The Best of 2016

Jason Tate’s Top Albums of 2016

I’ll remember 2016 as the year I migrated from AbsolutePunk to Chorus and the year where The 1975 pretty much dominated my music listening from start to finish. My goal this year was to try and spend more time with the music I loved instead of trying to listen to everything. In the end, I felt like devoting more time to each album let me discover more about each one without worrying about needing to move onto the next thing until I was ready. I’m glad I did it.

I included a bunch of movies, TV shows, books, and apps I enjoyed over the year as well.

Favorite Albums of 2016

  1. The 1975 – I like it when you sleep…
  2. Jimmy Eat World – Integrity Blues
  3. Bon Iver – 22, A Million
  4. Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion Side B
  5. Butch Walker – Stay Gold
  6. Direct Hit – Wasted Mind
  7. Young The Giant – Home on the Strange
  8. Tiger Army – V***-
  9. The Japanese House – Swim Against the Tide EP
  10. Yellowcard – Yellowcard
  11. The Hotelier – Goodness
  12. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
  13. Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
  14. Thrice – To Be Everywhere is to Be Nowhere
  15. Ignite – A War Against You
  16. Blink-182 – California
  17. Frank Ocean – Blonde
  18. Sarah Jarosz — Undercurrent
  19. Tycho – Epoch
  20. Sing Street — Sing Street (Soundtrack)
  21. How to Dress Well – Care
  22. Pinegrove – Cardinal
  23. St. Lucia – Matter
  24. Relient K – Air for Free
  25. Saosin – Along the Shadow
  26. Jeff Rosenstock – Worry.
  27. Explosions in the Sky – The Wilderness
  28. Brian Fallon – Painkillers
  29. Blaqk Audio – Material
  30. Every Time I Die – Low Teens

A playlist featuring songs from all these albums can be found on Spotify and Apple Music.

Honorable Mention

  • Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me
  • All Get Out – Nobody Likes a Quitter
  • Anthony Green – Pixie Queen
  • Bad Suns – Disappear Here
  • Belvedere – The Revenge of the Fifth
  • Beyonce – Lemonade
  • Daughter – Not To Disappear
  • Frightened Rabbit – Painting of a Panic Attack
  • Good Charlotte – Youth Authority
  • Green Day – Revolution Radio
  • Joyce Manor – Cody
  • Kevin Devine – Instigator
  • Mogwai – Atomic
  • NOFX – First Ditch Effort
  • O’brother – Endless Light
  • Off With Their Heads – Won’t Be Missed
  • PUP – The Dream is Over
  • Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
  • Sims – More than Ever
  • Sum 41 – 13 Voices
  • The Falcon – Gather Up the Chaps
  • Touche Amore – Stage Four
  • Tyler Glenn – Excommunication
  • Useless ID – State is Burning

Movies I Enjoyed in 2016

  • Arrival
  • Everybody Wants Some
  • La La Land
  • Moonlight
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Sing Street
  • The Nice Guys

TV Shows I Enjoyed in 2016

  • Billions
  • Crazy Ex Girlfriend
  • Halt and Catch Fire
  • Humans
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • iZombie
  • Lovesick
  • Mr. Robot
  • Silicon Valley
  • Star Wars Rebels
  • Stranger Things
  • Westworld
  • You’re The Worst

Books I Enjoyed in 2016

  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • The Circle by Dave Eggers
  • Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

Apps I Liked in 2016

  • TextMate 2
  • Plex
  • Overcast
  • Omnifocus
  • Drafts
  • Launch Center Pro

Note: If you grab anything from this list through Amazon the affiliate link ends up giving me a little extra back as well.

Jason Tate
Jason Tate Jason Tate is the founder and editor-in-chief of chorus.fm. He can also be found at @jason_tate on Twitter and on Facebook.