Sub Pop & Hardly Art
Best of 2016

Sam Sawyer

New Belgium Brewing

(in the words of Sam) Sub Pop’s Most Cherished Former Employee, Current New Belgium Brewing Brand Manager

2016 Favorite Records

  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Talk Tight

  • Allah Las - Calico Review

  • The Tyde - Darren 4

  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree

  • Anderson Paak - Malibu

  • Fruit Bats - Absolute Loser

  • David Bowie - Blackstar

  • Leonard Cohen - You Want it Darker

  • Karl Blau - Introducing Karl Blau

  • Cale Tyson - Careless Soul

  • Margo Price - Midwest Farmer’s Daughter

  • Future of the Left - The Peace & Truth of Future of the Left

  • Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

  • Blood Orange - Freetown Sound

  • Hamilton Leithauser - I Had a Dream That You Were Mine

  • The Rolling Stones - Blue and Lonesome (doesn’t come out till December 2, but I assume it’ll be on this list without having heard it)

  • Drake - Views

  • Kyle Craft - Dolls of Highland