Buffalo Exchange Best Music of 2016

Best Music of 2016

Written & illustrated by Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

What do you get when you’re a music fan AND a stat nerd?  66 music “Best Of”s distilled to one consensus list to rule them all.

There are, of course, drawbacks to cobbled-together selections like this, what with their common denominator-ness. But it’s similar to the annual nominees for Best Picture – while your favorite may not be on the list, it’s still a good snapshot of what’s making an impact at the time. So, whaddaya say we get that turntable spinnin’ and drop the needle? Without further ado, we present the best music of 2016.

  1. PINEGROVECARDINAL

This album made it onto 26% of Best Of lists and 3 Top Ten lists.

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Fashion Icon Game Night

By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Like any other company, Buffalo Exchange has its share of meetings. But ours are actually fun. Not only do we dedicate an entire evening to game play, we can’t help but throw a dress-up element into the mix!  For our most recent game night, the dress-up theme was “fashion icon,” and attendees took that cue in many colorful directions. The past and present worlds of the fashion, film and music collided for one evening of fun that was not to be missed.

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Eco-friendly Fashionista

By Gneiss Hobbs and Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

She’s an environmental scientist, but she’s also a clothing connoisseur. Find out how the two go hand in hand and meet the woman behind the eco-friendly fashion/beauty/lifestyle website Sustainable Daisy.

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Family of Fashion Designers

By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ (with photos by Jessica Pruitt and Christy Klep)

The family that sews together grows together. We asked Portland’s Irene Veldstra about fashion, upcycling and her ultra-creative household.

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Think Little, Live Large

By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Halfway through an episode of Tiny House Hunters I had two realizations: 1) I definitely need to reevaluate my TV viewing habits, and 2) minimal living isn’t simply a twenty-tens fad –– it’s the future.

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Entertainment is Served

By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

I’m not a foodie. Not even close. Most of my dining experiences involve the phrase, “I’ll have the #9.” So I was more than a bit skeptical when a friend recommended I try the Netflix series Chef’s Table. Once I began watching, however, that skepticism soon transformed into an appetite for more. How so? Let’s just say that this show, like all good recipes, contains a secret ingredient.

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Recycling Mythbusters

By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Do you ever find yourself hesitating as you’re about to put something into the recycling bin? “Hmm, I think this supposed to go in here…” While we all want to recycle as much as we can, it can often be confusing. So let’s dispel some common myths and give ourselves fewer reasons for hesitation…

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Composting Made Easy

By Sarah English and Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ (with photos by Sarah and Stephanie Lew)

Hi! My name is Sarah English and I love Buffalo Exchange, because of their recycled earth-friendly atmosphere! I completed a degree in Horticulture and have worked in Buffalo Exchange’s Accounting & Payroll departments for the past five years. Though my job is pretty schedule-oriented, composting doesn’t have to be!

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Best Fan Film Ever

By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

My most enjoyable moviegoing experience in recent memory didn’t involve superheroes or computer animation. Neither did it boast breathtaking visuals or great performances. You might think, “Well, what else is there to appreciate about a movie?” As I quickly came to find, plenty.

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Stuck on You

By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

So as I take an early evening stroll, I look up and notice a twenty foot palm tree – but with a cactus growing right out of it. On my way home, I look up and notice a rain gutter – but with a cactus growing right out of it. So, in tribute to these uncommon displays of resiliency, I now give you anecdotes related to that wonder of the desert, vegetation’s porcupine, the cactus.

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