The 100 Best Songs of 2016

Illustration by John Garrison

You don’t need another reminder of how awful 2016 was. You already know. And you don’t need to be patronized about good music being a much needed distraction from the crumbling world. Chances are, you’ve already got your own list of songs that have provided the soundtrack for escapism, activism, or a combination of both. These are the songs that the Noisey staff buried themselves in during 2016, a year we’d otherwise rather forget.

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Oakland’s Kamaiyah arguably made the best party rap in the game this year. Her debut, A Good Night in the Ghetto, effectively takes you back to adolescent summers of kicking it with friends with nothing to do and nowhere to go,

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