MLE - Top 50 Tracks Of The Year

Just when you thought that every single blog/website/publication/general 'haver of opinions' had thrown their hat into the collective musical ring about their favourite combination of notes this year, here we are with a smug look on our face and a big ol' hat in our hand..... 

It's been a great year for My Little Empire Records which has seen us release EPs by Manchester doom-pop quartet Easy Kill and the lush indie-pop of Why We Love as well as the stunning lead single by MLE's latest signing Pip Hall. To try and maintain any semblance of neutrality we've not included any of our artists below, but all are well worth giving a spin.

Anyway, without any further ado here are MLE's top 50 tracks of 2016; split into Adam and my top 25 tracks each (so we didn't end up desolving the label falling out trying to agree a joint one). You can listen to the full playlist on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/user/mylittleempirerecords/playlist/5SZxc1SnnHT7Gi6zfPL1sR

Aled's Top 25

25. Magana - Inches Apart

24. John K. Samson - Select All Delete

23. Zuzu - Get Off

22. OhBoy! - Carrot & The Stick

21. Andy Shauf - The Magician

20. Whitney - No Matter Where We Go

19. Blaenavon - Just Desserts

18. Conor Oberst - Tachycardia

17. Wilco - Normal American Kids

16. Frightened Rabbit - Death Dream

15. Jaye Bartell - Tuesdays

14. Barbarisms - Heaviest Breather

13. Toothless (w/ Marika Hackman) - Palms Backside

12. Bon Iver - 8 (circle)

11. Big Thief - Masterpiece

10. Okkervil River - Okkervil River R.I.P

9. Will Joseph Cook - Take Me Dancing

8. Modern Baseball - Wedding Singer

7. Mitski - Your Best American Girl

6. Daughter - Doing The Right Thing

5. Frank Ocean - White Ferrari

4. Max Jury - Dreams

3. Greg Laswell - Play That One Again

2. Margaret Glaspy - You & I

1. Pinegrove - Old Friends

Adam's Top 25

25. VANT - WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF BERNERS LEE

24. The Weekend & Kendrick Lamar - Sidewalks

23. Leon Bridges - Here In My Arms

22. Fickle Friends - Cry Baby

21. Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Devil Inside Me

20. Rationale - Palms

19. Foy Vance - Burden

18. Aesop Rock - Supercell

17. NEIKED Dyo - Sexual

16. Gavin DeGraw - She Sets The City On Fire (Acoustic)

15. Lonely Benson - Lazy Lover

14. Steven Tyler - Red, White & You

13. The Big Moon - Silent Movie Susie

12. Biffy Clyro - Re-arrange

15. Lonely Benson - Lazy Lover

11. Endless Summer - Roll

10. The Japanese House - Face Like Thunder

9. Bon Iver - 33 "GOD"

8. James Vincent McMorrow - Get Low

7. Chance The Rapper - All We Got

6. The 1975 - UGH!

5. Babaganouj - Do Rite With Me Tonite

4. Glass Animals - Youth

3. Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey

2. Shy Technology - High Strung

1. Childish Gambino - Redbone

 

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