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Best Songs & Albums of 2016

By toniasokolova

We’re coming to the end of 2016 which means another list of our favourite songs and albums from the past year. It was an incredible year for music and we’ve thought hard about which songs and albums stood out to us the most and inspire us to continue to bring artists of all types to Vancouver. We hope that our list will inspire you to explore new types of music and continue to come out and enjoy live shows in 2017!

Vanessa Krystin Wong – Marketing and Promotions at BlueprintLIVE

Top 5 Albums

1) Ry X – Dawn

2) Night Lovell – Red Teenage Melody

3) Daughter – Not To Disappear

4) Jazz Cartier – Hotel Paranoia

5) Massive Attack – Ritual Spirit

Honourable Mention – ANOHNI – Hopelessness

Not So Guilty Pleasure – Deftones – Gore

Top 5 Songs

1) ANOHNI – Drone Bomb Me

2) Bored Lord – Safe Place

3) Them Are Us Too – Eudamonia

4) Crystal Castles – Concrete

5) Gemini Feed – Banks

Honourable Mention – Lebanon Hanover – Babes of the 80s

Not So Guilty Pleasure – Skepta – That’s Not Me


Jesse Bastien – Graphic Designer

Top 5 Albums

1) Frank Ocean – Blonde

2) Schoolboy Q – Blank Face LP

3) Chance the Rapper – Colouring Book

4) Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love

5) Solange – A Seat at the Table 

Honourable Mention – Isaiah Rashaad – The Sun’s Tirade

Not So Guilty Pleasure – ATCQ – Thank You, We’ve Got it From Here

Top 5 Songs

1) Childish Gambino – Redbone

2) Solange – Junie

3) Schoolboy Q – By Any Means

4) A Tribe Called Quest – The Donald

5) Frank Ocean – Nights

Honourable Mention – D.R.A.M. feat. Lil Yachty

Not So Guilty Pleasure – Drake – Still Here


Colton Arthurs  – Marketing Assistant

Top 5 Albums

1) Lido – Everything

2) J. Cole – For Your Eyes Only

3) Stephen – Sincerely

4) Kaytranada – 99.9%

5) Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

Honourable Mention – The Weekend – Starboy

Not So Guilty Pleasure – DJ Khaled – Major Key

Top Songs

1) Lido – Citi Bike

2) Kanye West – Father Stretch My Hands

3) J. Cole – For Your Eyes Only

4) The Weekend & Daft Punk – Starboy

5) Kaytranda & Anderson .Paak – GLOWED UP

Honourable Mention – Chance the Rapper – No Problem

Not So Guilty Pleasure – Migos – Bad & Boujee

events calendar

 July
 
Jul 19   Great Grandpa & Dead Soft   Fortune
Jul 20   Opia   Fortune
Jul 21   Comethazine (All Ages)   Fortune
Jul 21   Melvins (Vancouver)   Venue
Jul 22   Creed Bratton (Live)   Fortune
Jul 24   Melvins (Edmonton)   Starlite
Jul 25   Melvins (Calgary)   Commonwealth
Jul 27   Melvins (Winnipeg)   Pyramid
Jul 28   The Grouch & Eligh   Fortune
 
 August
 
Aug 7   Rex Orange County (All Ages)   Vogue Theatre
Aug 7   Smokepurpp   Venue
Aug 16   Flynt Flossy & Turquoise Jeep   Fortune
Aug 16   Insane Clown Posse   Venue
Aug 18   Lucki (All Ages)   Fortune
Aug 18   Yelawolf   Commodore
Aug 19   Insane Clown Posse (Calgary)   Commonwealth
Aug 21   Powerglove   Rickshaw
Aug 21   The Cadillac Three   Venue
Aug 29   JPEGMAFIA   Fortune
Aug 30   Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers   Venue
Aug 30   Let's Eat Grandma   Fortune
Aug 30   Poolside   Biltmore
 
 September
 
Sep 2   Ripe   Venue
Sep 3   The Exploited   Fortune
Sep 6   grandson   Venue
Sep 11   Brent Faiyaz   Fox
Sep 13   Buddy   Fortune
Sep 13   Ella Mai   Venue
Sep 14   Pell   Fortune
Sep 14   Ravyn Lenae   Venue
Sep 15   Duckwrth   Fortune
Sep 15   Saba   Venue
Sep 16   Fatima Al Qadiri   Fortune
Sep 17   J Roddy Walston & The Business   Venue
Sep 21   Soulection   Commodore
Sep 23   The Presets   Venue
Sep 25   Bob Moses   Commodore
Sep 26   Denzel Curry (All Ages)   Fortune
Sep 27   The Midnight   Fortune
Sep 27   The Midnight   Fortune
Sep 29   Andy Mineo & Lecrae   Venue
 
 October
 
Oct 5   Max (All Ages)   Fortune
Oct 6   Cadence Weapon   Venue
Oct 6   Fat Nick (All Ages)   Venue
Oct 12   Rejjie Snow (All Ages)   Fortune
Oct 13   Alma   Celebrities
Oct 13   Whethan   Commodore
Oct 15   The Grapes Of Wrath   Venue
Oct 20   Windhand   Venue
Oct 26   SG Lewis   Fortune
 
 November
 
Nov 2   The Dirty Nil (Calgary)   Commonwealth
Nov 8   Gallant (All Ages)   Vogue Theatre
Nov 14   Petit Biscuit   Commodore
Nov 16   Masego   Fortune
Nov 17   Young Fathers   Venue
 
 December
 
Dec 1   Pale Waves   Venue