Top 100 Albums of 2016

(short and sweet and to the point; culled from listening to 828 releases—at time of publishing—from 2016. ask me tomorrow and the list will probably be drastically different, but you have to lock ’em in sometime.)

Honorable Mention:


BJ the Chicago Kid
Opeth
She Is We
The 1975
Ed Harcourt
J. Cole
Nada Surf
Against the Current
Tall Heights
The Lumineers
Lissie
Thrice
Green Day
Santigold
D.D Dumbo
Wild Nothing
The Weeknd
Phantogram
Band of Skulls
Joseph
Messa
Local Natives
Corinne Bailey Rae
Peter Bjorn and John
HONNE


Gibbz

#100:

Above Water
by
Gibbz

Delorean

#99:

Muzik
by
Delorean

The Wild Feathers

#98:

Lonely Is a Lifetime
by
The Wild Feathers

Miike Snow

#97:

iii
by
Miike Snow

Snowmine

#96:

Let Them Eat Chaos
by
Kate Tempest

GRiZ

#95:

Good Will Prevail
by
GRiZ

David Bowie

#94:

Blackstar
by
David Bowie

The Last Shadow Puppets

#93:

Everything You’ve Come To Expect
by
The Last Shadow Puppets

AlunaGeorge

#92:

I Remember
by
AlunaGeorge

The Besnard Lakes

#91:

A Coliseum Complex Museum
by
The Besnard Lakes

Anthony Hamilton

#90:

What I’m Feelin’
by
Anthony Hamilton

Kid Cudi

#89:

Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’
by
Kid Cudi

Frightened Rabbit

#88:

Painting of a Panic Attack
by
Frightened Rabbit

Blossoms

#87:

Blossoms
by
Blossoms

Big Gigantic

#86:

Brighter Future
by
Big Gigantic

Radiohead

#85:

A Moon Shaped Pool
by
Radiohead
.

The Dear Hunter

#84:

Act V: Hymns with the Devil
in Confessional

by
The Dear Hunter

Tegan and Sara

#83:

Love You to Death
by
Tegan and Sara
.

Wiz Khalifa

#82:

Khalifa
by
Wiz Khalifa

Turin Brakes

#81:

Lost Property
by
Turin Brakes

Fitz and the Tantrums

#80:

Fitz and the Tantrums
by
Fitz and the Tantrums

Kings of Leon

#79:

WALLS
by
Kings of Leon

White Lies

#78:

Friends
by
White Lies

Run the Jewels

#77:

Run the Jewels 3
by
Run the Jewels

Wye Oak

#76:

Tween
by
Wye Oak

Kaleo width=

#75:

A/B
by
Kaleo

Mystery Jets

#74:

Curve of the Earth
by
Mystery Jets

Dragonette

#73:

Royal Blues
by
Dragonette

Chance the Rapper

#72:

Coloring Book
by
Chance the Rapper

Wild Belle

#71:

Dreamland
by
Wild Belle

M83

#70:

Junk
by
M83

Kygo

#69:

Cloud Nine
by
Kygo

Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop

#68:

Love Letter for Fire
by
Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop

King Arthur

#67:

Believe In the Kingdom
by
King Arthur

Swet Shop Boys

#66:

Cashmere
by
Swet Shop Boys

Suede

#65:

Night Thoughts
by
Suede

AURORA

#64:

All My Demons
Greeting Me as a Friend

by
AURORA

Majid Jordan

#63:

Majid Jordan
by
Majid Jordan
.

Yeasayer

#62:

Amen & Goodbye
by
Yeasayer
.

