Albums of the Year 2016

2016 will go down as the year the world truly turned on its head. I could go on about Trump, Boris and all of the other idiots but I'm sick to the back teeth of politics. Sadly, we had to deal with losing some of the greatest artists of all time this year as well, David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen, to name just three.

But if there's one thing that will never let you down it's new music. If you're reading this then you'll know what I'm talking about, that moment when you hear a new album for the first time and it just blows you away. And there have been plenty of those moments this year. For me personally, nothing tops Bowie's Blackstar. To bow out in such style is one thing but to have been making challenging, experimental music after all those years says it all about the genius of the man.

So here's our top albums of 2016, in no particular order, just a list of great albums that you should check out because great music is still being made, you just have to dig a little deeper to find it.

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POLIÇA - United CrushersS U R V I V E -  RR7349Keaton Henson - Kindly NowThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceLabirinto - GehennaJenny Hval - Blood BitchSneaks - GymnasticsPsychic Twin - Strange DiaryOdonis Odonis - Post PlagueAblebody - Adult ContemporariesCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolenceWild Nothing - Life of PauseMild High Club - SkiptracingSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!Strata Florida - Falling From GraceSwans - The Glowing ManLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceThe Avalanches - WildflowerIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyTangent - Collapsing HorizonsLVL UP - Return to LoveFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeGoggs - GoggsThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadPantha Du Prince - The TriadDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...Kikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassMajor Stars - Motion SetTrue Cross - Pure DivorceMJ Guider - Precious SystemsNo Joy - Drool SuckerWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of Lightpatten - ΨOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaNothing - Tired Of TomorrowChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelGlobelamp - The Orange GlowThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!Cool Ghouls - Animal RacesPreoccupations - PreoccupationsDilly Dally - fkkt EPSex Swing - Sex SwingNight School - BlushLocal Natives - Sunlit YouthHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionWovenhand - Star TreatmentJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IIThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesXAM Duo - XAM DuoParquet Courts - Human PerformanceKings of Leon - WALLSThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainThe KVB - Of DesireA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceTortoise - The CatastrophistSteve Hauschildt - StrandsMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleThe Amazing - AmbulanceCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexMV & EE - root/voidDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorBlood Orange - Freetown SoundThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingMother Feather - Mother FeatherUltimate Painting - DuskNewmoon - SpaceSpectres - DeadNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Bond St. District - A Church On VulcanTrust Punks - Double BindDrugdealer - The End of ComedyThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveFaun Fables - Born of the SunTOY - Clear ShotH.U.M - Trinity WayHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterCate Le Bon - Crab DayHashish - A Product OfNots - CosmeticThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryVHS - Gift of LifeMONO - Requiem For HellGoat - RequiemMatmos - Ultimate Care IILas Kellies - Friends & LoversPrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifePop.1280 - ParadiseThe Early Years - IIDIIV - Is the is AreTy Segall - Emotional MuggerEntrance - PromisesMourn - Ha, Ha, He.Kuro - KuroHoneyblood - Babes Never Die Sugar Candy Mountain - 666Psychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionEZTV - High In PlaceLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishThe Coral - Distance in BetweenHMS Morris - Interior DesignFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerWolf People - RuinsLiving Body - Body is WorkingOkkervil River - AwayRadiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolDavid Bowie - BlackstarThought Forms - Songs About DrowningOmni - DeluxePurling Hiss - High BiasBig Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhMoney - Suicide SongsLionlimb - ShooBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsAngel Olsen - My WomanHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesCult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightCass McCombs - Mangy LoveYeti Lane - L'AuroreSlow Season - WestingMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidAndy Shauf - The PartyTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenBlown Out - New CruiserRed Fang - Only GhostsRedspencer - PerksJulianna Barwick - WillMitski - Puberty 2Quilt - PlazaPlaid - The Digging RemedyElias Krantz - LifelinesWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingSubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesThe Goon Sax - Up to Anything

Overall Rating (1)

5 out of 5 stars