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It has been many years in the making for an artist like Anderson .Paak to evolve into the star that he is, and we hope that he doesn’t stop any time soon! This year has been the year of .Paak, especially since many notable list-makers have included the “Come Down” artist on this year’s “Best of 2016” lists. See where Anderson fits on some important ‘Best of 2016‘ lists!
Anderson .Paak made Pitchfork‘s ‘Best New Track’ list for “Come Down.” The notable music tastemaker site explained why they picked “Come Down” for their ‘Best New Track’ list.“”Come Down” is equal parts celebration and warning. Anchored by a fat G-funk bassline, the standout track from Anderson .Paak’s solo breakthrough Malibu sways under the weight of the artist’s hard-earned braggadocio,” Pitchfork stated.
“Come Down” is not the only .Paak track to be celebrated, because the singer released so many amazing tracks this year. Anderson also made New York Times‘ ‘Best Songs of 2016’ list for “Celebrate.” The track made it within the top 10 of the ‘Best Songs of 2016’ list and is described as, “A pep talk for modest expectations grounds itself in 1960s soul.”
Anderson .Paak also made NPR’s ’30 Favorite Albums of 2016 (So Far)’ list for “Malibu.” NPR selected the album for their list and stated, “At the start of the year, in the dead of winter, Anderson .Paak released a flawless summer album. If the young rapper made a wave with his buzzed-about features on Dr. Dre’s Compton in 2015, he caught it on his sophomore solo release. In a deep rhythmic pocket, .Paak forged 16 songs that belong as much to Dr. Dre’s G-Funk as they do to Kendrick Lamar’s California conscious rap, but they’re unmistakably .Paak’s own.”
Another list that Anderson .Paak made was Exclaim!‘s ‘Top 27 Albums of 2016 So Far’ for “Malibu.” The publication described the reasoning for selecting the album by Anderson and said, “As a recording artist, .Paak revels in dynamic flows and abstractions, making even a record as substantial as this feel breezy.”
These are just SOME of the lists that Anderson .Paak has made, and we wanted to extend our congratulations to him for a stellar year! Our favorite Anderson .Paak moment of the year was when he performed at Cali Christmas. You can watch the recap video below to relive the moment with us!
WATCH Anderson .Paak performing at Cali Christmas HERE:
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