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Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: December 13, 2016 00:07

Anyone else think that 2016 has been a pretty strong year for great albums?

Be great to hear what everybody else on here has been digging. Here are my faves.

1. Daisy House - Western Man. A father and daughter folk/rock duo from Long Beach, LA. Doug Hammond for me is quite possibly the best songwriter in America right now. This is the duo's third album since starting out in 2013. Criminally they have not been snapped up yet and you can only get their recordings on Bandcamp.

Here's a track of the album - Yellow Moon Road





1. Beaulieu Porch - Sarum Sounds
From a great new US talent to a excellent one man band from Hampshire, England - Beaulieu Porch. Simon Berry plays everything, and produces himself as well. His latest album is what I'd call psychedelic punk and sounds like it could have been made any time between 1966 and today. Quite brilliant 2-3 minute nuggets.





3. The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome
Quite brilliant return to their roots. You've all got it so I don't need to say any more.

4. Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
In places like Marvin Gaye fronting Pink Floyd. Brilliant new soul album from London singer/songwriter.

Just check this killer track out.





5. Cat's Eyes - Treasure House
Really strong tunes from this dream-noire duo. This track sounds like a long long classic from 67.





6. Steve Tyler - We're All Somebody From Somewhere
Strongest album Tyler has made for nearly 30 years. Debut solo album and the kind of album you've love the Stones to make with strong country rock influence.

This is a great one.





7. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
They keep getting better. Totally unique indie heaven





8. David Bowie - Blackstar
Emotionally overwhelming. Basically a great artist's last brilliant burst of creativity. Not the easiest of listens.





9. Black Mountain - IV
These former drone monsters have changed direction to make one of the best psych rock albums of the year.

This has Meddle-era Floyd stamped all over it.





10. Hayley Bonar - Impossible Dream
Canadian indie singer/songwriter who fronts her own band.







Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2016-12-13 12:13 by Silver Dagger.

Re: Your top 10 favourite albums of 2016
Date: December 13, 2016 01:38

Peter Wolf - Cure For Loneliness
The Rolling Stones - Blue And Lonesome
Dan Baird And Homemade Sin - Get Loud
Motorpsycho - Here Be Monsters
David Bowie - Blackstar
King Crimson - Radical Action
The Rolling Stones - Havana Moon
Wilco - Wilco Schmilco
The Jayhawks - Paging For Mr. Proust
Jeff Beck – Loud Hailer



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016-12-13 11:03 by DandelionPowderman.

Re: Your top 10 favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: Thommie ()
Date: December 13, 2016 09:58

How many of you here have listened to ten albums of 2016? confused smiley
I have to admit I haven't. sad smiley

Re: Your top 10 favourite albums of 2016
Date: December 13, 2016 10:27

Quote
Thommie
How many of you here have listened to ten albums of 2016? confused smiley
I have to admit I haven't. sad smiley

I probably have, but I could only come up with nine albums I thought were really good smiling smiley

EDIT: I forgot one!



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Re: Your top 10 favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: Swayed1967 ()
Date: December 13, 2016 10:50

Superfly - White

But I'm pretty sure that was 2015.

I guess Blue & Lonesome by the Stawns (but nothing on it tops Cook Cook Blues, baby)

Re: Your top 10 favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: RockingLonestar ()
Date: December 13, 2016 10:54

Bonnie Raitt - Dig In Deep
Joanne Shaw Taylor - Wild
Mike Zito - Make Blues Not War
Henrik Freischlader - Openness
Ina Forsman
Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome
Walter Trout - Alive In Amsterdam
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Let Me Get By
Blackberry Smoke - Like An Arrow
Dana Fuchs - Broken Down Acoustic Sessions
Aynsley Lister - Eyes Wide Open

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Date: December 13, 2016 13:22

The Monkees gave us a very good album "Good Times".
So did Beyonce "Lemonade".
I think Nick Cave's "Skeleton Tree", and Bowie's "Blackstar" were probably the best.
Who else?
Crazy old Kanye and "Pablo..";
Anderson Paak with "Malibu"
"Bloom Forever" by Thomas Cohen
"Hope Six Demo.." by PJ Harvey
"I Like it when you sleep..." by 1975
"Paradise" by White Lung
"Post Pop Depression" by Iggy prod. by Josh Homme

I have to stop. Oh, Dandy mentions the Jayhawks album - yes.

