KHOL DJ FAVORITES of 2016

Happy Holiday’s everyone! The KHOL DJ’s have been hemming and hawing all year on what to pick for their top albums of the thousands released in 2016. The DJ’s have finally narrowed it down to their…

by | Dec 12, 2016 | Uncategorized

Happy Holiday’s everyone! The KHOL DJ’s have been hemming and hawing all year on what to pick for their top albums of the thousands released in 2016. The DJ’s have finally narrowed it down to their top 10…or 30 albums released in 2016. Some DJs went above and beyond and also complied their top singles and concerts of 2016. Scroll all the way to the bottom to see the 25 most played albums & songs played on KHOL this year! What made your top 10 list this year? Let us know on our Facebook page.

 

Erika Nash’s Top 20 Albums of 2016
The Playlist airs Thursdays from 6-8pm
View Erika’s previous playlists here: The Playlist

1. Beyonce – Lemonaid
2. Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered
3. Kaytranada – 99.9%
4. Anderson Paak – Malibu
5. Young Thug – Jeffery
6. Kevin Gates – Islah
7. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service
8. Vince Staples – Prima Donna
9. Drake – Views
10. DJ Snake – Encore
11. DJ Khaled – Major Key
12. The Hamilton Mixtape
13. Kraak & Smaak – Juicy Fruit
14. Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
15. Snoop Dogg – Coolaid
16. Rufus Du Sol – Bloom
17. Bassnectar – Unlimited
18. Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
19. M.I.A. – AIM
20. De La Soul – and the Anonymous Nobody ….

Nick B’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
Bidell’s Bouillabaisse airs Thursdays from 4-6pm
View Nick’s previous playlists here: Bidell’s Bouillabaisse

A Tribe Called Quest – Thanks for Your Service…We got it from here
Kaytranada – 99.9%
The Frightnrs – Nothing More to Say
Quantic – 1000 Watts(Quantic Presents Flowering Inferno)
Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered
Anderson .Paak – Malibu
Kadhja Bonet – The Visitor
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Lando Chill – For Mark, Your Son
Roosevelt – Roosevelt

Dr. Dan’s Top 10 Albums & Top 10 Tracks of 2016
The Placebo Effect airs w/Dr. Dan Wednesdays 4-6pm
View Dr. Dans previous playlists here: Dr. Dan

Top Ten Albums of 2016 (Artist, Album)

10. Moderat, III
9. Hippie Sabotage, Providence
8. Glass Animals, How To Be a Human Being
7. Wilco, Schmilco
6. Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool
5. The Range, Potential
4. Porches, Pool
3. Local Natives, Sunlit Youth
2. Car Seat Headrest, Teens of Denial
1. Black Pistol Fire, Don’t Wake The Riot

Top Ten Tracks of 2016 (Artist, Track, Album)

10. Tycho, Glider, Epoch
9. The Kills, Doing It To Death, Ash & Ice
8. Radiohead, Identikit, A Moon Shaped Pool
7. Chance The Rapper Feat. Saba, Angels, Coloring Book
6. Operators, Cold Light, Blue Wave
5. Porches, Underwater, Pool
4. Crystal Castles, Char, Amnesty (I)
3. The Range, Florida, Potential
2. James Blake Feat. Bon Iver, We Need a Forest Fire, The Colour in Anything
1. DJ Shadow Feat. Run The Jewels, Nobody Speak, The Mountain Will Fall

Jim Goralski’s Top 10 Albums of 2016 (In no particular order)
Soul In The Hole airs Sundays 1-3pm.
View Jim’s previous playlists here: Soul In The Hole

1) Toronzo Cannon — The Chicago Way
2) Igor Prado Band — Way Down South
3) The Soul of John Black — Early in the Moanin’
4) The Suffers — The Suffers
5) The Fabulous Thunderbirds — Strong Like That
6) Johnny Rawls — Tiger in a Cage
7) The Olympians — The Olympians
8) The Motet — Totem
9) Charles Bradley — Changes
10) Lee Fields and the Expressions — Special Night

Studebacher Hoch’s Top 10 (oh well, 12 is pretty close…) Albums of 2016 (In no particular order)
Jazz iZ airs Saturday’s 4-6pm.
View Studebacher Hoch’s previous playlists here: Jazz iZ

