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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Drugdealer - The End of ComedyOdonis Odonis - Post PlagueMONO - Requiem For HellFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPHoneyblood - Babes Never Die Faun Fables - Born of the SunA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceXAM Duo - XAM DuoQuilt - PlazaPOLIÇA - United CrushersSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyRedspencer - PerksThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveJulianna Barwick - WillSneaks - GymnasticsCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceEZTV - High In Placepatten - ΨAndy Shauf - The PartyDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...Holy Wave - Freaks of NurtureTortoise - The CatastrophistJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IICool Ghouls - Animal RacesVHS - Gift of LifeLiving Body - Body is WorkingTrust Punks - Double BindSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree The Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainTangent - Collapsing HorizonsParquet Courts - Human PerformanceAngel Olsen - My WomanMother Feather - Mother FeatherNight School - BlushOmni - DeluxeThought Forms - Songs About DrowningThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsWild Nothing - Life of PauseFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LovePsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTSteve Hauschildt - StrandsSlow Season - WestingDIIV - Is the is ArePsychic Twin - Strange DiaryHMS Morris - Interior DesignSugar Candy Mountain - 666The Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!Radiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolLocal Natives - Sunlit YouthHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsDavid Bowie - BlackstarMoney - Suicide SongsTOY - Clear ShotThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryLionlimb - ShooGlobelamp - The Orange GlowNewmoon - SpaceMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleKuro - KuroThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifeMitski - Puberty 2Goat - RequiemLas Kellies - Friends & LoversWovenhand - Star TreatmentOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaH.U.M - Trinity WayPop.1280 - ParadiseSwans - The Glowing ManStrata Florida - Falling From GraceMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalancePreoccupations - PreoccupationsFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterKings of Leon - WALLSTrue Cross - Pure DivorceLabirinto - GehennaPurling Hiss - High BiasS U R V I V E -  RR7349LVL UP - Return to LoveSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelCass McCombs - Mangy LoveSubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesThe KVB - Of DesireBond St. District - A Church On VulcanOkkervil River - AwayJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceNots - CosmeticMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingThe Avalanches - WildflowerThe Early Years - IIVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishCate Le Bon - Crab DayMourn - Ha, Ha, He.Salem's Pot - Pronounce This!Head Wound City - A New Wave of ViolenceGoggs - GoggsMatmos - Ultimate Care IIKeaton Henson - Kindly NowDilly Dally - fkkt EPUltimate Painting - DuskMV & EE - root/voidKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeAblebody - Adult ContemporariesThe Amazing - AmbulanceDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotHashish - A Product OfCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexMild High Club - SkiptracingThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesCult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorElias Krantz - LifelinesSex Swing - Sex SwingHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionNothing - Tired Of TomorrowPrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteTy Segall - Emotional MuggerThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidBig Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhEntrance - PromisesJenny Hval - Blood BitchBlown Out - New CruiserNo Joy - Drool SuckerMajor Stars - Motion SetNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerMJ Guider - Precious SystemsPlaid - The Digging RemedyRed Fang - Only GhostsBlood Orange - Freetown SoundThe Coral - Distance in BetweenChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!Pantha Du Prince - The TriadSpectres - DeadBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceYeti Lane - L'AuroreWolf People - Ruins