Music to Brew to: the Best Albums of 2016

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The only thing that goes with good coffee better than good conversation, is a good book; the only thing that goes with good coffee better than a good book..?

Good music.

So, every year, at the end of the year, I scour Spotify to review the year’s releases and decide which of them deserve to claim rank in my annual Best Albums list. Today is the first day of the new year; here we are, and away we go! 

The Table presents:

MUSIC TO BREW TO: THE BEST ALBUMS OF 2016

50: case/lang/veirs – Case/Lang/Veirs

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49: Home of the Strange – Young the Giant

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48: Light Upon the Lake – Whitney

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47: II – The Early Years

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46: Erich Bachmann – Erich Bachmann

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45: The Wild Swan – Foy Vance

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44: Psychopomp – Japanese Breakfast

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43: Sea of Noise– St. Paul and the Broken Bones

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42: Full Circle – HAELOS

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41: Schmilco – Wilco

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40: Are You Serious – Andrew Bird

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39: Freetown Sound – Blood Orange

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38: Teens of Denial – Car Seat Headrest

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37: Wildflower – The Avalanches

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36: No Burden – Lucy Dacus

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35: HERO – Maren Morris

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34: Livin’ on a High Note – Mavis Staples

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33: Cardinal – Pinegrove

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32: HOPELESSNESS – ANOHNI

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31: Human Performance – Parquet Courts

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30: Cardinal – Pinegrove

29: Malibu – Anderson Paak

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28: Arms – Bell X1

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27: The Psychedelic Swamp – Dr. Dog

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26: SVIIB – School of Seven Bells

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25: Why Are You OK – Band of Horses

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24: Blond – Frank Ocean

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23: A Seat at the Table – Solange

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22: Singing Saw – Kevin Morby

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21: Love Letter for Fire – Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop

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20: MY WOMAN – Angel Olsen

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19: “Awaken, My Love!” – Childish Gambino

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18: Second Love – Emmy the Great

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17: Stranger to Stranger – Paul Simon

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16: The Wilderness – Explosions in the Sky

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15: In the Magic Hour – Aoife O’Donovan

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14: Long Way Home – Lapsley

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13: Cleopatra – The Lumineers

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12: We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service – A Tribe Called Quest

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11: Midwest Farmer’s Daughter – Margo Price

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10: A Sailor’s Guide to Earth – Sturgill Simpson

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09: Lemonade – Beyonce

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08: The Colour In Anything – James Blake

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07: The Life of Pablo – Kanye West

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06: untitled unmastered. – Kendrick Lamar

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05: 22, A Million – Bon Iver

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04: Run the Jewels 3 – Run the Jewels

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03: ★ – David Bowie

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02: A Moon Shaped Pool – Radiohead

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01: Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper

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Listen to all of these albums here:

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