or
Artist Inquiry Form

News & Press

Ground Control Touring Artists on 2016 Year-End Lists!

Ground Control Touring Artists on 2016 Year-End Lists!

Posted 12/15/2016

We’d like to extend a warm congratulations to all of our artists on an outstanding year of music in 2016. We’re proud to see so many of their records appearing on year-end lists.

Below are some of the highlights!

Big Thief Masterpiece
#4 NPR | Bob Boilen’s Top 10 Albums Of 2016
#8 Newsweek | Our Favorite Albums Of 2016
#16 NPR | All Songs Considered Listeners’ Favorite 100 Albums Of 2016
#31 NPR | Best 50 Albums Of 2016
#43 USA Today | The 50 Best Albums of 2016
Gold Flake Paint | The Best Debut albums of 2016

“Masterpiece”
#46 NPR | Top 100 Songs Of 2016

Big Ups Before a Million Universes
#28 Treble | Top 50 Albums of 2016

Charlie Hilton Palana
#19 Under the Radar | The 100 Best Albums Of 2016

The Coathangers Nosebleed Weekend
#23 Paste | The 50 Best Albums of 2016

Conor Oberst Ruminations
#6 BrooklynVegan | The 20 best emo/punk albums of 2016
#32 NPR | All Songs Considered Listeners’ Favorite 100 Albums Of 2016
#42 American Songwriter | Top 50 Albums Of 2016
Honorable Mention NPR | Bob Boilen’s Top 10 Albums Of 2016

Damien Jurado Visions Of Us On The Land
Aquarium Drunkard | 2016 Year In Review

DIIV Is The Is Are
#7 NME | Albums Of The Year 2016
#19 Under the Radar | The 100 Best Albums Of 2016
#20 Exclaim | Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums, Part One
#41 Pitchfork | Readers Poll: Top 50 Albums of 2016
#85 NPR | All Songs Considered Listeners’ Favorite 100 Albums Of 2016

Emma Ruth Rundle Marked For Death
#21 Treble | Top 50 Albums of 2016
Gold Flake Paint | The best debut albums of 2016

The Felice Brothers Life In The Dark
#46 American Songwriter | Top 50 Albums Of 2016

Frankie Cosmos The Next Thing
#19 Esquire US | The 30 Best Albums of 2016
#23 Treble | Top 50 Albums of 2016
#28 Consequence of Sound | Top 50 Albums of 2016
#29 Paste | The 50 Best Albums of 2016
#32 Pitchfork | Readers Poll: Top 50 Albums of 2016
#32 Under the Radar | The 100 Best Albums Of 2016
#44 Stereogum | The 50 Best Albums of 2016
#48 Pitchfork | The 50 Best Albums of 2016
#94 NPR | All Songs Considered Listeners’ Favorite 100 Albums Of 2016

“On The Lips”
#89 Pitchfork | The 100 Best Songs of 2016

The Gotobeds Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic
Aquarium Drunkard | 2016 Year In Review

Heron Oblivion Heron Oblivion
#10 MOJO | Top 50 Albums of 2016
#73 Uncut | Top 75 Albums of 2016
Aquarium Drunkard | 2016 Year In Review

“Beneath Fields”
#81 NPR | Top 100 Songs Of 2016

Jackie Lynn Jackie Lynn
#95 The Quietus | Albums Of The Year 2016
Aquarium Drunkard | 2016 Year In Review

Japanese Breakfast Psychopomp
#6 Pitchfork | Readers Poll: Best New Artist 2016
#27 Stereogum | The 50 Best Albums of 2016
#31 Paste | The 50 Best Albums of 2016
#37 Gorilla vs Bear | Top Albums of 2016
#47 Consequence of Sound | Top 50 Albums of 2016
Gold Flake Paint | The Best Debut Albums of 2016

