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opbmusic Best of 2016: Albums We Love



We asked the opbmusic staff to each name their top 5 albums for 2016. Okay, some went with more and were forced to narrow it down. But when the dust settled, we were left with this impressive and incredibly eclectic list of music. Here are the albums we loved in 2016 (along with links to listen on Spotify):

Molly Woon, opbmusic DJ

Lucy Dacus – No Burden (Listen)
Big Thief – Masterpiece (Listen)
Fruit Bats – Absolute Loser (Listen)
Solange – A Seat At The Table (Listen)
Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (Listen)

Matthew Casebeer, opbmusic DJ

Shearwater – Jet Plane and Oxbow (Listen)
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool (Listen)
Big Thief – Masterpiece (Listen)
Silver Torches – Heatherfield (Listen)
White Denim – Stiff (Listen)

Mike Dempsey, opbmusic DJ

Pinegrove – Cardinal (Listen)
Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book (Listen)
Cass McCombs – Mangy Love (Listen)
Isaiah Rashad – The Sun’s Tirade (Listen)
Mitski – Puberty 2 (Listen)

Doug Lloyd, opbmusic DJ

Gregory Alan Isakov – Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony (Listen)
Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid (Listen)
Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book (Listen)
Ty Segall – Emotional Mugger
Dr. Dog – Psychedelic Swamp (Listen)

Francis Storr, opbmusic DJ

Katatonia – The Fall Of Hearts (Listen)
Marillion – F E A R (Listen)
Gojira – Magma (Listen)
Frightened Rabbit – Painting Of A Panic Attack (Listen)
Nico Muhly & Teitur – Confessions (Listen)

Sarah Donofrio, opbmusic DJ

Kyle Craft – Dolls of Highland (Listen
Sunflower Bean – Human Ceremony (Listen
Angel Olsen – My Woman (Listen
PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project (Listen
Charlie Hilton – Palana (Listen

Nathan Tang, opbmusic DJ

Anderson .Paak – Malibu (Listen
NxWorries – Yes Lawd! (Listen
J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only (Listen
A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service (Listen
BadBadNotGood – IV (Listen

Jerad Walker, opbmusic Music Director

Karl Blau – Introducing… (Listen)
Big Thief – Masterpiece (Listen)
Angel Olsen – My Woman (Listen)
Shearwater – Jet Plane and Oxbow (Listen)
Kyle Craft – Dolls Of Highland (Listen)

Jeff Poteet, opbmusic DJ

David Bowie – Blackstar (Listen
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool (Listen
Diarrhea Planet – Turn to Gold (Listen
Fitz and The Tantrums – Fitz and The Tantrums (Listen
Kings of Leon – WALLS (Listen

Laura Hardin, opbmusic DJ

Karl Blau – Introducing… (Listen
LVL UP – Return to Love (Listen
Angel Olsen – My Woman (Listen
Marlon Williams – Marlon Williams (Listen
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down – A Man Alive (Listen

Arthur Lee, opbmusic DJ

Andy Shauf – The Party (Listen
Blood Orange – Freetown Sound (Listen
Bon Iver – 22, A Million (Listen
Big Thief – Masterpiece (Listen
BadBadNotGood – IV (Listen

Per Ramfjord, opbmusic DJ

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool (Listen
Weyes Blood – Front Row Seat to Earth (Listen
Whitney – Light Upon the Lake (Listen
Angel Olsen – My Woman (Listen
Flock of Dimes – If You See Me, Say Yes (Listen

Michael Cavazos, opbmusic DJ

case/lang/veirs – case/lang/veirs (Listen)
David Bowie – Blackstar (Listen)
Mitski – Puberty 2 (Listen)
ANOHNI – HOPELESSNESS (Listen)
Shearwater – Jet Plane and Oxbow (Listen)

Nikki Dobay, opbmusic DJ

Angel Olsen – My Woman (Listen)
Jesca Hoop & Sam Beam – Love Letter For Fire (Listen)
Laura Gibson – Empire Builder (Listen)
Kyle Morton – What Will Destroy You (Listen)
Lady Gaga – Joanna (Listen)

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