The 20 Best Albums of 2016

EDIT
|

It takes a lot of goddamn work to get through a pile of promos, let alone arrange a single list that encompasses the best of the best. And while each of us has created our own list of what was most important to us this year (Fred's, John's and Zoe's, respectively), we at CLRVYNT have ALSO compiled a list of everything important to us as a team. So, without further ado, we'd like to present our best albums of 2016!

20)
Jenny Hval
Blood Bitch
Sacred Bones

19)
Parquet Courts
Human Performance
Rough Trade

18)
Demdike Stare
Wonderland
Modern Love

17)
Swans
The Glowing Man
Young God / Mute

16)
Blood Incantation
Starspawn
Dark Descent

15)
Street Sects
End Position
The Flenser

14)
Touché Amoré
Stage Four
Epitaph

13)
Weyes Blood
Front Row Seat to Earth
Mexican Summer

12)
Inter Arma
Paradise Gallows
Relapse

11)
Andy Stott
Too Many Voices
Modern Love

10)
Sumerlands
Sumerlands
Relapse

9)
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
I Had a Dream That You Were Mine
Glassnote

8)
Anohni
Hopelessness
Secretly Canadian

7)
Angel Du$t
Rock the Fuck On Forever
Pop Wig

6)
Tyrannamen
Tyrannamen
Static Shock

5)
Tony Molina
Confront the Truth
Slumberland

4)
Nothing
Tired of Tomorrow
Relapse

3)
Vanity
Don't Be Shy
Katorga Works

2)
Angel Olsen
My Woman
Jagjaguwar

1)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Skeleton Tree
Bad Seed, Ltd.

ICYMI, here are best-of lists from Fred Pessaro, John Hill and Zoe Camp:

Best of 2016 Staff Picks: Fred Pessaro
Best of 2016 Staff Picks: John Hill
Best of 2016 Staff Picks: Zoe Camp

Filed Under: Best of 2016
Categories: Features
Comments
Leave A Comment

Recommended for You

Best of CLRVYNT