Favorite Tracks & Remixes of 2016

In the ever-evolving age of brevity and immediacy in content, the statement one song can make may certainly outweigh that of an album's—especially if that album is a messy one (think 'Ultralight Beam' to The Life of Pablo). Evan Stephens Hall of Pinegrove had this to say about "Golden Days", a track off Whitney's Light Upon the Lake, my second favorite song of the year:

A song like “Golden Days” allows you to have a personal moment that is basically independent of the song; there’s a certain intensity-meets-serenity with a song that will allow you to access that space.

The experiences I've made and retained within these tracks will be remembered first, in retrospect of 2016's musical year. Here are a few of my favorite tracks and remixes of the year.


10 Favorite Remixes

 
 

10. Boys Noize & Erol Alkan – Lemonade (Boys Noize Edit of the Gesaffelstein Remix)

9. Tory Lanez – Say It (Shlohmo Remix)

8. mura masa – Love$ick feat. A$AP Rocky (Four Tet Remix)

7. Miguel – Waves (RAC Remix)

6. Wet – All the Way (Branchez Remix)

5. Rihanna – Needed Me (Salva Remix)

4. Porter Robinson – Sad Machine (Cosmo's Midnight Remix)

3. Maxo – Reach You (Mitomoro Remix)

2. Miguel – Waves (Tame Impala Remix)

1. Shura – Touch (Four Tet Remix)


50 Favorite Tracks

50. Dan Deacon – Change Your Life (You Can Do It)

49. Disclosure & Al Green – Feel Like I Do

48. Bixel Boys & Poupon – Ain't Your Girl

47. Club cheval – Young Rich and Radical

46. Hurry – Nothing to Say

45. Carnage & Charlie Heat – Mase In '97 (feat. Lil Yachty)

44. American Football – I've Been So Lost For So Long

43. Blood Orange – Best to You

42. Pity Sex – Burden You

41. The Gentle Hits – Walk Out

40. Band of Horses – Solemn Oath

39. Frank Ocean – White Ferrari

38. Jus†ice – Randy

37. Cass Mccombs – Opposite House (feat. Angel Olsen)

36. The Sun Days – You Can't Make Me Make Up My Mind

35. Bon Iver – 29 #Strafford APTS

34. Mat Zo – Soul Food

33. Lido – Crazy

32. Junior Boys – Over It

31. Weyes Blood – Be Free

30. Porches – Be Apart

29. SBTRKT – GOOD MORNING (feat. The-Dream)

28. Whitney – No Woman

27. Frank Ocean – Nights

26. PARTYNEXTDOOR – Come and See Me (feat. Drake)

25. Baauer – Day Ones (feat. Novelist & Leikeli47)

24. The Hotelier – Two Deliverances

23. AlunaGeorge – I Remember (prod. Flume)

22. Frankie Cosmos – Outside With the Cuties

21. Andy Shauf – Martha Sways

20. Pinegrove – New Friends

19. Joyce Manor – Eighteen

18. Tony Molina – No One Told He

17. SALES – seven's day

16. Pinegrove – Size of the Moon

15. Ducky – Bliss

14. Local Natives – Everything All At Once

13. The Avalanches – Zap!

12. Angel Olsen – Never Be Mine

11. Frankie Cosmos – Fool

10. Weyes Blood – Seven Days

9. Joyce Manor – Last You Heard of Me

8. Frank Ocean – Solo

7. The Avalanches – Subways

6. Angel Olsen – Those Were the Days

5. Car Seat Headrest – Drunk Drivers / Killer Whales

4. DIIV – Loose Ends

3. Nothing – Vertigo Flowers

2. Whitney – Golden Days

1. Pinegrove – Aphasia