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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

 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