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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SubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeSteve Hauschildt - StrandsH.U.M - Trinity WayMild High Club - SkiptracingSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!Major Stars - Motion SetCool Ghouls - Animal RacesJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IILiving Body - Body is WorkingNots - CosmeticFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingBlown Out - New CruiserMourn - Ha, Ha, He.Flowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPTy Segall - Emotional MuggerSugar Candy Mountain - 666Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceAndy Shauf - The PartyRed Fang - Only GhostsPsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTPsychic Twin - Strange DiaryDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorTOY - Clear ShotLocal Natives - Sunlit YouthSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionUltimate Painting - DuskLionlimb - ShooDilly Dally - fkkt EPBlood Orange - Freetown SoundPantha Du Prince - The TriadLVL UP - Return to LoveWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingDrugdealer - The End of ComedyThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveHMS Morris - Interior DesignLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathYeti Lane - L'AuroreCass McCombs - Mangy LoveJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MiragePop.1280 - ParadiseThe Early Years - IIPlaid - The Digging RemedyRedspencer - PerksVHS - Gift of LifeThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveTangent - Collapsing HorizonsBond St. District - A Church On VulcanOkkervil River - AwayHashish - A Product OfThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingLas Kellies - Friends & LoversSpectres - DeadAngel Olsen - My WomanTrust Punks - Double BindIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsLabirinto - GehennaGlobelamp - The Orange GlowA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionStrata Florida - Falling From GraceDavid Bowie - BlackstarThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesAblebody - Adult ContemporariesThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!Car Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialNewmoon - SpaceKuro - KuroPrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteMJ Guider - Precious SystemsThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterMoney - Suicide SongsKeaton Henson - Kindly NowElias Krantz - LifelinesThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainWild Nothing - Life of PauseMitski - Puberty 2XAM Duo - XAM DuoHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesKings of Leon - WALLSBig Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree The KVB - Of DesireDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...Quilt - PlazaWolf People - RuinsParquet Courts - Human PerformanceNo Joy - Drool SuckerCate Le Bon - Crab DayOmni - DeluxeHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureThe Amazing - AmbulanceS U R V I V E -  RR7349Twin Peaks - Down in HeavenNothing - Tired Of TomorrowFaun Fables - Born of the SunWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightEntrance - PromisesGoggs - GoggsNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerSlow Season - WestingNight School - BlushMONO - Requiem For HellGoat - RequiemTortoise - The CatastrophistHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolenceThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryPreoccupations - PreoccupationsJulianna Barwick - WillThe Avalanches - WildflowerThe Coral - Distance in BetweenDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotRadiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesDIIV - Is the is AreChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!Wovenhand - Star TreatmentKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceJenny Hval - Blood BitchSwans - The Glowing ManThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidThought Forms - Songs About DrowningOdonis Odonis - Post PlaguePOLIÇA - United CrushersMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman Spectaclepatten - ΨHoneyblood - Babes Never Die MV & EE - root/voidMatmos - Ultimate Care IIThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsSex Swing - Sex SwingSneaks - GymnasticsPurling Hiss - High BiasMother Feather - Mother FeatherSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexCult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifeSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereTrue Cross - Pure DivorceEZTV - High In Place