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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

 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