I've been on a bit of a Beatles kick. Mostly been delving deep into bootlegs because I haven't really heard many of the countless bootlegs that are out there. I've heard most of the outtakes and I have the Anthology set but there's a lot of interesting stuff out there I was unaware of. I've been into the various versions of Get Back/Let It Be sessions and the rooftop concert especially.
Also The White Album and Revolver, which are probably my favorite Beatles albums.
Badfinger's singles (I think their "Come And Get It" is superior to Mccartney's demo.. great harmonies. I also love "No Matter What", "Day After Day" and "Baby Blue". Didn't BD criticize "Without You" not long ago? I was surprised how different it was. Much much less sappy than Harry Nilsson's over-dramatic version, which I still love too)
Beach Boys 'Love You' (Count me in as one of the people who thinks this is one of their best albums. I love the homemade quality; they would never do anything this genuine ever again sadly. I know its awkward and very odd, but it's full of charm. The synth bass sound is one of my favorite things ever too)
Eroc s/t (Have to listen to this more.. I keep forgetting I have it. I really like the sound of it though and I need to revisit it. Thanks again Pugeye)
Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross" (I read that this inspired "Sun King" on the Beatles Abbey Road, which I never knew. This song is beautiful as hell and didn't know they had a song this good. I need to hear those late 60s-early 70s Fleetwood Mac records)
Deakin "Sleep Cycle" (Revisited this after several months. Almost forgot it existed! Honestly I think this is my favorite release of 2016.. Been awhile since I've heard something so genuine and sincere and heartfelt, and the production is very strong and makes modern AnCo look pretty weak, as much as I love them. I still wonder if he played all the instruments on it? I'm guessing he did; the instrumental performances are extremely impressive)