2016 Year in Review Staff Picks- Jaimie Milburn

Everyday we will be posting a year end survey submitted by team members, they appear unedited with contributors told to interpret questions how ever they see fit. -Dakota, Music Editor

How long have you been with Live in Limbo and what do you do for the site?

I’ve been writing and dabbling in concert photography with Live in Limbo for 5 years now.

What were your three favourite albums of 2016?

  1. Arkells – Morning Report
  2. Illuminate – Shawn Mendes
  3. I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it – The 1975

What was the most underrated album of 2016?

Nick Jonas’ Last Year Was Complicated

A bit of pop and a bit of R&B made for some outright jams that didn’t get the recognition they deserved.

What were your three favourite songs of 2016?

  1. Fire Escape – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
  2. Mercy – Shawn Mendes
  3. Closer – The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey

How many concerts and/or festivals did you go to in 2016?

12

What were your three favourite concerts of the year?

  1. Arkells @ Massey Hall, night 2
  2. Shawn Mendes @ Madison Square Garden, Illuminate release event
  3. Vance Joy @ Massey Hall

In your opinion, what was the biggest music story?

The Taylor Swift/Kanye West feud was fascinating to me. Two polarizing musical figures duking it out in a public forum aren’t usually so interesting, but the debate touched upon so many facets like creativity, women’s rights, social media, and well, manners.

What band did you see live for the first time that really impressed you?

Oh Wonder was the first show I saw in 2016 and they blew me away. Their live chops are impressive, not to mention their stage set-up is outright dreamy.

Who were you disappointed to miss seeing live this year?

The 1975 – twice! You think I would have learned from my mistake

What was your favourite review or photo set you did for LiL this year?

Nick Carter at The Phoenix