Best Of 2016

Best album: HEADY STONES, SOAPBOX SOLILOQUY

Best album

This year’s sophomore outing from Soapbox Soliloquy – the project of multi-instrumental powerhouse Jasmine Deja – is a perfect amalgam of headiness: trippy rock, garage psychedelia and experimental dosed with just the right amount of eye-crossed haze and whirling washes of sound. The result is weird, catchy and mesmerizing all at once, its overall consistent quality of DIY production and expansive creativity making for acid-washed perfection. soapboxsoliloquy.bandcamp.com. —Leilani Polk