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Modern Baseball’s favorite LPs of 2016

Modern Baseball at Irving Plaza
Modern Baseball at Irving Plaza in June (more by Mimi Hong)

Modern Baseball returned this year with their new album Holy Ghost, an album which is already popping up on some ‘best albums of 2016′ lists. We asked MoBo for their own favorite albums of the year, and all four members gave us their personal top 10s. Sean’s is the heaviest on punk (NOFX, PUP, So So Glos, Bayside), Brendan’s is the heaviest on pop (Beyonce, Rihanna, Solange, Frank Ocean), and Jake and Ian both mostly have indie rock stuff. Check out all four lists below.

Modern Baseball are touring Europe and Australia in 2017, but first they’ll play the Run For Cover Records Festival at NYC’s Webster Hall on December 14 with mewithoutYou, Nothing, Turnover, Citizen, Basement, Crying, Teen Suicide and more (tickets). All of their dates are listed below.

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10. The Matches – Precomposer
9. NOFX – First Ditch Effort
8. Brian Fallon – Painkillers
7. Chris Farren – Can’t Die
6. The So So Glos – Kamikazee
5. The Front Bottoms – Back On Top
4. The Avett Brothers – True Sadness
3. Joyce Manor – Cody
2. Bayside – Vacancy
1. Pup – The Dream Is Over

Superweaks – Better Heavens
Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me
Parquet Courts – Human Performance
Frankie Cosmos – Next Thing
Joyce Manor – Cody
The Pooches – s/t
PUP- The Dream is Over
Japanese Breakfast – Psychopomp
John K. Samson – Winter Wheat
David Bazan – Blanco

Big Thief – Masterpiece
John K Samson – Winter Wheat
David Bazan – Blanco
Chris Staples – Golden Age
The Hotelier – Goodness
Andy Shauf – The Party
Mitski – Puberty 2
The Afterglows – S/T
Cymbals Eat Guitars – Pretty Years
LVL UP – Return to Love

Beyonce – Lemonade
Slaughter Beach, Dog – Welcome
Mitski – Puberty 2
Rihanna – Anti
Camp Cope – S/T
Japanese Breakfast – Psychopomp
Frankie Cosmos – Next Thing
Mannequin Pussy – Romantic
PUP – The Dream Is Over
Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me
The Hotelier – Goodness
Crying – Beyond The Fleeting Gales
Solange Knowles – A Seat At The Table
Frank Ocean – BLONDE

Modern Baseball — 2016/2017 Tour Dates
Dec 14 Webster Hall New York, NY (Run For Cover fest)
Jan 04 Metro Theater Sydney, Australia
Jan 06 170 Russell, MELBOURNE Melbourne, Australia
Jan 26 Escape B Paris, France
Jan 27 Schlachthof Wiesbaden, Germany
Jan 28 Treibhaus Lucerne, Switzerland
Jan 29 Circolo Magnolia Milan, Italy
Jan 30 Ampere Munich, Germany
Feb 01 B72 Vienna, Austria
Feb 02 Cafe v Lese Prague, Czech Republic
Feb 03 Lido Berlin, Germany
Feb 04 Vega Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb 05 Bergsunds Strand 43 Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 07 Hafenklang Hamburg, Germany
Feb 08 Dynamo Eindhoven, Netherlands
Feb 10 Underground Koln, Germany
Feb 11 Botanique Witloof Bar Brussels, Belgium
Feb 12 1865 Southampton, Uk
Feb 13 Bierkeller Bristol, United Kingdom
Feb 13 Bierkeller Bristol, United Kingdom
Feb 14 Riverside Newcastle, United Kingdom
Feb 16 SWG3 Glasgow, United Kingdom
Feb 17 Academy 2 Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 18 02 Forum London, United Kingdom

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