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: Ladykiller ()
Date: December 14, 2016 00:22

My favorite ablbum release of 2016 is:

II by Lords Of Black

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: RipThisBone ()
Date: December 14, 2016 00:31

1. TOTALLY STRIPPED de LUXE
2. BLUE & LONESOME
3. HAVANA MOON

2017 favourite:
OLE OLE OLE (European release).

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: Bjorn ()
Date: December 14, 2016 00:38

David Bowie - Blackstar. A painfull goodbye

Leonard Cohen - You want it darker. A hopefull goodbye.

Rolling Stones - Blue and lonesome. Hell no, won´t say goodbye.

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: bob r ()
Date: December 14, 2016 03:24

Stones - Blue & Lonesome

Peter Wolf-- Cure for Loneliness

Leonard Cohen -- You Want it Darker

Monkees -- Good Times ( actually my #1 )

David Crosby -- Lighthouse

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: BowieStone ()
Date: December 18, 2016 12:32

Something like this. The really great albums start from number 14.

40. Rich Roninson - Flux
39. Primal Scream - Chaosmosis
38. ScHoolboy Q - Blank Face LP
37. Dori Freeman - Dori Freeman
36. Original Cast Recording - Lazarus
35. Rihanna - Anti
34. Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.
33. Bob Dylan - Fallen Angels
32. Daniel Romano - Mosey
31. Corinne Bailey Rae - The Heart Speaks in Whispers
30. Metallica - Hardwired...To Self-Destruct
29. Garth Brooks - Gunslinger
28. William Bell - This Is Where I Live
27. Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel
26. Megadeth - Dystopia
25. Josh Williams - Modern Day Man
24. Dwight Yoakam - Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars...
23. Jennifer Nettles - Playing with Fire
22. Paul Simon - Stranger to Stranger
21. Various Artists - Southern Family
20. Norah Jones - Day Breaks
19. Beyoncé - Lemonade
18. Lady Gaga - Joanne
17. Lake Street Dive - Side Pony
16. Brothers Osborne - Pawn Shop
15. Elton John - Wonderful Crazy Night
14. Anderson.Paak - Malibu
13. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide To Earth
12. Allen Toussaint - American Tunes
11. Kacey Musgraves - A Very Kacey Christmas
10. Aubrie Sellers - New City Blues
9. Maren Morris - Hero
8. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
7. Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter
6. Blackberry Smoke - Like An Arrow
5. Brandy Clark - Big Day In a Small Town
4. Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings
3. Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome
2. David Bowie - Blackstar
1. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Let Me Get By

Massively overrated this year: Solange & Frank Ocean.
Still listening to the new A Tribe Called Quest album, definitely belongs in here.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016-12-18 12:37 by BowieStone.

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: Hanns Rainsch ()
Date: December 18, 2016 12:53

In no particular order:

Exploded View - Exploded View
Stones - Blue and Lonesome
Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos
Bowie - Blackstar
Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
Preoccupations - Preoccupations
Pete Doherty - Hamburg Demonstrations
Nicolas Jaar - Sirens
The Avalanches - Wildflower
Blood Orange - Freetown Sounds
Frank Ocean - Blonde
Bob Dylan - Shadows in the Night

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: mr edward ()
Date: December 18, 2016 12:56

Rolling Stones - Blue and Lonesome
Jayhawks - Paging Mr Proust
Rich Robinson - Flux
Seafoam Green - Topanga Mansion
Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
Keith - Crosseyed Heart

That's it. Dissapointing year really...

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Date: December 18, 2016 12:57

I like your list Bowiestone. I think I always like your taste in music.
I have several on your chart; for various reasons.
I automatically get everything by Primal Scream, one of my alltime favorite bands. But I thought "Chaosmosis" was a letdown. Im not sure what it is with PS.Mani left, Throb is gone, and I see Mooney and Duffy are hardly used on last album. But the personnel is roughly the same as "More Light" and that one was fantastic.
I can't get into Rich Robinson solo.
Kendrick Lamars album I'd place a lot higher.
Dylan, I think has become a perpetual ? to me.
Metallica is having to make up for such colossal mis-steps that it will take several strong albums in a row.
Dwight Yoakam was a good album. Like it.
Paul Simon is always good.
Beyonce and Lady Gaga IMO both put out top 10 albums of the year.
Elton - love that album. Really is what he says it is.
And otherwise, I think all my top 5 are in your top ones too.

