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.

Rollover an image to reveal the Artist and Album title. Click to read the review.

Dodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorNo Joy - Drool SuckerSwans - The Glowing ManHMS Morris - Interior DesignFaun Fables - Born of the SunA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsTangent - Collapsing HorizonsIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionCool Ghouls - Animal RacesOdonis Odonis - Post PlagueKuro - KuroTy Segall - Emotional MuggerTrust Punks - Double BindChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!The Wytches - All Your Happy LifeMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexRedspencer - PerksDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...H.U.M - Trinity WayKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceAngel Olsen - My WomanThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsNight School - BlushMajor Stars - Motion SetPurling Hiss - High BiasOmni - Deluxepatten - ΨPlaid - The Digging RemedySTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionMoney - Suicide SongsRed Fang - Only GhostsKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassEZTV - High In PlaceMJ Guider - Precious SystemsAblebody - Adult ContemporariesSneaks - GymnasticsBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialDrugdealer - The End of ComedyPrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteSubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolenceGoggs - GoggsTrue Cross - Pure DivorceMother Feather - Mother FeatherHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureDIIV - Is the is AreThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsThe Coral - Distance in BetweenThe Amazing - AmbulanceSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!The Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaLas Kellies - Friends & LoversOkkervil River - AwayPsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingLiving Body - Body is WorkingKings of Leon - WALLSParquet Courts - Human PerformanceLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishCate Le Bon - Crab DaySex Swing - Sex SwingLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveGoat - RequiemJenny Hval - Blood BitchWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainVHS - Gift of LifeSlow Season - WestingMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleMild High Club - SkiptracingHoneyblood - Babes Never Die Thought Forms - Songs About DrowningUltimate Painting - DuskFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingSugar Candy Mountain - 666Minor Victories - Minor VictoriesCult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightS U R V I V E -  RR7349Globelamp - The Orange GlowJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageMitski - Puberty 2The Avalanches - WildflowerXAM Duo - XAM DuoYeti Lane - L'AuroreThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterPreoccupations - PreoccupationsBlown Out - New CruiserFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersEntrance - PromisesLabirinto - GehennaRadiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolDavid Bowie - BlackstarStrata Florida - Falling From GraceWovenhand - Star TreatmentNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Big Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhThe KVB - Of DesireFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!Bond St. District - A Church On VulcanLVL UP - Return to LoveSpectres - DeadJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IIKeaton Henson - Kindly NowNots - CosmeticThe Early Years - IIDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadNewmoon - SpacePantha Du Prince - The TriadPop.1280 - ParadiseTOY - Clear ShotWild Nothing - Life of PauseThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesMV & EE - root/voidSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelCass McCombs - Mangy LoveJulianna Barwick - WillMatmos - Ultimate Care IIMourn - Ha, Ha, He.The Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveLocal Natives - Sunlit YouthBlood Orange - Freetown SoundSteve Hauschildt - StrandsTortoise - The CatastrophistQuilt - PlazaAndy Shauf - The PartyPsychic Twin - Strange DiaryElias Krantz - LifelinesWolf People - RuinsMONO - Requiem For HellLionlimb - ShooNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesHashish - A Product OfHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyDilly Dally - fkkt EPNothing - Tired Of TomorrowPOLIÇA - United Crushers

Overall Rating (1)

5 out of 5 stars