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LPR Staff Picks Their Favorite Albums of 2016 (so far)

Jul

19

It’s July, which means it’s about half way through the year and we’ve all taken the time to listen to some of the latest records from artists new and old. We polled our staff for their favorite records of 2016 (so far). You’ll see the list is as eclectic as our programming: there’s rap, indie rock, soul, punk rock, classical, jazz, and beyond. Share your favorites by tagging @lprnyc on Twitter or Instagram.
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Here are our picks for our favorite albums of 2016 (so far):
 
AYSIA // OFFICE MANAGER
Anderson .Paak – Malibu
Santigold – 99 Cents
Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
Beyonce – Lemonade
James Blake – The Colour in Anything
 
BRETT // GENERAL MANAGER + MUSIC DIRECTOR
Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
Mitski – Puberty 2
Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway
Sunflower Bean – Human Ceremony
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Savages – Adore Life
Acid Dad – Let’s Plan A Robbery
Mothers – When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired
Daughter – Not To Disappear
Mourn – Ha, Ha, He.
PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project
 
BRIANNE // MARKETING + MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR
James Blake – The Colour in Anything
Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
Clark – The Last Panthers
BADBADNOTGOOD – IV
Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Margaret Glaspy – Emotions and Math
 
BRICE // SENIOR MUSIC DIRECTOR
BADBADNOTGOOD – IV Overflowing with Ideas
Anderson .PAAK – Malibu
Kaytranada – 99.9%
David Bowie – Blackstar
Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald’s Bordeland – Transport
Xenia Rubinos – Black Terry Cat
Daniel Freedman – Big In Yemen
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – EARS
Idris Ackamoor – We Be All Africans
Black Milk & Nat Turner – The Rebellion Sessions
Dayme Arocena – One Takes
Gregory Porter – Take Me To The Alley
KING – The Greatest
 
CHELSEA // SERVER + HOSPITALITY
Angel Olsen – My Woman
Tycho – Awake Remixes
Radiation City – Synesthetica
Dead Ryan – Always a Pallbearer, Never a Corpse
Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room
Boris and Merzbow – Gensho
Y La Bamba – Ojos Del Sol
Not Blood Paint – Believing is Believing
My Jerusalem – A Little Death
Julianna Barwick – Will
Sorority Noise – Forgettable
 
JUSTIN // CO-FOUNDER + MANAGING MEMBER OF LPR
Fews – Means
Acapulco Lips – Acapulco Lips
Beak> – Couple in a Hole
Yorkston/Thorne/Khan – Everything Sacred
Dal Niente/Deerhoof – Balter/Saunier
Kate Moore/Ashley Bathgate – Stories for Ocean Shells
The Choir of St. John’s Cambridge – Deo/Jonathan Harvey
Lisa Moore – The Stone People
School of Seven Bells – SVIIB
 
RACHAEL // MUSIC DIRECTOR
Oddisee – The Odd Tape
Big Thief – Masterpiece
Lera Lynn – Resistor
Mothers – When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired
Japanese Breakfast – Psychopomp
TEEN – Love Yes
Bat for lashes – The Bride
Angel Olsen – My Woman
 
SIERRA // PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Tråd Gräs och Stenar – Tråd Gräs och Stenar (2016 Box Set)
Ryley Walker – Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
Marisa Anderson – Into the Light
75 Dollar Bill – WMPPRR
William Tyler – Modern Country
Chris Forsyth – The Rarity of Experience
Chuck Johnson – Velvet Arc
Rhyton – Redshift
The Skiffle Players – Skifflin’
 
photo by Ben Sklar

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