HUGE Albums of the Year

01/08/2017 Design Music

Huge Mixtape is a chatroom that I was a part of at HUGE with a small group of music-enthusiasts friends sharing tunes all day. A few days before the end of the year, we had the idea to create a site that wrapped up our favorite releases of the year. What started as a small procrastination chatroom ended with a company-wide poll of Huge's favorite albums of the year. Take a look at (link: http://mixtape.hugeinc.com text: mixtape.hugeinc.com popup: yes).

The page's color scheme is dynamically tied to each album art's colors.

The page ended with a list of our top 30 albums. As HUGE's 700 person team is quite diverse as far as listening tastes go, thought I'd mention my personal top choices here:

  1. The Hotelier – Goodness popup: yes
  2. Joyce Manor – Cody popup: yes
  3. Explosions in the Sky – The Wilderness popup: yes
  4. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here popup: yes
  5. Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition popup: yes
  6. Vince Staples – Prima Dona popup: yes
  7. Joey Purp – iiiDrops popup: yes
  8. Balance and Composure – Light We Made popup: yes
  9. Hamilton Leithauser – I Had A Dream That You Were Mine popup: yes
  10. PUP – The Dream Is Over popup: yes.

The site also included a second page, showcasing the Mixtape group's 9 monthly mixtapes that we put out throughout the year.

The site quickly took off, accumulating upwards of 35,000 page views and making its way to both the #1 & #2 spots of Muzli. Check out the site at http://mixtape.hugeinc.com popup: yes.