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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

 February
 
Feb 25   Rapsody   Fortune
Feb 29   Black Belt Eagle Scout (Vic)   Lucky Bar
 
 March
 
Mar 7   Let's Hear It! Showcase   Venue
Mar 7   Marc E. Bassy   Fortune
Mar 12   Grieves and The Holdup   Fortune
Mar 13   EVAN GIIA   Fortune
Mar 14   Dorian Electra   Fortune
Mar 21   Brent Faiyaz   Commodore
Mar 21   Flora Cash   Fortune
Mar 27   Allen Stone   Commodore
Mar 27   Sasha Sloan (All Ages)   Fortune
Mar 28   Jay Electronica   Fortune
 
 April
 
Apr 4   Elohim (All Ages)   Venue
Apr 4   Yves Tumor   Fortune
Apr 6   Audrey Mika - (All Ages)   Fortune
Apr 17   Poliça   Venue
Apr 20   Cam'ron   Fortune
Apr 27   Poolside   Commodore
Apr 28   Goodie Mob   Commodore
Apr 28   Inner Wave with guests Divino Niño   Fortune
 
 May
 
May 1   Ivy Lab   Celebrities UG
May 3   Two Feet   Commodore
May 7   Monolink   Fortune
May 8   Emancipator   Commodore
May 8   Giolì & Assia   Celebrities UG
May 8   nothing,nowhere.   Fortune
May 9   HEALTH   Fortune
May 14   Waxahatchee   Christ Church Cathedral
May 28   Louis The Child (All Ages)   Malkin Bowl
May 28   NoMBe: The 'Chromatopia' Tour   Venue
May 29   Windhand   Venue
May 30   JP Saxe   Fortune
 
 June
 
Jun 4   Shallou   Commodore
 
 July
 
Jul 10   FVDED In The Park   Holland Park