2016 Year in Review Staff Picks- Andrew Horan

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?

Since August 2016

What were your three favourite albums of 2016?

Tor Miller’s American English

Wilco’s Schmilco

Escondido’s Walking With a Stranger

What was the most underrated album of 2016?

Adult Contempt by Your Boy Tony Braxton

What was your favourite Canadian album of 2016?

Case/Lang/Veirs’ Self-titled album

What were your three favourite songs of 2016?

Joseph’s ‘SOS (Overboard)’

Charles Bradley’s ‘Ain’t It a Sin’

BADBADNOTGOOD and Charlotte Day Wilson’s ‘In Your Eyes’

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


What were your three favourite concerts of the year?

Cold Specks & Escondido @ Lee’s Palace, June 16, 2016

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings @ Toronto Jazz Festival, June 25, 2016

(Not a concert) John Barrowman’s (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Arrow) panel @ Fan Expo, September 3, 2016

What was your favourite festival you attended of the year?

Field Trip

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

Field Trip

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

Guided by Voices trying to cram as many songs as possible into their set at TURF.

In your opinion, what was the biggest music story?

Gord Downie’s cancer diagnosis.

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

Lake Street Dive @ TURF

What was your favourite new musical discovery of 2016?


Who were you disappointed to miss seeing live this year?

Charles Bradley @ The Danforth Music Hall, September 29, 2016

Who should we be looking out for in 2017?

Tor Miller, Meg Mac and Joseph

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

Joseph and Escondido

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

I only wrote two reviews for LiL this year but what I saw of Daniela Tantalo’s shots of the Stars show on December 20 were pretty amazing.

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

We’re going to see a lot of protest songs now that Donald Trump has been elected president.



About author

Music geek, beer geek and all around geek in general. Andrew loves music and is always looking for the next act to obsess over. Follow him on Twitter @andrewhoran77