Dystopian New Year’s Party Podcast: Our Favorite Songs of 2016

So we’re a few days late, but better late than never, right? Here, finally, is our annual New Year’s Party podcast, in which we summarize our favorite songs of the last year as we make way for the new one. It’s a little less self-indulgent than the first one from 2015–by which I mean that it’s only two and a half hours, instead of two hours and 45 minutes. But we actually used real microphones this time, so at least you can hear what we’re saying! Check it out for the good music and eggnog-and-Hennessy-fueled rants; and then check out our extended Spotify and TIDAL playlists for more songs we didn’t have time to talk about, including tracks by A$AP Ferg and Future, A$AP Mob featuring Juicy J, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne, Trinidad James featuring Mystikal and Lil Dicky, Nite-Funk, JEFF the Brotherhood, Frank Ocean, Mac Miller and Anderson .Paak, D.R.A.M. with Erykah Badu, 6LACK, the Weeknd and Daft Punk, and the Rolling Stones. So here’s to the one thing that made 2016 tolerable–the music–and maybe, just maybe, a 2017 that won’t suck literal ass.

00:00:00   “Come Down” by Anderson .Paak (from Malibu)

00:00:51   Our Best of 2015 Podcast (Please Don’t Listen to It)

00:02:54   “★” by David Bowie (from )

00:03:24   Our David Bowie Podcast

00:05:17   “Girl Loves Me” by David Bowie (from )

00:08:36   “Unique” by GoldLink featuring Anderson .Paak (from And After That, We Didn’t Talk, 2015)

00:10:36   Dewey Saunders’ Cover Art for Malibu

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00:10:55   “Heart Don’t Stand a Chance” by Anderson .Paak (from Malibu)

00:14:13   Our Life of Pablo Podcast

00:15:34   “Highlights” by Kanye West (from The Life of Pablo)

00:17:11   El DeBarge with Kanye on Saturday Night Live

00:18:54   “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” / “Pt. 2” by Kanye West (from The Life of Pablo)

00:23:38   “Freaky Freaks” by Kamaiyah (from A Good Night in the Ghetto)

00:26:04 “Niggas” by Kamaiyah (from A Good Night in the Ghetto)

00:29:35   “Paraguay” by Iggy Pop (from Post Pop Depression)

00:30:31   Jim Jarmusch’s Stooges Documentary: Gimme Danger


00:36:18   “Meet the Dancing Blue Power Ranger Taking Over Atlanta One Viral Video at a Time

00:37:28   “Broccoli” by D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty (from Big Baby D.R.A.M.)

00:39:35   “1 Night” by Lil Yachty (from Lil Boat)

00:39:51   IceJJFish Covers Lil Yachty


00:43:18   “Minnesota (Remix)” by Lil Yachty featuring Quavo, Skippa da Flippa, and Young Thug (from Lil Boat)

00:46:32   “FORMATION” by Beyoncé (from Lemonade)

00:49:33   “DON’T HURT YOURSELF” by Beyoncé featuring Jack White (from Lemonade)

00:53:17   “FREEDOM” by Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar (from Lemonade)

00:57:42   “SORRY” by Beyoncé (from Lemonade)

01:06:07   “GLOWED UP” by KAYTRANADA featuring Anderson .Paak (from 99.9%)

01:01:33   Ricardo Cavolo’s Cover Art for 99.9%

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01:03:40   Obligatory Plug for Zach’s Prince Blog

01:05:10   “All We Got” by Chance the Rapper featuring Kanye West and the Chicago Children’s Choir (from Coloring Book)

01:07:55   “Ultralight Beam” by Kanye West featuring Chance the Rapper (from The Life of Pablo)

01:09:45   “No Problem” by Chance the Rapper featuring 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne (from Coloring Book)

01:12:33   “Champions” by Kanye West, Gucci Mane, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Yo Gotti, Quavo, and Desiigner (from Cruel Winter, Maybe?)

01:14:02   My Favorite Thing Gucci Did in 2016

01:14:33   Gucci Proposes to His Girlfriend


01:17:07   One More Gucci Link: His NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

01:18:13   “FDT” by YG featuring Nipsey Hussle (from Still Brazy)

01:20:08   Our Imaginary Genres Video on “Trumpcore


01:23:18   “WHateva U Want” by ScHoolboyQ featuring Candice Pillay (from Blank Face LP)

01:25:49   If You Think JEFFERY is Bad, Remember This is How Young Thug Used to Sound

01:26:44   The Song That Started Winning Us Over to Young Thug

01:28:15   “Wyclef Jean” by Young Thug (from JEFFERY)

01:28:19   Best Album Cover of 2016: Young Thug in His Alessandro Trincone Dress for JEFFERY

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01:29:19   Possible Inspiration for Young Thug’s Flow

01:30:05   “RiRi” by Young Thug (from JEFFERY)

01:31:44   Young Thug on Noisey Atlanta


01:32:45   The Limited Edition Vinyl Me, Please Pressing of JEFFERY (Sorry, Kids, It’s Out of Stock)

01:33:50   “pick up the phone” by Young Thug and Travis Scott featuring Quavo (from JEFFERY/Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight)

01:36:32   “beibs in the trap” by Travis Scott featuring NAV

01:37:40   Our Trip to Los Angeles in October

01:38:02   Travis Scott’s Real Best Song of 2016


01:41:41   “Don’t Touch My Hair” by Solange featuring Sampha (from A Seat at the Table)

01:44:42   Cover Art for Danny Brown’s Atrocity Exhibition

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01:44:48   “Pneumonia” by Danny Brown (from Atrocity Exhibition)

01:47:53   “Best One” by NxWorries (from Yes Lawd!)

01:49:12   Knxwledge (and Others) Watch Ancient Aliens with Action Bronson

01:50:46   Migos Play “Bad and Boujee” in Nigeria


01:51:02   “Fight Night” by Migos: Still Probably Our Most Listened-To Song of 2016

01:51:58   “Bad and Boujee” by Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert (from C U L T U R E)

01:54:09   A Tribe Called Quest Play Saturday Night Live

01:54:37   “The Space Program” by A Tribe Called Quest (from We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service)

01:58:17   “Moth Into Flame” by Metallica (from Hardwired… To Self-Destruct)

02:02:44   Zach’s Post about Coming to Terms with Liking Bruno Mars

02:02:55   “Chunky” by Bruno Mars (from 24K Magic)

02:09:25   “Me and Your Mama” by Childish Gambino (from “Awaken, My Love!”)

02:11:24   Cover Art for “Awaken, My Love!”

© Glassnote Records

02:14:15   “Redbone” by Childish Gambino (from “Awaken, My Love!”)

02:15:12   Our Guide to Neil Young

02:18:09   “Terrorist Suicide Hang Gliders” by Neil Young (from Peace Trail)

02:22:07   “Threatening Nature” by Ab-Soul (from Do What Thou Wilt.)

02:23:05   Ab-Soul Explains Aleister Crowley to Sway

02:23:22   “By Design” by Kid Cudi featuring André Benjamin (from Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’)

02:25:23   André 3000 Hugs Young Thug

02:28:07   “Talk to Me” by Run the Jewels (from Run the Jewels 3)



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