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Albums of the Year 2016

2016 (The writers' choices)

By • Jan 2nd, 2017 • Category: Feature

It’s that wonderful time of the year – when we can take a fond look back at 2016
Which seems pretty unlikely given all that happened last year, but despite the turmoil of the past 12 months, is this music?’s team of scribes have managed to find some good with some top-notch releases making for a chart with some great sounds.

1. Minor Victories – Minor Victories

2. Mt. Doubt – In Awe of Nothing

3. Bon Iver – 22, A Million

4. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

5. Emma Pollock – In Search of Harperfield

6. De Rosa Weem
7. Nick Cave and the Bad SeedsSkeleton Tree
8. Adam Stafford Taser Revelations
9. The Filthy TonguesJacob’s Ladder
10. Teenage FanclubHere

11. The Burning HellPublic Library
12. DTHPDLThe Future
13. Teksti TV 666 – 1, 2, 3
14. Ela Orleans – Circles of Upper and Lower Hell
15. Yip ManBraw Power

16. Book GroupThe Great Outdoors
17. Plume of FeathersPlume of Feathers
18. Kristin HershWyatt at the Coyote Palace
19. Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker
20.Kid CanaveralFaulty Inner Dialogue

21. Honeyblood Babes Never Die
22. Bob Mould Patch The Sky
23. The Handsome FamilyUnseen
24. David Bowie Blackstar
25. The Wedding PresentGoing, Going

26. The Pictish Trail – Future Echoes
27. MJ Hibbett and the ValidatorsStill Valid
28. NZCA LinesInfinite Summer
29. Anna MeredithVarmints
30. Machines In HeavenPhenomenology

Thanks to voting writers Betty Mayonnaise, Donald Bush, Stuart McHugh, Ed Jupp, Calum Craig, Miles O’Toole, Gus Ironside, Gary Marshall, Bernhard Bessing, Vosne LePro, Gavin Porter, Paul McVitie and David P Scott.

Oh, for a shamelessly Scottish-oriented chart, visit for their tartan-tinged picks of the past year.

And that’s about that. So, see you in 2018!

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