Another year, more music and other stuff. Red Scare Industries artists, and label head honcho Toby, put together some best of lists. A highlight of the lists might be the NSFW people to follow on Twitter put together by Brendan Kelly, especially @owth. Check out all the lists below and prepare yourselves for 2017.

Brendan Kelly of The Falcon

Best record of 2016: John Samson – Winter Wheat
Runner up: Wheeler Walker Jr. – Redneck Shit

Best Twitter account of 2016: Flamingo Facts (@meetflamingos)

Best people to follow on Twitter (no real order):

Lexi Belle @omgitslexi
Charlotte Sartre @gothcharlotte
Small Hands @thesmallhands
Janice Griffith @thejanicexxx
Pony Starwars @tigersgoroooar
Wint @dril
Megan Rain @littlesexbuddha
Ryan Young @owth
Kacie Castle @xokaciecastle
Deray McKesson @deray

Song of the year: “Rags and Bones” – Nomeansno (27th consecutive year)

Ray Carlisle of Teenage Bottlerocket

10 things I thought were cool about 2016:

10. Kubo and the Two Strings
9. Wyoming vs. San Diego State
8. Propagandhi, Teenage Bottlerocket in Denver
7. Stranger Things
6. Hanging with JJ Nobody
5. Swiss Army Man
4. Hanging out with Kody, Chewka, and Miguel
3. The Copyrights and Ray Rocket in Cleveland
2. Fantastic Beasts
1. Milo

Arms Aloft

Best new-to-us music played in the Arms Aloft van this year. Some of it probably came out last year. Who cares? Time’s a fuckin’ construct, maaaaan.

In alphabetical-ass order:

– A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here, Thank You 4 Your Service
– Dead To Me – I Wanna Die In Los Angeles EP
– Mikey Erg – Tentative Decisions
– Gouge Away – , Dies
– Guerilla Poubelle – Inferno EP
– Hyuna – A*wesome
– Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion B-Sides
– Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered
– Mauvaise Pioche – Premier Tirage
– Nails – You Will Never Be One of Us
– Pale Angels – Daydreaming Blues
– Ratboys – AOID
– Sonic Youth – Unreleased ’86 Instrumentals

Kody from The Lillingtons

Top 11 of 2016…

1. Caronte – Codex Babylon
2. Head of the Demon – Sathanas Trismegistos
3. Masked Intruder – Love and Other Crimes
4. Uada – Devoid of Light
5. A.M.S.G – Hostis Universi Generis
6. Forteresse – Themes Pour La Rebellion
7. Murderburgers – 12 Habits of Highly Defective People
8. Nox Formulae – The Hidden Paths to Black Ecstasy
9. Behexen – The Poison Path
10. Cult of Fire – Life, Sex, Death
11. Face To Face – Protection

Tobias Jeg from Red Scare

Once again, Red Scare put out all the best music in 2016. Congratulations, team. But I picked 10 great songs from NON-Red Scare releases that are real good:

Descendents – “Shameless Halo”
Wheeler Walker Jr. – “Fightin’, Fuckin’, Fartin'”
The Menzingers – “Lookers”
Lizzo – “Good As Hell”
Blink 182 – “She’s Out Of Her Mind
Brian Fallon – “Smoke”
Pkew Pkew Pkew – “Let’s Order A Pizza”
Ray Rocket – “Do You Wanna Go To Tijuana?”
A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation”
Mikey Erg – “Boys & Girls & Tentative Decisions”

Best book about punk stuff in 2016: How To Ru(i)n A Record Label by Larry Livermore

My favorite movies that came out in 2016:

10. The Lovers and the Despot
9. Rogue One
8. Arrival
7. Manchester By The Sea
6. La La Land
5. The Nice Guys
4. Green Room
3. April and the Extraordinary World
2. Hell Or High Water
1. Tickled

Honorable mentions to Kubo, Moonlight, that Herzog doco, Zootopia, and Weiner.

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