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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Thee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsEZTV - High In PlaceTrue Cross - Pure DivorceDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorLas Kellies - Friends & LoversPOLIÇA - United CrushersThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesAblebody - Adult ContemporariesCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialThe Coral - Distance in BetweenS U R V I V E -  RR7349Wovenhand - Star TreatmentSpectres - DeadCass McCombs - Mangy LoveJulianna Barwick - WillAngel Olsen - My WomanNight School - BlushCult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesHashish - A Product OfStrata Florida - Falling From GraceThe KVB - Of Desirepatten - ΨFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingSteve Hauschildt - StrandsPantha Du Prince - The TriadTortoise - The CatastrophistNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Woods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightTrust Punks - Double BindThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidVHS - Gift of LifeHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainThe Amazing - AmbulanceYeti Lane - L'AuroreAndy Shauf - The PartyPop.1280 - ParadiseRed Fang - Only GhostsCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexMJ Guider - Precious SystemsThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveSubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesQuilt - PlazaBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceCool Ghouls - Animal RacesLabirinto - GehennaA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleMONO - Requiem For HellWild Nothing - Life of PauseH.U.M - Trinity WayLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceNothing - Tired Of TomorrowJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IIIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionThought Forms - Songs About DrowningThe Avalanches - WildflowerThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!Minor Victories - Minor VictoriesFaun Fables - Born of the SunNo Joy - Drool SuckerFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeSwans - The Glowing ManFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPBig Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhDIIV - Is the is AreHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolenceTangent - Collapsing HorizonsDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...Jenny Hval - Blood BitchWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersPrins Thomas - Principe Del NortePsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTPreoccupations - PreoccupationsKeaton Henson - Kindly NowEntrance - PromisesMourn - Ha, Ha, He.Cate Le Bon - Crab DayJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageXAM Duo - XAM DuoBlown Out - New CruiserHMS Morris - Interior DesignMatmos - Ultimate Care IIDavid Bowie - BlackstarLionlimb - ShooMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathGlobelamp - The Orange GlowBond St. District - A Church On VulcanThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!Dinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotSneaks - GymnasticsNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerDrugdealer - The End of ComedyPsychic Twin - Strange DiaryWolf People - RuinsThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureSlow Season - WestingHoneyblood - Babes Never Die Kuro - KuroUltimate Painting - DuskLVL UP - Return to LoveLocal Natives - Sunlit YouthDilly Dally - fkkt EPGoggs - GoggsOdonis Odonis - Post PlagueNewmoon - SpaceRadiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolLiving Body - Body is WorkingMother Feather - Mother FeatherVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionKings of Leon - WALLSThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveMitski - Puberty 2Kristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceMV & EE - root/voidMoney - Suicide SongsOkkervil River - AwayNots - CosmeticBlood Orange - Freetown SoundMajor Stars - Motion SetThe Early Years - IIOmni - DeluxeMild High Club - SkiptracingElias Krantz - LifelinesGoat - RequiemTOY - Clear ShotSugar Candy Mountain - 666Olivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifeTy Segall - Emotional MuggerRedspencer - PerksPurling Hiss - High BiasSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!Plaid - The Digging RemedyTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassSex Swing - Sex SwingParquet Courts - Human Performance

Overall Rating (1)

5 out of 5 stars