So, here it is: my top ten artists, albums and songs for 2016. A common theme seems to be “work music”.  As of today, December 21st, I had listened to 4,170 songs, according to Last.fm. With the majority of that music being played during working hours, you can see why some of my top  music tends to be instrumental and/or ambient.

Top Ten Played Artists

  1. Fruit Bats
  2. Nada Surf
  3. U137
  4. Hammock
  5. Bibio
  6. Tracey Chattaway
  7. The American Dollar
  8. Nothing
  9. Lights & Motion
  10. Rogue Wave

Top Played Albums

  1. U137 – Dreamer on the Run
  2. Nada Surf – You Know Who You Are
  3. Fruit Bats – Absolute Loser
  4. Yo La Tengo – They Shoot, We Score
  5. Mutual Benefit – Skip a Sinking Stone
  6. Nothing – Tired of Tomorrow
  7. Tracey Chattaway – Nightsky
  8. Rogue Wave – Delusions of Grand Fur
  9. Fruit Bats – The Ruminant Band
  10. The Last Dinosaur – Hooray! for Happiness

Top Played Songs

  1. U137 – Watching The Storm
  2. U137 – Varberg
  3. Keith Kenniff – Branch
  4. Nada Surf – Believe You’re Mine
  5. Nada Surf – Cold to See Clear
  6. Hammock – Losting You to You
  7. Balmorhea – Masollan
  8. Random Forest – Awakening
  9. Tracey Chattaway – Light the Night
  10. Tracey Chattaway – Shimmer

Top Albums

  1. Fruit Bats – Absolute Loser
  2. The Japanese House – Swimming Against the Tide (EP)
  3. Nada Surf – You Know Who You Are
  4. Bibio – A Mineral Love
  5. Nothing – Tired of Tomorrow
  6. Kishi Bashi – Sonderlust
  7. Tycho – Epoch
  8. From Indian Lakes – Everything Feels Better Now
  9. Arms and Sleepers – Miami
  10. Ice Choir – Designs in Rhythm