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Best Albums of 2016

2016 will probably go down in history as the year nobody will particularly jump to have any nostalgia over. We lost Prince. PRINCE!

However, we still have music and so here are my favorite albums of 2016 in no particular order:

Cass McCombs- Mangy Love
Best track "Bum Bum Bum"
Miserable- Uncontrollable
Best track "Violet"
DIIV-  Is The Is Are
Best track "Healthy Moon"
DVSN- Sept. 5
Best track "The Line"
Mild High Club- Skiptracing
Best track "Skiptracing"
D.R.A.M.- Big Baby D.R.A.M. 
Best track "Cute"
High Highs- Cascades
Best track- "Boxing"
Drake- Views
Best track "Child's Play"
Beyonce- Lemonade
Best track "Love Drought"

[Video] Living in LA in Your 20s

I'm sure everyone is tired of me saying I'm coming back to YouTube at this point so I won't say it just periodically pop up on your timelines.

So I know many a 20-somethings in Los Angeles can relate to dealing with these characters (myself included). Matter of fact, I'm sure all of these characters are me..except I really enjoy CB2 over West Elm unless someone has a West Elm parsons desk they don't want anymore?!

From really wanting to be able to afford Aesop handsoap for your bathroom to drinking kombucha and talking up your tinder date, it's all apart of the Los Angeles millennial fabric.

Enjoy...preferably at a table inside of Moon Juice in Silver Lake.

Black Girl Club

Well it's obviously been a very long time since I've put anything up on MissRiot.com. Almost let the domain expire...(just kidding/not really) Any old way, some of y'all have been here through my first big cartel shop 5 years ago and I loved each and everyone of y'all for it.

Now, I launched my new bundle of joy GrandmaRoseCo.com. It's basically a shop for 4th wavey feminist merch. The item I'm most proud of is these "Black Girl Club" Varsity Bomber Jackets. They are everything I've ever wanted. The story behind these is that I really wanted to make something that reaffirms #blackgirlmagic. It can be so hard just trying to assert yourself as "good enough" when you're consistently pressing against adversity. Whether it's a lack of representation or erasure of your valid emotional being, it can be beyond frustrating to defend your personhood.

Here's my reminder that you are more than good enough.

Save $24 on the "Black Girl Club" jackets during the #ShopSmall Pre-order through Midnight 11/28
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Best Albums Out of 2015

Tame Impala- Currents
This is self-explanatory and I'm coming for the juggular of anyone that says this wasn't a good look for Tame Impala. Currents was RAD AF. You want to challenge me on this? Fight me!

Father John Misty- I Love You, Honeybear

Seeing J. Tillman perform this live a couple of times really solidified the greatness of this album for me. However, I'm starting to wonder what this says about me as a person? Like, is my humor highbrow? 

Jamie XX- In Colour

This got major play the last 6 months of the year. If I could put a ringback tone on my phone like it was 2005, it would be "Girl." The beat just sounds like I'm chillin on baecation at The Parker in Palm Springs in the spa.

Honorable mentions
Panda Bear- "Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper"
Mew- "+-"
Years & Years "Communion"
Kurt Vile- "b'lieve i'm goin' down"
Vinyl Williams- "Into"

Anyway, this is all subjective. If there's something I should be listening to that falls under psych rock, lo-fi goodness let a sis know.

Velvet Motel Love

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of shooting the holiday lookbook for the Various Love Affairs 2015 holiday lookbook. The clothing is so lit. I got velvet bell bottoms on my bum and I'm feeling like a million trillion billion dollars.

View the complete lookbook here.
Images Bex Griffin

Also... Tame Impala for Album of the Year. Will also accept Jamie XX for album of the year. Sorry Omarion.
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