Matt Wilson – Matt Wilson’s Big Happy Family
Dave Holland – Aziza
Rene Marie – Sound of Red
Terrance Blanchard – Breathless
Brad Meldhau – Blues and Ballads
Norah Jones – Day Breaks
Julian Lage – Arclight
Brandino – The many faces of Brandino 2
The Hot Sardines – French Fries and Champagne
Harold Mabern – Afro Blue
Jim Rotondi – Dark Blue
Arturo O’Farrell – Cuba: the Conversation Continues

Capt’n Steve-Z’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
The Life Hypnotic airs Tuesdays from 4-6pm
View Capt’n Steve-Z’s previous playlists here: The Life Hypnotic

Anderson.Paak – Malibu
Moderat – III
Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
Bon Iver – 22, A Million
Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
Glass Animals – How to be a Human Being
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
A Tribe Called Quest – We Got it From Here…Thank you 4 Your Service
Local Natives – Sunlit Youth
Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

Kevin P’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out airs Saturdays from 6-8pm
View Kevin P’s previous playlists here: Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out

1. Gov’t Mule, The Tel Star Sessions
2. Anders Osborne, Spacedust and Oceanviews
3. The Congress, The Game
4. Wilco, Schmilco
5. Regina Spektor, Remember Us to Life
6. Dinosaur Jr., Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not
7. David Bowie, Blackstar
8. Rolling Stones, Blue and Lonesome
9. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree
10. Drive-by-Truckers, American Band

Kevin P’s Top 5 Concerts for 2016

1. My Morning Jacket, Red Rocks Ampitheater, Denver, CO 05/28 & 05/29
2. Widespread Panic, Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI 10/21,22,23
3. Widespread Panic, 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, CO 10/28,29,30
4. Neil Young with Promise of The Real, Town Park, Telluride, CO 09/30 & 10/01
5. Gov’t Mule, Heritage Arena, Jackson, WY 09/06

Dawn’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
Fridays w/Dawn airs Fridays 4-6pm
View Dawn’s previous playlists here: Fridays w/Dawn

1- A Tribe Called Red – We are the Halluci
2- The Suffers- The Suffers
3- Mexican Institute Of Sound- Compass
4- Sofi Tukker- Soft Animals
5- Stephan Marley- Revelation Pt ll, The Fruit Of Life
6- Moderat- lll
7- No Wyld- Acension
8- Kweku Collins- Nat Love
9- Jackson Turner- Foundation
10-Fat Freddy’s Drop- Bays

Chad Grossenburg’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
Left of the Dials airs Sundays from 3-6pm
View Chad’s previous playlists here: Left of the Dial

Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
Jim James – Eternally Even
Frankie Cosmos – Next Thing
Tacocat – Lost Time
DIIV – Is the Is Are
Santigold – 99 cents
Warpaint – Heads Up
Quilt – Plaza
Thee Oh Sees – Live in San Francisco
Angel Olsen – My Woman

Zach’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
The 7/10 Split w/ZZ airs Mondays from 1-3pm
View Zach’s previous playlists here: The 7/10 Split

CW Stoneking- Gon’ Boogaloo
Kraak & Smaak- Juicy Fruit
Sofi Tucker- Drinkee
The Heavy- Hurt & The Merciless
Minotaurs- Weird Waves
GRIT- LA Don’t Love You
Takuya Kuroda – Zigzagger
STRFKR- Being No One, Going Nowhere
Bleached- Welcome the Worms
Blktop Project- Concrete Jungle

Garth’s (KHOL Board Member) Top 40 Albums of 2016:

1. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
2. Ange lOlsen – My Woman
3. Alcest – Kodama
4. Daughter – Not to Disappear
5. Thee Oh Sees – A Weird Exits
6. The Range – Potential
7. Kamaiyah – Good Night in the Ghetto
8. White Lung – Paradise
9. The Radio Dept. – Running out of love
10. James Blake – The Colour in…
11. Nothing – Tired of tomorrow
12. Mothers – When you walk a long..
13. Panthade Prince – The Triad
14. Porches – Pool / Water
15. BonIver – 22, million
16. Wild Nothing – Life of pause
17. Warpaint – Heads Up
18. Pinegrove – Cardinal
19. Yumi Zouma – Yoncalla
20. NicolasJaar – Sirens
21. Astronoid – Air
22. Rihanna – Anti
23. Genders – Phone Home EP
24. PUP – The dream is over
25. Mannequin Pussy – Romantic
26. DIIV – Is the is are
27. Savages – Adore Life
28. Sofi Tukker – Soft Animals EP
29. Crystal Castles – Amnesty
30. Minor Victories – Minor victories
31. Preoccupations – Preoccupations
32. Mitski – Puberty 2
33. Japanese Breakfast – Psychopomp
34. Negative Gemini – Body Work
35. Rufus de Sol – Bloom
36. Martha – Blisters in the Pit
37. Sioux Falls – Rot Forever
38. Still Corners – Deep Blue
39. Marissa Nadler – Strangers
40. Banks and Steelz – Anything but words

Michael Moeri’s Top 16 of 16′ (In no particular order)
Fridays w/Moeri airs Fridays 10am-12pm
View Michael’s previous playlists here: Fridays w/Moeri

Glass Animals – How to Be a Human Being
DIIV – Is the Is Are
The Record Company – Give It Back to You
Kraak & Smaak – Juicy Fruit
Miike Snow – iii
The Suffers – The Suffers
Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
M83 – Junk
The Heavy – Hurt & the Merciless
Charles Bradley – Changes
Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
Moderat – iii
Local Natives – Sunlit Youth
STRFKR – Being No One, Going Nowhere
Jim James – Eternally Even
The Frightnrs – Nothing More to Say

Big E’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
Blue’s With A Feelin’ airs Wednesdays 6-8pm
View Big E’s previous playlists here: Blue’s With A Feelin’

The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome
Asleep At The Wheel – Lone Star Christmas
Rory Block – Tribute To Bukka White – Keepin’ Out Of Trouble
Trudy Lynn – I’ll Sing The Blues For You
Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep
Fiona Boyes – Professin’ The Blues
Ally Venable Band – No Glass Shoes
Walter Trout – Alive In Amsterdam
Link Wray – Guitar Rebel
Duke Robbilard And His All-Star Combo – Full Circle

Rosie Read’s (KHOL Board Member) Top 30 Albums of 2016

1. chance the rapper – coloring book
2. tycho – epoch
3. porches – pool
4. beyonce – lemonade
5. baauer – Aa
6. ocean wisdom – chaos ‘93
7. lewis del mar – s/t
8. day wave – headcase/hard to read
9. rufus du sol – bloom
10. mothertapes – s/t
11. toe – hear you
12. sego – once was lost now just hanging around
13. lontalius – i’ll forget 17
14. the range – potential
15. sam beam and jesca hoop – love letter for fire
16. homeboy sandman – kindness for weakness
17. bossk – audio noir
18. the mercury program – new myths
19. andy shauf – the party
20. marian hill – act one
21. mock orange – put the kid on the sleepy horse
22. nice as fuck – s/t
23. sean hayes – low light
24. the album leaf – between waves
25. russian circles – guidance
26. m.i.a. – aim
27. manatee commune – s/t
28. warpaint – heads up
29. remi – divas and demons
30. solange – a seat at the table

Liz B’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
Hot Sauce Noise! airs Tuesdays 7-9am
View Liz B’s previous playlists here: Hot Sauce Noise!

Best of Albums

Whitney – Light Upon The Lake
Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book
Beyonce – Lemonade
Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
Pinegrove – Cardinal
Frank Ocean – Blonde
Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like A Levee
Wilco – Schmilco

Honorables

Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
Ray LaMontagne – Ouroboros
Lee Fields & The Expressions – Special Night
Kanye – The Life of Pablo

Top Tracks

Real Love – Father John Misty
Never Be Another You – Lee Fields + The Expressions
Here In Spirit – Jim James
Kevin Morby – Beautiful Strangers
Radio – Sylvan Esso
Take Me Down – Gary Clark Jr.
Lost Weekend – Pete Yorn
Freaky Feedback Blues – Benji Hughes
Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah) – White Denim
Because I’m Me – The Avalanches
Fill In The Blank – Car Seat Headrest

