Best Of 2016: World Music

Best Of 2016: World Music

MAGNET’s j. poet picks the best world-music releases of the year 1 Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano Heritage (Qwest/MCPS) 2
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Best Of 2016: Noise

Best Of 2016: Noise

MAGNET’s Raymond Cummings picks the best noise releases of the year 1 Morgan & Dilloway Live In A Basement To No
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Best Of 2016: Hard Rock

Best Of 2016: Hard Rock

MAGNET’s Matt Ryan picks the best hard-rock releases of the year 1 Temple Of The Dog Temple Of The Dog
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Best Of 2016: Jazz/Improv

Best Of 2016: Jazz/Improv

MAGNET’s Bill Meyer picks the best jazz/improv releases of the year 1 Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon Both Will Escape
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Best Of 2016: Indie Roots

Best Of 2016: Indie Roots

MAGNET’s Devon Leger picks the best indie-roots releases of the year 1 Kacy & Clayton Strange Country (New West) 2
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Best Of 2016: Hip Hop

Best Of 2016: Hip Hop

MAGNET’s Corey duBrowa picks the best hip-hop releases of the year 1 Frank Ocean blond (Boys Don’t Cry) 2 Chance
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Best Of 2016: Punk

Best Of 2016: Punk

MAGNET’s Tim Stegall picks the best punk releases of the year 1 Scientists A Place Called Bad (Numero Group) 2
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Best Of 2016: Singer/Songwriter

Best Of 2016: Singer/Songwriter

MAGNET’s Hobart Rowland picks the best singer/songwriter releases of the year 1 Sturgill Simpson A Sailor’s Guide To Earth (Atlantic)
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Best Of 2016: Metal

Best Of 2016: Metal

MAGNET’s Andrew Earles picks the best metal releases of the year 1 Funeral Moth Transience (Weird Truth) 2 The Body No One
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Best Of 2016: Reissues

Best Of 2016: Reissues

MAGNET’s A.D. Amorosi picks the best reissues of the year 1 Ray Charles The Atlantic Years In Mono (Rhino/Atlantic) 2
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Best Of 2016: Q&A With Lucy Dacus

We caught up with Lucy Dacus just after she had returned from a short U.K. tour and almost exactly a
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MAGNET’s Top 25 Albums Of 2016

25. Flock Of Dimes | If You See Me, Say Yes (Partisan) It’s tempting to view this Flock Of Dimes
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MAGNET’s #1 Album Of 2016: Lucy Dacus’ “No Burden”

Lucy Dacus had an unfair advantage in getting our attention this year: Her debut album, No Burden, came out twice,
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MAGNET’s #2 Album Of 2016: David Bowie’s “Blackstar”

Given the tragic circumstances, David Bowie could’ve uncorked a mediocre sendoff, and it would’ve likely been met with sympathetic ears.
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MAGNET’s #3 Album Of 2016: case/lang/veirs’ “case/lang/veirs”

How could any one-off supergroup ever aspire to be more than the sum of its parts, even one that combines
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MAGNET’s #4 Album Of 2016: William Tyler’s “Modern Country”

While it could serve beautifully to soundtrack any number of settings and situations, the genre-straddling Nashville guitarist’s latest opus is
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MAGNET’s #5 Album Of 2016: GOAT’s “Requiem”

GOAT has been trying to convince us that the tiny hamlet from which it hails is home to an ages-old
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MAGNET’s #6 Album Of 2016: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ “Skeleton Tree”

It’s impossible to tell how the death of Nick Cave’s son, Arthur, during the recording of Skeleton Tree shaped its
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MAGNET’s #7 Album Of 2016: Car Seat Headrest’s “Teens Of Denial”

We don’t need another new Bob Dylan, Nobel laureate notwithstanding. But we sure can welcome a new Bob Pollard. Although
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