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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STRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereGlobelamp - The Orange GlowLas Kellies - Friends & LoversFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidHoneyblood - Babes Never Die Kuro - KuroUltimate Painting - DuskOdonis Odonis - Post PlagueVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorMitski - Puberty 2Blown Out - New CruiserNewmoon - SpaceHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterRedspencer - PerksWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingMV & EE - root/voidOmni - DeluxeYeti Lane - L'AuroreJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageCate Le Bon - Crab DayLiving Body - Body is Workingpatten - ΨNo Joy - Drool SuckerHashish - A Product OfDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...S U R V I V E -  RR7349Ablebody - Adult ContemporariesThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexRadiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolPurling Hiss - High BiasA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceThe Coral - Distance in BetweenThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenOkkervil River - AwayMother Feather - Mother FeatherThe KVB - Of DesireSwans - The Glowing ManChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!Big Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceTrue Cross - Pure DivorceKings of Leon - WALLSJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IIGoggs - GoggsStrata Florida - Falling From GraceKeaton Henson - Kindly NowBlood Orange - Freetown SoundSlow Season - WestingThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceLionlimb - ShooSpectres - DeadCool Ghouls - Animal RacesMajor Stars - Motion SetSugar Candy Mountain - 666MJ Guider - Precious SystemsWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightElias Krantz - LifelinesFaun Fables - Born of the SunThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifeDrugdealer - The End of ComedyTOY - Clear ShotSteve Hauschildt - StrandsNothing - Tired Of TomorrowHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolencePlaid - The Digging RemedyThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!Wovenhand - Star TreatmentThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryAngel Olsen - My WomanMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleJulianna Barwick - WillRed Fang - Only GhostsAndy Shauf - The PartyPrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!Jenny Hval - Blood BitchDilly Dally - fkkt EPThe Avalanches - WildflowerLabirinto - GehennaThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BouncePsychic Twin - Strange DiaryLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathPantha Du Prince - The TriadCass McCombs - Mangy LoveMild High Club - SkiptracingH.U.M - Trinity WayIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionEZTV - High In PlaceMourn - Ha, Ha, He.Holy Wave - Freaks of NurtureOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotThe Early Years - IIPop.1280 - ParadiseVHS - Gift of LifeMatmos - Ultimate Care IITangent - Collapsing HorizonsThought Forms - Songs About DrowningQuilt - PlazaNight School - BlushFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerWolf People - RuinsSneaks - GymnasticsPreoccupations - PreoccupationsNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree The Amazing - AmbulanceThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceDIIV - Is the is AreParquet Courts - Human PerformanceSunflower Bean - Human CeremonySex Swing - Sex SwingPOLIÇA - United CrushersMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesTy Segall - Emotional MuggerSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelNots - CosmeticHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesSubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesPsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTDavid Bowie - BlackstarTortoise - The CatastrophistHMS Morris - Interior DesignCult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightGoat - RequiemMoney - Suicide SongsEntrance - PromisesKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassWild Nothing - Life of PauseMONO - Requiem For HellHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionXAM Duo - XAM DuoBond St. District - A Church On VulcanLocal Natives - Sunlit YouthTrust Punks - Double BindLVL UP - Return to Love

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5 out of 5 stars