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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Omni - DeluxeElias Krantz - LifelinesThe KVB - Of DesireIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionMoney - Suicide SongsSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexNight School - BlushSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelPsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingPrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteBlood Orange - Freetown SoundDIIV - Is the is AreSpectres - DeadBig Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotThought Forms - Songs About DrowningSugar Candy Mountain - 666Living Body - Body is WorkingDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesEZTV - High In PlaceGlobelamp - The Orange GlowDilly Dally - fkkt EPBond St. District - A Church On VulcanMajor Stars - Motion SetMourn - Ha, Ha, He.Sneaks - GymnasticsHMS Morris - Interior DesignThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServicePantha Du Prince - The TriadMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialNo Joy - Drool SuckerEntrance - PromisesThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!POLIÇA - United CrushersMJ Guider - Precious SystemsRedspencer - PerksThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsQuilt - PlazaThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidKuro - KuroCate Le Bon - Crab DaySwans - The Glowing ManThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryAndy Shauf - The PartyMV & EE - root/voidPurling Hiss - High BiasJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageTrust Punks - Double BindParquet Courts - Human PerformanceCool Ghouls - Animal RacesKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceHashish - A Product OfWild Nothing - Life of PauseNots - CosmeticKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceFaun Fables - Born of the SunTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesOdonis Odonis - Post PlagueNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Blown Out - New CruiserLocal Natives - Sunlit YouthBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersKeaton Henson - Kindly NowSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!Slow Season - WestingPsychic Twin - Strange DiaryWolf People - RuinsOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsOkkervil River - AwayRed Fang - Only GhostsHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureNothing - Tired Of TomorrowDavid Bowie - BlackstarMONO - Requiem For HellAblebody - Adult ContemporariesWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingWovenhand - Star TreatmentThe Amazing - AmbulanceMitski - Puberty 2Plaid - The Digging RemedyThe Early Years - IIMother Feather - Mother FeatherFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingPreoccupations - PreoccupationsChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!Kikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassMild High Club - SkiptracingVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionYeti Lane - L'AuroreSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereKings of Leon - WALLSSex Swing - Sex SwingTOY - Clear ShotHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterCult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifeDrugdealer - The End of ComedySubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesH.U.M - Trinity WayThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveThe Coral - Distance in BetweenStrata Florida - Falling From GraceJenny Hval - Blood BitchLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishTangent - Collapsing HorizonsTy Segall - Emotional MuggerCass McCombs - Mangy LoveThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsSteve Hauschildt - StrandsTortoise - The Catastrophistpatten - ΨPop.1280 - ParadiseMatmos - Ultimate Care IIAngel Olsen - My WomanLVL UP - Return to LoveVHS - Gift of LifeRadiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolGoat - RequiemS U R V I V E -  RR7349The Avalanches - WildflowerJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IIGoggs - GoggsLionlimb - ShooDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...Las Kellies - Friends & LoversFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPJulianna Barwick - WillTrue Cross - Pure DivorceHoneyblood - Babes Never Die Labirinto - GehennaXAM Duo - XAM DuoUltimate Painting - DuskWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveNewmoon - SpaceHead Wound City - A New Wave of Violence

Overall Rating (1)

5 out of 5 stars