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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John Carpenter - Lost Themes IIMild High Club - SkiptracingThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainLas Kellies - Friends & LoversTrue Cross - Pure DivorceNothing - Tired Of TomorrowThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsDavid Bowie - BlackstarRedspencer - PerksGlobelamp - The Orange GlowPsychic Twin - Strange DiaryKuro - KuroHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesEntrance - PromisesS U R V I V E -  RR7349The Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryGoggs - GoggsThe Avalanches - WildflowerThe Amazing - AmbulanceTortoise - The CatastrophistVHS - Gift of LifeSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyKings of Leon - WALLSHashish - A Product OfHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionThought Forms - Songs About DrowningH.U.M - Trinity WayCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeNo Joy - Drool SuckerMatmos - Ultimate Care IISavoy Motel - Savoy MotelHMS Morris - Interior DesignParquet Courts - Human PerformanceWolf People - RuinsPrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteGoat - RequiemDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...Pop.1280 - ParadiseThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveSlow Season - WestingMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleCate Le Bon - Crab DayTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenOmni - DeluxeBlood Orange - Freetown SoundSteve Hauschildt - StrandsPreoccupations - PreoccupationsMother Feather - Mother FeatherThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifePurling Hiss - High BiasRed Fang - Only GhostsLVL UP - Return to LoveThe Coral - Distance in BetweenChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!Major Stars - Motion SetLabirinto - GehennaAngel Olsen - My WomanFaun Fables - Born of the SunElias Krantz - LifelinesPlaid - The Digging RemedyNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceCool Ghouls - Animal RacesWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterYeti Lane - L'AuroreVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionMV & EE - root/voidDIIV - Is the is AreCass McCombs - Mangy LoveKeaton Henson - Kindly NowBond St. District - A Church On VulcanOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingBlown Out - New CruiserWild Nothing - Life of PauseDilly Dally - fkkt EPTOY - Clear ShotMitski - Puberty 2Pantha Du Prince - The TriadRadiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolAblebody - Adult ContemporariesDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Swans - The Glowing ManOdonis Odonis - Post PlagueNots - CosmeticThe KVB - Of DesireFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPTrust Punks - Double BindThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotMoney - Suicide SongsHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolenceLiving Body - Body is WorkingThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsBig Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesLocal Natives - Sunlit Youthpatten - ΨThe Early Years - IIUltimate Painting - DuskEZTV - High In PlaceHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureXAM Duo - XAM DuoTy Segall - Emotional MuggerCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexTangent - Collapsing HorizonsThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!Warhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingSugar Candy Mountain - 666MJ Guider - Precious SystemsKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalacePsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!Julianna Barwick - WillLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingNewmoon - SpaceSpectres - DeadSubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesNight School - BlushDrugdealer - The End of ComedyLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageMourn - Ha, Ha, He.POLIÇA - United CrushersKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassStrata Florida - Falling From GraceAndy Shauf - The PartyOkkervil River - AwaySneaks - GymnasticsHoneyblood - Babes Never Die Sex Swing - Sex SwingMONO - Requiem For HellThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadQuilt - PlazaWovenhand - Star TreatmentFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsCult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceLionlimb - ShooJenny Hval - Blood BitchBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft Bounce