This post isn't meant to dissect your list. I just see that you did a much more comprehensive chart, and I couldnt resist.

re Tedeschi/Trucks - I love what they do. They recreated the Joe Cocker Mad Dogs & Englishmen scene. Trucks is w/o doubt one of the best guitarists on the planet. To me their weakness are her lead vocals.

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: mr edward ()
Date: December 18, 2016 12:58

But thanks for the lists, hopefully I missed out on some good music and have to update my post before 2016 ends! smiling smiley

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: BowieStone ()
Date: December 18, 2016 13:29

Quote
Palace Revolution 2000
I like your list Bowiestone. I think I always like your taste in music.
I have several on your chart; for various reasons.
I automatically get everything by Primal Scream, one of my alltime favorite bands. But I thought "Chaosmosis" was a letdown. Im not sure what it is with PS.Mani left, Throb is gone, and I see Mooney and Duffy are hardly used on last album. But the personnel is roughly the same as "More Light" and that one was fantastic.
I can't get into Rich Robinson solo.
Kendrick Lamars album I'd place a lot higher.
Dylan, I think has become a perpetual ? to me.
Metallica is having to make up for such colossal mis-steps that it will take several strong albums in a row.
Dwight Yoakam was a good album. Like it.
Paul Simon is always good.
Beyonce and Lady Gaga IMO both put out top 10 albums of the year.
Elton - love that album. Really is what he says it is.
And otherwise, I think all my top 5 are in your top ones too.

This post isn't meant to dissect your list. I just see that you did a much more comprehensive chart, and I couldnt resist.

re Tedeschi/Trucks - I love what they do. They recreated the Joe Cocker Mad Dogs & Englishmen scene. Trucks is w/o doubt one of the best guitarists on the planet. To me their weakness are her lead vocals.

Yeah, I agree on a lot of points. I think the Rich Robinson album is his weakest. But I had to have 40 albums... and others I considered were just poorer (Steven Tyler (although better than I thought it would be), Vince Gill, Little Big Town,...).
Same thing for Primal Scream. I actually lost interest after Evil Heat, but you know the feeling, you always give it a shot. And it has some ok songs.

Haha, yeah, Susan Tedeschi... I have to defend her to all my friends.

Might have to dig a little deeper into the Kendrick Lamar album. I thought it was obvious why he left those out of 'Butterfly'.

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: LukeTheDrifter ()
Date: December 18, 2016 13:57

1. Bowie - Blackstar
2. PJ Harvey - Hope Six Demolition Project
3. Stones - Blue and Lonesome
4. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (2015?)
5. Nick Cave - Skeleton Tree
6. Iggy Pop _ PostPop Depression
7. Radiohead - Moon Shaped Pool
8. Angel Olsen - My Woman
9. Cohen - You Want It Darker
10. Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter

Re: Your top 10 favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: December 18, 2016 17:19

Quote
Thommie
How many of you here have listened to ten albums of 2016? confused smiley
I have to admit I haven't. sad smiley

True, although I don't know that i need to 'admit' it. I don't like all that many bands, the only albums I listened to from this year would make my list, I had to check the ipod to remember:


Rolling Stones - Blue and Lonesome (#1, of course!!)

... the rest, in no particular order:

Ian Hunter - Fingers Crossed
Sponge - The Beer Sessions
Operators - Blue Wave
The Strokes - Future Past & Present
D Generation - Nothinng Is Anywhere
Steve Earle - Colvin & Earle


Oh, and seeing other lists, I'll likely add 2 more, didn't even know they had recent albums ...
Sturgill Simpson & Metallica ... off to check on torrents



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Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: rebelrebel ()
Date: December 18, 2016 17:39

Quote
Bjorn
David Bowie - Blackstar. A painfull goodbye

Leonard Cohen - You want it darker. A hopefull goodbye.

Rolling Stones - Blue and lonesome. Hell no, won´t say goodbye.

Yep. Add 'Before The Dawn' by Kate Bush and that's my favourites of 2016.

