Albums of the Year 2016 - - Soundblab

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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Major Stars - Motion SetThe Amazing - AmbulanceKeaton Henson - Kindly NowSneaks - GymnasticsPrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteCate Le Bon - Crab DaySugar Candy Mountain - 666The Early Years - IIBig Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsHoneyblood - Babes Never Die patten - ΨThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!No Joy - Drool SuckerThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadUltimate Painting - DuskEZTV - High In PlaceThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryThought Forms - Songs About DrowningStrata Florida - Falling From GraceJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IISavoy Motel - Savoy MotelSlow Season - WestingAndy Shauf - The PartyTortoise - The CatastrophistThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsEntrance - PromisesLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishAblebody - Adult ContemporariesVHS - Gift of LifeBond St. District - A Church On VulcanThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidPsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTJulianna Barwick - WillTrue Cross - Pure DivorceLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceWild Nothing - Life of PauseLVL UP - Return to LovePantha Du Prince - The TriadTy Segall - Emotional MuggerMONO - Requiem For HellThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifeMatmos - Ultimate Care IIMother Feather - Mother FeatherThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesPlaid - The Digging RemedyMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathNothing - Tired Of TomorrowKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassYeti Lane - L'AuroreTrust Punks - Double BindKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterKings of Leon - WALLSPurling Hiss - High BiasPsychic Twin - Strange DiaryNight School - BlushLionlimb - ShooLas Kellies - Friends & LoversBlown Out - New CruiserSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereRedspencer - PerksCult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightOmni - DeluxeMoney - Suicide SongsFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureBlood Orange - Freetown SoundFaun Fables - Born of the SunDrugdealer - The End of ComedyGoat - RequiemHashish - A Product OfIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingElias Krantz - LifelinesSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!Radiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolSteve Hauschildt - StrandsCool Ghouls - Animal RacesNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerParquet Courts - Human PerformanceOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionJenny Hval - Blood BitchSwans - The Glowing ManLabirinto - GehennaThe KVB - Of DesireMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesMitski - Puberty 2TOY - Clear ShotSpectres - DeadWovenhand - Star TreatmentDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...Odonis Odonis - Post PlaguePop.1280 - ParadiseDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LovePOLIÇA - United CrushersFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!Mourn - Ha, Ha, He.Kandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceLiving Body - Body is WorkingVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionCass McCombs - Mangy LoveOkkervil River - AwaySubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesHMS Morris - Interior DesignGoggs - GoggsCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialTangent - Collapsing HorizonsMild High Club - SkiptracingTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServicePreoccupations - PreoccupationsXAM Duo - XAM DuoThe Coral - Distance in BetweenWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingSex Swing - Sex SwingLocal Natives - Sunlit YouthMJ Guider - Precious SystemsRed Fang - Only GhostsAngel Olsen - My WomanMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyQuilt - PlazaHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolenceDilly Dally - fkkt EPDIIV - Is the is AreS U R V I V E -  RR7349The Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainMV & EE - root/voidKuro - KuroDavid Bowie - BlackstarWolf People - RuinsJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree H.U.M - Trinity WayNots - CosmeticDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorThe Avalanches - WildflowerNewmoon - SpaceBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsGlobelamp - The Orange Glow