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The Music 2016 Writers' Poll: Sarah Petchell

21 December 2016 | 12:30 pm | Sarah Petchell

album of the year

  1. Savages - Adore Life
  2. Oathbreaker - Rheia
  3. David Bowie - Blackstar
  4. Every Time I Die - Low Teens
  5. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
  6. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
  7. Hoodlum Shouts - Heat Island
  8. Nails - You Will Never Be One Of Us
  9. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
  10. Balance & Composure - Light We Made

song of the year

  1. David Bowie - Blackstar
  2. Radiohead - Ful Stop
  3. Cult Of Luna & Julie Christmas - The Wreck Of SS Needle
  4. Every Time I Die - C++ (Love Will Get You Killed)
  5. Beyonce - Formation

artist of the year

  1. David Bowie
  2. Radiohead
  3. Descendents
  4. Beyonce

top tv show

  1. Stranger Things
  2. Chef's Table
  3. Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown

top movie

  1. Hunt For The Wilderpeople
  2. Deadpool
  3. Sausage Party

2015 highlight of the year

The way Radiohead announced and released their new record. Some excellent mind games and marketing tools there. I especially loved the complete media whiteout in the days leading up to the release of the first single. Kept everyone guessing and speculating.

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prediction for 2016

The trend of me finding my new favourite record of 2016 in JANUARY 2017 will continue. And no more deaths of very important musicians please - Bowie was enough grief for a few years. But then Prince got thrown in the mix? Nope. No more thanks.