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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Cult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightTy Segall - Emotional MuggerDrugdealer - The End of ComedyA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceMajor Stars - Motion SetFaun Fables - Born of the SunTrue Cross - Pure DivorceKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceThe KVB - Of DesirePurling Hiss - High BiasThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassMJ Guider - Precious SystemsWolf People - RuinsJulianna Barwick - WillH.U.M - Trinity WayMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesSneaks - GymnasticsKings of Leon - WALLSSpectres - DeadThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceElias Krantz - LifelinesThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidBig Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhSlow Season - WestingCass McCombs - Mangy LoveIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexGlobelamp - The Orange GlowDIIV - Is the is ArePantha Du Prince - The TriadThe Early Years - IIMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyRedspencer - PerksSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowherePsychic Twin - Strange DiaryEntrance - PromisesVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionUltimate Painting - DuskBlown Out - New CruiserThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsNo Joy - Drool SuckerTOY - Clear ShotAngel Olsen - My WomanWild Nothing - Life of PausePOLIÇA - United CrushersFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeQuilt - PlazaNothing - Tired Of TomorrowDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorJenny Hval - Blood BitchTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenHoneyblood - Babes Never Die Blood Orange - Freetown SoundOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...MONO - Requiem For HellThe Amazing - AmbulanceGoggs - GoggsMother Feather - Mother FeatherLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishPreoccupations - PreoccupationsNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Keaton Henson - Kindly NowMourn - Ha, Ha, He.Radiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolThought Forms - Songs About DrowningHashish - A Product OfRed Fang - Only GhostsJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IIThe Coral - Distance in BetweenMild High Club - SkiptracingLiving Body - Body is WorkingHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesEZTV - High In PlaceHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterHead Wound City - A New Wave of Violencepatten - ΨOmni - DeluxePrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteParquet Courts - Human PerformanceKuro - KuroS U R V I V E -  RR7349Matmos - Ultimate Care IISex Swing - Sex SwingGoat - RequiemPop.1280 - ParadiseHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingAndy Shauf - The PartyNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPDavid Bowie - BlackstarNewmoon - SpaceMV & EE - root/voidVHS - Gift of LifePlaid - The Digging RemedyCool Ghouls - Animal RacesLabirinto - GehennaWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightOdonis Odonis - Post PlagueBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceCate Le Bon - Crab DaySwans - The Glowing ManSteve Hauschildt - StrandsFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!Trust Punks - Double BindHMS Morris - Interior DesignXAM Duo - XAM DuoDilly Dally - fkkt EPThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!Heron Oblivion - Heron OblivionMitski - Puberty 2Local Natives - Sunlit YouthThe Avalanches - WildflowerTortoise - The CatastrophistLas Kellies - Friends & LoversThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsYeti Lane - L'AuroreLVL UP - Return to LoveOkkervil River - AwaySubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesWovenhand - Star TreatmentNots - CosmeticSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!Strata Florida - Falling From GraceLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceMoney - Suicide SongsWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingTangent - Collapsing HorizonsCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsAblebody - Adult ContemporariesThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageBond St. District - A Church On VulcanSugar Candy Mountain - 666The Wytches - All Your Happy LifeNight School - BlushPsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTLionlimb - Shoo