Best of 2016 & Rogue One (Encore Episode 139)

Encore 139

This week’s super sized episode of Encore features a lengthy discussion about our favorite albums of 2016. We go through our top 10 and break down why those albums were important to us this year. The second half of the episode is all about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — it is filled with spoilers so you can pause if you haven’t seen it yet and come back to it later. We wanted to give you a jam packed episode for the last two weeks of the year.

Hope you enjoy and have a great holiday!

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Show Notes

  • Pre-show: Holiday plans and such. Also, this is Thomas’ last episode as a co-host. This episode is all AOTY stuff and Rogue One stuff.
  • Album of the year lists — opening thoughts and such. How we made the lists, etc. We discuss Jason’s list, then Thomas’, with us asking questions back and forth.

Jason’s List:

  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

Thomas’s List:

  1. Kevin Devine – Instigator
  2. Modern Baseball – Holy Ghost
  3. Every Time I Die – Low Teens
  4. Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book
  5. Pinegrove – Cardinal
  6. All Get Out – Nobody Likes A Quitter
  7. PUP – The Dream Is Over
  8. Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me
  9. Bon Iver – 22, A Million
  10. Direct Hit! – Wasted Mind


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