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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Okkervil River - AwayTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathElias Krantz - LifelinesKeaton Henson - Kindly NowThe Early Years - IIDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceTrust Punks - Double BindKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassPop.1280 - ParadiseOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaMild High Club - SkiptracingBlown Out - New CruiserFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceGoat - RequiemHMS Morris - Interior DesignOdonis Odonis - Post PlagueWild Nothing - Life of PauseTOY - Clear ShotMJ Guider - Precious SystemsThe KVB - Of DesireHoneyblood - Babes Never Die Yeti Lane - L'AurorePlaid - The Digging RemedyMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleSwans - The Glowing ManLabirinto - Gehennapatten - ΨDIIV - Is the is AreLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishNots - CosmeticBig Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhDavid Bowie - BlackstarTy Segall - Emotional MuggerHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionCass McCombs - Mangy LoveThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidJenny Hval - Blood BitchVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionParquet Courts - Human PerformanceSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!Thought Forms - Songs About DrowningAngel Olsen - My WomanMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesUltimate Painting - DuskHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesEZTV - High In PlaceJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceCult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceSneaks - GymnasticsCate Le Bon - Crab DayThe Amazing - AmbulanceBlood Orange - Freetown SoundFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersNo Joy - Drool SuckerS U R V I V E -  RR7349The Avalanches - WildflowerFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingXAM Duo - XAM DuoMoney - Suicide SongsHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureGoggs - GoggsThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsRedspencer - PerksRed Fang - Only GhostsPantha Du Prince - The TriadHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolenceMV & EE - root/voidPrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionMother Feather - Mother FeatherFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeStrata Florida - Falling From GraceJulianna Barwick - WillDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerPsychic Twin - Strange DiaryPreoccupations - PreoccupationsSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyKuro - KuroLas Kellies - Friends & LoversTangent - Collapsing HorizonsLiving Body - Body is WorkingNothing - Tired Of TomorrowThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!Matmos - Ultimate Care IISavoy Motel - Savoy MotelFaun Fables - Born of the SunPOLIÇA - United CrushersSugar Candy Mountain - 666Bond St. District - A Church On VulcanMitski - Puberty 2Warhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingSteve Hauschildt - StrandsSubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree The Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsTrue Cross - Pure DivorceEntrance - PromisesPurling Hiss - High BiasQuilt - PlazaH.U.M - Trinity WayLionlimb - ShooNight School - BlushSpectres - DeadThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadLVL UP - Return to LoveRadiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolWolf People - RuinsThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainThe Coral - Distance in BetweenOmni - DeluxeCool Ghouls - Animal RacesNewmoon - SpacePsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsDilly Dally - fkkt EPDrugdealer - The End of ComedyThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifeKings of Leon - WALLSCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IIChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!Local Natives - Sunlit YouthAblebody - Adult ContemporariesGlobelamp - The Orange GlowWovenhand - Star TreatmentSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereSlow Season - WestingVHS - Gift of LifeSex Swing - Sex SwingDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryMourn - Ha, Ha, He.The Goon Sax - Up to AnythingTortoise - The CatastrophistHashish - A Product OfKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialMONO - Requiem For HellMajor Stars - Motion SetAndy Shauf - The Party