Best of 2016

It's almost 2017 (thankfully), which means it's time for us to countdown the best of 2016!!

Sam

Best Album: Blush - Moose Blood / Death of a Bachelor - Panic! at the Disco

Objectively speaking, Moose Blood's sophomore effort was PERFECTION (I literally gave it 10/10), but my bae, Brendon Urie, released an album too (and was nominated for a Grammy!), so I had to give them both a shout out.

Best Concert: Warped Tour Chicago

Best Video: "Missing You" - All Time Low

Best Book: A Gathering of Shadows - V.E. Schwab

Everyone thinks I have a death wish, you know? But I don’t want to die - dying is easy. No, I want to live, but getting close to death is the only way to feel alive. And once you do, it makes you realize that everything you were actually doing before wasn’t actually living. It was just making do. Call me crazy, but I think we do the best living when the stakes are high.

Best New-to-Me TV Show: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Jane

Best Album: Hamilton Soundtrack

This was by far my most consistently listened to album, and I'm still not sick of it.

Best Podcast: Reply All

I wrote all about the podcasts that I listened to throughout the year over here, and just how many minutes of my year I dedicated to them. I think, however, my top listen of the year, was probably Reply All. It's a show about the Internet, but it's not about technology. It consistently got better and better and ended the year with an astounding hour and 46 minute episode about a 48-hour open conference line. 

Best Way to End the Year: The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, 2016

Best Book: Shrill - Lindy West

Check out the review here!

Check out the review here!

Best Video Game: Uncharted 4

Check out the review here!

Check out the review here!

Best Trip: Japan

Write-up is here!

Write-up is here!