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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The Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifeAblebody - Adult ContemporariesAndy Shauf - The PartyLiving Body - Body is WorkingMoney - Suicide SongsCult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightTOY - Clear ShotTrue Cross - Pure DivorceThought Forms - Songs About DrowningNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree SubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishRed Fang - Only GhostsKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceThe Early Years - IIMild High Club - SkiptracingWovenhand - Star TreatmentFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyOkkervil River - AwayBlood Orange - Freetown SoundNo Joy - Drool SuckerGlobelamp - The Orange GlowMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesLas Kellies - Friends & LoversOmni - DeluxeHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionPop.1280 - ParadiseJulianna Barwick - WillBlown Out - New CruiserWild Nothing - Life of PauseGoat - RequiemNight School - BlushCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialThe Coral - Distance in BetweenPurling Hiss - High BiasThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsPantha Du Prince - The TriadKings of Leon - WALLSMV & EE - root/voidRedspencer - PerksVHS - Gift of LifeLVL UP - Return to LoveKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!Margaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionThe Amazing - AmbulanceHoneyblood - Babes Never Die The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidMONO - Requiem For HellPlaid - The Digging RemedyLabirinto - GehennaWolf People - RuinsMother Feather - Mother FeatherDilly Dally - fkkt EPMourn - Ha, Ha, He.HMS Morris - Interior DesignCool Ghouls - Animal RacesThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveCass McCombs - Mangy LoveChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!De La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...Local Natives - Sunlit YouthSugar Candy Mountain - 666Woods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesDavid Bowie - BlackstarMajor Stars - Motion SetParquet Courts - Human PerformanceUltimate Painting - DuskPrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteAngel Olsen - My WomanNots - CosmeticJenny Hval - Blood BitchFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersTrust Punks - Double BindPOLIÇA - United CrushersEntrance - PromisesDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServicePsychic Twin - Strange DiaryLionlimb - ShooOdonis Odonis - Post PlagueEZTV - High In PlaceBond St. District - A Church On VulcanStrata Florida - Falling From GraceHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesTortoise - The CatastrophistDrugdealer - The End of Comedypatten - ΨPreoccupations - PreoccupationsThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!Goggs - GoggsKuro - KuroSteve Hauschildt - StrandsElias Krantz - LifelinesWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingSlow Season - WestingCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexCate Le Bon - Crab DayThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingTy Segall - Emotional MuggerNothing - Tired Of TomorrowFaun Fables - Born of the SunPsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceMatmos - Ultimate Care IISavoy Motel - Savoy MotelQuilt - PlazaMitski - Puberty 2Sex Swing - Sex SwingRadiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolH.U.M - Trinity WayHashish - A Product OfSpectres - DeadKeaton Henson - Kindly NowYeti Lane - L'AuroreMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleSneaks - GymnasticsThe Avalanches - WildflowerTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenDIIV - Is the is AreThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaNewmoon - SpaceTangent - Collapsing HorizonsBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceS U R V I V E -  RR7349John Carpenter - Lost Themes IIThe KVB - Of DesireXAM Duo - XAM DuoMJ Guider - Precious SystemsThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsSwans - The Glowing ManHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolenceJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveBig Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and Anthroprophh