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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

 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
Nov 10   Ghostemane (All Ages)   Fortune
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