Features Series: Year End 2016

Series: Year End 2016

Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2016.

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Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2016)

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Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2016)

Posted Jan. 16, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Year End 2016

As years go, 2016 was a cruel one. We lost tons of musical heroes: Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Jones and other iconic performers departed. Before they left us, though, we were treated to a few final pieces of music. Likewise, once-dormant bands returned to prove that their best wasn't behind them. And of course, new bands appeared with fresh sounds and energy to inspire us all over again. While 2016 might be a year to forget in many ways, we don't think the following albums will be disappearing from memories any time soon. Overall site list 1 David Bowie Blackstar ISO Records / Columbia David Bowie has always stood outside the lines. In the last decade or so ...

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2016: A Year In Review

Music 2016: A Year In Review

Posted Jan. 16, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Year End 2016

Every year we ask record labels and artists what they thought of the last twelve months; we tell you the best albums of last year ...

Pass The Mic: Artists on 2016

Music Pass The Mic: Artists on 2016

Posted Dec. 30, 2016, 4:15 a.m.
Year End 2016

It's the second half of our annual Pass The Mic feature and this time we're handing the microphone over to the bands and ...

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2016: A Year In Review

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2016: A Year In Review

Posted Jan. 16, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Year End 2016

Every year we ask record labels and artists what they thought of the last twelve months; we tell you the best albums of last year; and finally we offer you this, our roundup of other great music-related stuff you may have missed. In this year's instalment we share our favorite grower albums, hip-hop, punk/hardcore and metal releases, and our (mostly) annual roundup of some of the year's worst album sleeve artwork. Read on and enjoy! The Best Punk & Hardcore of 2016 What did we learn about punk & hardcore in 2016? Crust is dead. Post-punk and "slime punk ...

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Pass The Mic: Record Labels on 2016

Music Pass The Mic: Record Labels on 2016

Posted Dec. 19, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Year End 2016

Now in its tenth year, Pass The Mic is a SPB tradition where we ask the artists and record labels ...

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