2016: The Year in Charts
The Year in Charts 2016: Adele Rules as Top Artist (Again!), Justin Bieber Leads Hot 100
The Year in R&B/Hip-Hop Charts: Beyonce & Drake Reign
The Year in Rock Charts: Twenty One Pilots, The Lumineers & the 'Sound' of Disturbed
The Year in Country Charts: Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, FGL, Maren Morris & More
Must-Hear Music Podcast: A$AP Rocky, Mumford & Sons, Tyler the Creator & More
As is bound to happen on occasion, we've got a divisive Must-Hear Music podcast on our hands (or ears) this week.
And it's all Mumford & Sons' fault. While Jason Lipshutz says the band's move into straight-rock territory is producing their best material yet, Joe Lynch and (first-time podcaster) Natalie Weiner aren't as sold on the new sound.
One thing we can all agree on, however, is that the new A$AP Rocky track "M'$" is a total banger, and we're lucky to have Rocky returning with summer on the horizon.
Also: We talk about The-Dream's "Throw It Back," Lightning Bolt's destructive-on-the-headphones jam "Over the River and Through the Woods," and Erik Hassle's "No Words," a disco-indebted song that's probably his best yet.
Listen to the Must-Hear Music podcast below and/or download it on iTunes. Beneath the SoundCloud, check out the songs we're talking about.
Mumford & Sons, "The Wolf"
A$AP Rocky, "M'$" Tyler, the Creator ft. Kanye West and Lil Wayne, "Smuckers"
The-Dream, "Throw It Back"
Lightning Bolt, "Over the River and Through the Woods"
Erik Hassle, "No Words"