2016 in Things

In spite of everything, there were still an endless number of great things that came out in 2016.

This is a list of one hundred things I enjoyed this year. I am very grateful to everyone who was involved in making them. I’m pretty sure I’ve forgotten a whole bunch of stuff. And I’m absolutely certain there is an endless amount of brilliant things I’ve not come across yet.

Listening

1) Saba – Bucket List Project

2) Beach Slang – A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings

3) Young Thug – Jeffery

4) Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!

5) Chris Farren Can’t Die

6) Julie Ruin – Hit Reset

7) Saul Williams – Martyr Loser King

8) Brian Fallon – Painkillers

9) The I Don’t Cares – Wild Stab

10) Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book

11) Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered

 12) Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression

13) Savages – Adore Life

14) PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project

15) Beyonce – Lemonade

16) Skepta – Konnichiwa

17) Kano – Made in the Manor

18) Axl Rose fronting AC/DC

19) Topaz Jones – Arcade

20) Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos

21) A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service

22) Pinegrove – Cardinal

23) PUP – The Dream Is Over

24) Anderson Paak – Malibu

25) Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial

26) Dinosaur Jr – Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not

27) NxWorries – Yes Lord

28) Jamie T – Trick

29) Frank Ocean – Blond

30) Regina Spektor – Remember Us To Life

31) Rolling Stones – Blue and Lonesome

Listening – Podcasts

32) Comedy Bang Bang

33) Celebration Rock

34) Comedian’s Comedian

35) This Feels Terrible

36) Book Shambles

37) Down in the Hole

38) Adam Buxton Podcast

39) Distraction Pieces

40) WTF

41) You Made It Weird

42) Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

43) Bret Easton Ellis Podcast

44) Reversal of the Muse

45) Hollywood Handbook

Watching

46) Weiner

47) Don’t Think Twice

48) Black Mirror Season 3

49) Atlanta Season 1

50) Carmichael Show Season 2

51) Fleabag

52) Lady Dynamite

53) Love

54) Everybody Wants Some

55) Hail, Caesar

56)The Nice Guys

57) Sing Street

58) Orange is the New Black Season 4

59) Girls Season 5

60) Broad City Season 3

61) Silicon Valley Season 3

62) Bo Burnham – Make Happy

63) People vs OJ Simpson

64) And Still I Rise documentary

65) Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle Series 4

66) Louis Theroux – Savile

67) Hillsborough

68) Stranger Things

69) BoJack Horseman Season 3

70) Undiscovered Peter Cook

71) No You Shut Up Season 4

72) 13th

73) Supersonic

74) Gimme Danger

75) Doug Stanhope – No Place Like Home

76) Harmonquest

77) Lou Sanders – What’s That Lady Doing

78) Last Week Tonight

79) Raised by Wolves Season 2

80) Chris Gethard Show Season 2

Reading

81) Sharon Olds – Odes

82) Amy Schumer – Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

83) Gwil vs Machine – Gwil James Thomas

84) Martin Appleby – Worse Things Happen At Sea

85) Ben Myers – Turning Blue

86) James Giddings – Everything is Scripted

87) Emily Harrison – I Can’t Sleep ‘Cause My Bed’s On Fire

88) Gregory Corso – Sarpedon

89) Bridget Christie – A Book For Her

90) Sara Pascoe – Animal

91) Bob Mehr – Trouble Boys

92) Emma Gannon – Ctrl Alt Delete

93) Dean Lilleyman – The Gospel According to Johnny Bender

94) Nikesh Shukla – The Good Immigrant

95) Zeina Hashem Beck – 3arabi song

96) Paper and Ink Zine

97) Razur Cuts

98) Charles Bukowski – Essential Bukowski

99) Brit Bennett – The Mothers

100) Jon Ronson – Elephant in the Room