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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Fat White Family - Songs for Our MothersDavid Bowie - BlackstarTangent - Collapsing HorizonsTortoise - The CatastrophistThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsStrata Florida - Falling From GraceMajor Stars - Motion SetMONO - Requiem For HellThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsSwans - The Glowing ManMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...Cult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightMild High Club - SkiptracingS U R V I V E -  RR7349The Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveTOY - Clear ShotMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesH.U.M - Trinity WaySTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereThe Amazing - AmbulanceThe Avalanches - WildflowerMJ Guider - Precious SystemsThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureJenny Hval - Blood BitchNothing - Tired Of TomorrowKings of Leon - WALLSEZTV - High In PlaceHMS Morris - Interior DesignDIIV - Is the is AreAngel Olsen - My WomanNight School - BlushPrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IIFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerThe Coral - Distance in BetweenJulianna Barwick - WillHoneyblood - Babes Never Die Odonis Odonis - Post PlagueCool Ghouls - Animal RacesOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceFaun Fables - Born of the SunSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyKeaton Henson - Kindly NowEntrance - PromisesVHS - Gift of LifeTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenSlow Season - WestingSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!Big Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesOmni - DeluxeSex Swing - Sex SwingNewmoon - SpaceThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifePlaid - The Digging RemedyCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexLVL UP - Return to LoveBond St. District - A Church On VulcanPreoccupations - PreoccupationsThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadAblebody - Adult ContemporariesMourn - Ha, Ha, He.Goat - RequiemSugar Candy Mountain - 666Iggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionGlobelamp - The Orange GlowLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishSpectres - DeadMV & EE - root/voidDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotElias Krantz - LifelinesUltimate Painting - DuskThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsAndy Shauf - The PartyRedspencer - PerksTrue Cross - Pure DivorceLiving Body - Body is WorkingNo Joy - Drool SuckerRadiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveBlown Out - New CruiserWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightMatmos - Ultimate Care IIParquet Courts - Human PerformanceCate Le Bon - Crab DayMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathWovenhand - Star TreatmentThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!The Goon Sax - Up to AnythingKuro - KuroRed Fang - Only GhostsDilly Dally - fkkt EPKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassThe Early Years - IILas Kellies - Friends & LoversGoggs - GoggsSteve Hauschildt - StrandsJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!Pantha Du Prince - The TriadXAM Duo - XAM DuoSneaks - GymnasticsThought Forms - Songs About DrowningOkkervil River - AwayLabirinto - GehennaQuilt - PlazaCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialPop.1280 - ParadiseFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPYeti Lane - L'AuroreThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the Rainpatten - ΨSubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingThe KVB - Of DesireLocal Natives - Sunlit YouthWolf People - RuinsPOLIÇA - United CrushersBlood Orange - Freetown SoundKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceHashish - A Product OfTrust Punks - Double BindNots - CosmeticMother Feather - Mother FeatherLionlimb - ShooCass McCombs - Mangy LoveLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceTy Segall - Emotional MuggerSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelPsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionPurling Hiss - High BiasDrugdealer - The End of ComedyNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterWild Nothing - Life of PauseHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolenceThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryMitski - Puberty 2Heron Oblivion - Heron OblivionPsychic Twin - Strange DiaryMoney - Suicide Songs

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5 out of 5 stars