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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Nots - CosmeticMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleSugar Candy Mountain - 666Red Fang - Only GhostsDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotSex Swing - Sex SwingThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifeAngel Olsen - My WomanCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexXAM Duo - XAM DuoJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IIWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightWovenhand - Star TreatmentThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPEntrance - PromisesSneaks - GymnasticsSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelNight School - BlushMONO - Requiem For HellPOLIÇA - United CrushersKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceRadiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolSlow Season - WestingThe Coral - Distance in BetweenHMS Morris - Interior DesignThought Forms - Songs About DrowningMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesOdonis Odonis - Post PlagueStrata Florida - Falling From GraceNewmoon - SpaceThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!Psychic Twin - Strange DiaryKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionLVL UP - Return to LoveBond St. District - A Church On VulcanCool Ghouls - Animal RacesMajor Stars - Motion SetHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryDilly Dally - fkkt EPSwans - The Glowing ManThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsHashish - A Product OfAblebody - Adult ContemporariesGoggs - GoggsThe Amazing - AmbulanceCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathRedspencer - PerksElias Krantz - LifelinesPurling Hiss - High BiasH.U.M - Trinity WayTrue Cross - Pure DivorceNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerDIIV - Is the is AreSteve Hauschildt - StrandsAndy Shauf - The PartyKuro - KuroNo Joy - Drool SuckerBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceOmni - DeluxeCate Le Bon - Crab DayParquet Courts - Human PerformanceMV & EE - root/voidMother Feather - Mother FeatherThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsYeti Lane - L'AuroreDrugdealer - The End of ComedyTortoise - The CatastrophistDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...Salem's Pot - Pronounce This!Tangent - Collapsing HorizonsS U R V I V E -  RR7349Cult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightCass McCombs - Mangy LoveWild Nothing - Life of PauseFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingThe Avalanches - WildflowerVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadJulianna Barwick - WillTy Segall - Emotional MuggerVHS - Gift of LifeTOY - Clear ShotKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceBig Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhGlobelamp - The Orange GlowHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolenceWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingOkkervil River - AwayLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishThe Early Years - IIpatten - ΨHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceLas Kellies - Friends & LoversMoney - Suicide SongsJenny Hval - Blood BitchLiving Body - Body is WorkingTrust Punks - Double BindLocal Natives - Sunlit YouthEZTV - High In PlacePop.1280 - ParadiseBlown Out - New CruiserThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidLabirinto - GehennaPsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTMitski - Puberty 2Mild High Club - SkiptracingUltimate Painting - DuskKings of Leon - WALLSBlood Orange - Freetown SoundOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaHoneyblood - Babes Never Die Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Flower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyKeaton Henson - Kindly NowPrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteMatmos - Ultimate Care IIMourn - Ha, Ha, He.Plaid - The Digging RemedyDavid Bowie - BlackstarThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainSpectres - DeadDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorQuilt - PlazaLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceMJ Guider - Precious SystemsPantha Du Prince - The TriadLionlimb - ShooTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenFaun Fables - Born of the SunNothing - Tired Of TomorrowChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!STRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereSubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesGoat - RequiemJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageWolf People - RuinsPreoccupations - PreoccupationsThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingThe KVB - Of DesireHeron Oblivion - Heron Oblivion

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