​2016 PV Staff / Artists / Friends Year-End Lists
​2016 PV Staff / Artists / Friends Year-End Lists
Posted 12/19/2016

Holy cow, what a year 2016 has been! We turned 20, released 21 records, and had our best year yet! Can’t wait to see what 2017 brings, but until then, here’s the top music, movies, tv shows, and life happenings from us and our friends in 2016!

POLYVINYL STAFF:

Seth

Top 10

1. The birth of our daughter Sloane.

2-10

Andy Shauf - The Party

Bon Iver - 22, A Million

Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book

Kanye West - Life of Pablo

Angel Olsen - My Woman

Kadhja Bonet - The Visitor

Drugdealer - The End of Comedy

Steve Gunn - Eyes on the Line

Whitney - No Woman

Andy

Music (Non PV releases):

  • Chris Cohen - As If Apart
  • Angel Olsen - My Woman
  • Hoops - Hoops EP
  • Drugdealer - The End of Comedy
  • LVL UP - Return to Love
  • Ultimate Painting - Dusk
  • Frank Ocean - Blonde
  • Father John Misty - Real Love Baby - Single
  • Sheer Mag - III 7"
  • Mock Orange - Put the Kid on the Sleepy Horse
  • Dinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not

Other stuff:

  • Stranger Things
  • Polyvinyl / Girl / Jesse Ledoux skateboard
  • Pickathon Festival

Michael

Favorite Albums This Year:

Frank Ocean - Blonde

Vince Staples - Prima Donna

Mitski - Puberty 2

Kanye West - The Life of Pablo

Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book

Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered

M.I.A. - AIM

Deerhoof - The Magic

David Bazan - Blanco

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service

Tim

Top releases of '16, no order

- Mind Spiders - Prosthesis

- Young Thug - Slime Season 3

- Crying - Beyond the Fleeting Gates

- Wonk Unit - Mr Splashy

- Horror Section - Collection 1

- PC Music Vol. 2

- Tenement- S/T

- Denzel Curry - Imperial

- Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits

- Chixdiggit - 2012

- Ergs - Goddamn Death Dedication 7”

Sean

Top 5 releases of 2016.

1. Tyler Daniel Bean - On Days Soon To Pass

2. American Football - LP2

3. The Reptilian - End Paths

4. Boy Rex - The Bloodmonths

5. Alaska Thunderfuck - Poundcake

Other notable happenings:

1. Gary's comment on the American Football post

2. Doug Bonar's Twitter presence.

Chris

An Alphabetical List of What Entertained Me the Most in 2016

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Colony (Season 1)

Culture Abuse - Peach

Cymbals Eat Guitars - Pretty Years

Dowsing - Okay

Miike Snow “Genghis Khan” (music video)

Neck Deep - Life’s Not Out To Get You

Orphan Black (Season 4)

Planet Money (NPR podcast)

ROAM - Backbone

Scarlet, my 6-month old daughter

Search Party (Season 1)

The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra

The Weeknd - Starboy

Vince Staples - Summertime ’06

Sara

Favorite 2016 Releases (no order):

Frankie Cosmos - Next Thing

Angel Olsen - My Woman

Jay Som - Turn Into

Lucy Dacus - No Burden

Favorite 2015 Release that I missed:

Borns - Dopamine

Favorite Binge Watch:

Stranger Things

Favorite New Series:

Westworld

Favorite Book Club Book:

Anthony Doerr - All The Light We Cannot See

Favorite Podcast:

The Nerdist (still)

Aaron

"Aaron's Top Ten, Tru Banger Playlist of 2016 :

Japanese Breakfast - "Everybody Wants To Love You"

JJ Doll - "She's Onto You"

Wild at Heart - "Blind Mirror"

Blink 182 - "She's Out of Her Mind"

Lumpy and the Dumpers - "I'm Gunna Move to New York"

Angel Olsen - "Shut Up and Kiss Me"

Frankie Cosmos - "Sinister"

Dark Thoughts - "Fallin Out"

Sheer Mag - "Can't Stop Fighting"

Weezer - "California Kids"

Catch additional lists from Polyvinyl artists and friends on our Tumblr post!