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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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Mar 27   Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers   Venue
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 April
 
Apr 3   Tommy Genesis   Fortune
 
 November
 
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