“In Heaven”
#64 NPR | Top 100 Songs Of 2016

“Everybody Wants To Love You”
#16 Pitchfork | The Best Music Videos of 2016

Joyce Manor Cody
#1 BrooklynVegan | The 20 Best Emo/Punk Albums of 2016
#6 BrooklynVegan | Top Albums of 2016
#10 The A.V. Club | 20 Best Albums of 2016
#11 The New York Times | The Best Albums of 2016

“Fake ID”
#6 TIME | The Top 10 Best Songs of 2016
#61 NPR | Top 100 Songs Of 2016

Kikagaku Moyo House in the Tall Grass
Aquarium Drunkard | 2016 Year In Review

Luke Temple A Hand Through the Cellar Door
#56 Under the Radar | The 100 Best Albums Of 2016

Marisa Anderson Into The Light
Aquarium Drunkard | 2016 Year In Review

Merchandise A Corpse Wired For Sound
#48 Treble | Top 50 Albums of 2016
#76 Under the Radar | The 100 Best Albums Of 2016

NAILS You Will Never Be One Of Us
#2 Decibel | Here Are Decibel’s Top 40 Albums of 2016
#11 Revolver | 20 Best Albums Of 2016
#12 Rolling Stone | 20 Best Metal Albums of 2016
#16 The A.V. Club | 20 Best Albums of 2016
#32 Faster Louder | The 50 Best Albums of 2016

Parquet Courts Human Performance
#6 Under the Radar | The 100 Best Albums Of 2016
#16 Treble | Top 50 Albums of 2016
#17 Rolling Stone | 50 Best Albums of 2016
#19 CLYRVYNT | The 20 Best Albums of 2016
#19 Pretty Much Amazing | The 60 Best Albums of 2016
#19 Q Magazine | Top 50 Albums Of 2016
#20 Paste | The 50 Best Albums of 2016
#25 Pitchfork | Readers Poll: Top 50 Albums of 2016
#26 Esquire US | The 30 Best Albums of 2016
#26 Pitchfork | The 50 Best Albums of 2016
#32 SPIN | The 50 Best Albums of 2016
#43 Faster Louder | The 50 Best Albums of 2016
#44 BrooklynVegan | Top Albums of 2016
Glide | 20 Best Albums of 2016
NPR All Songs Considered | Listeners’ Favorite 100 Albums Of 2016
Pitchfork | The 20 Best Rock Albums of 2016
Aquarium Drunkard | 2016 Year In Review

“Human Performance”
#50: Pitchfork | The 100 Best Songs of 2016

Porches Pool
#43 Pitchfork | Readers Poll: Top 50 Albums of 2016
#49 Pitchfork | The 50 Best Albums of 2016

“Be Apart”
#64: Pitchfork | The 100 Best Songs of 2016

Psychic Twin Strangers
#72 Under the Radar | The 100 Best Albums Of 2016

Sheer Mag III
Pitchfork | The 20 Best Rock Albums of 2016
Stereogum | 25 Great EPs From 2016
AdHoc | Our Favorite Albums of 2016

“Can’t Stop Fighting”
#92: Pitchfork | The 100 Best Songs of 2016

Steve Gunn Eyes On The Lines
#41 MOJO | Top 50 Albums of 2016
#42 BrooklynVegan | Top Albums of 2016
#67 Uncut | Top 75 Albums of 2016
#97 Under the Radar | The 100 Best Albums Of 2016
Aquarium Drunkard | 2016 Year In Review

Sumac What One Becomes
#3 Rolling Stone | 20 Best Metal Albums of 2016
#20 Red Bull | 25 Best Albums of 2016
#34 Decibel | Here Are Decibel’s Top 40 Albums of 2016

Touché Amoré Stage Four
#13 BrooklynVegan | The 20 Best Emo/Punk Albums of 2016
#14 CLYRVYNT | The 20 Best Albums of 2016
#17 The A.V. Club | 20 Best Albums of 2016
#38 Noisey | The 100 Best Albums of 2016
#45 Treble | Top 50 Albums of 2016
#46 Stereogum | The 50 Best Albums of 2016

