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2016 Honorable Mentions

Usually, “honorable mentions” is synonymous with “runners up”. However, my list of 2016 honorable mentions is a list of notable albums that didn’t make my top 150, whether due to them being EPs, compilations, re-releases, or somehow tied to existing albums, or (for two of them) not being great albums but still being noteworthy or important. 461 more words


Top 150 Albums of 2016

In my humble opinion, these are the one hundred fifty best musical albums of the year 2016 of the Common Era:

150      D.R.A.M. – Big Baby DRAM… 684 more words


My Top 25 Films of 2016

Top 25 Films of 2016

For the first time, ever, I broke 100 releases and by a decent margin.  My 2016 viewing included 2 major film festivals (South by South West and Toronto International Film Festival) and 133 releases, yet I still more than have a handful of regrets.  1,641 more words

Year End Lists

The Year in Horror (2016) - The Ones That Got Away

259 horror films released to theaters and VOD this year…my plan to see every one of them was always going to be an uphill climb. Despite some truly Herculean efforts, especially during the annual 31 Days of Halloween, there were always going to be a few that slipped through my fingers. 483 more words

The Most Essential Underground Hip-Hop of 2016

2016 was a mixed year for big-ticket rappers. Atrocity Exhibition was arguably Danny Brown’s best album yet, Young Thug continued to hold our attention, and A Tribe Called Quest released a comeback album that confounded all expectations, but Kanye West, Drake, and Chance The Rapper released patchy follow-ups to their stellar 2013 releases. 2,927 more words



First up: I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has read, liked, linked or commented. Thank you. My best wishes for the new year! 1,574 more words

Science Fiction

6 Worst Films of 2016

I hope everyone had a great 2016. I apologize for being very behind on my reviews this year, I will be back in full force come the new year. 923 more words

Matthew Viel