Long Range Listens to 2016

Well, the end is nigh... 

Of 2016, that is. It was a crazy, crazy year, and I'm sure many people are happy to see it come to a close. For Long Range Hustle, the end of the year means only one thing: arguing about our most beloved records. Much like last year, we're going to discuss some of our favourite albums of the year with in-depth reviews written by each of us. 

"But how could you pick just 1?" I hear you saying. It certainly wasn't easy. While 2016 had all kinds of flaws, a lack of great music wasn't one of them. So to begin our second annual series of year-end album essays, we're giving ourselves a copout and publishing each of our Top 5 picks of 2016: 

AJ
1. The Great Detachment - Wintersleep
2. Man Machine Poem - The Tragically Hip
3. Hard Settle, Ain't Troubled - Donovan Woods
4. The Party - Andy Shauf
5. Secret Path - Gord Downie

Jay
1. The Party - Andy Shauf
2. 22, A Million - Bon Iver
3. The Dream is Over - PUP
4. Hard Settle, Ain't Troubled - Donovan Woods
5. We Move - James Vincent McMorrow

Josh
1. A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead
2. IV - Black Mountain
3. 22, A Million - Bon Iver
4. The White Album - Weezer
5. The Dream is Over - PUP

Mike
1. The Dream is Over - PUP
2. Stillworld - Invent, Animate
3. Heliospectrum - Auras
4. Drift - Erra
5. The Colour Clear - Reflections

Paul
1. Man Machine Poem - The Tragically Hip
2. I We You Me - OSHWA
3. The Dream is Over - PUP
4. The Party - Andy Shauf
5. Brasstronaut - Brasstronaut

All of the above albums are truly stellar specimens, and we bestow upon them our most vigorous recommendations. Keep your eyes peeled between now and new years for long-form musings on the top candidates. 

-p

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