Whether you choose to digest your individual favorite songs via 96kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio downloads, hi-res streaming services, and/or 7- or 10-inch 45s, this past year delivered a wonderfully wide swath of singular aural goodness. In reverse order, here are The SoundBard’s Top 21 individual tracks of 2016, along with an accompanying A/V clip. (Note: The hi-res options for most of these tracks can be obtained via HDtracks.)

21. The Anderson Council: “Magical” (JEM)

20. Rival Sons: “Thundering Voices” (Earache)

19. Van der Graaf Generator: “(Oh No I Must Have Said) Yes” (Esoteric Antenna)

18. The Struts: “Put Your Money on Me” (Free Solo/Interscope)

17. Syd Arthur: “Evolution” (Harvest)

16. Alex Dezen: “This Is the Last Song (I’ll Ever Write on This Guitar)” (Rock Ridge)

15. The Wild Feathers: “Goodbye Song” (Warner Bros.)

14. Rufus Wainwright: “Unperfect Actor” (Deutsche Grammaphon)

13. Paul Simon: “Wristband” (Concord)

12. Jeff Beck: “Live in the Dark” (Atco)

11. A Tribe Called Quest: “We the People….” (Epic)

10. Jonathan Jackson + Enation: “Ascending” (Hilasterion)

9. Sting: “50,000” (A&M/Interscope)

8. David Bowie: “Lazarus” (Columbia)

7. The Mute Gods: “Night School for Idiots” (Inside Out)

6. O.A.R.: “I Go Through” (Vanguard)

5. Graham Nash: “Myself at Last” (Blue Castle)

4. The Shelters: “Fortune Teller” (Warner Bros.)

3. LP: “Lost on You” (Vagrant)

2. Gord Downie: “Here, Here and Here” (Arts & Crafts)

1. The Tragically Hip: “Tired as Fuck” (Universal Canada)

A similar version of this list appears on Hi Res Audio Central.