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Jordan Adams on His Favorite Local Albums of 2016

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Greetings! It's year-end wrap-up time, so obviously we need to churn out some listicles. As Seven Days assistant music editor, I had the pleasure of writing about Vermont's music scene for one-third of 2016. Within that time, I covered several albums that became fast favorites — and here they are.

5. Bleach Day, Where to Dream
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Louie Kiley and Vinny Marksohn released their blissed-out, dreamy debut via their own cassette tape label, AF Tapes.


4. Sten Bowen, Four Living Creatures
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Sten Bowen's "search for God" is chronicled in his home-recorded collection of neo-classical influenced pop.


3. Madaila, Traces
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Things get heady and conceptual on the band's soulful sophomore album.


2. Little Slugger, Perfect Days
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Their sophomore LP is chock-full of tight tunes from across the pop spectrum.


1. Orange Julians, Object
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Julian Rumney DeFelice's radio-ready electro-pop is devilishly catchy and cautiously introspective.


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