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Official /r/ListenToThis Best Of 2016 - An Album For Each Day It's Late

Welcome to the /r/ListenToThis Best Of 2016!

With 174 albums and one for each day the post is late, we're 50 days ahead of schedule!

Albums were collected from users throughout hundreds of music subs, cleaned up, and presented with streaming links and playlists. There are no ratings, no judgments, and no opinions - only obscure music compiled and arranged for you over the course of two seven months by our dedicated mod team.

This list is meant to complement other best of lists on the internet, many of which are linked in the sticky comment below for further discovery. Albums are broken up into groups and require your attention all the way to the bottom of Set 10. There are playlists across Spotify, Youtube, and Google for each group plus a Master playlist with one track from each album so you can drink it all in at once. Note that Google links were not included for individual albums due to character limitations, but you may find them in our Google Albums playlists for each set.

Feel free to share your own picks in the replies here, and happy listening, you filthy animals.

Set 1 - Must Listens

Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Drakkar Nowhere - Drakkar NowherePsych Rock / SoulBC SP YT
KAA.DDU - SHAA.DOWSInstrumental Jazz / Hip-HopBC SP YT
River Whyless - We All The LightBaroque FolkBC SP YT
White Lung - ParadisePost-PunkBC SP YT
Eternal Champion - The Armor of IreMetalBC YT
Thank You Scientist - Stranger Heads PrevailProgressive Metal / Jazz FusionSP YT
Lincoln Durham - Revelations of a Mind UnravelingRevival PunkSP YT
Bad Manion - Bad Manion’s June GloomBedroom PopBC SP YT
Muuy Biien - Age of UncertaintyAmbient PunkBC SP YT
Rhin - PassengerNoise Rock / Hardcore / SludgeBC SP YT
Santiago - 22 Somerset Dr. (1976-1978)Funk / Disco Retro ReleaseBC SP YT
The Comet is Coming - Channel the SpiritsSpace Jazz / PsychedelicBC SP YT
Shabaka & the Ancestors - Wisdom of the EldersAvant-Garde JazzBC SP YT
SunSquabi - OdysseyFuture FunkBC SP YT
Willow - Workshop 23Leftfield / House / DubstepSP YT
Moth Equals - One TuskTrip-HopBC SP YT
Flamingosis - Bright MomentsElectro / Instrumental Funk / SoulBC SP YT
The Skiffle Players - Skifflin’Folk Rock / BluesBC SP YT

Set 2 - Rock, Pop & Blues

Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Soccer Mommy - For Young HeartsBC SP YT
Middle Class Fashion - iiiBC SP YT
Beaty Heart - Till the TombSP YT
Seratones - Get GoneBC SP YT
Nap Eyes - Thought Rock Fish ScaleBC SP YT
Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars - GulfstreamSP YT
Jack Broadbent - PortraitBC SP YT
Black River Delta - Devil on the LooseSP YT
King Buffalo - OrionBC SP YT
Soviet Soviet - EndlessBC SP YT
Wolf People - RuinsBC SP YT
New Madrid - magnetkingmagnetqueenBC SP YT
Skyjelly - Blank Panthers​/​Priest​, ​Expert or WizardBC SP YT
75 Dollar Bill - Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/RockBC SP YT
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band - The Rarity of ExperienceBC SP YT
RAKTA - IIIBC SP YT
Desmadrados - The Grand Celestial PurgeBC
LSD and the Search for God - Heaven is a PlaceBC SP YT

Set 3 - Progressive & Related

Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Rare Futures - This is Your Brain on LoveBC SP YT
Covet - Audiotree LiveBC SP YT
Totorro - Come to MexicoBC SP YT
Motorpsycho - Here Be MonstersSP YT
Votum - :Ktonik:BC SP YT
Axon-Neuron - MetamorphosisBC SP YT
Structural Disorder - DistanceSP YT
Three Trapped Tigers - Silent EarthlingSP YT
Frost* - Falling SatellitesSP YT
Headspace - All That You Fear Is GoneSP YT
Feather Child - Inner Self AbsenceBC SP YT
Sleep Token - OneBC SP YT
Jambinai - A HermitageSP YT
Infinity Shred - Long DistanceBC SP YT
Danimal Cannon - LunariaBC SP
Sithu Aye - Set Course for AndromedaBC SP YT
Dmitry Demyanenko - InsomniaSP YT
Moon Tooth - ChromaparagonBC SP YT
Hypno5e - Shores of the Abstract LineSP YT
Slice the Cake - Odyssey to the WestBC SP YT

Set 4 - Hip-Hop, Trip-Hop & Instrumentals

Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

The Slipmat Brothers & PENPALS - Made for the UndergroundBC SP YT
Beneficence - Basement ChemistrySP YT
Scienze - Good FoodBC SP YT
Phoniks & Raashan Ahmad - Above the CloudsBC SP YT
Injury Reserve - FlossSP YT
nothing,nowhere. - Who Are You?BC SP YT
Grap Luva - Sounds of Mount VernonBC SP YT
Funkonami - Deep into the FrostBC SP
Jenova 7 - A Cosmic SafariBC SP
Emapea - Seeds, Roots & FruitsBC SP YT
HashFinger - Over & OutBC SP YT
Marcus D - Pink LemonadeBC SP YT
Anna Morley - Treasure PleasureBC SP YT
Anitek - ShiHoBC SP YT
lofi.hiphop - [ 1yr ]BC YT
Uyama Hiroto - Freeform JazzBC SP YT
The Enforcers - The Jersey ConnectionSP YT

Set 5 - Punk & Related

Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

You Blew It! - AbendrotBC SP YT
Mom Jeans. - Best BudsBC SP YT
A Loss For Words - CrisesSP YT
Masked Intruder - Love and Other CrimesBC SP YT
Chousand - Ten Years Too LateBC SP YT
Martha - Blisters in the Pit of My HeartBC SP
Muncie Girls - From Caplan to BelsizeBC SP YT
The Coathangers - Nosebleed WeekendBC SP YT
Max Raptor - Max RaptorSP
Wonk Unit - Mr SplashyBC SP
KEN Mode - NerveBC SP
Swain - The Long Dark BlueBC SP YT
Planes Mistaken for Stars - PreyBC SP YT

