ARTISTdirect Memorial Day Mixtape: The Best Of 2016 So Far
Mon, 30 May 2016 07:32:09
It's Memorial Day weekend and grills are firing up across the nation. And that means it is a good time to look back on the best music has offered up so far in 2016. It has been quite the year so far!
We've seen releases from Kanye, Beyonce, Rihanna, James Blake, Chance the Rapper, and so many others. Just sorting through the albums released is tough enough, but to pick the top songs, that's a challenge, and turning that into a playlist, let's not even get started.
Luckily, we here at ARTISTdirect enjoy that kind of endeavor. We have carefully analyzed the songs released so far in 2016 and picked the best of the lot. From there, we carefully crafted a playlist perfect for BBQing and spending a day out in the sun. It's also great for kicking back with some friends and drinking beer or getting the night started.
So without further ado, check out ARTISTdirect Memorial Day Mixtape: The Best Of 2016 So Far:
1. AlunaGeorge [ft. Popcaan] - "I'm in Control"
2. Rihanna [ft. Drake] - "Work"
Click through - Rihanna ‘Anti' Quotes, From The Only Girl
3. Empress Of - "Woman Is a Word"
4. Yumi Zouma - "Short Truth"
Eat up - Yumi Zouma Bring Sugar On Stunning Synth Pop Debut, ‘Yoncalla'
5. Quilt - "Roller"
6. HOOPS - "Feelin' Fine"
7. Bayonne - "Waves"
Check out - Bayonne From The Beauty Of ‘Primitives' To Life On The Road
8. Gold Panda - "In My Car"
9. Frightened Rabbit - "Get Out"
10. Rostam - "Gravity Don't Pull Me"
11. James Blake [ft. Bon Iver] - "I Need A Forest Fire"
12. The Last Shadow Puppets - "Miracle Aligner"
Read - Alex Turner Talks Last Shadow Puppets & Everything You've Come To Expect
13. Eleanor Friedberger - "Because I Asked You"
14. White Denim - "Had 2 Know (Personal)"
15. Parquet Courts - "Human Performance"
16. Mitski - "Your Best American Girl"
17. The National - "Morning Dew"
18. Whitney - "Golden Days"
19. Fujiya & Miyagi - "Serotonin Rushes"
20. Cassius [ft. Cat Power, Mike D] - "Action"
21. Kero Kero Bonito - "Lipslap"
—The ARTISTdirect Staff