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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Heron Oblivion - Heron OblivionParquet Courts - Human PerformanceDilly Dally - fkkt EPLionlimb - ShooNo Joy - Drool SuckerTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifeCate Le Bon - Crab DayHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureAngel Olsen - My WomanLocal Natives - Sunlit YouthVHS - Gift of LifeMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceThe Coral - Distance in BetweenPop.1280 - ParadiseSugar Candy Mountain - 666Thee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeLVL UP - Return to LoveTy Segall - Emotional MuggerSteve Hauschildt - StrandsMajor Stars - Motion SetSwans - The Glowing ManXAM Duo - XAM DuoMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesMONO - Requiem For HellCult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightEZTV - High In PlaceElias Krantz - LifelinesCool Ghouls - Animal RacesGlobelamp - The Orange GlowPreoccupations - PreoccupationsGoggs - GoggsLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceHoneyblood - Babes Never Die Nots - CosmeticNewmoon - SpaceDIIV - Is the is ArePantha Du Prince - The TriadEntrance - PromisesThe KVB - Of DesireChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!Hashish - A Product OfCass McCombs - Mangy LoveVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!Sunflower Bean - Human CeremonyThe Avalanches - WildflowerFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingKeaton Henson - Kindly NowMourn - Ha, Ha, He.The Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryBlood Orange - Freetown SoundOmni - DeluxeThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingAndy Shauf - The PartyWovenhand - Star TreatmentOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IIDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...Lou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveRed Fang - Only GhostsFaun Fables - Born of the SunThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveJulianna Barwick - WillFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidKuro - KuroBig Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelPurling Hiss - High BiasSpectres - DeadTOY - Clear ShotAblebody - Adult ContemporariesSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereMJ Guider - Precious SystemsTrust Punks - Double BindLas Kellies - Friends & LoversOkkervil River - AwayNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Tortoise - The CatastrophistCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexMV & EE - root/voidS U R V I V E -  RR7349The Amazing - AmbulanceKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceKings of Leon - WALLSDrugdealer - The End of ComedyPOLIÇA - United CrushersUltimate Painting - DuskWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightRedspencer - PerksGoat - RequiemNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassTangent - Collapsing HorizonsHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolenceKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceStrata Florida - Falling From GraceYeti Lane - L'AurorePrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteSlow Season - WestingNight School - BlushWild Nothing - Life of PauseDavid Bowie - BlackstarHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesLiving Body - Body is WorkingThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsThe Early Years - IIQuilt - PlazaMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsNothing - Tired Of TomorrowPlaid - The Digging RemedyLabirinto - GehennaWolf People - RuinsIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersOdonis Odonis - Post PlagueHMS Morris - Interior DesignSubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesSex Swing - Sex SwingThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!Thought Forms - Songs About DrowningPsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTBond St. District - A Church On VulcanPsychic Twin - Strange DiaryMild High Club - SkiptracingBlown Out - New CruiserA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceMatmos - Ultimate Care IIH.U.M - Trinity WayHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterJenny Hval - Blood Bitchpatten - ΨMother Feather - Mother FeatherSneaks - GymnasticsRadiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadTrue Cross - Pure DivorceMitski - Puberty 2Dodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorMoney - Suicide Songs

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