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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No Joy - Drool SuckerEZTV - High In PlaceMoney - Suicide SongsFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersThe Amazing - AmbulanceCool Ghouls - Animal RacesThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexMajor Stars - Motion SetKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceEntrance - PromisesMONO - Requiem For HellJenny Hval - Blood BitchStrata Florida - Falling From GraceFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPTy Segall - Emotional MuggerSugar Candy Mountain - 666Dinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!Thought Forms - Songs About DrowningUltimate Painting - DuskOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaPlaid - The Digging RemedyQuilt - PlazaH.U.M - Trinity WayDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorThe Avalanches - WildflowerKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!Newmoon - SpaceSwans - The Glowing ManTangent - Collapsing HorizonsDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...Warhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingPsychic Twin - Strange DiaryTortoise - The CatastrophistSneaks - GymnasticsIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionSteve Hauschildt - StrandsMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathGlobelamp - The Orange GlowKeaton Henson - Kindly NowKuro - KuroHMS Morris - Interior DesignTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenDavid Bowie - BlackstarParquet Courts - Human PerformanceThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingJulianna Barwick - WillA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceTrust Punks - Double BindWolf People - RuinsWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightLocal Natives - Sunlit YouthSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Pop.1280 - Paradisepatten - ΨPrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteMJ Guider - Precious SystemsNight School - BlushMitski - Puberty 2Methyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerMild High Club - SkiptracingMatmos - Ultimate Care IIHoneyblood - Babes Never Die Andy Shauf - The PartyLabirinto - GehennaTOY - Clear ShotMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesSubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesLionlimb - ShooHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterOkkervil River - AwayAngel Olsen - My WomanDilly Dally - fkkt EPWild Nothing - Life of PauseDIIV - Is the is AreThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceElias Krantz - LifelinesThe Coral - Distance in BetweenXAM Duo - XAM DuoMourn - Ha, Ha, He.MV & EE - root/voidSlow Season - WestingVHS - Gift of LifeLiving Body - Body is WorkingRed Fang - Only GhostsLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!LVL UP - Return to LoveDrugdealer - The End of ComedyS U R V I V E -  RR7349Las Kellies - Friends & LoversThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsNots - CosmeticThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceAblebody - Adult ContemporariesGoggs - GoggsThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifeSex Swing - Sex SwingTrue Cross - Pure DivorceThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveRadiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolOmni - DeluxeBlown Out - New CruiserBlood Orange - Freetown SoundCass McCombs - Mangy LoveHashish - A Product OfCate Le Bon - Crab DayPOLIÇA - United CrushersFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingWovenhand - Star TreatmentSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainPsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTPantha Du Prince - The TriadOdonis Odonis - Post PlaguePreoccupations - PreoccupationsThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsThe Early Years - IIHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesMother Feather - Mother FeatherFaun Fables - Born of the SunNothing - Tired Of TomorrowCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialGoat - RequiemYeti Lane - L'AuroreThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolenceThe KVB - Of DesireBond St. District - A Church On VulcanSpectres - DeadHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureBig Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionCult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IIKings of Leon - WALLSRedspencer - PerksPurling Hiss - High Bias