Friday, 16 December 2016

Paul hiapop Selects His Albums Of 2016


We had some great music in 2016.  No, we had some amazing music!

As ever it was almost impossible to pick a Top 40 and despite trying to whittle it down it has ended as a Top 48 - it's my list and I'll do what I want with it.

A few artists appear in the list twice.  Releasing two albums in 12 months is quite something and I found it difficult to pick one over the other so they are both included.

I stress that the list is in no particular order - although there can be no shadow of a doubt that album of the year is unreservedly given to Deux Furieuses for their stunning debut Tracks Of Wire.  Other artists know what I think of their albums, and they know that they are pretty damn close to the top to (Yes, I'm looking at you!)

So, it's here (hear), the cream of 2016.  Enjoy:



48 - Membranes - Inner Space / Outer Space

47 - Grawl!x - Aye!

46 - Marc Almond - Trials Of Eyeliner

45 - Niagara - Hyperocean

44 - Snippet aka Johnno Casson - Surprise Baby

43 - David Bowie - Blackstar

42 - Razorrawks - Rip Eat Prescription

41 - Blancmange - Commuter 23

40 -  Lark - Funny Man The Remixes

39 - Jeb Loy Nichols - Long Time Traveller

38 - Great Raven - Magnetic Smoke

37 - Vince Clark and Paul Hartnoll - 2Square

36 - Mechanimal - Delta Pi Delta

35 - The Pop Group - For How Much Longer Must We Tolerate Mass Murder?

34 - Bernaccia - Growl Peace Belief

33 - Teho Teardo and Blixa Bergald - Nerissimo

32 - Sherwood At The Controls Volume 2: 1985-1990

31 - Bianca Casady And The C.I.A. - Oscar Hocks

30 - Nisennenmondai - #N/A

29 - Martin Stephenson And The Daintees - Boat To Bolivia 2016

28 - The Bordellos - How To Lose Friends And Influence No-One

27 - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree

26 - Ashley Reaks - Growth Spurts

25 - Pulco - Chrome Toe

24 - The Magnetic North - Prospect Of Skelmersdale

23 - Battery Oprated Orchestra - Radiation

22 - Misled Convoy - Translations

21 - Reed And Caroline - Buchla And Singing

20 - Radio Europa - TyDbXx

19 - IN-IS - Seven Days

18 - Vukovar - Voyeurism

17 - Dementio13 - Broxen

16 - Maxi Jazz And The E-Type Boys - Simple... Not Easy

15 - Picturebox - Songs Of Joy

14 - Transmission 13 - The Stars Shine Through The Darkness

13 - Andy Bell - Variance II - (The Torsten The Beautiful Libertine Remixes)

12 - Ashley Reaks - If I Hadn't Become An Artists And A Musician I Would Have Been A Serial Killer Or Killed Myself

11 - Pulco - Farmyard And Animal

10 - New Order - Complete Music

9 - Sego - Once Was Lost Now Just Hanging Around

8 - ONO - Yes, I'm A Witch Too

7 - Andy Bell - Torsten, The Beautiful Libertine

6 - Snowpoet - Snowpoet

5 - Matmos - Ultimate Care II

4 - Rachel Mason - Das Ram

3 - Thylacine - Transsiberian

2 - #MoreInCommon - Hope Not Hate Compilation


1 - DEUX FURIEUSES - TRACKS OF WIRE















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