Top 50 of 2016: Part 5 (10-1)

10. Wintersleep – The Great Detachment Release date: March 4, 2016  After the growing success of their previous discography, Wintersleep set out to create a spirited and more organic effort by recording live-off-the-floor. The result: their best record yet. Their energy on stage and sonic presence was almost perfectly transposed into The Great Detachment. Anyone can fill an album with sound and effects, but Wintersleep feverishly stitch together percussion, guitars, keys, bass, and lead singer Paul Murphy’s grizzly vocals into a quilt of rhythm and melody.   Favourite track: “Amerika” 9. Glass Animals…

BADBADNOTGOOD – Lavender (ft. Kaytranada)

This is certainly not the first time Kaytranada and Toronto quartet BADBADNOTGOOD have collaborated. On Kaytranada’s latest album 99.9%, the Montreal producer teamed up with the neo-jazz outfit for the single “Weight Off”, and now he is returning the favor. BBNG announced earlier this year they will be releasing their fourth album IV on July 8th, and have shared the LP’s third single “Lavender”, featuring the production talents of Kaytranada. Finding the middle ground between psychedelic and jazz, “Lavender” blends together bouncing synthesizers with slow-burning, jazz rhythm, creating a dense, highly-texturized melody. BBND elaborate:…