Each year employees compile a list of their favorite albums of the year, and then we compile all the lists to come up with store favorites. 2016 was an incredible year for music; making these lists was a difficult task to say the least. As a group, we were pretty mesmerized by R&B and Hip Hop releases in 2016-- 1/3 of the 30 fall into these genres and comprise half of our top ten favorites, We think this lists represents us well and we highly recommend them all! Want to see more from each individual employee? Just click here--  Amber, Ben, DwightJakeJohnLisaSam, and Travis You can also review our 2015 list below 2016. Thanks for checking it out! 


 Guestroom Staff Favs 2016

  1. NXWorries, Yes, Lawd

  2. Solange, A Seat at the Table

  3. Frank Ocean, Blonde

  4. Kaytranada, 99.9%

  5. Car Seat Headrest, Teens of Denial

  6. A Tribe Called Quest, We Got it From Here

  7. David Bowie, Blackstar

  8. Angel Olsen, My Woman

  9. Anohni, Hopelessness

  10. Kevin Morby, Singing Saw

  11. Purling Hiss, High Bias

  12. Preoccupations, S/T

  13. Frankie Cosmos, Next Thing

  14. Parquet Courts, Human Performance

  15. Quilt, Plaza

  16. Mitski, Puberty 2

  17. Ty Segall, Emotional Mugger

  18. Sheer Mag, Compilation

  19. Survive, RR7349

  20. Porches, Pool

  21. De La Soul, And the Anonymous Nobody

  22. Savages, Adore Life

  23. Cate Le Bon, Crab Day

  24. Kendrick Lamar, Untitled, Unmastered

  25. Leonard Cohen, You Want it Darker

  26. Drugdealer, End of Comedy

  27. Jaye Jayle, House Cricks and Other Excuses to Leave the House

  28. Blood Orange, Freetown Sound

  29. Sneaks, Gymnastics

  30. Anagnorisis, Peripeteia





Guestroom Favorite Albums: 2015

1  Kamasi Washington  "The Epic" 

2 Shamir  "Rachet"

3 New Order  "Music Complete"

4 Sleater Kinney "No Cities To Love"

5  Pile "You're Better Than This"

6 Joan Shelley  "Over & Even"

7 Jessica Pratt  "On Your Own Love Again"

8 J. Fernandez "Many Levels of Laughter"

9 State Champion "Fantasy Error"

10 Lower Dens "Escape From Evil"

11 Jamie XX "In Colour"

12 Protomartyr  "Agent Intellect"

13 Nap Eyes  "Whine Of The Mystic"

14 Viet Cong "S/T"

15 Thee Oh Sees "Mutilator Defeated At Last"

16 Tess Parks/Anton Newcombe  "I Declare Nothing"

17 Lianne La Havas "Blood"

18 Fuzz  "II"

19 Peacers "S/T"

20 Joey Badass "B4DA$$"

21 Institute "Catharsis"

22 Kurt Vile  "B'lieve I'm Going Down"

23 Courtney Barnett  "Sometimes I Sit And Think"

24 Cereal Glyphs  S/T Tape

25 Bully  "Feels Like"