Music in 2016

albums-of-2017

2016 was another pretty good year for music. Here’s a list of our favourite albums, EP’s and other releases from the past 12 months. Let’s hope 2017 is even better. Happy New Year!

Albums of the Year…

  • A Tribe Called Quest – We Got This… Thank You 4 Your Service
  • BADBADNOTGOOD – IV
  • case / lang / viers – case / lang / viers
  • Cavern of Anti-Matter – Void Beats-Invocation Trex
  • Colin Stetson – Sorrow
  • Common – Black America Again
  • David Bowie – Blackstar
  • Death Grips – Bottomless Pit
  • Emma Pollock – In Search of Harperfield
  • Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution
  • Ian William Craig – Centres
  • isvisible – xxiv
  • Kadhja Bonet – The Visitor
  • Lambchop – FLOTUS
  • Mogwai – Atomic
  • NAO – For All We Know
  • Noname – Telefone
  • Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
  • Solange – A Seat at the Table
  • Swans – The Glowing Man
  • The Caretaker – Everywhere at the end of time

Best of the Rest…

  • Anderson .Paak – Malibu
  • Bat For Lashes – Bride
  • Cat Le Bon – Crab Day
  • Deerhoof – The Magic
  • DIIV – Is The Is Are
  • Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – EARS
  • Katie Dey – Flood Network*
  • KA – Honor Killed The Samurai
  • Kikagaku Moyo – House in the Tall Grass
  • KING – We Are KING
  • Lorn – Vessel
  • Magic Magic – TV Life
  • Nicolas Jaar – Sirens
  • Saul Williams – MartyrLoserKing
  • Soccer96 – As Above So Below
  • Ultimate Painting – Dusk
  • Wild Nothing – Life of Pause
  • Xiu Xiu – Plays the Music of Twin Peaks
  • Young Romance – Another’s Blood

EPs of the Year…

  • Massive Attack – Ritual Spirit
  • Nine Inch Nails – Not Actual Events
  • Seanh – Sadevillain EP
  • serpentwithfeet – blisters

Compilations and Live Albums…

  • Air – Twentyears
  • Kate Bush – Before The Dawn
  • King Crimson – Radical Action (To Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind)
  • Placebo – A Place for Us to Dream
  • Sun Ra – Singles: The Definitive 45s Collection
  • Ulver – ATGCLVLSSCAP
  • Various Artists – Still in a Dream: A Story of Shoegaze 1988-1995

Ones to Watch in 2017

  • Kadhja Bonet
  • KING
  • Noname
  • serpentwithfeet

Playlist…

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