It’s been a very good year


for albums.

Well albums that I like anyhow. So without further ado and in no particular order here are 27 of my favourites from 2016:

Blackstar – David Bowie
Skeleton Tree – Nick Cave
The Visitor – Kadhja Bonet
Anti – Rihanna
You Want It Darker – Leonard Cohen
Chaleur Humaine – Christine & the Queens
Soul Eyes – Kandace Springs
Darkness & Light – John Legend
West End Coast – Young Gun Silver Fox
Ruminations – Conor Oberst
A Seat At The Table – Solange
Lighthouse – David Crosby
These People – Richard Ashcroft
Good Times – The Monkees
Blonde – Frank Ocean
The Gouster – David Bowie
22, A Million – Bon Iver
Blue & Lonesome – The Rolling Stones
Let The Record Show – Dexys
Young as the Morning Old as the Sea – Passenger
One Day All Of This Won’t Matter – Slow Club
Long Live The Angels – Emeli Sandé
Daylight Ghosts – Nick Ellis
Writing Of Blues And Yellows – Billie Marten
Introducing Karl Blau – Karl Blau
Flotus – Lambchop

South Atlantic Blues – Scott Fagan*

* this was actually recorded in 1968, rediscovered in and re-released by Light in the Attic Records in 2015 but I only heard it this year – so I’m having it as it’s superb.


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