Best Music: 2014-2017

Best Music Lately. An illustration by Zach Novak. Gouache.


Best Music: 2014–2017


So I compiled a list of the best music made in the last 3 years, which I will post below. For this painting, I did not want the text to be front and center. I did not want the viewer to spend all his or her time reading it. Instead, I wanted it to be viewed as a dance of color, abstract, which could transport the viewer out of the normal, just like a song can transport to a new way of looking at things, new mindset, past memory, void, oasis.

Frank Ocean : "Blond/e"
@boniver : "22, A Million"
@kendricklamar : Albums "To Pimp a Butterfly" and "untitled unmastered"
@punchbrothers : "The Wireless"
@chancetherapper : "Coloring Book"
@childishgambino : "Awaken my Love"
D'Angelo : "Black Messiah"
A Tribe Called Quest : "We Got it From Here..."
Blake Mills @breakmirrors : "Heigh Ho"
@johnmayer : "The Search for Everything"
@kanyewest : "The Life of Pablo"
@kamasiwashington : "The Epic"
@tame_impala : "Currents"
@hiatuskaiyote: "Choose your Weapon"
@thefrightnrs : "Nothing More to Say"

@erykahbadu / Andre 300 : "Hello"
@champagnepapi : "Controlla" "One Dance" "Passionfruit"
@saintrecords : "Cranes in the Sky"
Bob Dylan : "The Night we called it a Day"
@chrisstapleton : "Whiskey and You" "Sometimes I Cry" "Traveller" "Tennessee Whiskey"
@kodakblack : "Skrt"
Mura Masa : "Firefly"
@realcoleworld : "Intro" "January 28th"
@maggierogers : "Alaska"
@modestmouse : "The Ground Walks with time in a Box"
@vulfpeck : "Rango II" "Back Pocket" "Game Winner"
@justinbieber : "What do you mean (acoustic)"