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CHIRP Radio Best of 2016

Throughout December, CHIRP Radio presents its volunteers’ top albums of 2016. Our next list is from DJ Joe Held.

These are my favorite albums of 2016. They are the ones that I've enjoyed listening to the most. I think all of them are full of very good music - not just a few good songs on each one.


Celebrate Your Worth by The Blind Shake (Goner)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

The Blind Shake Celebrate Your Worth


Freetown Sound by Blood Orange (Domino)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Blood Orange Freetown Sound


Impossible Dream by Haley Bonar (Memphis Industries)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Haley Bonar Impossible Dream



Visions Of Us On The Land by Damian Jurado (Secretly Canadian)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Damian Jurado Visions Of Us On The Land


It’s A World of Love and Hope by The Flat Five (Bloodshot)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

The Flat Five It’s A World of Love and Hope


Blood Bitch by Jenny Hval (Sacred Bones)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Jenny Hval Blood Bitch


Malamore by Liminanas (Because Music)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Liminanas Malamore


Deluxe by OMNI (Trouble In Mind)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

OMNI Deluxe


HEAVN by Jamila Woods (Closed Sessions)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Jamila Woods HEAVN


Forever Sounds by Wussy (Shake-It)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Wussy Forever Sounds


Honorable Mentionws:
Avers - Omega/Whatever (Egghunt)
ANOHNI - HOPELESSNESS (Secretly Canadian)
David Bowie - Black Star (Columbia)
Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book (self-released) [local]
Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love! (Glassnote)
Chook Race - Around The House (Trouble In Mind)
Fat White Family - Songs For Our Mothers (Fat Possum)
Flesh Panthers - Willows Weep (Maximum Pelt) [local]
PJ Harvey - Hope Six Demolition Project (Vagrant)
Heaters - Baptistina (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)
Hinds - Leave Me Alone (Mom + Pop)
Klaus Johann Grobe - Spagat der Liebe (Trouble In Mind)
Lee Fields & The Expressions - Special Night (Big Crown)
Roisin Murphy - Take Her Up To Monto (PIAS America)
The Mystery Lights - The Mystery Lights (Wick)
C.W. Stoneking - Gon’ Boogaloo (King Hokum)
Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits (Castle Face)
Underworld - Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future (Beat)

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