Set 6 - Electronic & Related

Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

PILOTPRIEST - TransBC YT
Primate - Natural SelectionBC SP YT
Tonedeff - PolymerBC SP YT
Birds of Paradise - Riding the FrothBC SP YT
Au5 - Freefall EPBC SP YT
SØS Gunver Ryberg - AFTRYKBC SP YT
Ansome - StowawayBC SP
TRP - PanoBC SP YT
Not Waving - AnimalsBC SP YT
GHOST DATA - The Occulus OccultBC SP YT
Thomas Ragsdale - BlüdhavenBC SP YT
Moomin - A Minor ThoughtBC SP YT
Quenum - SolitaireBC SP
Daniel Lanois - Goodbye to LanguageBC SP YT
Olga Bell - TempoBC SP YT
Dave Allison - Coastal GroovesSP YT
Folamour - Oyabun EPYT
Librarian - God Gave Us Scissors to Chop SamplesYT

Set 7 - Metal

Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Chthe'ilist - Le Dernier CrépusculeBC SP YT
Oranssi Pazuzu - VärähtelijäBC SP YT
Zhrine - UnorthetaBC SP YT
Death Fortress - Deathless March Of The UnyieldingBC YT
Vektor - Terminal ReduxBC SP YT
Inter Arma - Paradise GallowsBC SP YT
Ripper - Experiment of ExistenceBC SP YT
Khemmis - HuntedBC SP YT
Oathbreaker - RheiaBC SP YT
Blood Incantation - StarspawnBC SP YT
Mare Cognitum - Luminiferous AetherBC YT
Ravensire - The Cycle Never EndsBC SP YT
Cobalt - Slow ForeverBC SP YT
Sumerlands - SumerlandsBC SP YT
Hellbringer - Awakened From AbyssBC SP YT
Cultes De Ghoules - CovenBC YT
Tarot - ReflectionsBC YT

Set 8 - Jazz, Soul, Funk & Related

Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

RED Trio & John Butcher - Summer SkyshiftSP YT
Heliocentrics - From the DeepSP YT
Horace Bray - DreamstateBC SP YT
Donny McCaslin - Beyond NowBC SP
The Filthy Six - More FilthSP YT
PREP - Futures EPBC SP
Battle Trance - Blade of LoveBC
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong - PleasureBC SP YT
Ross Hammond & Sameer Gupta - UpwardBC
Kutiman - 6AMBC SP YT
Mizan K - Dark Blue EPBC SP YT
Paper Void - IncrementsBC SP YT
serpentwithfeet - blistersBC SP YT
Harry and the Hitmen - Deep in Your SoulBC SP YT
Greg Foat Group - Cityscapes/LandscapesSP YT
Nat Birchall - CreationBC SP YT
Yussef Kamaal - Black FocusBC SP YT
The Suffers - The SuffersSP YT

Set 9 - Afrobeat, World & Classical

Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra - Self-TitledBC SP YT
Osei Korankye - Seperewa of Ghana: 3mmer3 Nhyina Ns3BC SP
Joe Mensah - Cry LaughterSP
Emma-Jean Thackray - WALRUS EPBC SP
Sarathy Korwar - Day to DayBC SP YT
Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids - We Be All AfricansBC SP YT
Sun Hop Fat - Self-TitledBC SP
Black Flower - ArtifactsSP
Marta Pereira da Costa - Self-TitledSP YT
Fábia Rebordão - EuSP YT
Y La Bamba - Ojos Del SolBC SP YT
Noura Mint Seymali - ArbinaBC SP YT
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - Death and the MaidenSP YT
Christopher Rouse - Rouse: Symphonic WorksSP YT
Barbara Hannigan - Hans Abrahamsen: Let Me Tell YouSP YT
Lisa Moore - The Stone PeopleBC SP YT
Colin Stetson - SORROW: A Reminaging of Górecki’s 3rd SymphonyBC SP YT
Fawda Trio - Road to EssaouiraBC SP YT

Set 10 - Americana & Related

Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Glenn Jones - FleetingBC SP YT
Daniel Bachman - Daniel BachmanBC SP YT
Nathan Bowles - Whole and ClovenBC SP YT
Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been SungBC SP YT
Marisa Anderson - Into the LightBC SP YT
William Tyler - Modern CountryBC SP
Dylan Golden Aycock - Church of the Level TrackBC SP YT
Cian Nugent - Night FictionSP YT
Phil Cook - Old Hwy DSP YT
Darkher - RealmsBC SP YT
Karl Blau - Introducing Karl BlauBC SP YT
The Earls of Leicester - Rattle & RoarSP YT
The Cactus Blossoms - You’re DreamingSP YT
Robbie Fulks - Upland StoriesBC SP
Buck Curran - Immortal LightBC SP YT
The Baird Sisters - Until You Find Your GreenBC SP YT
Josephine Foster - No More Lamps in the MorningBC SP YT
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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officiallyOriginal PosterScore hidden · 1 year ago · Stickied comment · edited 1 year ago

We've received reports that the formatting in the Best Of post is breaking on many mobile apps. If that's the case for you, try viewing it on the wiki page.


Thank you to /u/EviIAbed and /u/Damoratis for creating Apple Music playlists and Samplers for everyone. Here they all are:



Links to Other Best Of Lists



Please share other noteworthy lists you've found online in the replies to this comment.

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moderator
Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially177 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

All tardiness jokes aside, the moderators appreciate everyone waiting patiently while we finalize the list and ensure it matches the standard of quality our subscribers have come to expect. Special thanks go out to /u/gratinne who was key in preparing the post after joining the /r/listentothis team a few months ago.

