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…

Lawrence – Do You Wanna Do Nothing With Me? (Official Music Video)

(If you like: Stevie Wonder, Lakestreet Dive, The Suffers)  By the age of six, Clyde Lawrence was accepted into the Songwriters Guild of America for his work in the 2000 film Miss Congeniality. It is almost an understatement to say the young New York City native was meant for the music business. Adding to the family name, his younger sister Gracie is an equally talented singer and songwriter, with both siblings boasting crushing soul-pop vocals after submerging their youth with Janis Joplin, The Beatles, and most notably, Stevie Wonder. Performing…