Now that 2016 is winding down, every media outlet, blogger and YouTuber has had a chance to share their favorites from this year. But what were your favorite artists jamming? We asked tons of them to share their favorite releases from 2016. Check it out below, and see if anyone chose your favorite album.
Lynn Gunn, PVRIS
As of right now, either the new Banks record [The Altar] or the new Weeknd record [Starboy] have been my favorite of 2016. My first listen to [Starboy] I was like, “Okay, I don't hate it, but I need to listen to it again.” The second [time] I listened through, I was hooked on it.
Becca Macintyre, Marmozets
Probably Radiohead’s new album, A Moon Shaped Pool. Great band, but I’ve never been like, a diehard fan. But my mum would literally text me, and all the boys were like, “You need to listen to their new album.” I love how they’re a great band, they keep bringing out great albums and great music. They’re authentic, they’re real. You can tell they’re bringing out music for the love of it.
Will Gould, Creeper
I remember when Blush came out this year, there was a tangible excitement in the U.K. for it because people of all kinds of musical backgrounds like Moose Blood. So, I’m going to go with Blush by Moose Blood.
Andy Biersack, Black Veil Brides
The Stranger EP by Creeper. What's funny is that I was a fan of Creeper prior to us bringing them on tour. My crew mistakenly thought Creeper were doing all cover songs because they couldn't understand why warming up backstage, I would be singing all the lyrics to this opening band's songs!
TJ Horansky, Sleep On It
I really have been enjoying the new Into It. Over It. record, Standards. That’s up there for record of the year. I’ve also been listening to the new Microwave album [Much Love] a lot. That was incredible; they’re an incredible band. I know the guys in the band really like the Moose Blood record [Blush]; we’ve been jamming that a lot, too. We listen to that in the van a lot. Jake [Marquis], our guitar player, really likes the new Panic! At The Disco record [Death Of A Bachelor]. I think those are the top contenders for me, so far.
Brann Dailor, Mastodon
I’ve been listening to Neurosis’ Fires Within Fires pretty much non-stop, and we’ve got Scott [Kelly, vocals/guitar] on our new record, too.
Eddie Hermida, Suicide Silence
I loved the new Korn [The Serenity Of Suffering], and Avenged Sevenfold’s The Stage has been a huge deal for me. After the first two records, I stopped being the biggest fan, but I love that they stepped out of their box and are crushing it again with this one.
Justin Sane, ANTI-FLAG
I’ll go with Billy Talent’s Afraid Of Heights.
Jade Puget, AFI
You know what I really loved? The Nothing record [Tired Of Tomorrow]. We’re taking them on tour, actually. I also loved the Slothrust album [Everyone Else], which came out a few weeks ago. It’s really cool.
Chad Gilbert, NEW FOUND GLORY
I love the Regina Spektor album, Remember Us To Life. The new Bayside, Vacancy, is awesome; in punk rock music, it’s few and far between when bands grow musically. There’s a lot of diversity on that record. There’s a band from Nashville called Civilian that self-released a record, and that record is really cool.