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…

In No Particular Order: May 13, 2016

Superstitious or not, Friday the 13th (of May) was a great one for the music world. The only thing killer was the new releases…*insert stock laughter here*. With a number of fantastic debut records released today, and one of the best hip-hop albums in recent years, Friday the 13th wasn’t all that bad (unless you ask my friend who got into a small car accident, or another one that ended up getting food poisoning). For a more complete list of new releases, check out our weekly collection of Album Releases. Yak…

Hundred Waters – Show Me Love (Skrillex Remix) ft. Chance the Rapper, Moses Sumney, Robin Hannibal

(If you like: Alt-J, Jamie xx, Braids)  From one of the best albums of 2014, “Show Me Love” is the gorgeous, poetic a cappella track from Florida art rock trio Hundred Waters off their sophomore release The Moon Rang Like A Bell. Lead singer Nicole Miglis’ delicate vocals struck deep with pioneer producer Skrillex and he has since released his remix, adding in instrumentals and a slew of contributors to the track, including Chicago MC Chance the Rapper, arrangements by Robin Hannibal, and added vocals from Moses Sumney Although Skrillex is a leading…