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 ComedyNo Joy - Drool SuckerMJ Guider - Precious SystemsThe Early Years - IIS U R V I V E -  RR7349Blown Out - New CruiserPantha Du Prince - The TriadMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesThe Amazing - AmbulanceCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishQuilt - PlazaPsychic Twin - Strange DiarySugar Candy Mountain - 666Ty Segall - Emotional MuggerSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!Dodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorPurling Hiss - High BiasDavid Bowie - BlackstarSex Swing - Sex SwingLas Kellies - Friends & LoversHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesGoat - RequiemSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotAblebody - Adult ContemporariesFaun Fables - Born of the SunThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeEntrance - PromisesChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!MONO - Requiem For HellThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifePlaid - The Digging RemedyThe KVB - Of DesireCate Le Bon - Crab DayPreoccupations - PreoccupationsHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureLVL UP - Return to LoveWolf People - RuinsCult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightDilly Dally - fkkt EPH.U.M - Trinity WayDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...Big Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhSubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryBond St. District - A Church On VulcanJulianna Barwick - WillTangent - Collapsing HorizonsSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereRadiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolXAM Duo - XAM DuoMajor Stars - Motion SetCool Ghouls - Animal RacesDIIV - Is the is ArePrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolenceKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceWild Nothing - Life of PauseFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingHashish - A Product OfSteve Hauschildt - StrandsPOLIÇA - United CrushersThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenSlow Season - WestingWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightHMS Morris - Interior DesignTOY - Clear ShotYeti Lane - L'AuroreMV & EE - root/voidLiving Body - Body is WorkingNots - CosmeticKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelPsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTNewmoon - SpaceMoney - Suicide SongsOdonis Odonis - Post PlagueIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionRed Fang - Only GhostsOmni - DeluxeHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathRedspencer - PerksTortoise - The CatastrophistPop.1280 - ParadiseJenny Hval - Blood BitchOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaVHS - Gift of LifeUltimate Painting - DuskEZTV - High In PlaceBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceSpectres - DeadKuro - KuroParquet Courts - Human PerformanceElias Krantz - LifelinesThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsGoggs - GoggsAngel Olsen - My WomanA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceSneaks - GymnasticsBlood Orange - Freetown SoundCass McCombs - Mangy LoveTrue Cross - Pure DivorceTrust Punks - Double BindThought Forms - Songs About DrowningThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!Mitski - Puberty 2Strata Florida - Falling From GraceMother Feather - Mother FeatherNothing - Tired Of TomorrowLionlimb - ShooLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Fat White Family - Songs for Our MothersThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveLabirinto - GehennaThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IIOkkervil River - AwayKeaton Henson - Kindly NowMatmos - Ultimate Care IIKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceAndy Shauf - The PartyWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingSwans - The Glowing ManVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionLocal Natives - Sunlit YouthThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsKings of Leon - WALLSMild High Club - SkiptracingThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerHoneyblood - Babes Never Die The Coral - Distance in BetweenNight School - BlushThe Avalanches - WildflowerThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveWovenhand - Star TreatmentCar Seat Headrest - Teens of Denialpatten - ΨGlobelamp - The Orange GlowMourn - Ha, Ha, He.