Best of 2016 Poll Results

Your Best of 2016
by WFUV Staff | 12/19/2016 | 4:45pm

Your Best of 2016

Thanks for sharing in another great year of music with WFUV. The Year-End Listener Poll results are in, and as usual, you put together some amazing lists.

See: Top 50 Albums of the Year | Top 90 Songs of the Year + Spotify Playlist | WFUV Staff Picks

Music Discovery of the Year

  1. The Record Company
  2. Seratones
  3. Sunflower Bean
  4. Car Seat Headrest
  5. Margo Price

Top 50 Albums of the Year

  1. David Bowie, Blackstar
  2. The Avett Brothers, True Sadness
  3. case/lang/veirs, case/lang/veirs
  4. The Record Company, Give It Back To You
  5. Bon Iver, 22, A Million
  6. The Head and the Heart, Signs of Light
  7. Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool
  8. Lake Street Dive, Side Pony
  9. Amos Lee, Spirit
  10. Leonard Cohen, You Want It Darker
  11. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Let Me Get By
  12. Dawes, We're All Gonna Die
  13. Michael Kiwanuka, Love & Hate
  14. Wilco, Schmilco
  15. Paul Simon, Stranger To Stranger
  16. The Jayhawks, Paging Mr. Proust
  17. Regina Spektor, Remember Us to Life
  18. Adele, 25
  19. Brian Fallon, Painkillers
  20. Ray LaMontagne, Ouroboros
  21. Lucius, Good Grief
  22. Bob Weir, Blue Mountain
  23. Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop, Love Letter for Fire
  24. Band of Horses, Why Are You OK
  25. Lucinda Williams, The Ghosts of Highway 20
  26. Seratones, Get Gone
  27. Chance the Rapper, Coloring Book
  28. Sunflower Bean, Human Ceremony
  29. Cage the Elephant, Tell Me I'm Pretty
  30. Corinne Bailey Rae, The Heart Speaks In Whispers
  31. A Tribe Called Quest, We Got it From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
  32. Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor's Guide to Earth
  33. Iggy Pop, Post Pop Depression
  34. Drive-By Truckers, American Band
  35. Andrew Bird, Are You Serious
  36. Nada Surf, You Know Who You Are
  37. Angel Olsen, My Woman
  38. Bear's Den, Red Earth & Pouring Rain
  39. Pixies, Head Carrier
  40. Bob Mould, Patch the Sky
  41. Charles Bradley, Changes
  42. Jim James, Eternally Even
  43. Conor Oberst, Ruminations
  44. Margo Price, Midwest Farmer's Daughter
  45. Okkervil River, Away
  46. Bonnie Raitt, Dig In Deep
  47. Yeasayer, Amen & Goodbye
  48. The Rolling Stones, Blue & Lonesome
  49. Blood Orange, Freetown Sound
  50. The Pretenders, Alone

Top 90 Songs of the Year

  1. Beck, "Wow"
  2. David Bowie, "Lazarus"
  3. Michael Kiwanuka, "Love & Hate"
  4. The Avett Brothers, "Ain't No Man"
  5. Leonard Cohen, "You Want It Darker"
  6. Regina Spektor, "Older And Taller"
  7. The Record Company, "Off The Ground"
  8. case/lang/veirs, "Best Kept Secret"
  9. Lake Street Dive, "Call Off Your Dogs"
  10. Paul Simon, "Wristband"
  11. Iggy Pop, "Gardenia"
  12. Sylvan Esso, "Radio"
  13. The Avett Brothers, "True Sadness"
  14. Radiohead, "Burn The Witch"
  15. The Record Company, "Rita Mae Young"
  16. The Jayhawks, "Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces"
  17. case/lang/veirs, "Atomic Number"
  18. Warpaint, "New Song"
  19. Bear's Den, "Red Earth & Pouring Rain"
  20. The Head and the Heart, "Rhythm & Blues"
  21. Angel Olsen, "Shut Up Kiss Me"
  22. Drive-By Truckers, "Surrender Under Protest"
  23. Cage The Elephant, "Mess Around"
  24. Dawes, "When The Tequila Runs Out"
  25. Margaret Glaspy, "You & I"
  26. Band of Horses, "Casual Party"
  27. Seratones, "Don't Need It"
  28. Father John Misty, "Real Love Baby"
  29. Bob Weir, "Only a River"
  30. The Lumineers, "Ophelia"
  31. Bon Iver, "33 'God'"
  32. Brian Fallon, "A Wonderful Life"
  33. Sunflower Bean, "Easier Said"
  34. Frightened Rabbit, "Get Out"
  35. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, "I'm Still Here"
  36. Bob Mould, "Voices In My Head"
  37. The Head and the Heart, "All We Ever Knew"
  38. Dr. Dog, "Bring My Baby Back"
  39. Nada Surf, "Cold To See Clear"
  40. Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop, "Every Songbird Says"
  41. Frightened Rabbit, "I Wish I Was Sober"
  42. Teenage Fanclub, "I'm In Love"
  43. Lake Street Dive, "Mistakes"
  44. Joseph, "White Flag"
  45. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, "A 1000 Times"
  46. Nicole Atkins, "A Litte Crazy"
  47. Tedeschi Trucks Band, "Anyhow"
  48. Michael Kiwanuka, "Black Man In a White World"
  49. Lucius, "Madness"
  50. Dinosaur Jr., "Tiny"
  51. Ray LaMontagne, "Hey, No Pressure"
  52. David Bowie, "Blackstar"
  53. Tedeschi Trucks Band, "Let Me Get By"
  54. Conor Oberst, "Tachycardia"
  55. A Tribe Called Quest, "Dis Generation"
  56. Amos Lee, "Vaporize"
  57. Pixies, Classic "Masher"
  58. Santigold, "Can't Get Enough Of Myself"
  59. Dylan LeBlanc, "Cautionary Tale"
  60. Glass Animals, "Life Itself"
  61. Michael Kiwanuka, "Cold Little Heart"
  62. Yeasayer, "I Am Chemistry"
  63. Okkervil River, "Okkervil River R.I.P."
  64. Michael Kiwanuka, "One More Night"
  65. Local Natives, "Fountain of Youth"
  66. Jim James, "Same Old Lie"
  67. Brian Fallon, "Steve McQueen"
  68. Regina Spektor, "The Trapper and the Furrier"
  69. Ra Ra Riot, "Water"
  70. The Revivalists, "Wish I Knew You"
  71. Charles Bradley, "Ain't It A Sin"
  72. Maggie Rogers, "Alaska"
  73. Blood Orange, "Best To You"
  74. Alejandro Escovedo, "Beauty Of Your Smile"
  75. The Pretenders, "Holy Commotion"
  76. Hiss Golden Messenger, "Biloxi"
  77. The Shins, "Dead Alive"
  78. Sturgill Simpson, "Brace For Impact (Live A Little)"
  79. Chance The Rapper, "Blessings (Reprise)"
  80. Jim James, "Here In Spirit"
  81. Declan McKenna, "Brazil"
  82. Andrew Bird, "Capsized"
  83. Yeasayer, "Silly Me"
  84. Solange, "Cranes In The Sky"
  85. M. Ward, "Confession"
  86. Sting, "I Can't Stop Thinking About You"
  87. Margo Price, "Hurtin' On The Bottle"
  88. Shovels & Rope, "I Know"
  89. Regina Spektor, "Bleeding Heart"
  90. Amos Lee, "Running Out Of Time"

Top 90 Songs of 2016: Spotify Playlist


See: Top 5 Music Discoveries of the Year | Top 50 Albums of the Year | Top 90 Songs of the Year | WFUV Staff Picks

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