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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

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 September
 
Sep 19   Houndmouth   Venue
Sep 21   Comethazine (All Ages)   Fortune
Sep 23   Black Joe Lewis (Victoria)   Capital
Sep 23   The Presets   Venue
Sep 24   Black Joe Lewis   Venue
Sep 25   Bob Moses   Commodore
Sep 26   Denzel Curry (All Ages)   Fortune
Sep 26   Denzel Curry (Afterparty)   Fortune
Sep 27   The Midnight   Fortune
Sep 29   Andy Mineo & Lecrae   Venue
 
 October
 
Oct 5   Max (All Ages)   Fortune
Oct 6   Cadence Weapon   Fortune
Oct 6   Fat Nick (All Ages)   Venue
Oct 9   RZA x VIFF   Orpheum & Rio
Oct 11   I M U R   Fortune
Oct 12   Rejjie Snow (All Ages)   Fortune
Oct 13   Alma (Cancelled)   Celebrities
Oct 13   Fatlip   Fortune
Oct 13   Whethan   Commodore
Oct 15   The Grapes Of Wrath   Venue
Oct 17   Jazz Cartier   Venue
Oct 18   Jazz Cartier (Calgary)   Commonwealth
Oct 19   SahBabii Hosts HEF   Fortune
Oct 19   Shoreline Mafia (All Ages)   Venue
Oct 20   Windhand   Venue
Oct 24   The Dodos   Venue
Oct 26   SG Lewis   Fortune
Oct 28   Azizi Gibson   Fortune
Oct 30   NEW CITY (All Ages)   Venue
 
 November
 
Nov 1   SOJA   Venue
Nov 2   Scarlxrd   Fortune
Nov 2   The Dirty Nil (Calgary)   Commonwealth
Nov 2   The Glorious Sons   Commodore
Nov 3   The Glorious Sons   Commodore
Nov 7   J Mascis   Imperial
Nov 8   Autogramm & Needles//Pins   Fortune
Nov 8   Gallant (All Ages)   Vogue Theatre
Nov 9   Joey Trap (All Ages)   Venue
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Nov 12   Clan Of Xymox   Venue
Nov 12   Oliver Francis (All Ages)   Fortune
Nov 14   Petit Biscuit   Commodore
Nov 16   Masego   Fortune
Nov 17   Young Fathers   Venue
Nov 21   Chase Atlantic   Fortune
Nov 22   The Flatliners (Calgary)   Commonwealth
Nov 24   The Flatliners   Venue
Nov 28   Pop Evil & Royal Tusk   Venue
Nov 29   Chris Robinson Brotherhood   Venue
 
 December
 
Dec 1   Pale Waves (All Ages)   Venue
Dec 6   Godflesh   Venue
Dec 7   White Panda   Celebrities
Dec 15   Preoccupations & Protomartyr   Venue
 
 January
 
Jan 18   Taggart & Torrens   Fortune
Jan 30   The Lemon Twigs   Venue
 
 February
 
Feb 23   Maribou State   Fortune
 
 March
 
Mar 5   Parcels   Fortune