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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MV & EE - root/voidRedspencer - PerksNight School - BlushElias Krantz - LifelinesLiving Body - Body is WorkingJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IIThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsPrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteMourn - Ha, Ha, He.Major Stars - Motion SetOmni - DeluxeThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveDavid Bowie - BlackstarThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifeKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingPreoccupations - PreoccupationsThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsThe Early Years - IIHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterGoat - RequiemJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageMother Feather - Mother FeatherStrata Florida - Falling From GraceThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LovePantha Du Prince - The TriadCate Le Bon - Crab DayNots - CosmeticSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereSpectres - DeadJenny Hval - Blood BitchCult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightBond St. District - A Church On VulcanCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainThought Forms - Songs About DrowningFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyePurling Hiss - High BiasCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialKeaton Henson - Kindly NowThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesPlaid - The Digging RemedyMild High Club - SkiptracingHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingHMS Morris - Interior DesignAngel Olsen - My WomanSex Swing - Sex SwingTOY - Clear ShotKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceGlobelamp - The Orange GlowS U R V I V E -  RR7349Margaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesNothing - Tired Of TomorrowAblebody - Adult ContemporariesPop.1280 - ParadiseOkkervil River - AwayThe Coral - Distance in BetweenThe Amazing - AmbulancePOLIÇA - United CrushersUltimate Painting - DuskOdonis Odonis - Post PlagueOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaSlow Season - WestingAndy Shauf - The PartyBlown Out - New CruiserMatmos - Ultimate Care IIBlood Orange - Freetown SoundNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Honeyblood - Babes Never Die Cool Ghouls - Animal RacesSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!Methyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleWolf People - RuinsLionlimb - ShooXAM Duo - XAM DuoThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsBig Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotLocal Natives - Sunlit Youthpatten - ΨThe KVB - Of DesireHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceQuilt - PlazaPsychic Twin - Strange DiaryHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolenceNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassDilly Dally - fkkt EPEZTV - High In PlaceThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadWovenhand - Star TreatmentTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!Goggs - GoggsVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionWild Nothing - Life of PauseLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...Swans - The Glowing ManMJ Guider - Precious SystemsNewmoon - SpaceTangent - Collapsing HorizonsSneaks - GymnasticsTy Segall - Emotional MuggerNo Joy - Drool SuckerHashish - A Product OfThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidMitski - Puberty 2A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceThe Avalanches - WildflowerTrust Punks - Double BindLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceFaun Fables - Born of the SunIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionKuro - KuroJulianna Barwick - WillMoney - Suicide SongsLas Kellies - Friends & LoversSunflower Bean - Human CeremonySubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionParquet Courts - Human PerformanceFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPYeti Lane - L'AuroreThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!H.U.M - Trinity WayVHS - Gift of LifeEntrance - PromisesRadiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolSteve Hauschildt - StrandsPsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTDrugdealer - The End of ComedyLVL UP - Return to LoveDIIV - Is the is AreTortoise - The CatastrophistCass McCombs - Mangy LoveWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightSugar Candy Mountain - 666The Goon Sax - Up to AnythingRed Fang - Only GhostsTrue Cross - Pure DivorceMONO - Requiem For HellLabirinto - GehennaKings of Leon - WALLS