Highlights of 2016 music: A Spotify playlist

This week Amos Music Library presents a 20-track sampler of some of the best new pop music of 2016. Tracks cover a variety of genres: hip hop, neo-soul, dreampop, art pop, chamber folk, shoegaze, "apocalyptic space funk" (that's how The Comet is Coming describe their work), and more. Of particular note: a track from the late, great David Bowie, who passed away this January. There's also a song from Bowie's contemporary and collaborator Iggy Pop. For his 2016 album, Pop worked with Josh Homme, co-founder of Eagles of Death Metal, the band whose concert was attacked last November in Paris. If you are looking for something universally praised by critics, you might start with Anderson .Paak, while the lead single from Mutual Benefit's forthcoming album may put a tear in your eye. Finally, both Kendrick Lamar and Koi Child explore the space where rap, funk, and jazz meet.

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/user/amoslib/playlist/0QyW4lmxb3Szb8guXl4fMN