2016: The Year in Music, Part 4 of 4

Back with an annual list: Part 4 of 4 of some of my favorite songs of 2016. I love being able to find live, in-studio performances or decent live recordings (whenever possible) of these tunes to get a better feel for them. And the studio recordings for good measure.

The xx: “On Hold”

Wolf Parade: “Automatic”

Japandroids: “Near to the Wild Heart of Life”

JEFF The Brotherhood: “Idiot”

Dinosaur Jr.: “Goin Down”

Drive-By Truckers: “Ramon Casiano”

Jim James: “Same Old Lie”

Yeasayer: “I Am Chemistry”

Grandaddy: “Way We Won’t”

Islands: “Back Into It”

A Tribe Called Quest: “Black Spasmodic”

Bon Iver: “8 (circle)”