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Favorite Local Albums of 2016

People like lists I hear, so I’m putting together two. The first of which is to spotlight some of my favorite music released in the past year in Phoenix that I managed to catch. I struggled to keep it a best of ten, so I made it fifteen. I’m sure it may come to a shock for some it isn’t a punk band atop it, but my favorite genre does sit within in a couple spots. Be sure to check out all these artists and catch them at a show sometime in 2017!

  1. Harper and the Moths – Rock. Pop. Soul.
  2. Bear Ghost – Blasterpiece
  3. Mr Mudd and Mr Gold – Mr Mudd and Mr Gold*
  4. Reason Unknown – A New Tomorrow
  5. Haymarket Squares – Light it Up
  6. Red Tank! – Bio/Feedback
  7. LightSpeedGo – Just A Memory
  8. C:28 – Never Taste Death EP
  9. Moment of Ruin – Are You Listening
  10. Broloaf – Born to Party
  11. Skull Drug – Wasted Daze
  12. The Darts – The Darts EP
  13. Manual Sex Drive – Music is Dead
  14. The Darling Sounds – Haunt
  15. .decker – Snake River Blues

*Received in 2016 as reward from their GoFundMe campaign. Catch them with another local favorite on this list, Decker, as they have their official release show at Last Exit Live on January 21st!

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