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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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 May
 
May 20   Russ (All Ages)   Pacific Coliseum
May 22   Joyner Lucas   Fortune
May 22   Sofi Tukker   Commodore
May 29   Cozz   Fortune
May 31   Lightning Dust (Victoria)   Lucky Bar
 
 June
 
Jun 1   Lil Gnar & Germ (All Ages)   Fortune
Jun 2   King Tuff   Fortune
Jun 2   Rittz   Venue
Jun 3   Smoke DZA & Bodega Bamz   Fortune
Jun 13   The Sword (Vancouver)   Venue
Jun 15   The Sword (Calgary)   Marquee
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Jun 16   The Sword (Edmonton)   Union Hall
Jun 17   The Sword (Regina)   The Exchange
Jun 18   The Sword (Winnipeg)   Pyramid
Jun 21   Culture Ft. Kenyatta Hill   Venue
Jun 23   Freddie McGregor   Venue
Jun 23   Louis Futon (Live)   Fortune
Jun 28   Neon Indian (DJ Set)   Fortune
 
 July
 
Jul 5   Slum Village   Fortune
Jul 6   FVDED In The Park 2018   Holland Park
Jul 7   Neurosis / Converge   Commodore
Jul 19   Great Grandpa & Dead Soft   Fortune
Jul 20   Opia   Fortune
Jul 21   Melvins (Vancouver)   Venue
Jul 24   Melvins (Edmonton)   Union Hall
Jul 25   Melvins (Calgary)   Marquee
Jul 27   Melvins (Winnipeg)   Pyramid
 
 August
 
Aug 7   Rex Orange County (All Ages)   Vogue Theatre
Aug 30   Let's Eat Grandma   Fortune
Aug 30   Poolside   Biltmore
 
 September
 
Sep 3   The Exploited   Fortune
Sep 6   grandson   Venue
Sep 13   Buddy   Fortune
Sep 13   Ella Mai   Venue
Sep 14   Pell   Fortune
Sep 14   Ravyn Lenae   Venue
Sep 15   Duckwrth   Fortune
Sep 16   Fatima Al Qadiri   Fortune
Sep 27   The Midnight   Fortune
 
 October
 
Oct 26   SG Lewis   Fortune
 
 November
 
Nov 8   Gallant (All Ages)   Vogue Theatre
Nov 17   Young Fathers   Venue