We have already begun compiling albums for 2017's list and promise you won't have to wait longer than the end of January for future editions. If you'd like to nominate a 2017 release, you may do so in response to this comment using the following formatting:

MainArtistName -- AlbumName [genre 1 / genre 2 / etc.]


We've also taken steps to adequately staff /r/listentothis with moderators but are still looking for new people. If you're interested in joining us, you can submit an application here.

102 points · 1 year ago

Best mods on reddit. Love you guys

— Carlos

moderator
24 points · 1 year ago

Come back to us. We miss you. Also you've missed an entire season's worth of opportunities to gloat about Chelsea on slack.

Well I'm waiting to start a new job right now so I'm not exactly busy....

moderator
12 points · 1 year ago

So you'll come back?

Sure. I'll be mad busy all of June though with the America's Cup

moderator
23 points · 1 year ago

Just come get on slack. I never deactivated your account. Really strong security policies we have around here.

Smooth Moderator
4 points · 1 year ago

Do it hombre

13 points · 1 year ago

hi carlos. don't think I knew your new /u/

just saying hi, I don't have anything else right now.

I'm already regretting this comment before I hit save.

Smooth Moderator
12 points · 1 year ago

I'm already regretting this comment before I hit save.

Me_irl.

What...what are you guys doing here? I didn't think you were allowed out of DTG.

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omg hi baby

17 points · 1 year ago

Thanks guys for working so hard. It makes me really happy to see this, not just because of the amazing curation, but because everyone came together and got it done when stuff was tough.

moderator
Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially13 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

The encouragement from subscribers a couple months ago was huge in turning things around. Can't tell you how good it feels to finally release this after such an up and down process. Things are definitely looking up for us now.

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21 points · 1 year ago

Putting this thing together is always a lot of fun and we get to find the music too. It's the bloody playlists that turn it into a homework assignment. Those take an unbelievable amount of work - weeks for multiple people who love each genre to listen to each album and pick out the tracks, then build the list in multiple music services. Spotify is the only one to make that process fairly painless.

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moderator / spotify
74 points · 1 year ago

Special shoutout to my favorite album of the year by Thank You Scientist.

Big thank you to our newest mods (especially u/glicketysplit) for their help in getting us across the finish line, as well as the handful of non-mod volunteers that we had unofficially helping us out of pure generosity.

And of course, a HUGE thank you to the community here who rallied us when we had lost motivation and reinvigorated our drive to get this thing completed.

We're excited for you to hear what we've put together, even if it is a little kinda super late. Enjoy!

17 points · 1 year ago

Just finished listening to the Thank You Scientist album, I've never heard anything like it before! Definitely something I'll be listening to a lot over the next week!

Their first album is just as good. They also put on a fantastic live show. I've seen them twice, and they've done covers of Eddie Murphy's "Party All the Time" and Tears for Fears' "Head Over Heels", as well as a medley containing the Zelda theme, Baker Street, and the Golden Girls Theme. Easily among the best concerts I've been to

moderator / spotify
Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially7 points · 1 year ago

Their first album is just as good.

Yes... yes it is!

They also put on a fantastic live show.

I am dying to see them live. The last time they came through town for me, though, I didn't find out until too late and had already bought tickets for a different show the same night. They will be priority number one for me the next time they're here.

You might be interested in The Dear Hunter. "A Night on the Town" has a similar style.

6 points · 1 year ago

They reminded me of 'The Mars Volta' quite a bit. Definitely give them a try if you haven't already.

moderator / spotify
Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially3 points · 1 year ago

Glad you enjoyed it! That's exactly why I like it so much too!

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6 points · 1 year ago

Omg, it is so good, glad to discover this one, thanks! If someone know more music like this one, PLEASE PM ME <3

moderator / spotify
Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially3 points · 1 year ago

If you liked Thank You Scientist, there's a really good chance you'll like a good bit of the Progressive & Related (Set #3) playlist we put together!

3 points · 1 year ago

It was difficult for me to choose between TYS and Haken for AOTY, but TYS was just so complete. Love it.

moderator / spotify
Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially3 points · 1 year ago

Yeah! That Haken album is incredible. If they hadn't blown up in popularity/play counts last year, they'd definitely be on the Progressive & Related playlist too. I'm glad they're getting to be too popular for r/listentothis though!

3 points · 1 year ago

Hot damn these guys are good! I just looked them up on Spotify and the first two related artists are Haken and Native Construct, who are both incredible bands I also discovered this year, so I am amazed I've not even heard of these until now. Thank you!

moderator / spotify
Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially2 points · 1 year ago

Really glad you enjoyed it! Those other two are also incredible bands. I imagine you'll find some things you like on Set #3 too. Happy listening!

Best thread I ever started.

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially25 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

Now I'm guessing at least somewhere out there, there's a dude or dudette who opens this post, sees "Punk and Related", flips on Abendrot by You Blew It! and promptly says "What the fuck? This isn't punk!", and they'd be damn right. The idea with "Punk and Related" is to try to showcase a bunch of different sounds that either come under the Punk umbrella, or were inspired by it. As such, there's something of a flow to the sounds, which should look a little like this:

  • Emo Revival

  • Pop-Punk

  • Indie-Punk

  • Punk-rock/Punk

  • Hardcore and similar

I hope that clears up any confusion or disappointment some punk fans may have felt when they first opened this section. That being said, we did slim down the playlist a little and took out some tracks that either didn't fit, or overloaded the section to make it a little too poppy. I'll list those tracks in this comment in a little while. In the mean time, we can't be everywhere and catch everything, so please feel free to share your favourite Punk tracks from 2016 with us!

Edit: Artists we ended up cutting from Punk and Related for either overloading with the poppy side, lack of representation across platforms, or just messed up the flow:

They're still bangers though. Just hard to fit everything in sometimes. :)

Good call w mom jeans.

Smooth Moderator
6 points · 1 year ago

It's a great album and I've played it waaaaaaay too much already this year.

