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John Bittrich’s New 52

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Gotta say, up until I started compiling this list, I felt like I hadn’t listened to as much new music this year as I usually do. Turns out, I was wrong. My list kept growing and growing, capping off at 52 songs. Basically one for every week in the year. There’s no real order, other than a vague grouping by category, in case you’re looking for a more specific sorta sound. Dig in, and have a great 2016!

PUNK, HARDCORE, GARAGE, POSTPUNK:

Dawn of Humans – “Possibility Box”, from Slurping at the Cosmos Spine (La Vida Es En Mus Discos)

The Pop Group – “Mad Truth”, from Citizen Zombie (Freaks R Us)

G.L.O.S.S. – Demo (Yes, the whole thing. It’s shorter than a lot of these songs.) (self-released)

Radioactivity – “Silent”, from Silent Kill (Dirtnap)

Pleasure Leftists – “You You”, from The Woods of Heaven (Deranged)

Institute – “Cheerlessness”, from Catharsis (Sacred Bones)

Bad Noids “Yield Side”, from Rats Live On No Evil Star (Saucepan)

Anasazi – “Black Leather Curse”, from Nasty Witch Rock (Toxic State)

La Misma – “Raspados”, from Kanizadi (La Vida Es En Mus)

L.O.T.I.O.N. – “Fukushima Fallout”, from Digital Control and Man’s Obsolescence (La Vida Es En Mus)

HIP-HOP:

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”, from To Pimp a Butterfly (Top Dawg Entertainment)

Main Attrakionz – Ain’t No Other Way”, from 808s and Dark Grapes III (Self-Released)

Joey Bada$$ – “Paper Trails”, from B4.DA.$$ (Cinematic Music Group)

Cannibal Ox – “Harlem Knights”, from Blade of the Ronin (IHipHop Distribution)

METAL:

Sunn O))) – Boiler Room Berlin Live Set (I couldn’t find any tracks from the album to stream online), not from Kannon (Southern Lord)

Ramming Speed – “Choke Holds and Bullet Holes”, from No Epitaphs (Prosthetic)

Volahn – “Quetzalcoatl”, from Aq’ab’al (Crepusculo Negro)

Human Bodies – “Plague”, from Demo XXMV

The Body & Thou – “Terrible Lie”, from You Whom I Have Always Hated (Thrill Jockey)

Sigh – “Kaedit Nos Pestis”, from Graveward (Candlelight)

Mastery – “S.T.A.R.S.E.E.K.E.R.”, from VAILS (The Flenser)

Cloak – Live (studio recordings unavailable on Youtube), not from “Succumb” (Transylvanian Tapes)

FOLK/POP:

Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz – “BB Talk”, from Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz (Self-Released)

Jessica Pratt – “Back, Baby”, from On Your Own Love Again (Drag City)

Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With You”, from Emotion (Interscope)

Colleen Green – “TV”, from I Want to Grow Up (Hardly Art)

Anamai – “Lucia”, from Sallows (Buzz)

Peach Kelli Pop – “Heart Eyes”, from III (Burger)

ELECTRONIC:

Oneohtrix Point Never – “I Bite Through It”, from Garden of Delete (Warp)

Holly Herndon – “Interference”, from Platform (4AD)

Carter Tutti – Lost Bliss, from Carter Tutti plays Chris & Cosey (Conspiracy International)

Disasterpeace “It Follows Theme”, from It Follows (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Milan)

John Carpenter – “Night”, from Lost Themes (Sacred Bones)

Zombi – “Pillars of the Dawn”, from Shape Shift (Relapse)

Helena Hauff – “L’Homme Mort”, from Discreet Desires (Werkdiscs)

Prurient – “Dragonflies to Sew You Up”, from Frozen Niagara Falls (Profound Lore)

Laurel Halo – “Situation”, from In Situ (Honest Jon’s)

M.E.S.H. – “Piteous Gate”, from Piteous Gate (Pan)

DJ Richard – “Nighthawk”, from Grind (Dial)

Carter Tutti Void – “F = (2.4), from F (X) (Industrial)

Loke Rahbek & Puce Mary – “A Body Reimagined”, from The Female Form (Posh Isolation)

Barnett + Coloccia – “Dreamsnake”, from Weld (Blackest Ever Black)

DVA Damas – “Wet Vision”, from Wet Vision (Downwards America)

Ricardo Donoso – “Gallicinium”, from Sarava Exu (Denovali)

Noveller – “Rubicon”, from Fantastic Planet (Fire)

INDIE/PSYCH/SHOEGAZE/EXPERIMENTAL ROCK:

Chelsea Wolfe – “Carrion Flowers”, from Abyss (Sargent House)

Jenny Hval – “The Battle is Over”, from Apocalypse, Girl (Sacred Bones)

Publicist UK – “Away”, from “Forgive Yourself” (Relapse)

Herbcraft – “…We’re Gonna Make It”, from Wot Oz (Woodsist)

Sleater-Kinney – “A New Wave”, from No Cities to Love (Sub Pop)

Helen – “Motorcycle”, from The Original Faces (Kranky)

Julia Holter – “Feel You”, from Have You In My Wilderness (Domino)

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