FEATURE: The December Playlist: ‘The Best and the Rest’

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The December Playlist 'The Best and the rest' musicmusingsandsuch 

 

The December Playlist: ‘The Best and the Rest’

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I have resisted the temptation to launch into…

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a full-blown Christmas selection. True, there are a couple of Christmas covers in the list but the idea was to lay out the new tracks – either from new albums or standalone – and the best songs of 2016. I have unified the songs that, for me, were the best from this year; those that have had a particularly profound effect. I am looking ahead to next year but there is still plenty of opportunities for great music to arrive. It is hard to say what the next couple of weeks hold but there are sure to be some fantastic tracks. Keep your eyes peeled and be aware of that. For now, it is time to look at the best songs from this week and those that have defined this year in music.

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NEW SINGLES AND aLBUM TRACKS MUSICMUSINGSANDSUCH

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Katie Melua – Oh Holy Night

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Billie MartenWhite Christmas

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Reggie N BollieLink Up

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Circa WavesWake Up

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Dec 99thTall Sleeves

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ToothlessSisyphus

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Hodgy Barbell

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Crystal Fairy Chiseler

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Tom OdellSilhouette

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G-EazyVengeance on My Mind

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At the Drive-InGoverned by Contagions

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J. ColeFalse Prophets

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Jax Jones (ft. RAYE)You Don’t Know Me

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Neil YoungIndian Givers

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Laura MvulaReady or Not

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Rebecca FergusonSuperwoman

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Afrojack (ft. Ty Dolla $ign) Gone

Kyla La Grange Justify

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MahaliaIndependence Day #DiaryofMe

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Jamie T Tescoland

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Post MaloneStoney

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Sara HartmanFrom the Other Side of the World

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DJ Fresh vs. Diplo (ft. R City, Selah Sure and Craig David)Like a Star

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G.R.L.Are We Good?

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Izzy BizuTalking to You

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Little CubMy Nature

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Liam BaileyLove My Neighbour

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Nadia Rose (ft. Red Rat)Tight Up

 

THE BEST OF 2016 MUSICMUSINGSANDSUCH

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Julia Jacklin Coming of Age

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Radiohead Burn the Witch

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Billie Marten Emily

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Warpaint  New Song

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M83 (ft. Mai Lan) Go!

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The Stone RosesAll for One

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Bat for Lashes Sunday Love

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Beyoncé Formation

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David Bowie Blackstar

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Anohni Drone Bomb Me

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SkeptaMan

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Christine and the Queens Tilted

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Slaves (ft. Mike D) Consume or Be Consumed

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Charli XCX (feat. Lil Yachty) After the Afterparty

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Jamie T Tinfoil Boy

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Liv Dawson Tapestry

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Laura Marling Soothing

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Rihanna (ft. Drake) Work

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Michael KiwanukaLove & Hate

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Sia Alive

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Kanye West Famous

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M.I.A. Borders

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The Wytches C-Side

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Dua Lipa Hotter Than Hell

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Underworld I Exhale

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Car Seat HeadrestDrunk Drivers/Killer Whales

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Paul SimonWristband

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Tegan and SaraBoyfriend

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Leonard CohenYou Want It Darker

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Emeli SandéHurts

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Frank Ocean Pink + White

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James BlakeRadio Silence

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Bon Iver33 “God”

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A Tribe Called QuestWe the People…

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Angel OlsenShut Up Kiss Me

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Jenny HvalFemale Vampire

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The Avalanches Subways

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PJ HarveyThe Orange Monkey

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KanoNew Banger

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Kate TempestDon’t Fall In

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SolangeCranes in the Sky

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Iggy Pop Gardenia

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Nick Cave and the Bad SeedsJesus Alone

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Fifth Harmony (ft. Ty Dolla $ign) Work from Home

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Chemical Brothers C-h-e-m-i-c-a-l

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Justice (ft. Morgan Phalen of Diamond Nights) Randy

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Glass Animals Youth

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BeckWow

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It is a great time of year not only to look back but look forwards. These last days of 2016 provide us a time to reflect on some wonderful music but predict what 2017 has in store. It is inevitable there’s going to be some cheesy songs making their way into the final Playlist from this year – you have to surrender at some point! Until rationale gives way fully – although there are some wonderful Christmas songs, for sure – it is only right to give this year’s best and brightest fair due. I am sure next year will continue in the same vein this one has ended: strong, determined and hugely exciting.

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