2016’s Best New Music (Is 100% Aging Punk Rock)

If you Google stuff when you’re bored, you’ve probably seen several music blogs’ and magazines’ “Best of” lists. And if you’re like me, you haven’t heard, or heard of, almost all of it.

The best new music of 2016 was actually produced by some of the same musicians who were making the Best New Music of 1995 and 1998, too, and get minimal attention from cool blogs. So, I created the Actual Best New Music list of 2016 — hat tip to Dena Driscoll, who contributed to this list.

1. NOFX: First Ditch Effort

2. Descendents: Hypercaffium Spazzinate

3. Against Me!: Shapeshift With Me

4. Bouncing Souls: Simplicity

5. The Coathangers: Nosebleed Weekend

6. The Interrupters: Say It Out Loud

7. Nightbirds: Who Killed Mike Hunchback?

Bonus: Best Tours of 2016

  1. Leftover Crack/Days N Daze
  2. NOFX
  3. Svetlanas/The Queers
  4. Screeching Weasel/CJ Ramone
  5. Descendents/Fucked Up/Nightbirds
  6. Bad Religion/Against Me
  7. Tegan and Sara
  8. Flag

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