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Best Albums of 2016 (50 – 1)

It was a good year for music. Everything else sucked.


50. Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
[Domino — WIG369D]
Listen / Buy

49. Jimmy Eat World – Integrity Blues
[RCA — n/a]
Listen / Buy

48. Anna Homler And Steve Moshier – Breadwoman & Other Tales
[Rvng Intl. — RERVNG06]
Listen / Buy

47. El Último Vecino – Voces
[Canada Editorial — CND022]
Listen / Buy

46. Suffocate For Fuck Sake – In My Blood
[Not On Label]
Listen / Buy

45. Xiu Xiu – Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks
[Polyvinyl Record Company — PRC-312]
Listen / Buy

44. Tim Hecker – Love Streams
[4AD — CAD3614]
Listen / Buy

43. Shxcxchcxsh – SsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSs
[Avian — AVNLP003]
Listen / Buy

42. The Body – No One Deserves Happiness
[Thrill Jockey — THRILL 407]
Listen / Buy

41. Don’t DJ – Musique Acephale
[Berceuse Heroique — BH031]
Listen / Buy

40. Barker & Baumecker – Turns
[Ostgut Ton — OSTGUTLP24]
Listen / Buy

39. Steven Julien – Fallen
[Apron Records — AA 01]
Listen / Buy

38. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
[XL Recordings — XLLP790]
Listen / Buy

37. Croatian Amor – Love Means Taking Action
[Posh Isolation — Posh Isolation 180]
Listen / Buy

36. Essaie Pas – Demain Est Une Autre Nuit
[DFA — DFA2481]
Listen / Buy

35. Skee Mask – Shred
[Ilian Tape — ITLP02]
Listen / Buy

34. The Minneapolis Uranium Club – All Of Them Naturals
[Static Shock Records — SSR048]
Listen / Buy

33. Vanity – Don’t Be Shy
[Katorga Works — KW-050]
Listen / Buy

32. Merchandise – A Corpse Wired For Sound
[4AD — CAD3660]
Listen / Buy

31. Schoolboy Q – Blank Face
[Top Dawg Entertainment — n/a]
Listen / Buy

30. Lust For Youth – Compassion
[Sacred Bones Records — SBR-147]
Listen / Buy

29. Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
[Warp Records — WARPLP276]
Listen / Buy

28. American Football – LP2
[Polyvinyl Record Company — PRC-320]
Listen / Buy

27. Grant – Cranks
[Mörk — MÖRK011]
Listen / Buy

26. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
[Columbia — n/a]
Listen / Buy

25. Exploded View – Exploded View
[Sacred Bones Records — SBR146]
Listen / Buy

24. Kanye West – The Life Of Pablo
[G.O.O.D. Music — n/a]
Listen / Buy

23. Prince Of Denmark – 8
[Forum — FORUM V]
Listen / Buy

22. Marie Davidson – Adieux Au Dancefloor
[Cititrax — CITI021]
Listen / Buy

21. Emma Ruth Rundle – Marked For Death
[Sargent House — SH163]
Listen / Buy

20. Angel Olsen – My Woman
[Jagjaguwar — JAG284]
Listen / Buy

19. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
[Bad Seed Ltd. — BS009V]
Listen / Buy

18. Death Grips – Bottomless Pit
[Harvest — n/a]
Listen / Buy

17. Savages – Adore Life
[Matador — OLE-1076-1]
Listen / Buy

16. Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch
[Sacred Bones Records — SBR-161]
Listen / Buy

15. The Avalanches – Wildflower
[Modular Recordings — n/a]
Listen / Buy

14. Show Me The Body – Body War
[The Famous Letter Racer — LVR00040]
Listen / Buy

13. Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered
[Top Dawg Entertainment — n/a]
Listen / Buy

12. Anohni – Hopelessness
[Secretly Canadian — SC333]
Listen / Buy

11. AESOP Rock – The Impossible Kid
[Rhymesayers Entertainment — RSE213-2]
Listen / Buy

10. Huerco S. – For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)
[Proibito — PRB018]
Listen / Buy

09. Sumac – What One Becomes
[Thrill Jockey — THRILL 417]
Listen / Buy

08. Swans – The Glowing Man
[Young God Records — YG58]
Listen / Buy

07. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Ears + Sunergy (w/ Suzanne Ciani)
[Western Vinyl — WV145]
Listen / Buy

06. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got In From Here… Thank You For 4 Your Service
[Epic — n/a]
Listen / Buy

05. David Bowie – 
[ISO Records — n/a]
Listen / Buy

04. Andy Stott – Too Many Voices
[Modern Love — LOVE101]
Listen / Buy

03. The Caretaker – Everywhere At The End Of Time
[History Always Favours The Winners — HAFTW025]
Listen / Buy

02. Oathbreaker – Rheia
[Deathwish Inc. — DW196]
Listen / Buy

01. Roly Porter – Third Law
[Tri Angle — TRIANGLE33 ]
Listen / Buy

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