The Best Singles of 2016, #11

11. Radiohead, “Burn the Witch” I haven’t been this riveted by a Radiohead song since “Pyramid Song” 15 years ago. This is the kind of daring rock music the band excels at, a slow-burning track that essentially puts Thom Yorke against a backdrop of strings that saw away (col legno battuto, according to Wikipedia) maniacally […]

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Honourable Mentions of 2016

The best of the rest, in alphabetical order: Aluk Todolo, Voix (Ajna Ofensive) The French band always crafts and molds their music into an amorphous yet shockingly solid whole that is fascinating to hear. Drones soar and weave amidst a hypnotic, kraut-inspired rhythm section, atonal cacophony slowly metamorphoses into a coherent and alluring melody. (Spotify) […]

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