Year of the Monkey: Årets Låter 2016

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Musikkåret 2016 har vært preget av utrolig mange sterke album, ambisiøse verk som fortjener å oppleves i sin helhet og i tiltenkt sammenheng. Min liste over de 100 presumptivt beste ligger her, men for å oppsummere året litt mer lyttervennlig må jeg selvsagt også rangere 100 av de beste enkeltlåtene – eller i hvert fall de jeg har hørt mye på gjennom 2016. Det har vært en overskuddsoppgave, med god plass for flere. Har avgrenset til én låt pr. artist.

Toppen speiles av artister som nettopp har utgitt noen av årets sterkeste album; Cohen, Bowie, Solange, Woods og Kevin Morby – men helt øverst fant jeg plass for den kanskje aller sterkeste musikalske og visuelle opplevelsen fra 2016, med en artist som utvider begrepet om hvordan musikk kan lages og framføres. Enjoy.

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100-90

Witchcraft: An Exorcism of Doubts
Signe Marie Rustad: The Space Song
William Bell: Poison in the Well
Mudcrutch: Trailer
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry: The L&N Don’t Stop Here Anymore
Big Ups: National Parks
Colin John: Gylden
Honduras Hollywood
Aaron Lee Tasjan: Little Movies
King Creosote: You Just Want

Nicolas Jaar: Killing Time
Side Brok: Pump Pump
Karl Blau: Fallin’ Rain
deLillos: Graham Nash
Surfer Blood: Six Flags in F or G
William Tyler: Kingdom of Jones
Kristoffer Lo: Front Row Gallows View
Heron Oblivion: Beneath Fields
Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation: In Madrid/Rainbow Lollipop
Deakin: Golden Chords

Residual Kid: Salsa
Jeremy & the Harlequins: Into the Night
Sir the Baptist feat. Killer Mike and ChuchPeople: Raising Hell
Michael Kiwanuka: Cold Little Heart
Danny Brown: Really Doe (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt)
Moor Mother: Deadbeat Protest
Parquet Courts: Human Performance
Mystery Jets: Midnight’s Mirror
Hilde Selvikvåg: Indie
Hjerteslag: Sang til Sonja

Ryley Walker: The Roundabout
Lucy Dacus: I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore
Christian Kjellvander: Dark Ain’t That Dark
Stein Torleif Bjella: Oppfølgingsprat
Lambchop: The Hustle
Max Jury: Numb
Motorpsycho: Lacuna/Sunrise
Childish Gambino: Me and Your Mama
YG feat. Nipsey Hussle: FDT
Mick Jenkins feat. Badbadnotgood: Drowning

Dirty Projectors: Keep Your Name
Doug Tuttle: It Calls On Me
case/lang/veirs: Atomic Number
St. Paul & the Broken Bones: Flow With It (You Got Me Feeling Like)
Foxygen: Follow the Leader
Mitski: Your Best American Girl
Angel Olsen: Shut Up Kiss Me
Mystery Lights: Follow Me Home
Mikey Erg: Comme Si About Me
The Sadies feat. Kurt Vile: It’s Easy (Walking Like That)

Steve Gunn: Park Bench Smile
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Rattlesnake
Badbadnotgood feat. Samuel T. Herring: Time Moves Slow
The Jayhawks: Lovers of the Sun
Agnes Obel: Familiar
Noname feat. Akenya & Eryn Allen Kane: Reality Check
Frøkedal: The Sign
ANOHNI: Drone Bomb Me
Vic Mensa: There’s Alot Going On
Amanda Shires: Harmless

Black Mountain: Space to Bakersfield
Posse: Voices
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Jesus Alone
Rihanna: Work
Kendrick Lamar: untitled 02 | 06.23.2014
Marissa Nadler: All the Colors of the Dark
Sturgill Simpson: Welcome to Earth (Pollywog)
Radiohead: Burn the Witch
Car Seat Headrest: Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales
DJ Shadow feat. Run the Jewels: Nobody Speak

Jenny Hval: Female Vampire
Desiigner: Panda
Cherry Glazerr: Told You I’d Be With the Guys
Hiss Golden Messenger: Tell Her I’m Just Dancing
Okkervil River: Okkervil River R.I.P
Pinegrove: Old Friends
Robert Ellis: California
Weyes Blood: Do You Need My Love
The Frightnrs: Nothing More to Say
Valerie June: Astral Plane

Anderson .Paak: Come Down
Maggie Rogers: Alaska
Chris Staples: Relatively Permanent
Night Moves: Carl Sagan
Ray LaMontagne: Part Two – In My Own Way
Nothing: The Dead Are Dumb
Cass McCombs: Low Flyin’ Bird
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein: Stranger Things
Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar: Freedom
Kanye West: Ultralight Beam

10.
Solange:
Cranes in the Sky

9.
Leonard Cohen:
You Want it Darker

8.
The Olympians:
Sirens of Jupiter

7.
Drive-By Truckers:
Surrender Under Protest

6.
A Tribe Called Quest:
We the People…

5.
Kevin Morby:
I Have Been to the Mountain

4.
David Bowie:
Lazarus

3.
Whitney:
No Woman

2.
Woods:
Sun City Creeps

1.
Gaelynn Lea:
Someday We’ll Linger in the Sun

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