Album of the Year 2016

In all my busy-ness I realised I needed to sort out my best albums from 2016.

the long list is, (in no particular order).
Human Performance by Parquet Courts
Is The Is Are by DIIV
Bitter Charm by Dunes
I Had A Dream That You Were Mine – Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
Heavn by Jamila Woods
Walls by Kings of Leon
Visions Of Us On The Land by Damien Jurado
Good Grief by Lucius
Vitals by MuteMath
Ballard Of The Broken Few by Seth Lakeman
Front Row Seat To Earth by Weynes Blood
Light Upon The Lake by Whitney
Wow to the Deadness (EP) by Steve Taylor and the Danielson Foil
Colouring Book by Chance the Rapper
Yoncalla by Yumi Zouma
A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead

the top three are

number 3

Bitter Charm By Dunes.

This is great wee album of post punk beauty which borders on dream pop. Yip possibly my favourite sound in the world.  although they are knocked off a point by only releasing the album on cassette.I don’t mind vinyl, but I am not returning to the world of cassettes.
Link to the SFsonic review

number 2

HEAVN by Jamila Woods

I don’t often got for R&B, but her voice is delicious. the album is great and avaialable for free to stream or download from the artists Soundcloud page. it is a great album i find myself returning to often during the last year.
(Link to the Pitchfork review)

number 1

A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead.

well of course it was.
constantly on repeat, offering something different each listen, melodies to die for.
It is wonderful.

link to the Guardian review
Link to the pitchfork review
link to the FT review