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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Quilt - PlazaMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceBond St. District - A Church On VulcanWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionThe Early Years - IIMajor Stars - Motion SetSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyMitski - Puberty 2Sex Swing - Sex SwingSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereHoneyblood - Babes Never Die Slow Season - WestingLVL UP - Return to LoveThought Forms - Songs About DrowningHMS Morris - Interior DesignRed Fang - Only GhostsThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingCass McCombs - Mangy LoveNothing - Tired Of TomorrowParquet Courts - Human PerformanceMatmos - Ultimate Care IICult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerVHS - Gift of LifeLiving Body - Body is WorkingDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifeFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingH.U.M - Trinity WayHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterGoat - RequiemFaun Fables - Born of the SunMoney - Suicide SongsDrugdealer - The End of ComedyMV & EE - root/voidKings of Leon - WALLSThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveSwans - The Glowing ManCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexSpectres - DeadLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceS U R V I V E -  RR7349TOY - Clear ShotNight School - BlushPurling Hiss - High BiasMild High Club - SkiptracingDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...Big Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhTrue Cross - Pure DivorceRedspencer - PerksThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree The Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesKeaton Henson - Kindly NowOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionSteve Hauschildt - StrandsCate Le Bon - Crab DayDavid Bowie - BlackstarFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelLocal Natives - Sunlit YouthHashish - A Product OfWild Nothing - Life of PauseMourn - Ha, Ha, He.Mother Feather - Mother FeatherBlood Orange - Freetown SoundFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersNots - CosmeticThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryDIIV - Is the is AreWolf People - RuinsDilly Dally - fkkt EPMONO - Requiem For HellSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!Labirinto - GehennaAngel Olsen - My WomanMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathPsychic Twin - Strange DiaryThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IINewmoon - SpaceElias Krantz - LifelinesWovenhand - Star TreatmentGlobelamp - The Orange GlowThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!MJ Guider - Precious SystemsXAM Duo - XAM DuoKuro - KuroHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureJulianna Barwick - WillPantha Du Prince - The TriadSubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesPreoccupations - PreoccupationsOkkervil River - AwayThe KVB - Of DesireCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialTangent - Collapsing HorizonsNo Joy - Drool SuckerLionlimb - ShooLas Kellies - Friends & LoversKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceAblebody - Adult ContemporariesAndy Shauf - The PartyJenny Hval - Blood BitchTortoise - The CatastrophistThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidPsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTSneaks - GymnasticsThe Avalanches - WildflowerTrust Punks - Double BindThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!Pop.1280 - ParadiseCool Ghouls - Animal RacesTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenGoggs - GoggsStrata Florida - Falling From GraceSugar Candy Mountain - 666The Coral - Distance in BetweenTy Segall - Emotional MuggerPOLIÇA - United CrushersUltimate Painting - DuskJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolenceLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishPlaid - The Digging RemedyOmni - DeluxeRadiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolEZTV - High In Placepatten - ΨBlown Out - New CruiserYeti Lane - L'AuroreEntrance - PromisesOdonis Odonis - Post PlaguePrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteThe Amazing - AmbulanceDodge Meteor - Dodge Meteor