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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The Avalanches - WildflowerMajor Stars - Motion SetThee Oh Sees - A Weird ExitsSteve Hauschildt - StrandsDe La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...The Orb - COW/Chill Out, World!Preoccupations - PreoccupationsThe Radio Dept. - Running Out of LoveMitski - Puberty 2LVL UP - Return to LoveWovenhand - Star TreatmentDrugdealer - The End of ComedySunflower Bean - Human CeremonyThe Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World PyramidFaun Fables - Born of the SunTOY - Clear ShotKikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall GrassSavoy Motel - Savoy MotelIggy Pop - Post Pop DepressionMargaret Glaspy - Emotions and MathCate Le Bon - Crab DayThe Early Years - IIGoggs - GoggsJohn Carpenter - Lost Themes IIStrata Florida - Falling From GraceHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The HunterDavid Bowie - BlackstarGlobelamp - The Orange GlowMJ Guider - Precious SystemsBlown Out - New CruiserBlood Orange - Freetown SoundHoneyblood - Babes Never Die Fat White Family - Songs for Our MothersKings of Leon - WALLSThe Cosmic Range - New LatitudesSwans - The Glowing ManVirginia Wing - Forward Constant MotionLas Kellies - Friends & LoversOkkervil River - AwayHead Wound City - A New Wave of ViolenceHooton Tennis Club - Big Box of ChocolatesBig Naturals and Anthroprophh - Big Naturals and AnthroprophhFlower Girl - Tuck In Your Tie-DyeMild High Club - SkiptracingMourn - Ha, Ha, He.Pop.1280 - ParadiseThe Cosmic Dead - RainbowheadA Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceNothing - Tired Of TomorrowPurling Hiss - High BiasAblebody - Adult ContemporariesThe Coral - Distance in BetweenPsychic Ills - INNER JOURNEY OUTOlivia Wyatt and Bitchin Bajas - Sailing a Sinking SeaPOLIÇA - United CrushersMONO - Requiem For HellThe KVB - Of DesireMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman SpectacleAngel Olsen - My WomanElias Krantz - LifelinesPrins Thomas - Principe Del NorteHeron Oblivion - Heron OblivionSlow Season - WestingH.U.M - Trinity WayCult of Dom Keller - Goodbye To The LightThe Comet Is Coming - Channel the SpiritsMV & EE - root/voidRed Fang - Only GhostsSugar Candy Mountain - 666Pantha Du Prince - The TriadFlowers Must Die - Sista Valsen EPFrankie Cosmos - Next ThingHashish - A Product OfDinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotKeaton Henson - Kindly NowChildish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!Twin Peaks - Down in HeavenDilly Dally - fkkt EPUltimate Painting - DuskWoods - City Sun Eater in the River of LightWolf People - RuinsPsychic Twin - Strange DiaryOdonis Odonis - Post PlagueSpectres - DeadKandodo/McBain - Lost Chants/Last ChanceOmni - DeluxeTortoise - The CatastrophistEntrance - PromisesNight School - BlushCool Ghouls - Animal RacesThe Orange Drop - Stoned In LoveThe Wytches - All Your Happy LifeSubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of AgesSex Swing - Sex SwingLou Barlow - Apocalypse FetishJosefin Öhrn + The Liberation - MirageLionlimb - ShooTrust Punks - Double BindKuro - KuroCavern of Anti-Matter  - Void Beats/Invocation Trexpatten - ΨThe Goon Sax - Up to AnythingNewmoon - SpaceWarhaus - We Fucked a Flame Into BeingCar Seat Headrest - Teens of DenialNo Joy - Drool SuckerRadiohead - A Moon Shaped PoolAndy Shauf - The PartyDIIV - Is the is AreXAM Duo - XAM DuoLocal Natives - Sunlit YouthBond St. District - A Church On VulcanHoly Wave - Freaks of NurtureJulianna Barwick - WillMoney - Suicide SongsS U R V I V E -  RR7349Yeti Lane - L'AuroreWild Nothing - Life of PauseDodge Meteor - Dodge MeteorCass McCombs - Mangy LoveKristin Hersh - Wyatt at Coyote PalaceNZCA Lines - Infinite SummerLorelle Meets The Obselete - BalanceLabirinto - GehennaLiving Body - Body is WorkingGoat - RequiemThought Forms - Songs About DrowningNots - CosmeticPlaid - The Digging RemedyMother Feather - Mother FeatherThe Altered Hours - In Heat Not SorrySalem's Pot - Pronounce This!VHS - Gift of LifeParquet Courts - Human PerformanceBeyond The Wizard's Sleeve - The Soft BounceHMS Morris - Interior DesignEZTV - High In PlaceNick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Quilt - PlazaSneaks - GymnasticsThe Wave Pictures - Bamboo Diner in the RainJenny Hval - Blood BitchRedspencer - PerksThe Amazing - AmbulanceSTRFKR - Being No One, Going NowhereMatmos - Ultimate Care IITy Segall - Emotional MuggerThe Lucid Dream - Compulsion SongsMinor Victories - Minor VictoriesTangent - Collapsing HorizonsTrue Cross - Pure Divorce