2016 YEAR IN REVIEW STAFF PICKS- Gemma Mastroianni

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?

Just over a year. I review albums and shows, run the weekly column ‘Below The Ground’, and I have just begun doing interviews.

What were your three favourite albums of 2016?

A Moon Shaped Pool – Radiohead

IV- BadBadNotGood

Is The Is Are- Diiv

What was the most underrated album of 2016?

Human Performance- Parquet Courts

What was your favourite Canadian album of 2016?

IV- BadBadNotGood

What were your three favourite songs of 2016?

In no particular order:

Daydreaming- Radiohead

Alien- Wild Nothing

Dopamine- Diiv

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


What were your three favourite concerts of the year?

Diiv, Rodriguez, MO

What was your favourite festival you attended of the year?


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


What/who was the biggest musical disappointment (live or album) for you?

Cory Feldman, really let me down. Angelic 2 the core. Such high expectations for him, but it was just so bad. (my expectations weren’t high at all, but I didn’t know something could be so awful.) Its not very often that I can’t even get through the first song on a record.

In your opinion, what was the biggest music story?

I would say somewhere between David Bowie’s passing, and Kanye West’s madness.

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

Arcade Fire

What was your favourite new musical discovery of 2016?

Golden Daze

Who were you disappointed to miss seeing live this year?

Radiohead, Alex G

Who should we be looking out for in 2017?

MO, shes coming. You all just watch.

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


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

Diiv, hands down. Also, first time I stage “Diiv”ed. HA.

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

Looking forward to some new albums, some new shows. I just really hope this year is awesome for music.



About author

Lifestyle Editor & Music Writer at Live in Limbo. Freelance Music Journalist, aspiring to be as good as William Miller from Almost Famous. Indie/Alternative music fanatic, and a Media Studies student with some chill vibes.