I don’t know about “the best” — let’s not get hung up on labels — but below you’ll find my own favorites from the past 12 months. If you keep up with the listmakers and you’re about listed out here on this last day, take heart! My choices will barely overlap with most music writers. Regular readers will note that many of these albums have appeared previously, but I’ve showcased a new song in most instances.
So loosen the lasso and let it fly. Let’s round ’em up.
Cowtown – Paranormal Romance
Peace out, 2016. You don’t gotta go home, but you gotta get the hell outta here.