Weyes Blood Front Row Seat To Earth
#9 Under the Radar | The 100 Best Albums Of 2016
#9 Uproxx | The 20 Best Albums Of 2016
#10 Exclaim! | Top 10 Folk & Country Albums
#11 Gorilla vs Bear | Top Albums of 2016
#13 CLYRVYNT | The 20 Best Albums of 2016
#43 Pitchfork | The 50 Best Albums of 2016
#46 Bandcamp | The Best Albums of 2016: #60 – 41
Pitchfork | The 20 Best Rock Albums of 2016
AdHoc | Our Favorite Albums of 2016

“Do You Need My Love”
#38: Pitchfork | The 100 Best Songs of 2016
#94: The FADER | The 115 Best Songs of 2016

Whitney Light Upon The Lake
#1 Pitchfork | Readers Poll: Best New Artist 2016
#4 Paste | The 20 Best New Bands of 2016
#9 Pitchfork | Readers Poll: Most Underrated Album 2016
#12 FLOOD | FLOOD’s Best Records of 2016
#15 Exclaim | Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums, Part One
#17 Esquire US | The 30 Best Albums of 2016
#20 Pitchfork | Readers Poll: Top 50 Albums of 2016
#20 Red Bull | 21 Best Albums of 2016
#24 NPR | All Songs Considered Listeners’ Favorite 100 Albums Of 2016
#27 Pretty Much Amazing | The 60 Best Albums of 2016
#28 Clash Music | Albums Of The Year 2016
#30 Gorilla vs Bear | Top Albums of 2016
#31 Pitchfork | The 50 Best Albums of 2016
#31 BrooklynVegan | Top Albums of 2016
#32 Popmatters | The Best 70 Albums of 2016
#33 The Guardian | The best albums of 2016
#35 For The Win (USA Today) | The 50 best albums of 2016
#37 Paste | The 50 Best Albums of 2016
#38 Consequence of Sound | Top 50 Albums of 2016
#41 SPIN | The 50 Best Albums of 2016
#42 NME | Albums Of The Year 2016
#43 Entertainment Weekly | The 50 best albums of 2016
#47 Noisey | The 100 Best Albums of 2016
#60 Under the Radar | The 100 Best Albums Of 2016
Aquarium Drunkard | 2016 Year In Review
NME | The Best Debut Albums of 2016
Pitchfork | The 20 Best Rock Albums of 2016

“Golden Days”
#31 American Songwriter | Top 50 Songs of 2016
#48 Pitchfork | Readers Poll: Top 50 Songs of 2016

“No Woman”
#7 TIME | The Top 10 Best Songs
#35 Pitchfork | Readers Poll: Top 50 Songs of 2016
#59 Pitchfork | The 100 Best Songs of 2016

Woods City Sun Eater in the River of Light
#45 BrooklynVegan | Top Albums of 2016
#78 Under the Radar | The 100 Best Albums Of 2016
Aquarium Drunkard | 2016 Year In Review

Wild Nothing Life of Pause
#37 Under the Radar | The 100 Best Albums Of 2016

Xylouris White Black Peak
Aquarium Drunkard | 2016 Year In Review

Yumi Zouma Yoncalla
#14 Gorilla vs Bear | Top Albums of 2016

Related Artists: Big Thief, Charlie Hilton, Circuit des Yeux, Conor Oberst, Damien Jurado, DIIV, Emma Ruth Rundle, The Felice Brothers, Frankie Cosmos, Heron Oblivion, Japanese Breakfast, Joyce Manor, Kikagaku Moyo, Luke Temple, Marisa Anderson, Merchandise, Parquet Courts, Porches, Psychic Twin, Sheer Mag, Steve Gunn, Sumac, Touché Amoré, Whitney, Woods, Wild Nothing, Yumi Zouma

Share this story: