Tag: Best of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

As is tradition on the last day of the year, we share The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016. After featuring more than 2,500 songs through The Matinee, Melodic Tonic, Saturday Sampler, album reviews, photo essays, and premieres. We’ve reduced that list to 120 songs just in time for New Year’s Day. These songs aren’t a complete representation of what we’ve […]

Read more ›
Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 5

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 5

We’ve come to the conclusion of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 with Part 5. This final group is the most diverse. Transcendent country, fantasy orchestral pop, classic rock, Big Band soul, and far-reaching indie rock are all featured today. Take a read, take a listen, and celebrate these wonderful artists and bands. Then afterwards, rewind with Parts 1, 2, […]

Read more ›
Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 4

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 4

The countdown continues with our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 4. The ten albums featured include a spellbinding combination of jazz, soul, and R&B; a trip through 19th Century Western Australia; mandolin folk-rock; the year’s most emotional LP; and the return of one of music’s great bands. The previous 30 albums can be reviewed in Parts 1, 2, […]

Read more ›
Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 3

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 3

Over the past two days we have shared the first 20 of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016. Today’s group of 10 is diverse and complex, featuring some of the most devastating lyrics and the most creative music of the year. The list is alphabetical, and then re-visit Parts 1 and 2.   Frightened Rabbit – Painting of a Panic Attack […]

Read more ›
Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 1

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 1

Today and for the rest of the week, we will be revealing our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016. This is not a “Best of” list since we did not listen to every album released this year (that would be, to quote Vizzini from The Princess Bride, “Inconceivable!”). So who makes our list this year? Are there any returnees from the […]

Read more ›
Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 3

Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 3

Our final ten favorite EPs is littered with some of our all-time favorite artists. Some of the bands are ones we grew up listening to when we were much younger. Others blew us away when we started The Revue nearly 3.5 years ago, and they continue to turn our heads with the music they create. Without further ado, here are […]

Read more ›
Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 2

Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 2

We continue our countdown of our Favorite EPs of 2016. The ten listed below reflect the diversity and richness of today’s music, where the creativity and invention expand all genres and embraced across the world. There are familiar names on the list and a handful of “new” artists who broke out this year. One thing they all have in common […]

Read more ›
Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 1

Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 1

Over the past two days, we shared our favorite hidden gems of 2016 (Part 1 and Part 2). These were artists and bands who enthralled us with their songs yet still fly under-the-radar. Today, we begin our celebration of the EPs that stole our attention and captured our imaginations. Extended players or mini-albums that throughout their multiple tracks were poetic […]

Read more ›
Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part 2

Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part 2

We continue with our Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 list, offering Part 2 of 2. As we mentioned yesterday, the list identifies artists who are on the verge of a breakthrough or who have the talent to be among the best. We tried to avoid naming musicians and bands who did experience a boom in popularity this year. Hopefully, this […]

Read more ›
Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part I

Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part I

A little more than two weeks remain in 2016, and today we commence our review of the year in music, beginning with our Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part I. This list focuses on artists who recently started out or are still waiting for their big moment. Some of the artists we considered experienced significant and, in some cases, […]

Read more ›