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Music, Year in Review 2016

Year in Review: The Best Songs of 2016

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Andrew Hartl
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Song: “Square Hammer” 
Artist: Ghost 
Album: Popestar 
Label: Loma Vista 

Released: September 12

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I think Ghost is an amazing band, who are Incredible to see live, and this is just one of those “make you want to move” kind of songs. Simply , it makes me feel good.

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Song: “You Love Me Cause I Hate You”
Artist: Lacuna Coil 
Album: Delirium 
Label: Century Media 

Released: May 27

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This song gets my vote too. Lacuna Coil is such a unique awesome sounding band.

I love the melodic mixed with the heavier stuff.

The first time I saw them, Lacuna Coil opened for Motorhead along with Volbeat. They blew me away in Hamilton at that show, and I’ve liked them ever since.

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Song: “Take It From Me”
Artist: Kongos 
Album: Egomaniac
Label: Epic

Released: June 10

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“Take It From Me” gets my vote because it’s that typical Kongos sound: Rock mixed with Pop mixed with an accordion. Plus, they’re a great band to see live.

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Song: “Hardwired”
Artist: Metallica 
Album: Hardwired… to Self-Destruct
Label: Blackened

Released: November 18

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“Hardwired” a solid thumbs up vote. Metallica still kicks ass.

That headbanging, whiplash air guitar playing , thrashing fists in the air sounds like the Metallica we grew up with.

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Song: “Black Rose (feat. Danko Jones)”
Artist: Volbeat 
Album: Seal The Deal And Let’s Boogie 
Label: Universal 

Released: June 3

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“Black Rose” is one of those songs that I listen to over and over, full blast in my car.

It just never gets old. Michael Poulsen and Danko Jones, two power house voices on one song. Brilliant, this song gets my vote for one of the best songs of 2016.

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