🎼 #GuelphMusicClub: Best of 2016


the Avalanches – “Because I’m Me (feat. Sonny Cheeba)”

from the album, WILDFLOWER – listen here

The Avalanches (@TheAvalanches) drop a sample-laden ode to love with this cute video which co-stars Sonny Cheeba of Camp Lo (@OfficialCampLo).

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DJ Shadow – “Nobody Speak (feat. Run the Jewels)”

from the album, THE MOUNTAIN WILL FALL – listen here

Run the Jewels make brief cameos in this pertinent, hyper-relevant, and ultra-entertaining DJ Shadow (@djshadow) video. Many may disagree but I feel The Mountain Will Fall is Shadow‘s best work since Endtroducing…..

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Massive Attack – “Take it There (feat. Tricky & 3D)”

from the EP, RITUAL SPIRIT – listen here

The last time Massive Attack (@MassiveAttackUK) released an album without the production of Neil Davidge was 1994’s Protection. That effort also marked their last collaboration with trip-hop artist Tricky (@KnowleWestboy).

On Ritual Spirit, Davidge is absent and Tricky returns. This really should have ended up in my best of EP list but I wanted to shine a spotlight on this fantastic video which stars actor John Hawkes. In particular, the choreographed dance scene within the drained pool is phenomenal.

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Radiohead – “Burn the Witch”

from the album, A MOON SHAPED POOL – listen here

I’ll admit, I haven’t been a fan of Radiohead (@radiohead) since OK Computer but when “Burn the Witch” came out of nowhere, it sort of took me back to that era. The video even has a bit of a “Paranoid Android” feel to it. I moved on from this band a long time ago so I can’t really say I was disappointed by A Moon Shaped Pool – it just didn’t do anything for me.

Loved this video, though. And I preferred it to the Paul Thomas Anderson video.

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Isaiah Rashad – “4r da Squaw”

from the album, THE SUN’S TIRADE – listen here

Loved the concept for this video with each individual’s financial net worth hovering above their heads. It’s actually quite a heartwarming feature as Isaiah Rashad (@isaiahrashad) travels along the boardwalk with his son, the latter of whom absolutely steals the show. The Sun’s Tirade was a very dope album and a worthy follow-up to the extremely underrated Cilvia Demo. This is definitely the upcoming rapper’s best work to date.

Go to the next page for my GUILTY PLEASURE of 2016

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