Top Albums of 2016 !!!

img_7681If there’s one constant in my life, it is and has always been music. A loyal friend although, not nearly as impactful for whatever reason as in my youth. The vinyl resurgence has been a godsend in helping me build back my dedication of truly listening and participating. It goes beyond simple collecting- delving into the packaging art, that delectable vinyl aroma or the process and involvement of prepping / playing a beloved record. I’ve put great effort into achieving better sound on my turntable with the ultimate goal of shutting my eyes and imagining the artist performing on a stage right in front of me. Presented are some of the great releases of this past year that helped me inch closer to that achievement…

Phantogram ‘Three’
Deftones ‘Gore’
Thrice ‘To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere’
Nada Surf ‘You Know Who You Are’
Russian Circles ‘Guidance’
Band of Horses ‘Why Are You Okay’
Avenged Sevenfold ‘The Stage’
Metallica ‘Hardwired… To Self Destruct’
Frank Ocean ‘Blond’
David Bowie ‘Black Star’
Khemmis ‘Hunted’
Die Antwoord ‘Mount Ninji and da Nice Time Kid’
Autolux ‘Pussy’s Dead’
Radiohead ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’


Big news in the tech world today as Nintendo finally reveals console codenamed NX is officially titled SWITCH. A true at home AND on-the-go console crossover. Set for a March 2017 release.