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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Olivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaElias Krantz - LifelinesRedspencer - PerksSunflower Bean - Human CeremonyThe Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!The Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorryThe Amazing - AmbulanceGlobelamp - The Orange GlowRed Fang - Only GhostsMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesFat White Family - Songs for Our MothersNots - CosmeticTangent - Collapsing HorizonsMitski - Puberty 2Margaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathPurling Hiss - High BiasSpectres - DeadLiving Body - Body is WorkingGoggs - GoggsMatmos - Ultimate Care IISwans - The Glowing ManThe Avalanches - WildflowerNight School - BlushThe KVB - Of DesireTrust Punks - Double BindJenny Hval - Blood BitchMother Feather - Mother FeatherFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...Kings of Leon - WALLSSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereHoneyblood - Babes Never Die Slow Season - WestingThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveUltimate Painting - DuskLas Kellies - Friends & LoversAblebody - Adult ContemporariesKeaton Henson - Kindly NowPsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTCate Le Bon - Crab DayThought Forms - Songs About DrowningDIIV - Is the is AreIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionFaun Fables - Born of the SunMajor Stars - Motion SetS U R V I V E -  RR7349Dilly Dally - fkkt EPMJ Guider - Precious SystemsJulianna Barwick - WillNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree H.U.M - Trinity WayCass McCombs - Mangy LoveQuilt - PlazaNewmoon - SpaceMV & EE - root/voidSteve Hauschildt - StrandsWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingOdonis Odonis - Post PlagueSugar Candy Mountain - 666Cult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightStrata Florida - Falling From GraceAngel Olsen - My WomanHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BouncePop.1280 - ParadiseVHS - Gift of LifeLionlimb - ShooThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingLabirinto - GehennaTrue Cross - Pure DivorceThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishGoat - RequiemBond St. District - A Church On VulcanFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPHashish - A Product OfJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IIMoney - Suicide SongsPreoccupations - PreoccupationsThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsAndy Shauf - The PartyNo Joy - Drool SuckerKuro - KuroTwin Peaks - Down in HeavenBig Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhMONO - Requiem For HellJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageSneaks - GymnasticsChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!Radiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceThe Coral - Distance in BetweenThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainPsychic Twin - Strange DiaryPlaid - The Digging RemedyBlown Out - New CruiserOmni - DeluxeSex Swing - Sex SwingEntrance - PromisesHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterEZTV - High In PlaceCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation TrexThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidParquet Courts - Human PerformanceNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialPrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteLocal Natives - Sunlit YouthThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveTy Segall - Emotional MuggerMild High Club - SkiptracingPantha Du Prince - The TriadPOLIÇA - United CrushersWild Nothing - Life of PauseVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsYeti Lane - L'AuroreXAM Duo - XAM DuoBlood Orange - Freetown SoundWovenhand - Star TreatmentWolf People - RuinsDrugdealer - The End of ComedyThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifeHMS Morris - Interior DesignHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleNothing - Tired Of TomorrowLVL UP - Return to LoveWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightMourn - Ha, Ha, He.Holy Wave - Freaks of NurtureThe Early Years - IITortoise - The CatastrophistLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesOkkervil River - Awaypatten - ΨDavid Bowie - BlackstarTOY - Clear ShotSalem's Pot - Pronounce This!The Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadCool Ghouls - Animal RacesKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceSubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesHead Wound City - A New Wave of Violence