John Legend

#61:

DARKNESS AND LIGHT
by
John Legend

Jim James

#60:

Eternally Even
by
Jim James

Yuck

#59:

Stranger Things
by
Yuck

Harriet

#58:

American Appetite
by
Harriet

Empire of the Sun

#57:

Two Vines
by
Empire of the Sun

The Pineapple Thief

#56:

Your Wilderness
by
The Pineapple Thief

Johnnyswim

#55:

Georgica Pond
by
Johnnyswim

The Head and the Heart

#54:

Signs of Light
by
The Head and the Heart

Rihanna

#53:

ANTI
by
Rihanna

Kristin Kontrol

#52:

X-Communicate
by
Kristin Kontrol

Bloc Party

#51:

Hymns
by
Bloc Party

Lady Wray

#50:

Queen Alone
by
Lady Wray

Jake Bugg

#49:

On My One
by
Jake Bugg

Paper Route

#48:

Real Emotion
by
Paper Route

Illenium

#47:

Ashes
by
Illenium

Jagwar Ma

#46:

Every Now & Then
by
Jagwar Ma

Kaiser Chiefs

#45:

Stay Together
by
Kaiser Chiefs

Savoir Adore

#44:

The Love That Remains
by
Savoir Adore

Jarryd James

#43:

High
by
Jarryd James

Oscar

#42:

Cut and Paste
by
Oscar

Wet

#41:

Don’t You
by
Wet

Poliça

#40:

United Crushers
by
Poliça

STRFKR

#39:

Being No One, Going Nowhere
by
STRFKR

Bastille

#38:

Wild World
by
Bastille

Francis and the Lights

#37:

Farewell, Starlite!
by
Francis and the Lights

Ra Ra Riot

#36:

Need Your Light
by
Ra Ra Riot

The Naked and Famous

#35:

Simple Forms
by
The Naked and Famous

Chairlift

#34:

Moth
by
Chairlift

OneRepublic

#33:

Oh My My
by
OneRepublic

Bon Iver

#32:

22, A Million
by
Bon Iver

St. Lucia

#31:

Matter
by
St. Lucia
.

Broods

#30:

Conscious
by
Broods
.

The Colorist & Emilíana Torrini

#29:

The Colorist & Emilíana Torrini
by
The Colorist &
Emilíana Torrini

Birdy

#28:

Beautiful Lies
by
Birdy

Childish Gambino

#27:

“Awaken, My Love!”
by
Childish Gambino

Justice

#26:

Woman
by
Justice

Daughter

#25:

Not to Disappear
by
Daughter

Myzica

#24:

Love & Desire
by
Myzica

Michael Kiwanuka

#23:

Love & Hate
by
Michael Kiwanuka

The Jezabels

#22:

Synthia
by
The Jezabels

Izzy Bizu

#21:

A Moment of Madness
by
Izzy Bizu

Sleigh Bells

#20:

Jessica Rabbit
by
Sleigh Bells

Big Black Delta

#19:

Trágame Tierra
by
Big Black Delta

Hannah Georgas

#18:

For Evelyn
by
Hannah Georgas

The Temper Trap

#17:

Thick As Thieves
by
The Temper Trap

The Boxer Rebellion

#16:

Ocean By Ocean
by
The Boxer Rebellion

James Vincent McMorrow

#15:

We Move
by
James Vincent McMorrow

Shearwater

#14:

Jet Plane and Oxbow
by
Shearwater

Ladyhawke

#13:

Wild Things
by
Ladyhawke

Bear's Den

#12:

Red Earth & Pouring Rain
by
Bear’s Den

School of Seven Bells

#11:

SVIIB
by
School of Seven Bells

Night Riots

#10:

Love Gloom
by
Night Riots

Bear Mountain

#09:

Badu
by
Bear Mountain

Solange

#08:

A Seat at the Table
by
Solange

No Wyld

#07:

Nomads
by
No Wyld

Foxes

#06:

All I Need
by
Foxes

Vaults

#05:

Caught In Still Life
by
Vaults

HÆLOS

#04:

Full Circle
by
HÆLOS

Sia

#03:

This Is Acting
by
Sia

Kent

#02:

Då som nu för alltid
by
Kent

Kishi Bashi

#01:

Sonderlust
by
Kishi Bashi

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