The Fortnightly Playlist, January 1st, 2017

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Happy New Year.

A lot of people seem ready to mention all the worstness of 2016; especially in regard to music. All the bad things have been said already, and I think it is fair to say that 2016 gave us a lot of good things. Bowie and Leonard Cohen somehow managed to release excellent albums that, in the end, were the best goodbyes we could ever ask for. Other long-career greats gifted us as well. Neil Young, Charles Bradley, Paul Simon and Van Morrison all released new albums this year. Some other greats broke long silences. The Stone Roses released 2 singles after over 20 years of silence, and A Tribe Called Quest released their first new material in 18 years (though the absence of Phife Dawg being notable, so there is definitely a bittersweetness there). This Fortnightly combines some of the later albums of 2016 with some singles from upcoming releases in 2017. Again, happy NewYear, and enjoy!

-Josh

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