Shows

Ryan Adams and The Infamous Stringdusters – Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Sharon Jones + The Dap Kings – Pink Garter Theatre
San Fermin KHOL party – Pink Garter Theatre
Charles Bradley – Denver Rino Music Fest
Ben Folds – Jackson Hole Center For The Arts
Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Futurebirds – Town Tavern
North Mississippi Allstars – KHOL studio session

Danielle C’s Top 10 Albums of 2016 (In no particular order)
The Ebb and Flow airs Tuesdays from 11am-2pm
View Danielle’s previous playlists here: The Ebb & Flow

Andy Shauf – The Party
Angel Olsen – My Woman
Beyoncé – Lemonade
Bleached – Welcome the Worms
Blood Orange – Freetown Sounds
Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
Conor Oberst – Ruminationd
DIIV – Is The Is Are
Poliça – United Crushers
Warpaint – Heads Up

*Bonus* V/A – Day of the Dead Vol 1,2,3

Ian’s Top 10 Albums & Tracks of 2016
The Echo Chamber airs Mondays from 11am-1pm
View Ians’s previous playlists here: The Echo Chamber

Band – Album – Track
1. LVL UP – Return to Love – Pain
2. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial – Vincent
3. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool – True Love Waits, The Numbers
4. L.A. Salami – Dancing with Bad Grammar – Going Mad as the Street Bins
5. Seratones – Get Gone – Don’t Need It
6. Jagwar Ma – Every Now & Then – Give Me a Reason
7. Savages – Adore Life – Adore
8. DIIV – Is The Is Are – Dopamine
9. Parquet Courts – Human Performance – Human Performance
10. Weyes Blood – Front Row Seat to Earth – Seven Words

Mark B’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
By All Means airs Saturdays from 8-10pm
View Mark’s previous playlists here: By All Means

10) Kutiman – 6AM
9) Hipbone Slim & The Kneetremblers – Ugly Mobile
8) Violent Femmes – We Can Do Anything
7) The Frightnrs – Nothing More To Say
6) C.W. Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo
5) MFC Chicken – Goin’ Chicken Crazy
4) A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service
3) The James Hunter Six – HOLD ON!
2)A Soul Music Love Affair: Volume One
1) Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid

Victor Raggamuffin’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
Pentecost Sound airs Tuesdays from 6-8pm
View Victor Raggamuffin’s previous playlists here: Pentecost Sound

Stephen Marley & Shaggy – so strong
Damian Marley – nail pon cross
Freddie Mc Gregor – true to my roots
Colin bulby York, Tenor Saw, Agent Sasco – who shall I fear
Patrice Roberts, Busy Signal – o baby
Anthony Malvo, Capleton, Sizzla ballistic – affair riddim
Popcaan – high all day
Vershon – mercy a god
George Nooks – ride out your storm
Live Wyya – like a rock

Claire’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
Cuttin’ A Rug airs Tuesdays from 9-11
View Claire’s previous playlists here: Cuttin’ A Rug

1. Devendra Banhart- Ape in Pink Marble
2. Enjoy- Another Word for Joy
3. Thee Oh Sees- A Weird Exits
4. Crystal Castles- Amnesty
5. DIIV- Is There Is Are
6. Duchess Says- Sciences Nouvelles
7. OMNI- Deluxe
8. ExCult- Negative Growth
9. White Fang- Chunks
10. Psychic Twin- Strange Diary

Matt B’s Lists of 2016
Played By Ear airs Saturday from 11-2pm
View Matt B’s previous playlists here: Played By Ear

Black Mountain – IV
Pretty City – Colorize
The Blue Stones – Black Holes
Jim James – Eternally Even
Fringe Character – Mint
Warpaint – Heads Up
Oneness Records – Maad Sick Reggaeville Riddim
Woods – City Sun Eater in the River of Light
The Album Leaf – Between Waves
Black Pistol Fire – Don’t Wake the Riot

Juicebox’s Lists of 2016
Mix Bag Lunch airs Saturday from 11-2pm
View Juicebox’s previous playlists here: Mix Bag Lunch

A note from Juicebox:

