TBB’s Best Songs of 2016

By David D. Robbins Jr. 25. Wildhart “Shake Off” 24. Warpaint “So Good” 23. Charlotte Cardin “Big Boy” 22. ILOVEMAKONNEN “Side 2 Side” 21. Unloved “Cry Baby Cry” 20. Kanye West “Real Friends” 19. Mitski “Crack Baby” 18. Wet “The Middle” 17. Frankie Cosmos “Fool” 16. Julia Jacklin “Sweet Step” 15. Danny Brown ‘Downward Spiral”…

TBB’s Best EPs of 2016

Massive Attack Album: Ritual About: Dark, twisted, mesmerizing — and as engaging as ever. Vince Staples Album: Prima Donna About: “Smile” is one of the best tracks of the year. Burial Album: (Split) Young Death / Nightmarket About: Feels like a cool extension of everything that made “Rival Dealer” majestic. Wet Album: (Split) The Middle/Turn Away About:…

TBB’s Best DVD/Blu-Ray Releases of 2016

David D. Robbins Jr. This is the list I submitted to the wonderful website DVDBeaver for its annual “Best of” compiling. (Which I might add, is the best list of its kind, featuring just us regular schmoes, a number of quality film critics, like Jonathan Rosenbaum and more.) This year it was “Pioneers: African-American Cinema” that stood out…