Top 50 of 2016: Part 4 (20-11)

20. Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love! Release date: December 2, 2016  Awaken, My Love! is an experimentation from Donald Glover as he explores the ’70s, and their legacy of funk and psychedelic music. And for many Gambino fans, it is an extremely polarizing release. Some find it bland and disorientating, others creative and progressive. I personally find it refreshing, especially since there has been this sudden surge in the last few years of rebranding of ’70s and ’80s funk, and Glover does his part to do something different. With enough wah-wah…

In No Particular Order: May 27, 2016

One of the best feelings in life? Finding a new album that you know you’ll be listening to and enjoying for years. That first spark, ignited from the mysterious and nervously excited first listen, is not lost over time; if anything you become more and more attached, as the album becomes apart of your life and you debate naming your future children after the band’s lead singer… Honestly, if you could, you’d probably marry it. …or maybe that’s just me? This week saw some of the best releases in 2016…

Holy Fuck – Tom Tom

(If you like: Battles, Errors, Fuck Buttons)  Toronto experimental electronic-rock troupe Holy Fuck vanished as a whole from the music world after their 2010 album Latin – although the members went on to produce albums and work on their respective side projects. Fortunately, fans of the acoustic-electronic four-piece can sit back and wait for the May release of the band’s latest album Congrats by enjoying the lead single “Tom Tom”. Known for their ability to create electronic music without using any of the generic tools, such as loops, programmers, and splicing, Holy Fuck instead…