4 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

happy birthday btw, /u/NorseFenrir!

edit: forgot to tag you so you see it! we will follow you to the ends of the earth, guardian!

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7 points · 1 year ago

I just discovered Problem Daughter - punk/orgcore/Dyingscene-core/post-pop-punk (whatever the proper name for it is), sound like a mix of The Flatliners' earlier stuff, Banner Pilot and Dead To Me, but with raspier vocals.

Problem Daughter - Like A Dog

Smooth Moderator
3 points · 1 year ago

Good find. I see what you mean about the sound.

No punk playlist is complete without direct hit!

https://youtu.be/2I2Z6K_6IMY

Hey mods I'd like to thank you for the amount of effort you put into this. Opening the subreddit's Best of lists feels like opening a Christmas present.

moderator / spotify
Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially22 points · 1 year ago

Merry Christmay!

Any other deep music appreciators out there get overwhelmed by all of this music that's better than everything in mainstream and are unable to get time to listen to it all in depth and that upsets them?

curator
Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially79 points · 1 year ago

The key is to never listen to anything and pretend you are better than everything.

Check

User name checks out.

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially19 points · 1 year ago

Imagine that feeling, times 100, when trying to go through all of the music to make the lists. It's daunting!

Hope you enjoy it!

9 points · 1 year ago

I bought like four albums within an hour of first looking at the prelim list

moderator / spotify
Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially6 points · 1 year ago

Nice!! Mind sharing which ones?

7 points · 1 year ago

A couple by Eli Paperboy Reed, Gulfstream, and The Wonderful Shapes of Backdoor Keys are the ones I remember off the top of my head. Had to stop before I spent too much more

That too. How you put yourself in a position to make those calls must be a lot of work and dedication.

moderator
Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially12 points · 1 year ago

And even worse, you don't get a full year to parse through it all before the next one comes out.

Lol... easy

tastemaker
Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially18 points · 1 year ago

Best of 2016.5! We finally did it.

My shortlist of favorites:

Moth Equals - One TuskTrip-HopBC SP YT
Flamingosis - Bright MomentsElectro / Instrumental Funk / SoulBC SP YT
Covet - Audiotree LiveBC SP YT
White Lung - ParadisePost-PunkBC SP YT
mod undercover
7 points · 1 year ago

Moth Equals - One Tusk

Are you sure this album didn't come out on December 31st, 2015 instead of January 1st, 2016? 😜

tastemaker
8 points · 1 year ago

No!! Definitely not sure!

Smooth Moderator
7 points · 1 year ago

The Covet Audiotree sessions were soooooo good.

6 points · 1 year ago

Just as good live too :) Catch Covet coming around with Chon and other insane, similar acts Tera Melos and Little Tybee!

Dates and info

5 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

I love that Moth Equals was included! I adore his music and try and recommend this particular album whenever possible. I believe he's wrapping up his next project, which I'm very excited for.

curator
Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially35 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

Greetings from r/metal!

The metal portion of this list was pulled from our annual Top 10 but also geared to reflect a variety of styles as well as major narratives of contemporary heavy metal. There were some bands that were too popular but the majority of our top 10 is within the limits. If you have any personal complaints about what is featured or not, feel free to leave them here and Ill personally judge your trueness.

Thanks to the mods for letting me be a basement dwelling dork while making this list.

EDIt: IF you were wondering what subgenres each of these fall into allow this to guide you.

  • Chthe'ilist - Le Dernier Crépuscule [Death]

  • Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä [Psychedlic Black]

  • Zhrine - Unortheta [Death/Black]

  • Death Fortress - Deathless March Of The Unyielding [Black]

  • Vektor - Terminal Redux [Thrash/Progressive]

  • Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows [Sludge / Post Metal]

  • Ripper - Experiment of Existence [Death / Thrash]

  • Khemmis - Hunted [Doom]

  • Oathbreaker - Rheia [Post Black]

  • Blood Incantation - Starspawn [Death]

  • Mare Cognitum - Luminiferous Aether [Atmospehric Black]

  • Ravensire - The Cycle Never Ends [Heavy]

  • Cobalt - Slow Forever [Sludge / Black]

  • Sumerlands - Sumerlands [Heavy]

  • Hellbringer - Awakened From Abyss [Thrash / Speed]

  • Cultes De Ghoules - Coven [Black]

  • Tarot - Reflections [Heavy / Psych]

http://www.last.fm/user/Herpalurp
9 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

Missing Demon Bitch - Hellfriends! What have you done!

I'm looking forward to my true rating.

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7 points · 1 year ago

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I think getting away with three traditional heavy metal bands in one list is pretty good. Sumerlands and Eternal Champion were the heavy hitters but I think it would be too dorky to include Demon Bitch and things like Angelsword. My goodness, Tarot even got on there.

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3 points · 1 year ago

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So, how does it look, then? Do I get the loan or not?

Don't get me wrong, songs like Lightning Runners and Break the Chains are great, but Demon Bitch is on another level compared to Angel Sword.

I get why you'd throw Sumerlands and Eternal Champion on the list over Demon Bitch. There was obviously more coverage given to them and more buzz around them during the year. I personally had Demon Bitch over all of them and as my general album of the year.

The fuck! This shit rocks!!

While I enjoy a lot of the content from r/metal, the consensus taste there neglects highlights of trailblazing ingenuity that subscribers of r/listentothis may find of interest. I think I was the only one that cast a vote for

Wyrding

In the year end list. I believe their release from last year will be one of my favorites from this decade, but is not fare most of r/metal would take a shining to (as evidenced that no one else cast a vote for them).

If Thergothon and Angelo Badalamenti had a love child who they​ shipped off to a monastery to be raised by Gregorian chanting monks, Wyrding plays post-whatever genre that kid invented. It's bloody brilliant stuff.

curator
4 points · 1 year ago

I think it is going to come down to a split then between ingenuity and traditionalism, that Wyrding maybe more forward thinking and interesting to r/listentothis than lets say Hellripper. If I were making a list of weird avant forward thinking metal that didn't fit into any genre and was at the cutting edge of sound, Wyrding would certainly be there.

