2016 Year in Review Staff Picks- Rachel Gordon

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 with Live in Limbo since June of this year and review concerts, conduct on-camera interviews, illustrate for articles and feature on the Contra Zoom podcast.

What were your three favourite albums of 2016?

The Life Of Pablo

A Seat At The Table

We Are The Halluci Nation

What was the most underrated album of 2016?


What was your favourite Canadian album of 2016?

We Are The Halluci Nation

What were your three favourite songs of 2016?

Ultralight Beam

A Little Uncanny

Stadium Pow Wow

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


What were your three favourite concerts of the year?

Courtney Barnett

Kanye West

Arcade Fire (at Wayhome)

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?

Tegan and Sara (concert) 

In your opinion, what was the biggest music story?

Mental illness exposure in the music community (Kid Cudi, Kanye)

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

The Last Shadow Puppets

What was your favourite new musical discovery of 2016?

Little Junior

Who were you disappointed to miss seeing live this year?

James Blake 

Who should we be looking out for in 2017?

Fiona Apple. She’ll release a new album, I can feel it.

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

Animal Collective

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

My first.

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

Fuck 2016, bring on the next one.



About author

Associate Film Editor, Music writer, & Illustrator at Live in Limbo. Cemetery worker, student, overzealous media consumer. Will sell my soul for a bowl of guacamole.