16 Hippest Songs of 2016


Listen to the 2016 playlist.

“Black Man in a White World” Michael Kiwanuka, Love & Hate

“Burn the Witch” Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool

“Capsized” Andrew Bird, Are You Serious

“Certainty” Temples, single

“Come Down” Anderson .Paak, Malibu

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Vince Guaraldi Trio, “Christmas Time Is Here”

Best Albums of 2016

I’ll update this list as the year goes on, but here are my picks as of November.

Anderson .Paak – Malibu listen
Andy Shauf – The Party listen
Bon Iver – 22, A Million listen
Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial listen
David Bowie – Blackstar listen
Glass Animals – How to Be a Human Being listen
Kanye West – The Life of Pablo listen
Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered. listen
Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate listen
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool listen
Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth listen
The Avalanches – Wildflower listen
Whitney – Light Upon the Lake listen
Woods – City Sun Eater in the River of Light listen

Foxygen, “Follow the Leader”

8 Movies You’ll Find Unnerving

In honor of Halloween, here are eight lesser-known films from the 21st century that you may not want to watch alone.


When a videographer answers a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain town, he finds his client is not at all what he initially seems.

Funny Games 

Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin.

Goodnight Mommy 

Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don’t recognize.

Green Room 

A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar.

The House of the Devil 

During a night of 1983 with full lunar eclipse, Samantha Hughes takes a babysitting job surrounded by mysterious circumstances before she finds out her client’s terrifying secret.


A psychological thriller in which a deadly virus infects a small Ontario town.


A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.

The Witch 

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.






Magic City Hippies, “Hush”

Papooz, “Ann Wants to Dance” | A Take Away Show

Blue Man Group: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Radiohead, “The Numbers”

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson


Somehow, it’s been 20 years since 1996 – perhaps the first year I started to really listen to music. Back then, I was enrolled in several CD clubs in which I’d buy an album and then receive like eight more for free in the mail. Life was weird before the internet took over. Anyways, here are my favorite records from way back when.

Beck, Odelay
Best track: “Jack-Ass”

Dave Matthews Band, Crash
Best track: “Two Step”

Fugees, The Score
Best track: “Killing Me Softly”

Jamiroquai, Travelling Without Moving
Best track: “Virtual Insanity”

Phish, Billy Breathes
Best track: “Prince Caspian”

Sublime, Sublime
Best track: “Doin’ Time”

The Wallflowers, Bringing Down the Horse
Best track: “One Headlight”



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