We post a hipster music playlist (almost) every month here on America’s White Boy. We looked through all of this year’s playlists and picked the best 20 tracks.
There was something we noticed while compiling this list. It was a strong year for female vocalists. Warpaint, eskimeaux, Phantogram and Sleigh Bells all put out some great music. I also need to give props to the guys, since Kishi Bashi and Grouplove released two of the best albums of the year. I actually had to put two Grouplove tracks on this playlist.
I always keep an ear out for new music. I love discovering new bands/songs, it’s a habit from my days as a music journalist. Even though this is mostly a sports blog, I still add quite a bit of music and pop culture content. Keep sending me tracks via email or Twitter.
We created a specific Spotify playlist for our Best of 2016 list. Follow, listen and enjoy!
These tracks are in alphabetical order.
Against Me! – “333”
Novo Amor & Ed Tullett – “Alps”
CHVRCHES (ft. Hayley Williams) – “Bury It”
Band of Horses – “Casual Party”
Happy Accidents – “Chameleon”
Grouplove – “Do You Love Someone”
Cloud Cult – “Everything You Thought You Had”
JUSTICE – “Fire”
AJJ – “Goodbye, Oh Goodbye”
Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Have A Heart”
Grouplove – “Hollywood”
The Coathangers – “Make It Right”
STRFKR – “Never Ever”
Warpaint – “New Song”
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – “Nodbody Dies”
The Head and the Heart – “Rhythm & Blues”
Kishi Bashi – “Why Don’t You Answer Me”
eskimeaux – “Year of the Rabbit”
Phantogram – “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”
Bobby Roberts (otherwise known as Sweetbob) is the creator of ‘America’s White Boy’ and contributor at Project Shanks. His writing has been featured on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’, Sports Illustrated’s Hot Clicks, Guyspeed, and various other sites. You can follow him on Twitter at @Sweetbob.