October 2016 issue of Uncut magazine.
Issued in a cardsleeve.
Catalog number UNCUT 2016 10 appears on the back of the sleeve.
All songs 2016 except 5, 12, 14 and 15: 2014
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: 2100006342413 CUT10 2016
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI LK98
- Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 9R80
- Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI UU079