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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Night School - BlushOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking Seapatten - ΨHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterEZTV - High In PlaceKings of Leon - WALLSKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionOmni - DeluxeCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexKeaton Henson - Kindly NowJenny Hval - Blood BitchBlown Out - New CruiserThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesTy Segall - Emotional MuggerThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!Wild Nothing - Life of PauseMourn - Ha, Ha, He.Entrance - PromisesGoat - RequiemThe KVB - Of DesirePlaid - The Digging RemedyThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidSubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesRed Fang - Only GhostsKuro - KuroTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceSpectres - DeadNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerWovenhand - Star TreatmentNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Globelamp - The Orange GlowChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!Newmoon - SpaceHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolenceSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyHashish - A Product OfThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainCass McCombs - Mangy LoveFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersOdonis Odonis - Post PlagueThought Forms - Songs About DrowningThe Avalanches - WildflowerDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotNots - CosmeticCate Le Bon - Crab DayLas Kellies - Friends & LoversMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleFaun Fables - Born of the SunDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorMajor Stars - Motion SetAngel Olsen - My WomanLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceWolf People - RuinsBig Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageJulianna Barwick - WillRadiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolGoggs - GoggsOkkervil River - AwayHoneyblood - Babes Never Die No Joy - Drool SuckerElias Krantz - LifelinesKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BouncePsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTMV & EE - root/voidLocal Natives - Sunlit YouthThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LovePop.1280 - ParadiseFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelUltimate Painting - DuskLionlimb - ShooDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...The Early Years - IIHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialCult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightRedspencer - PerksMoney - Suicide SongsDIIV - Is the is ArePantha Du Prince - The TriadBlood Orange - Freetown SoundH.U.M - Trinity WayDrugdealer - The End of ComedyPsychic Twin - Strange DiaryVHS - Gift of LifeMONO - Requiem For HellLabirinto - GehennaFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IILou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishPrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightBond St. District - A Church On VulcanStrata Florida - Falling From GracePOLIÇA - United CrushersMitski - Puberty 2Nothing - Tired Of TomorrowThe Coral - Distance in BetweenLiving Body - Body is WorkingLVL UP - Return to LoveXAM Duo - XAM DuoSex Swing - Sex SwingFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifeS U R V I V E -  RR7349Holy Wave - Freaks of NurturePreoccupations - PreoccupationsSugar Candy Mountain - 666Tortoise - The CatastrophistSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!Trust Punks - Double BindA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsTrue Cross - Pure DivorceYeti Lane - L'AuroreHMS Morris - Interior DesignMatmos - Ultimate Care IIMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsPurling Hiss - High BiasWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveMJ Guider - Precious SystemsSneaks - GymnasticsDilly Dally - fkkt EPAndy Shauf - The PartyDavid Bowie - BlackstarVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionSlow Season - WestingThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsTangent - Collapsing HorizonsSteve Hauschildt - StrandsAblebody - Adult ContemporariesSwans - The Glowing ManThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereTOY - Clear ShotMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathMild High Club - SkiptracingMother Feather - Mother FeatherThe Amazing - AmbulanceQuilt - PlazaParquet Courts - Human PerformanceCool Ghouls - Animal Races