Listening 2016

OK, there are 190 songs here. Kind of a mega set. They are old and new that meant something to me one way or another this past year. (Here’s the 2015 list.)

Highlights and particulars:

NOW that’s what I call Madrigals

A madrigal is a secular vocal music composition, usually a partsong, of the Renaissance and early Baroque eras. Traditionally, polyphonic madrigals are unaccompanied; the number of voices varies from two to eight, and most frequently from three to six.


Seventies Everlies

h/t 91.1 wfmu on a random sunday!

Witchie Tai

This song provokes an intense, as-yet-unidentified memory from some time in my childhood.


Rainy days


Jazz Funk Greats


Loops and loops


Old kits, new music


Ah, sweet sweet minimal techno


Dancefloor / Gym Floor


80s Dance Vibe


Cheb i Sabbah RIP

This stuff hit me really hard circa Y2K


New Pop






Damnit, Kanye


Got a Wife from Atlanta


Ethiopian Jazz


Turkish Psych (source playlist)


Weirder and Weirder

2016 wasn’t great, but let’s keep our heads up.