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The Loud And Quiet top 40 songs of 2016

The tracks our neighbours are now definitely fed up of

People like to bang on until their teeth turn grey about how the album is dead. Call us old fashioned but from our list of top 40 LPs from this year it seemed to us that the format is doing just fine for the moment. Obviously some albums have the odd standout track. Others, like our favourite track of the year, didn’t appear on an album at all. We’ve compiled a playlist of 2016’s best songs so you can listen to the whole lot in order and listed our top 40 below. Happy listening.

1. Father John Misty – Real Love Baby
2. Levelz – Drug Dealer
3. CC Dust – Never Going To Die
4. Selector Dub Narcotic – Hotter Than Hott
5. The Lemon Twigs – As Long As We’re Together
6. Anohni – Why Did You Separate Me From The Earth
7. Fat White Family – Breaking Into Aldi
8. Anna Meredith – Taken
9. Totally – Falling Apart
10. Oliver Coats – Innocent Love

11. Warpaint – New Song
12. Nilufer Yanya – Small Crimes
13. Miike Snow – Genghis Khan
14. Show Me The Body – Body War
15. Hamilton & Rostam – Sick As A Dog
16. The Range – Copper Wire
17. Cat’s Eyes – Chameleon Queen
18. Mitski – Your Best American Girl
19. Metronomy – 16 Beat
20. Savages – Adore

21. Sneaks – True Killer
22. Gold Panda – In My Car
23. Swet Shop Boys – Zayn Malik
24. Moses Sumney – Lonely World
25. Danny Brown – When It Rain
26. Let’s Eat Grandma – Eat Shiitake Mushrooms
27. The Goon Sax – Telephone
28. Julia Jacklin – Pool Party
29. Jessy Lanza – Oh No
30. Alex Cameron – Take Care Of Business

31. Cullen Omori – No Big Deal
32. Lionlimb – God Knows
33. Whitney – No Matter Where We Go
34. Exploded View – Orlando
35. Pillow Person – Go Ahead
36. Kate Tempest – Don’t Fall In
37. Patience – The Church
38. Vince Staples – Smile
39. Car Seat Headrest – Fill In The Blank
40. Yeasayer – I Am Chemistry

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