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too good for us
15 points · 1 year ago

Thank you, great work! This must take a ton of time and patience so we really appreciate it.

Small suggestion. In the YouTube lists, sometimes an official and non-restricted video is available, but an audio-only geo-restricted link was included instead. This is the case for instance for "Marta Pereira da Costa - Terra" and "Fabia Rebordao - Morri por Hoje". May I suggest these links to their official videos instead?

Marta Pereira da Costa - Terra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3Vj07YO_w4

Fabia Rebordao - Morri por Hoje
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tBF_ZKuht4

Cheers!

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As a Google Music subscriber, I really have to thank you for including them in the mix. This sub really does have the best mods.

moderator
Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially10 points · 1 year ago

We realized how high the demand for Google was after the 2015 post and made sure to accommodate those folks this year. The UI for the Google web player is horrendously inefficient though - every single change made to a playlist refreshes and sends you back to the top of the page. It's nuts.

Well that makes me appreciate you all even more! If it wasn't for the included ad-free YouTube, I would have probably dumped it for Spotify by now.

mod undercover
7 points · 1 year ago

Sometimes I have nightmares about making Google Music playlists.

Just want to hop in and say thanks to all who contributed to getting this across the finish line. I know from personal experience how things can get away from us, but it's always better late than never. I appreciate the hard work all the mods put in to this community, one of my favorites on reddit!

YES! Thank you mods, doesn't matter if it's a couple of days late <3.

Best subreddit by far.

moderator
8 points · 1 year ago

i wish it was a couple of days... try a couple months lmfao

River Whyless - We All The Light
Vektor - Terminal Redux

Should be considered classics.

RemindMe! 10 years

5 points · 1 year ago

Got to see River Whyless when they were Do it to Julia back in 2009 in Clemson SC. They were playing at a shitty little college bar with like 10 people in it. My buddy and I walked by and heard the violin and walked in at watched the entire show. Talented group.

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5 points · 1 year ago

Even though 2009 was 8 years ago, they're still playing shows in front of 50-75 people when outside of North Carolina. I saw em last month in LA at a very intimate venue with a small crowd thanks to /u/AFistfulOfVinylKXLU inviting me to come help record their sound check performance. They deserve a lot more attention and are truly something special. Such thoughtful people too.

https://www.facebook.com/AFistfulOfVinyl
2 points · 1 year ago

I don't believe that story happened. Is there video evidence?

9 points · 1 year ago

Damn, lists like this always knock me down a peg or two. I thought I had a decent handle on music out there in the world, but I have a lot of homework to do. This is overwhelming/exciting/anxiety fuel.

3 points · 1 year ago

It's intimidating. I feel the same way, but even as I look through, I'm like, "Hmm, I only recognize a few of these."

Gulp.

yesssssss

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8 points · 1 year ago

This is a great list, thanks. I expected a repeat of all the albums I frequently see on "underrated" lists and that kind of thing, but these are almost all really new to me.

Also giving a shoutout to residentadvisor, for anyone who is trying to get into more electronic music: http://www.albumoftheyear.org/ratings/27-resident-advisor-highest-rated/2016/1

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially2 points · 1 year ago

That's what we were going for! With so many "best of" lists out there, there's bound to be some crossover... but we tried our best to be original while still finding some really great music.

Would love to hear what you think when you get a chance to listen!

https://www.facebook.com/AFistfulOfVinyl
7 points · 1 year ago

Yay it finally happened!

moderator
3 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

I meant to message you that this was coming out today. Of course River Whyless and Y La Bamba made it on there.

https://www.facebook.com/AFistfulOfVinyl
3 points · 1 year ago

Hahah can't imagine where you got that idea.

Very cool to see Swain on this list. They're friends and their new album is really amazing.

Smooth Moderator
5 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

That's freaking sweet dude. The run-up for this Best Of was actually my first time encountering them, even before the name change, and immediately I knew they had to make the cut for the little Hardcore section. Absolutely fantastic stuff.

First off, love this sub. Appreciate everything the mods do.

Secondly, STOKED for Rare Futures. Was so happy everyone enjoyed when I posted The Pressure's video. If you get the chance, see 'em live - the best live band I've seen.

Finally, can we get a little more info as to how these albums were selected? Maybe I'm just tired, but I didn't fully understand the process.

THANKS FAM.

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially7 points · 1 year ago

Rare Futures was one of my favorite discoveries throughout this process. What a great album!

We take our own favorite "unknown" or obscure albums from the year and supplement those with albums from a couple of other sources -- things that do well in the sub itself, as well as suggestions from users from this and other subs. We go through all of those recommendations (which we have in one big spreadsheet), and we binge listen to it all trying to decide what deserves to be on the list, filtering out anything that's too popular already, eventually whittling it down to what you see today. We try to find as much consensus as possible among the mods that have an interest in each genre, while also trying to make sure that all different styles of music are represented fairly.

The "Must Listen" lists are our absolute favorites from the year, so we call those out specifically on their own list to give them a little bit more recognition.

14 points · 1 year ago

Better late than never, great fucken work fellas.

moderator
5 points · 1 year ago

Thanks for mentioning Best Of in your /r/music post! Saw that earlier while modding the thread.

Thirsty of some new sound. This Playlist is excellent. Thanks for introducing me to Drakkar Nowhere

last.fm/user/ramza1316
6 points · 1 year ago

Saw that Shabaka and Ryley Walker made the list so I knew there would be good stuff in here. Opened up the first sampler list and I'm hooked. You guys really outdid yourselves this year, THANK YOU!

moderator
3 points · 1 year ago

Thanks for the kind words. That Ryley Walker album is pretty fantastic. I got it on vinyl for my brother's birthday last month.

