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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Radiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceNo Joy - Drool SuckerCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenGoat - RequiemMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleDrugdealer - The End of ComedyHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesBig Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhKings of Leon - WALLSEZTV - High In PlaceThe KVB - Of DesireNothing - Tired Of TomorrowSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotTrust Punks - Double BindBlood Orange - Freetown SoundLocal Natives - Sunlit YouthEntrance - PromisesSex Swing - Sex SwingThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadDilly Dally - fkkt EPBlown Out - New CruiserHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionQuilt - PlazaSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelPop.1280 - ParadiseJulianna Barwick - WillHMS Morris - Interior DesignAngel Olsen - My WomanThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsThe Avalanches - WildflowerDavid Bowie - BlackstarMild High Club - SkiptracingVHS - Gift of LifeWolf People - RuinsMJ Guider - Precious SystemsThe Early Years - IISugar Candy Mountain - 666Minor Victories - Minor VictoriesFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingSneaks - GymnasticsThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsLVL UP - Return to LoveFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!Tortoise - The CatastrophistTrue Cross - Pure DivorceLiving Body - Body is WorkingJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageCate Le Bon - Crab DayThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...Prins Thomas - Principe Del NorteSpectres - Deadpatten - ΨJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IIMONO - Requiem For HellCult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightSteve Hauschildt - StrandsThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryYeti Lane - L'AuroreMitski - Puberty 2Woods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightWovenhand - Star TreatmentAblebody - Adult ContemporariesPsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTRed Fang - Only GhostsFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPAndy Shauf - The PartyThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainMajor Stars - Motion SetThe Amazing - AmbulanceThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolencePlaid - The Digging RemedyTy Segall - Emotional MuggerChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!The Wytches - All Your Happy LifeMourn - Ha, Ha, He.Kikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassNewmoon - SpaceOdonis Odonis - Post PlagueBond St. District - A Church On VulcanWild Nothing - Life of PauseMV & EE - root/voidS U R V I V E -  RR7349Ultimate Painting - DuskPantha Du Prince - The TriadSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereXAM Duo - XAM DuoHoneyblood - Babes Never Die Iggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsNots - CosmeticLabirinto - GehennaLas Kellies - Friends & LoversOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveGlobelamp - The Orange GlowThought Forms - Songs About DrowningThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesMatmos - Ultimate Care IIOkkervil River - AwayFaun Fables - Born of the SunLionlimb - ShooTOY - Clear ShotCool Ghouls - Animal RacesPreoccupations - PreoccupationsOmni - DeluxeGoggs - GoggsDIIV - Is the is ArePurling Hiss - High BiasThe Coral - Distance in BetweenCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexNight School - BlushPOLIÇA - United CrushersSlow Season - WestingNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishJenny Hval - Blood BitchMother Feather - Mother FeatherPsychic Twin - Strange DiaryMoney - Suicide SongsWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingElias Krantz - LifelinesThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!Kuro - KuroNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerSubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesStrata Florida - Falling From GraceHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorH.U.M - Trinity WaySwans - The Glowing ManCass McCombs - Mangy LoveRedspencer - PerksBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceParquet Courts - Human PerformanceTangent - Collapsing HorizonsHashish - A Product OfKeaton Henson - Kindly Now