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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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 August
 
Aug 22   Mndsgn   Fortune
Aug 30   The Midnight   Commodore
 
 September
 
Sep 1   Sleep   Capital
Sep 7   Slowthai   Fortune
Sep 12   Blackalicious   Fortune
Sep 12   COTIS   Capital
Sep 12   No Fun At All   Venue
Sep 13   Oliver Tree   Commodore
Sep 17   Charlie Cunningham   Fox
Sep 21   BJ The Chicago Kid   Fortune
Sep 23   Nitzer Ebb   Venue
Sep 26   Criminal: Podcast   York Theatre
Sep 26   Shura   Venue
Sep 27   Lil Keed (All Ages)   Venue
Sep 27   Nilüfer Yanya   Fortune
Sep 29   Hatchie   Fortune
Sep 30   Band of Skulls   Venue
 
 October
 
Oct 1   !!! Chk Chk Chk   Fortune
Oct 1   Kamelot & Sonata Artica   Venue
Oct 2   SG Lewis   Fortune
Oct 2   Marc Rebillet   Venue
Oct 5   Delain, Amorphis & Anneke Van Giersberge   Venue
Oct 7   Ride   Venue
Oct 7   Song Exploder Live - Chuck D   Van Playhouse
Oct 8   Starcrawler   Fortune
Oct 10   Maribou State   Commodore
Oct 11   Injury Reserve   Fortune
Oct 15   Cavetown   Venue
Oct 19   Jakob Ogawa   Venue
Oct 25   Guerilla Toss   Fortune
Oct 26   Hollerado   Commonwealth
Oct 28   Cat Power   Commodore
Oct 30   Madeon (Live)   Commodore
 
 November
 
Nov 4   Peter Hook & the Light   Venue
Nov 6   SHAED   Fortune
Nov 9   Maxo Kream (All Ages)   Fortune
Nov 16   Jack Harlow   Fortune
Nov 19   Julia Jacklin   Venue
Nov 23   Dave (All Ages)   Fortune
 
 December
 
Dec 6   The Chainsmokers   Rogers Arena