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Our best picks of the year

By Vanessa Krystin Wong

With another year almost gone, we’ve come together to share our top ten albums of the year. This list covers a variety of genres, showing the musical inspirations that push us to bring artists new and old to Vancouver. We hope that our selection will broaden your musical tastes as it has ours, and that you continue to enjoy show after show with us in the new year!

Malcolm Croome  – Live Music Director at blueprintLIVE
Top 5 Albums:
Caribou – Our Love
Ty Segall – Manipulator
The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
Spoon – They Want My Soul
Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2

Top 10 Songs:
FKA Twigs – Two Weeks
Kiesza – Hideaway
PUP – Guilt Trip
Perfume Genius – Queen
Schoolboy Q – Man Of The Year
Shlohmo / Jeremih – No More
Zola Jesus – Dangerous Days
Shamir – On The Regular
SBTRKT – Higher (ft. Raury)
Todd Terje – Johnny and Mary (ft. Bryan Ferry)

Carlo Giusto – Live Music Director at blueprintLIVE
Top 5 Albums:
Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron
Chin Injeti – The Reverb
Big KRIT – Pay Attention
Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – Piñata

Top 10 Songs:
Shlohmo & Jeremih – No More
Jungle – Busy Earnin’
Schoolboy Q – Hell of a Night
Big KRIT – Pay Attention
Salute – Real Cool
Rae Sremmurd – No Flex Zone
Jack White – Lazeretto
Young Thug – Stoner
Chronixx – Here Comes Trouble
Rich Gang – Lifestyle

Tristan Orchard – Live Music Director at Fortune
Top 5 Albums:
Justin Bieber – Journals
Alvvays – Alvvays
SZA – Z
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
Future Islands – Singles

Top 10 Songs:
Beyonce – Drunk In Love
ILoveMakonnen – Tuesday
Partynextdoor – Recognize
Lana Del Rey – Floride Kilos
Hozier – Take Me To Church
Grimes ft. Blood Diamonds – Go
Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You)
Drake – The Language (Rook Milo Remix)
Sophie – Lemonade
Future – Move That Dope

Vanessa Krystin Wong – Digital Marketer
Top 5 Albums:
Whirr – Sway
Night Lovell – Concept Nothing
Deniro Ferrar – Rebirth EP
FKA twigs – LP1
Cloud Nothings – Here And Nowhere Else

Top 10 Songs:
Flying Lotus ft. Krayzie Bones – Meditation Medication
Pouya – Stunna
Lucki Eck$ ft. FKA Twigs – Ouch Ouch
Slum Village – Fall In Love (Moody Good Remix)
Spooky Black – Without U
Rook Milo – Bodyroll
BONES – Emilio Estevez, The Mighty Duck Man
Yung Gud – Hello
Young Thug – Danny Glover
How To Dress Well – Repeat Pleasure (A.G. Cook Remix)

By Vanessa Krystin Wong

events calendar

 November
 
Nov 14   Petit Biscuit   Commodore
Nov 14   The Lazys & The Standstills   Venue
Nov 16   Masego   Fortune
Nov 17   Young Fathers   Venue
Nov 22   The Flatliners (Calgary)   Commonwealth
Nov 23   Luca Fogale   Fox
Nov 24   The Flatliners   Venue
Nov 28   Pop Evil & Royal Tusk   Venue
Nov 29   Chris Robinson Brotherhood   Venue
Nov 30   So Loki x BBNO$   Fortune
 
 December
 
Dec 1   Pale Waves (All Ages)   Venue
Dec 6   Godflesh   Venue
Dec 7   White Panda   Celebrities
Dec 14   Freddie Gibbs   Fortune
Dec 15   Ivy Lab   Celebs Underground
Dec 15   Preoccupations & Protomartyr   Venue
Dec 19   Jazz Cartier   Venue
Dec 20   Jazz Cartier (Calgary)   Commonwealth
 
 January
 
Jan 18   Taggart & Torrens   Fortune
Jan 19   Jacob Banks   Venue
Jan 24   MadeinTYO (All Ages)   Venue
Jan 27   Dorothy   Venue
Jan 30   The Lemon Twigs   Venue
Jan 31   Chrome Sparks   Fortune
Jan 31   LP   Orpheum
 
 February
 
Feb 3   gnash   Venue
Feb 7   King Tuff   Fortune
Feb 7   Monster Truck   Venue
Feb 9   Monster Truck   Venue
Feb 19   Shad (Calgary)   Commonwealth
Feb 21   David August   Imperial
Feb 21   Shad   Fortune
Feb 22   Joji   Fortune
Feb 23   Maribou State   Fortune
 
 March
 
Mar 5   Parcels   Fortune
Mar 8   Mansionair   Imperial
Mar 13   Tiffany Young   Venue
Mar 16   Big Wild   Commodore
Mar 17   Ripe   Fortune
Mar 27   Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers   Venue
Mar 28   Quinn XCII: From Tour With Love   Commodore
 
 April
 
Apr 3   Tommy Genesis   Fortune
 
 November
 
Nov 4   Peter Hook & the Light   Venue