Top 50 of 2016: Part 1 (50-41)

It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride for 2016. Although there have been many (a few too many) downfalls this year in a variety of ways, and loss was high this year, there was still a lot to be thankful for and excited about from the past twelve months. The music world gained quite a collection of fantastic albums this year – hip-hop, electronic, rock, folk, and more have taken over this year’s Top 50 list and are cozying up to being some of my favourite albums of all-time. But with every…

Radiohead – Daydreaming (Official Music Video)

From deleting their entire online presence, to releasing two new tracks this week, British alternative outfit Radiohead have been creating a worthwhile buzz around the world. “Burn the Witch” was the first look into the near future of Radiohead’s discography, and now, three days later, “Daydreaming” is the next instalment. Touching just past the six minute mark, “Daydreaming” is a stunning, pensive piano ballad that highlights frontman Thom Yorke’s dark, whispering voice. His ability to turn a simple, repetitive melody into a cinematic, dramatic art piece is what makes the new…

Radiohead – Burn the Witch (Official Music Video)

After vanishing off the face of the virtual world earlier this week, Radiohead surprised fans this morning with a look into their upcoming ninth album. With no clear word on when the album is set to be released, or what it will be like, their new single “Burn the Witch” is the sole, subtly sinister preview. Opening with lush, orchestral arrangements reminiscent of mid-career Radiohead and the more recent side project Atoms for Peace, “Burn the Witch” is rich with eerie string arrangements with dark undertones, creating an unnerving sense…

Nick Valentini Collective – Carousel (Official Music Video)

(If you like: Coldplay, Genesis, Radiohead)  Grandiose, sublime, exquisite; words often used to describe something so paramount and awe-inspiring, it often hits deep within. California experimental eight-piece Nick Valentini Collective formed just six or seven months back, and their dynamic, jazz-inspired cinematic rock sound has been picking up traction ever since. Set to release their debut full-length later this year, the Nick Valentini Collective have shared the album’s lead single “Carousel” and its accompanying visual. Lead singer/pianist Nick Valentini and his band have been referred to as the “jazz fusion Radiohead”, and…