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5 points · 1 year ago

Just started out with this list, was waiting for this for the past months! Unfortunately a lot of YT links are unavailable, but I'm glad Thank You Scientist's album wasn't; been loving it surprisingly!

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially5 points · 1 year ago

Yeah, this was a concern for us. A lot of times, those "Topic" playlists on YouTube are the only option that isn't something ripped or stolen where the artist won't get credit for the plays... I would strongly recommend Spotify if it's available to you, or maybe give the Bandcamp links a shot. You won't be able to listen to our playlists on Bandcamp, but you can pick and choose which band you'd like to listen to that way and they should be available everywhere!

All of that being said... if you were going to listen to one album, that's the one I'd want you to go with (it being my favorite one out of all 174)! Glad you like it!

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Does anyone have these playlists converted over for Apple Music as well? That would be sweet!!

If you know of a converter too (Spotify to Apple) that would also help.

12 points · 1 year agoGilded1 · edited 1 year ago

Here are the must-listens on Apple Music. Let me know if that link works. If so, I'll post the rest as soon as I finish putting them together.

Edit: I'll keep adding as I get the chance. Again, if another apple music user could let me know if these links work that'd be great--I haven't tried sharing playlists before.

Rock, Pop & Blues

Progressive & Related

Hip-Hop, Trip-Hop & Instrumentals

Punk & Related

Electronic & Related

Metal

Jazz, Soul, Funk & Related

Afrobeat, World & Classical

Americana & Related

A handful of albums are missing for lack of availability.

moderator
6 points · 1 year ago

Definitely share any lists you create here, we'll even edit them into the wiki and the top of the sticky comment so everyone can find them.

3 points · 1 year ago

Will do.

Worked for me! Thanks for doing that!!

3 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

Wait what albums were missing? I just spent the past two hours making playlists for these on Apple Music based off the sampler playlists and found everything. We're there a few albums not on the samplers?

Edit: Pilotpriest's album is the only one I couldn't find

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2 points · 1 year ago

That PILOTPRIEST album is really elusive. Our resident bandcamp aficionado, /u/GnomeSlice, nominated it.

2 points · 1 year ago

When I get the chance, go back and check what might be missing and I'll get back to you. These are just full album playlists--If you've put together the samplers, you should definitely share them!

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially2 points · 1 year ago

Can you link the sampler playlists if you have them? Then we'll edit links into our stickied comment above. Thanks!

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3 points · 1 year ago

Thank you for the playlists - have some gold for your trouble!

3 points · 1 year ago

Thanks so much! It really wasn't much trouble, but I appreciate it.

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially2 points · 1 year ago

Are these all full album playlists? I don't have Apple Music and can't tell. Did you recreate the sampler playlists? If you decide to go the extra mile, you could copy the album playlists you've already created then just whittle them down to include only the sampler tracks. We've edited the ones you have into our sticky comment - thanks for doing this!

3 points · 1 year ago

These are just full albums, yes. Looks like u/Damoratis may have already put together sampler playlists? If not I can work on that when I get the chance. No trouble at all! Thank you guys for all the work you put into this!

Holy shit, Tonedeff is literally the only artist I recognize.

frantically puts headphones on and hits play

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially5 points · 1 year ago

That Tonedeff album was probably the most debated inclusion on the list. Should it be Electronic? Should it be Hip-hop? Should it be included at all because it has a some old material mixed in with new? Is it overproduced and actually terrible?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Thank you so much, mods! I always look forward to these lists. I don't have as much time to listen to tons of different stuff, so this shines light on some really cool music I would probably miss otherwise.

6 points · 1 year ago

This is my first saved thread of 2017! Thanks for all of the hard work y'all :D

Thank you so much for the fantastic work.

Commenting to come back to later :)

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially5 points · 1 year ago

Smash that Save button!

What is this sorcery?!

Beautiful. Thanks so much. This is my favorite part of this sub.

Already discovered a new band I love! (Mom Jeans.)

Smooth Moderator
5 points · 1 year ago

A greeeeeeat choice. Good album too. Plus they just released a split with another band, and the Mom Jeans. tracks are ace.

I feel so much love from this. I'm already finding some fantastic new favourites from this list. Thank you so much for putting this together, and here's to another great year of r/listentothis.

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially3 points · 1 year ago

This makes us so happy to hear. Would love to know what you did and didn't like as you make your way through it!

moderator
3 points · 1 year ago

Everybody go listen to Folamour's EP! It's only on wax and thus only in full on YouTube online, but it's some amazing proper deep house. The French are bass masters, none of that shit EDM house here, eh!

Also recommended TRP [lofi house/techno], Librarian [deep house], Moomin [deep house], Ansome [bangin industrial techno] and Thomas Ragsdale [ambient]. Oh and Willow's incredible EP in the must listens-section.

Happy listening!

/your one true techno mod

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4 points · 1 year ago

I really, really loved the Thomas Ragsdale album. Thank you for introducing me to that one!

Thank you so much.

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Awesome list!! Thank you so much.

Been waiting so long for this :) so happy its here Thank you <3

You have got to be kidding me. Amazing surprise! Thanks guys!

4 points · 1 year ago

Saving for later

This isn't truly a best of collection until "Shouted, Written down, & Quoted" by Greensky Bluegrass is on here.

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially3 points · 1 year ago

Awesome album, but they're too popular for a list like this. You have great taste though!

I retract my statement then. This list is actually pretty dang good!

