Year-End Lists

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Tiny Mix Tapes: 51 Favorite Music Releases of 2016

16 January 2017

Tiny Mix Tapes: 51 Favorite Music Releases of 2016

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Babyfather“BBF” Hosted By DJ Escrow
  2. LolinaLive In Paris
  3. Kanye WestThe Life of Pablo
  4. ArcaEntrañas
  5. Frank OceanBlond
  6. Frank OceanEndless
  7. Jenny HvalBlood Bitch
  8. James FerraroHuman Story 3
  9. Charli XCXVroom Vroom
  10. Danny BrownAtrocity Exhibition
  11. Elysia CramptonDissolution of The Sovereign: A Time Slide Into The Future (Or: A Non-Abled Offender’s Exercise in Jurisprudence)
  12. Yves TumorSerpent Music
  13. Lil YachtyLil Boat
  14. Young ThugJeffery
  15. RihannaAnti
  16. Jessy LanzaOh No
  17. FoodmanEz Minzoku
  18. Dedekind Cut$uccessor
  19. Kero Kero BonitoBonito Generation
  20. Elysia CramptonElysia Crampton Presents: Demon City
  21. JeremihLate Nights: The Album
  22. Princess Nokia1992
  23. DJWWWWArigato
  24. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  25. serpentwithfeetblisters
  26. Puce MaryThe Spiral
  27. NonameTelefone
  28. Tim HeckerLove Streams
  29. Macula DogWhy Do You Look Like Your Dog?
  30. David BowieBlackstar
  31. CryingBeyond the Fleeting Gales
  32. Andy StottToo Many Voices
  33. BeyoncéLemonade
  34. Autechreelseq 1-5
  35. death’s dynamic shroudClassroom Sexxtape
  36. The CaretakerEverywhere at the End of Time
  37. FutureEvol
  38. The Savage Young TaterbugShadow of Marlboro Man
  39. YTAMOMi Wo
  40. Julianna BarwickWill
  41. KleinONLY
  42. ANOHNIHopelessness
  43. DJ Coquelin & MC CloarecJE M’EN TAPE
  44. MitskiPuberty 2
  45. Huerco SFor Those of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)
  46. Oren AmbarchiHubris
  47. Angel OlsenMy Woman
  48. Amnesia ScannerAS
  49. KaHonor Killed the Samurai
  50. Sean McCannMusic for Public Ensemble
  51. N-ProlentaA Love Story 4 @Deezius, Neo, Chuk, E, Milkleaves, Angel, Isis, + Every1else…. And Most of All My Damn Self