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: Whale ()
Date: December 18, 2016 21:11

Frank ocean - blonde
Cobalt - slow forever

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: December 18, 2016 21:17

Quote
Ladykiller
My favorite ablbum release of 2016 is:

II by Lords Of Black

As in ii? Why would someone name an album II? Why not name it ZZ or QQ or VV?

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: December 18, 2016 21:18

Probably The Cult's HIDDEN CITY. Pretty good album.

BLUE AND LONESOME is another one.

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: maumau ()
Date: December 18, 2016 21:46

been a "retro" year my 2016

many disappointments: pj harvey, bon iver, angel olsen, violent femmes return (not that I had much expectations on that), also radiohead and black mountain are a delusion imo

i will keep: bowie's blackstar, rihanna's anti, cohen's you want it darker and of course b&L

my 2016 award goes to nick cave's skeleton tree



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016-12-18 22:53 by maumau.

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: December 18, 2016 22:09

Some people didn't like Bowie's THE NEXT DAY because it... I heard this from "young people", as in millennials - it didn't sound like his 'classics'.

Pathetic, as usual.

Great album.

So BLACKSTAR comes out and it's so off the hook it's beyond brilliant.

Millennials didn't even bother. Their pathetic little Twenty Hundreds pea brains couldn't even comprehend it. For being so "brave" and into new things and all this other crap they brag about they sure are pathetic when it comes to music.

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: December 18, 2016 23:49

Bowie's like U2 for me ... He lost me at Blue Jean. I don't think I've played a Bowie album in over 20 years. Not saying he hasn't had anything worthwhile, but like U2, I've lost interest.

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: Koschi ()
Date: December 19, 2016 14:45

Quote
BowieStone
Something like this. The really great albums start from number 14.

40. Rich Roninson - Flux
39. Primal Scream - Chaosmosis
38. ScHoolboy Q - Blank Face LP
37. Dori Freeman - Dori Freeman
36. Original Cast Recording - Lazarus
35. Rihanna - Anti
34. Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.
33. Bob Dylan - Fallen Angels
32. Daniel Romano - Mosey
31. Corinne Bailey Rae - The Heart Speaks in Whispers
30. Metallica - Hardwired...To Self-Destruct
29. Garth Brooks - Gunslinger
28. William Bell - This Is Where I Live
27. Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel
26. Megadeth - Dystopia
25. Josh Williams - Modern Day Man
24. Dwight Yoakam - Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars...
23. Jennifer Nettles - Playing with Fire
22. Paul Simon - Stranger to Stranger
21. Various Artists - Southern Family
20. Norah Jones - Day Breaks
19. Beyoncé - Lemonade
18. Lady Gaga - Joanne
17. Lake Street Dive - Side Pony
16. Brothers Osborne - Pawn Shop
15. Elton John - Wonderful Crazy Night
14. Anderson.Paak - Malibu
13. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide To Earth
12. Allen Toussaint - American Tunes
11. Kacey Musgraves - A Very Kacey Christmas
10. Aubrie Sellers - New City Blues
9. Maren Morris - Hero
8. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
7. Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter
6. Blackberry Smoke - Like An Arrow
5. Brandy Clark - Big Day In a Small Town
4. Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings
3. Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome
2. David Bowie - Blackstar
1. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Let Me Get By

Massively overrated this year: Solange & Frank Ocean.
Still listening to the new A Tribe Called Quest album, definitely belongs in here.

What a great list! A lot to discover for me...

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: Wild Slivovitz ()
Date: December 19, 2016 18:36

Quote
LukeTheDrifter
1. Bowie - Blackstar
2. PJ Harvey - Hope Six Demolition Project
3. Stones - Blue and Lonesome
4. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (2015?)
5. Nick Cave - Skeleton Tree
6. Iggy Pop _ PostPop Depression
7. Radiohead - Moon Shaped Pool
8. Angel Olsen - My Woman
9. Cohen - You Want It Darker
10. Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter

Great list! I also love the PJ Harvey's one, thst record sounds great and "The Wheel" is a monster of a song!

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: TheGreek ()
Date: December 19, 2016 19:28

Rolling Stones Blue and Lonesome

Re: Your favourite albums of 2016
Posted by: Maindefender ()
Date: December 20, 2016 00:00

Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Getaway
De La Soul: And the Anonymous Nobody
Parquet Courts: Human Performance
Bowie: Blackstar
Stones: !!

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