Episode 42: Our Favorite Music of 2016

In 2016, through numerous losses and unfortunate events, music sustained us. This week we share a small selection of the amazing music produced this year. This music spans genres and styles, from delicate to rough around the edges. And we’re incredibly excited to, in our first year as a program, to have talked to some of the artists making this music.

This episode includes tracks from Big Thief, Mal Devisa, Lucy Dacus, Mitski, Jamila Woods, and more.


Our 16 Fave Albums of ’16

Adia Victoria – Beyond the Bloodhounds

Favorite Song: Howlin’ Shame







Angel Olsen – My Woman

Favorite Song: Sister







Angelica Garcia – Medicine for Birds

Favorite Song: Orange Flower







Big Thief – Masterpiece

Favorite Song: Paul







Flock of Dimes – If You See Me, Say Yes

Favorite Song: Semaphore







Jamila Woods – HEAVN

Favorite Song: Blk Girl Soldier







Japanese Breakfast – Pyschopomp

Favorite Song: In Heaven







Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos

Favorite Song: Europe is Lost







Lucy Dacus – No Burden

Favorite Song: Troublemaker Doppelgänger







Mal Devisa – Kiid

Favorite Song: Fire







Maria Usbeck – Amparo

Favorite Song: Moai y Yo







Margaret Glaspy – Emotions and Math

Favorite Song: Somebody to Anybody







Mitski – Puberty 2

Favorite Song: Your Best American Girl







Solange – A Seat at the Table

Favorite Song: Cranes in the Sky







Weyes Blood – Front Row Seat to Earth

Favorite Song: Generation Why







Xenia Rubinos – Black Terry Cat

Favorite Song: Don’t Wanna Be








Author: femchord