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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Kandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersMourn - Ha, Ha, He.John Carpenter - Lost Themes IIHoneyblood - Babes Never Die True Cross - Pure DivorceCass McCombs - Mangy LoveMoney - Suicide SongsThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesMONO - Requiem For HellEZTV - High In PlaceGoggs - GoggsMitski - Puberty 2Trust Punks - Double BindHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorPreoccupations - PreoccupationsMatmos - Ultimate Care IIDIIV - Is the is AreHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolenceThe KVB - Of DesireLionlimb - ShooParquet Courts - Human PerformanceIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionMJ Guider - Precious Systemspatten - ΨKings of Leon - WALLSXAM Duo - XAM DuoTOY - Clear ShotSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainWovenhand - Star TreatmentCult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightDrugdealer - The End of ComedyThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveNight School - BlushDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereAndy Shauf - The PartyHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureThe Amazing - AmbulanceKuro - KuroDavid Bowie - BlackstarPOLIÇA - United CrushersWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightLocal Natives - Sunlit YouthSneaks - GymnasticsSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!S U R V I V E -  RR7349Bond St. District - A Church On VulcanThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifeThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveAblebody - Adult ContemporariesJulianna Barwick - WillFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingWolf People - RuinsMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleH.U.M - Trinity WayMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesOkkervil River - AwaySlow Season - WestingGlobelamp - The Orange GlowKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingHashish - A Product OfVHS - Gift of LifeMother Feather - Mother FeatherThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!Psychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTNewmoon - SpaceA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceTangent - Collapsing HorizonsPsychic Twin - Strange DiaryMV & EE - root/voidThe Coral - Distance in BetweenThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsDilly Dally - fkkt EPLVL UP - Return to LoveElias Krantz - LifelinesThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsNo Joy - Drool SuckerPop.1280 - ParadiseBig Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryNots - CosmeticDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...Olivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Living Body - Body is WorkingFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexThought Forms - Songs About DrowningWild Nothing - Life of PauseSugar Candy Mountain - 666Angel Olsen - My WomanThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterRed Fang - Only GhostsTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenUltimate Painting - DuskYeti Lane - L'AurorePantha Du Prince - The TriadMild High Club - SkiptracingNothing - Tired Of TomorrowBlood Orange - Freetown SoundEntrance - PromisesTy Segall - Emotional MuggerCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialMajor Stars - Motion SetSex Swing - Sex SwingBlown Out - New CruiserCate Le Bon - Crab DayRedspencer - PerksFaun Fables - Born of the SunGoat - RequiemOdonis Odonis - Post PlagueTortoise - The CatastrophistSubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesPurling Hiss - High BiasSpectres - DeadPrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteLabirinto - GehennaHMS Morris - Interior DesignSwans - The Glowing ManThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!Strata Florida - Falling From GraceKeaton Henson - Kindly NowOmni - DeluxeJenny Hval - Blood BitchMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathLas Kellies - Friends & LoversLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishCool Ghouls - Animal RacesSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelQuilt - PlazaPlaid - The Digging RemedySteve Hauschildt - StrandsRadiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionThe Avalanches - WildflowerThe Early Years - II