The best 40 albums of 2016 according to urban75 – see them here

The best 40 albums of 2016 according to urban75

Once again, posters on the urban75 forums have been voting for their best albums of 2016, with a pretty interesting selection making the list.

Nominations were invited at the beginning of December on the forums, with the winners being announced a few weeks later.

Huge thanks go to the poster belboid for his hard work is counting and compiling the list, which is as follows:

Best Album 2016

  1. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
  2. David Bowie Blackstar
  3. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
  4. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
  5. PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project
  6. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
  7. Cavern of Anti-Matter: Void Beats / Invocation Trex
  8. Mogwai – Atomic
  9. Angel Olsen – My Woman
  10. Handsome Family – Unseen
  11. Ex-Easter Island Head – Twenty Two Strings
  12. Richmond Fontaine – You Can’t Go Back If There Is Nothing To Go Back To.
  13. The Avalanches – Wildflower
  14. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – The Commandments According to SCAC
  15. Huerco S – For Those of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)
  16. Anderson Paak – Malibu
  17. Beyoncé – Lemonade
  18. Death Grips – Bottomless Pit
  19. Romare – Love Songs: Part Two
  20. Drive By Truckers – American Band
  21. Kaytranda – 99.9%
  22. Diiv – Is This The Are
  23. Gojira – Magma
  24. Konono No1
  25. Metallica – Hardwired to self destruct
  26. Africaine 808 – Basar
  27. Bon Iver – 22, A Million
  28. Steven James Adams – old magick
  29. Thee Oh Sees – A Weird Exits
  30. BadBadNotGood – IV
  31. eMMplekz – Rook to TN34
  32. Steve Hauschildt, Strands
  33. Black Angel Drifter – Black Angel Drifter
  34. Bracken – High Passes
  35. School of Seven Bells -SVIIB
  36. Holy Fuck – Congrats
  37. Michael Kiwanuka – Love And Hate
  38. Gold Panda – Good Luck and Do Your Best
  39. Hieroglyphic Being – The Disco’s Of Imhotep
  40. Swans – The Glowing Man

I have to confess that there’s quite a few albums there I’ve never heard of (check out the thread to view videos of all the acts, or to add your own comments), but for me there was only one winner this year: David Bowie: Blackstar.