Saying the least, 2016 was a rough year for the music community. This year seemed especially difficult, losing, as we did, so many great artists. Thankfully, we still have their work to remember them by, and the new generation is forging ahead, opening new space and revitalizing the old. For me, 2016 was predominantly a great year for modern Psych-Rock and Garage-Rock (with some Punk and Noise Rock thrown in), and so I’ve gathered my favorite albums from those categories into a couple of lists. But I also needed a list to collect the rest of my favorites of 2016 so I’ve compiled a list of those as well. Enjoy! – Justin Maikoff a.k.a. “Juicebox”

Top Psych-Rock Albums 2016

1) The Mystery Lights – The Mystery Lights
2) Desert Mountain Tribe – Either That Or The Moon
3) The Claypool Lennon Delirium – Monolith Of Phobos
4) Electric Eye – Different Sun
5) Morgan Delt – Phase Zero
6) Holy Wave – Freaks Of Nurture
7) The Warlocks – Songs From The Pale Eclipse
8) Heaters – Baptistina
9) Night Beats – Who Sold My Generation
10) King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity
11) Thee Oh Sees – A Weird Exits
12) Milk Lines – Ceramic
13) Black Mountain -IV
14) Cosmonauts – A-OK
15) Klaus Johann Grobe – Spagat Der Liebe
16) Woods – City Sun Eater In The River Of Light
17) Goat – Requiem
18) Pet Sun – Pet Sun
19) La Femme – Mystere
20) Sunwatchers – Sunwatchers
**** The Wytches – All Your Happy Life

Top Garage Rock (/ Punk / Noise Rock) Albums 2016

1) Baby Jesus – Baby Jesus
2) Thee Commons – Loteria Tribal
3) Los Bengala – Incluso Festivos
4) B Boys – No Worry No Mind
5) The Traditional Fools – Fool’s Gold
6) Naked Giants – R.I.P. [EP] & Easy Eating [single+]
7) The Herms – Welcome All Tourists
8) Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds – La Arana Es La Vida
9) Useless Eaters – Relaxing Death
10) The Men – Devil Music
11) Running – Wake Up Applauding
12) Guerilla Toss – Eraser Stargazer [& Giant Claw vs. Guerilla Toss for an easier introduction]
13) Omni – Deluxe
14) Adult Books – Running From The Blows
15) Say No! To Architecture – SN!TA
**** Sonic Youth – Sister [Reissue] as a bonus, my favorite Sonic Youth album was reissued. Nice!

Top ‘Other’ (non- psych-garage-punk-noise-rock) Albums 2016

1) Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – 55″
2) Kevin Morby – Singing Song
3) The Frightnrs – Nothing More To Say
4) Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – A Man Alive
5) Minotaurs – Weird Waves
6) The James Hunter Six – Hold On!
7) C.W. Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo
8) Lushlife + CSLSX – Ritualize
9) Brookzill! – Throwback To The Future
10) Imarhan – Imarhan
11) Devendra Banhart – Ape In Pink Marble
12) Sonny Knight & The Lakers – Sooner Or Later
13) Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
14) Kraak & Smaak – Juicy Fruit
15) Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
16) Tortoise – The Catastrophist
17) Nick Waterhouse – Never Twice
18) Emily Wells – Promise
20) RY X – Dawn
**** Hipbone Slim and the Kneetremblers – Ugly Mobile

Best EP

Krrum – Evil Twin

KHOLs Most Played Songs of 2016

Glass Animals – Life Itself
Santigold – Chasing shadows
DIIV – under the sun
Beck – Wow
Benji Hughes – Freaky Feedback Blues
Moderat – reminder
The Suffers – Make Some Room
Blood Orange – Best to You
DJ Shadow – The Sideshow (feat. Ernie Fresh)
Hippie Sabotage – Gold
Coast Modern – Hollow Life
Glass Animals – youth
The Record Company – on the Move
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dark Necessities
Sylvan Esso – Radio
Dr. Dog – Bring My Baby Back
Dr. Dog – Dead Record Player
Jackson Turner – Go to Glory
Miike Snow – My Trigger
The Record Company – off the Ground
Angel Olsen – Shut Up Kiss Me
Fruit Bats – Humbug Mountain Song
Animal Collective – Golden Gal
Baaba Maal – Fulani Rock
Deerhoof – Life is Suffering

KHOLs Most Played Albums of 2016:

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