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, Dwight, Jake, John, Lisa, Sam, and Travis You can also review our 2015 list below 2016. Thanks for checking it out!
Guestroom Staff Favs 2016
NXWorries, Yes, Lawd
Solange, A Seat at the Table
Frank Ocean, Blonde
Car Seat Headrest, Teens of Denial
A Tribe Called Quest, We Got it From Here
David Bowie, Blackstar
Angel Olsen, My Woman
Kevin Morby, Singing Saw
Purling Hiss, High Bias
Frankie Cosmos, Next Thing
Parquet Courts, Human Performance
Mitski, Puberty 2
Ty Segall, Emotional Mugger
Sheer Mag, Compilation
De La Soul, And the Anonymous Nobody
Savages, Adore Life
Cate Le Bon, Crab Day
Kendrick Lamar, Untitled, Unmastered
Leonard Cohen, You Want it Darker
Drugdealer, End of Comedy
Jaye Jayle, House Cricks and Other Excuses to Leave the House
Blood Orange, Freetown Sound
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"