The year is coming to a close, so it’s time to look back at some of the amazing albums we were blessed with this year. 2016 was a cracking year in music, here are 10 of my favourite albums that were released this year. These are in no particular order, don’t make me choose a favourite. Don’t be that cruel.
Christine and the Queens – Chaleur Humaine
This was originally released in France in 2014, but didn’t make it’s way over the English channel, or onto my Spotify, until this year.
Chaleur Humaine is a strong album, lacking any filler, with lyrics intertwining two languages, heavy beats and soft flows. Chaleur Humaine feels appropriate for all times of day, for all moods. I could dance to ‘Tilted’ in a club, listen to ‘Science Fiction’ in the gym, but most of all I jam out to it in the house.
It’s time for all of that year end type stuff, and I’m kicking off with a short post on the music I’ve listened to this year. This isn’t my favourite, or what I consider the best, these are the stats Spotify e-mailed to me on my music consumption throughout the year.
Last year I made a post on my Spotify Year in Music, sadly they axed this featured for 2016. Everyone has been given a customised playlist (Spotify Wrapped), although today everyone should be receiving an e-mail containing some more stats! This seems to be in response to many, including myself, complaining about this year end feature compared to last’s.
This e-mail of stats isn’t much, but I’ll take it.
Season 1 of Twin Peaks aired 26 years ago in 1990, so obviously I’m going to discuss my thoughts and feelings on a show that’s half a decade older than myself, on a website that’s just a baby compared to Twin Peaks.
Set in the aptly named mountaneous town of Twin Peaks, located within sleepy North Washington, we follow the lives of a whole host of characters in the days and weeks leading on from the mysterious murder of beloved high school student Laura Palmer.