Why can't I see this post on reddit sync

moderator
8 points · 1 year ago

Just looked into that for you. Seems like some of the apps don't render markdown tables properly/very well. Alienblue and the IOS app are working, sync not so much. We'll put a link in the sticky comment that goes to the wiki page of this bestof, hopefully that will work better on those devices. That would be this link.

http://goedhartvoordieren.nl/?page=r/listentothis/wiki/bestof2016

Sorry about that. Next year we'll see about not using tables. Actually, god only knows what will happen next year since by then CSS will probably be gone and everything will be different. /shrug

I saw somewhere in the comments that this sub has the best mods, and now I see why. Thank you for your service sir

moderator
4 points · 1 year ago

No problem. Enjoy the tunes. ;)

moderator
Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially3 points · 1 year ago

Sorry about that, it appears that all the formatting in the post is breaking on a lot of mobile clients. Try viewing the wiki page instead.

The prophecy has come true! It has arrived!

Thanks!

Upvote for Bootsy!!

yayyyyyyyyyyyy

5 points · 1 year ago

This is amazing, thank you so much

spotify
5 points · 1 year ago

Very well done! Thanks!

5 points · 1 year ago

Wouhou! So nice, it makes my day, thank you so much to those who have been working on it, good work, now I am out listening to it for some time :-)

Thank you so much for doing this! I appreciate the effort and am looking forward to the many hours of good music. Much of the stuff from last years list is still on my regular go-to.

Thanks again!

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially3 points · 1 year ago

You're very welcome! Out of curiosity, what stood out from last year that you still listen to? And if anything really jumps at you from this year's list as you listen through it, we'd love to hear about that too :)

The winner for me last year was "Phil Cook - Southland Mission" and "tricot - A N D". That Phil Cook album has risen to be one of my favorite albums. ANd "Ben Caplan - Birds with Broken Wings"

moderator
3 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

I still frequently listen to Southland Mission, and it's one of my favorite road trip albums. /u/piggywidit gets credit for that find.

what.cd
3 points · 1 year ago

Just thank Phil for making great music :)

I saw him live last year. His intricate playing and singing works so well

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

spotify
4 points · 1 year ago

Wow!! You guys are the best! Thank you for providing this amazing service

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially4 points · 1 year ago

Would love to hear what you did and didn't like as you make your way through it!

3 points · 1 year ago

I would DEFINITELY check out Injury Reserve - Floss if you're a hip hop fan, such a shame that there aren't many people who have heard it before. One of my favorite albums from 2016.

moderator
3 points · 1 year ago

Couldn't agree more. I built most of the hip-hop playlist, and Injury Reserve has been one of my favorites since Live From The Dentist Office. Hopefully, their music keeps garnering attention because they deserve it.

3 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

The Google Sampler link for Set 5 doesn't work for me, all the others are fine.

Edit: Neither does the Google Albums link for 5.

Edit #2: Here are working links if anyone is having the problem.

Google Sampler & Google Albums

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially5 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

Ah, you're right! Not working for me either. We'll fix them shortly. Thanks for the heads up!

EDIT: Should be fixed now!

So glad to see Zhrine on there. Buddy of mine saw them at Deathfest and told me about them, such a dark feel with crushing sound.

Could you make Tidal playlists too?

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially3 points · 1 year ago

Tidal is geared towards popular music and has very poor coverage of artists who typically appear in our Best Of lists, so it's unlikely we'll ever include Tidal playlists unless something changes drastically. If anything, we'll do Apple Music playlists next year since the demand is there and coverage of artists is comprehensive, but even that might be outsourced to subscribers since we're already paying for Spotify and Google premium accounts out of our own pockets.

Well, I disagree on one point, since I usually listen to the songs from this subreddit using Tidal. The coverage on small bands is quite good. It is true that the editorial line points towards pop and other horrible stuff, but a good listener knows to skip entirely the suggested options and the main page. If someone of your mods has the Tidal account it would be super easy to sync spotify playlists using Soundiiz.

https://soundiiz.com/

I would do it myself, but this service allows only to sync created content, not subscribed playlists, so to sync you must own the source account and have the playlist created by you. Also if a song is not listed in the destination's portfolio it will be simply skipped, so no need to edit anything. Anyway, thanks for the answer. Keep going with your great job.

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially2 points · 1 year ago

Well hey, I'm more than willing to admit I don't know what I'm talking about since I've been on Tidal maybe 3 times, ha. Would you mind doing a spot check of the Must Listen artists/albums just to give me an idea of the coverage Tidal has with them? That would be super helpful.

I did a fast check. I have 155 songs of 162 of your top 2016 list. I admit, lot less than i tought I'd find. Here is the link.

https://tidal.com/playlist/74d532c2-0c1e-4433-97e0-fd363fedb3dc

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially3 points · 1 year ago

155/162 (96%) is still really good and only negligibly worse than the others. Certainly blew my expectations out of the water. Thanks for doing this!

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Sure thing! I will do it ASAP.

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially2 points · 1 year ago

Honestly if you have a little free time, we'd love to edit in some Tidal playlists to our sticky comment like we did with the user who created Apple Music playlists. No pressure though.

3 points · 1 year ago

Nice strikethrough formatting there.

Commenting to save as I slowly work through all of this.

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially3 points · 1 year ago

Let us know your favorites! Or your least favorites too!

Based off the recommendations I took a listen to the Thank You Scientist. It's outside of what I normally listen to but it's undeniable how talented they are and I enjoyed it a lot. It probably won't be included in my daily rotation but man they can play the heck out of those instruments.

Smooth Moderator
2 points · 1 year ago

Fantastic choice. I was introduced to Thank You Scientist by one of other Mods and they're top notch.

Thanks to the mods for putting this together!! Some good stuff!

I'm in Canada and the majority of these youtube playlists are set to private or unavailable. It's pretty sad, you would imagine less-known bands would want to be discovered...

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Where's muh vulfpeck

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially6 points · 1 year ago

Waaaaaay too popular for these lists. Their top ten songs on Spotify are all over our limits, with several over 4M plays.

I did not read the description, apologies

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially4 points · 1 year ago

No worries!

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially6 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

They made our Best Of from a few years ago but have garnered a lot of popularity since then, and that's what we hope to see from these artists. We want them to become too popular for /r/listentothis because it means they're getting the attention we think they deserve. It's a bittersweet feeling though.

