2016 Year In Review Staff Picks- Sean Chin

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. Starting off will be the head honcho himself, LiL’s baby daddy. -Dakota, Music Editor

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

I can’t believe it’s been 7 years now! I am the publisher and chief editor of LiL and co-host of the Capsule Podcast.

What were your three favourite albums of 2016?

“A Moon Shaped Pool” by Radiohead, “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande, “Big Mess” by Grouplove

What was the most underrated album of 2016?

“All I need” by Foxes

“Vroom Vroom” by Charli XCX

“Remember Us to Life” by Regina Spektor

What was your favourite Canadian album of 2016?

“IV” by Badbadnotgood

What were your three favourite songs of 2016?

“Into You’ by Ariana Grande

“ Welcome To Your Life” by Grouplove

“Cheap Thrills” feat. Sean Paul by Sia

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


What were your three favourite concerts of the year?

Selena Gomez at Air Canada Centre

Justin Bieber at Air Canada Centre

Brooklyn Doran at Drake Hotel

What was your favourite festival you attended of the year?


What festival had the best lineup (regardless if you attended or not)?


In your opinion, what was the biggest music story?

A collective conscious against ticket scalper-bots

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

LCD Sound System at WayHome

What was your favourite new musical discovery of 2016?


Who were you disappointed to miss seeing live this year?

Kanye West

Who should we be looking out for in 2017?

Jain, Daft Punk

Who’s going to be headlining (or at least playing) all the 2017 festivals?

Daft Punk

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

Justin Bieber at the Air Canada Centre

Is there anything else you want to say about 2016 or predict about 2017?

2016 set the tone for the current trend in music. Pop, electronic, and rap is the It Thing. Many feel “rock is dead”, while that may seem the case in many top lists, there is a healthy dose of upcoming modern “rock bands” that will set the tone for when “rock does come back”.


About author

Chief Editor & Founder of Live in Limbo. Host & Producer of the Capsule Podcast. Sean is an award-winning photographer and Nikon Professional Services member. His work has appeared on the CBC, Pitchfork, and MUCH. He is an Academy Delegate at the JUNOs (CARAS) and has been involved in the Toronto music scene since 2005. He is also an endurance and CrossFit athlete. You should follow him on Twitter @SeanChin.