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Studio Playlist, Best of 2016

by Emily DeLong | 16 December 16

I spend a lot of time in the studio every day, sewing and patternmaking and packing orders and such, and a lot of that studio time is spent listening to music. So much good music came out this year — so much so that I had more trouble than usual deciding on my top 10 favorite albums of the year.

I compiled a song from each of my top 50 (ish) favorite albums of the year into a Spotify playlist. There's a little bit of everything here, and I can thank every artist on here for helping power through a crazy productive year. :)

My 10 favorite albums of the year:
  1. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
  2. Mitski - Puberty 2
  3. A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service
  4. Solange - A Seat at the Table
  5. Angel Olsen - MY WOMAN
  6. Frankie Cosmos - Next Thing
  7. Parquet Courts - Human Performance
  8. Kanye West-  The Life of Pablo
  9. Noname - Telefone
  10. Hinds - Leave Me Alone

I probably listened to those 10 albums way more than a normal person listens to any album, but I loved them all so much.

Check out the playlist of all 50 (ish) songs below:



(A final note: There are a few albums that would definitely be on the playlist were they available on Spotify. Most notable omissions include Cate Le Bon's Crab Day and, of course, Beyoncé's Lemonade. Both are definitely worth a listen.)