2 points · 1 year ago

Jeff Rosenstock tho

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially2 points · 1 year ago

Unfortunately, between his solo and non-solo stuff, he's already too popular for these lists.

spewtewfy
2 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

It would be helpful to me, if no one else if you guys included the direct spotify playlist links, as those can be used in the spotify client, but not really a big deal.

I think you guys did that in the past, any reason for the change to google shortened urls?

Edit: I'm talking about the links under the set headings, not the master curated playlist, if that wasn't clear.

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially3 points · 1 year ago

Wish we could, but unfortunately we can't. Reddit imposes a character limit for posts, which we would blow past with full Spotify links.

I would recommend navigating to the Spotify profile and following the playlists that way: https://open.spotify.com/user/redditlistentothis or spotify:user:redditlistentothis

spewtewfy
3 points · 1 year ago

Wish we could, but unfortunately we can't. Reddit imposes a character limit for posts, which we would blow past with full Spotify links.

OH, gotcha. Makes a lot more sense now. I forgot Spotify links were so long.

whisper I''d love to see Death Grips' "Bottomless Pit " on the hip hop list, but I mean hey you can't have everything in life :x

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially2 points · 1 year ago

Too popular for /r/listentothis unfortunately, but maybe you'll find other hip-hop you like in previous editions of Best Of.

2 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

Not including The Dead South was an oversight. Maybe it just got missed, so here's the original post from 22 Dec

http://goedhartvoordieren.nl/?page=r/listentothis/comments/5jsubc/the_dead_south_in_hell_ill_be_ian_good_company/

I have no idea what the most successful song is that's been featured on this subreddit is, but this one is closing in on 10 million views 4 months after it was here. If you view the daily video stats you can actually see the bump from us

http://i.imgur.com/YNR9ORw.png

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially2 points · 1 year ago

but this one is closing in on 10 million views

You just answered your own question about why it wasn't included :)

2 points · 1 year ago

I guess I still don't get it? It's the "Best of 2016 list". Because it has acquired millions of views since then it's disqualified? If that's the case it's not really a best of 2016 list, and more "best of 2016 that still has <50,000 views" or whatever the subreddit uses. It's not highlighting an actual best of.

Not that I'm not glad the list is finally out. I've gone over it a few times already, and this is probably my favorite music sub. So don't take my criticism as ungrateful or anything.

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially3 points · 1 year ago

"best of 2016 that still has <50,000 views" or whatever the subreddit uses.

You're exactly right. We've tried to stick to the spirit of the sub by only including those that are still under-the-radar using our sub's rules as a guideline. Here's what the description up top says:

There are no ratings, no judgments, and no opinions - only obscure music ... This list is meant to complement other best of lists on the internet, many of which are linked in the sticky comment below for further discovery.

No offense taken at all. We're happy to clarify and explain where necessary. Hope that helps! Glad you're enjoying the tunes!

Not to be "that guy" but why is country music so often overlooked? There are good artists there putting out quality music too, ie. Cody jinks (heavy metal background, went country), Margo Price, etc. There's such a huge link between country and metal music I'm surprised it's not more accepted.

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially2 points · 1 year ago

Cody Jinks is really great, but he's way over our popularity limits. So are non-mainstream (ish, I guess) acts like Chris Stapleton (pre-Justin Timberlake performance), Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price, etc. At least for me, as someone who listened to country growing up and still listens sometimes for the nostalgia (and really likes the above acts too), it's really, really hard for me to sit through the bad obscure country to find the diamond in the rough.

That, and we received exactly zero country recommendations when we did our roundup last year. Even though a lot of us have diverse tastes as mods, if the community isn't suggesting it, it's tough for us to find it. I'd encourage you to keep an eye out for our roundup threads later this year and throw out some country artists for us to take a look at. And submit some to the sub!

All of that being said, I think there's a decent chance you'll find something you'd like in the Americana, Rock/Blues, and Must-Listen sets.

Where do you base your popularity limits? These guys are basically no names in Canada. Southern states, most definitely. I can't stand most of the modern country sound. I'm new here but I'll try to contribute when i come across something good. The more artists like Cody, Margo, Jamey Johnson, whitey Morgan, etc get exposure the better for the country music community as a whole. Hell Marty Stuart just put out a new album that gets no exposure and it's quality music. Rodney Crowell the same. I'll browse the lists, my taste is quite broad

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Moderator of r/listentothis, speaking officially2 points · 1 year ago

If an artist has more than three songs over 500K plays on Spotify or YouTube, we consider them to be too popular for this sub. Whitey, Jamey, and Marty would all be over too -- Whitey because of his work with the 78s, Jamey because he was big on the radio five ish years ago, and Marty just barely even though he was big (ish) in the 90s.

Essentially, we're looking for really obscure artists, not just artists that may be kind of unknown or only popular regionally. I know that can be frustrating at times, because obviously all of those artists you've mentioned would be new to a lot of people, but we're looking for the artists that would be universally new to almost everyone.

The great thing, though, is discussions like this can happen in the comments of an obscure artist where similar artists can be highlighted... like right now, because I'm going to go queue up Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt for a hit of nostalgia, and then find that new Marty Stuart album and give it a listen too.

This list is magnificent and the dedication of the mods to the goals of this sub is mind blowing. Thank you very much!

So glad to see so many great artists on here! #TheSuffers they're a MUST LISTEN in everyone's life. So much life and joy to listen to! :D

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2 points · 1 year ago

Saw William Tyler open for Jeff Mangum back in 2011.

Excited that he seems to be making more of a buzz for himself.

This stuff literally just broke my frustrating writer's block! Thank you so much for this.

Thank You! The "best of" is always a go to place to find gems year after year. Again thank you, your doing gods work.

Dance! Dance! Dance!
2 points · 1 year ago

It's here! YAAAAAAYYYYY!!!

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