64 albums, only one can be crowned the champion. For the next few weeks (probably until early February), we'll be knocking albums out in a March Madness style tournament to find out what is Inforoo's favorite album of 2016.
This year's contestants:
A: (1) Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool (8) Parquet Courts – Human Performance Abstain (13) Pantha du Prince – The Triad
(11) Daughter – Not To Disappear (3) The Avalanches – Wildflower (10) Kaytranada – 99% (2) Run The Jewels – RTJ 3
B: (1) A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here (9) Glass Animals – How To Be A Human Being (5) Thee Oh Sees – A Weird Exits Abstain
(6) King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity (3) Anderson Paak – Malibu (7) Soft Kill – Choke (2) Bon Iver – 22, A Million
C: (16) Klangstof – Close Eyes To Exit (8) Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love (12) Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial (4) Mitski – Puberty 2
(11) Leon Vynehall – Rojus (14) Those Who Ride With Giants – Numinous (7) Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition (2) Beyonce – Lemonade
D: Abstain (8) Animal Collective – Painting With (5) Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book (4) Whitney – Light Upon The Lake
(11) Solange – A Seat at the Table Abstain Abstain (2) Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
Seeing as the deadline is 11 minutes from now, I still have some abstentions. I managed to listen to enough albums to make 7 more decisions before today, so I feel better. I also feel good about the next round. Thanks for doing this again LD, it's always a great time.
So David Bowie is the only album that doesn't have a vote against it. It's original opponent was supposed to be The Weeknd, but in the playoff it had 18 NO votes vs. 15 YES. So I switched it last second to White Lung, which was on the bubble.
2017 Shows: 3/8: Patti Smith performing Horses 4/28: The xx 6/3: Field Day 6/10: Demon Dayz Festival 6/14-6/18: Sónar 6/23-7/1: Roskilde 7/14-7/16: Pitchfork Music Festival 7/17: Mitski 7/21: Paul McCartney