BEST OF 2016: Music

While this site may be called Cinepunx, we never said we ONLY listen to punk. If you’ve spent any time reading this site — and you should, because we’re awesome — you’ll know we cover a wide range of genres in both film AND music. This list covers our favorite albums of 2016 and contains what should definitely be a few surprises. What’s #1? Scroll down!

10. Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!

9. Frank Ocean – Blonde

8. Angel Du$t – Rock the Fuck On Forever

7. Praise – Leave It All Behind

6. NAILS – You Will Never Be One of Us

5. Solange – A Seat at the Table

4. Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch

3. Beyonce – Lemonade

2. Eternal Sleep – The Emptiness Of…

1. ANOHNI – Hopelessness

Individual Lists:

Joshua Alvarez
10. Drive Like Jehu – “Bullet Train to Vegas” b/w “Hand Over Fist”
9. Amiina – Fantômas
8. Oren Ambarchi – Hubris
7. Money – Suicide Songs
6. Tycho – Epoch
5. Praise – Leave It All Behind
4. Moor Mother – Fetish Bones
3. ANOHNI – Hopelessness
2. Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch
1. Johann Johannsson – Orpheé
Joey Breeding
10. Turnstile – Move Thru Me
9. Mitski – Puberty 2
8. Praise – Leave It All Behind
7. Charles Bradley – Changes
6. Fury – Paramount
5. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here
4. Self Defense Family – Colicky
3. John K. Samson – Winter Heat
2. Angel Du$t – Rock the Fuck on Forever
1. Culture Abuse – Peach
Max Davis
10. God’s Hate – Mass Murder
9. Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
8. Car Bomb – Meta
7. A$AP Ferg – Always Strive and Prosper
6. Angel Du$t – Rock the Fuck On Forever
5. Eternal Sleep – The Emptiness Of…
4. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
3. Gatecreeper – Sonoran Depravation
2. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Dark
1. D.R.A.M. – Big Baby D.R.A.M.
Spencer Hazard and Dylan Walker, Full of Hell
10. Gatecreeper – Sonoran Depravation
9. NAILS – You Will Never Be One of Us
8. Deathspell Omega – The Synarchy of Molten Bones
7. Martroo – Transmutation of Wounds
6. Furia – Księżyc milczy luty
5. Warthog – Warthog
4. Intensive Care – This Is Exactly Who You Are
3. Chthe’ilist – Le Dernier Crépuscule
2. Blood Incantation – Starspawn
1. The Body – No One Deserves Happiness

 

Warthog – S/T EP Out on Beach Impediment Records

Madi Mathews, Year of the Knife
10. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – KPP Best
10. Withdrawl – Never
9. God’s Hate – Mass Murder
8. Angel Du$t – Rock the Fuck On Forever
7. Eternal Sleep – The Emptiness Of…
6. Venom Prison – Animus
5. NAILS – You Will Never Be One of Us
4. Nothing – Tired of Tomorrow
3. Myrkur – Mausoleum
2. Beyonce – Lemonade
1. Oathbreaker – Rheia
Matthew McMcCracken
10. Kendrick Lamar – untitled. unmastered.
9. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
8. Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
7. Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D + Evolution
6. Anderson .Paak – Malibu
5. Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
4. Frank Ocean – Blonde
3. ANOHNI – Hoplessness
2. Solange – A Seat at the table
1. Bon Iver – 22, A Million
Liam O’Donnell
10. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here
9. Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
8. Arms Race – New Wave of British Hardcore
7. Anderson .Paak – Malibu
6. Serpentwithfeet – Blisters
5. Fury – Paramount
4. ANOHNI – Hopeless
3. Frank Ocean – Blonde
2. Praise – Leave It All Behind
1. Solange – A Seat at the Table
Robert Skvarla
10. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
9. Body of Light – Let Go
8. Moor Mother – Fetish Bones
7. Geneva Jacuzzi – Technophilia
6. Boy Harsher – Yr Body Is Nothing
5. David Bowie – Blackstar
4. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – EARS
3. Andy Stott – Too Many Voices
2. Chasms – On the Legs of Love Purified
1. Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch
Nick Spacek
10. Frightnrs – Nothing More to Say
9. Jeff Rosenstock – Worry
8. David Bowie – Blackstar
7. Pup – The Dream Is Over
6. Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
5. Cliff Martinez – The Neon Demon OST
4. Orgasmo Sonore – Themes International
3. Adrian Younge – Something About April II
2. Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
1. Beyonce – Lemonade
Jeremy Tingle, Lifeless
10. The LOX – Filthy America… It’s Beautiful
9. Harley Flanagan – Cro-Mags
8. Banks – The Altar
7. Life After Death – Friends Fade Enemies Stay
6. Helmet – Dead to the World
5. Eternal Sleep – The Emptiness Of…
4. Reserving Dirtnaps – II
3. Ten Ton Hammer – Half Empty
2. Year of the Knife – Overgrowth
1. NAILS – You Will Never Be One of Us

NAILS

John Wren
10. Barong Family – Yellow Claw Presents: The Barong Family
9. Vader – The Empire
8. Asphyx – Incoming Death
7. Deftones – Gore
6. Testament – Brotherhood of the Snake
5. DJ Snake – Encore
4. Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep of Reason
3. Eternal Sleep – The Emptiness Of…
2. Ringworm – Snake Church
1. Gadget – The Great Destroyer
Joe Yanick
10. Jóhann Jóhannsson – Arrival OST
9.  G.L.O.S.S. – Trans Day of Revenge EP
8. Vanilla Poppers – Tour Tape
7. Color TV – S/T EP
6. Impalers – Cellar Dweller
5. Oathbreaker – Rheia LP
4. Perturbator- The Uncanny Valley
3. Blood Pressure – Need to Control LP
2. Warthog – S/T EP
1. Hurula – Vapen Till Dom Hopplösa LP

 

 

 

Rob Skvarla

Rob Skvarla

Robert Skvarla is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. His focuses include conspiracy culture, fringe communities, and new religious movements. He has written for Diabolique Magazine, Atlas Obscura, and Philadelphia City Paper, and served as a programmer for the Cinedelphia Film Festival.
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