DJ AC’s Top 16 Albums of 2016

January 6, 2017 | By
 

When listening to countless albums in 2016 I noted which ones I felt were amazing. Unlike many other lists, my best of is solely based on my own opinion. And here’s an interesting thing: the total number just happened to come to 16! For 2016. Coincidence? I think not. Here are my top albums from 2016 in no particular order. My song picks for each album are noted with *.

A handy-dandy Spotify playlist of the whole shebang is available here.

In case you missed my Top 10 Albums of 2015, here it is.

Reversing Falls – Reversing Falls 2
LITERAL RECORDS

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  1. this is why*
  2. secret goth*
  3. never let you go
  4. wasted again*
  5. whisper
  6. SS3
  7. so young*
  8. disappear*
  9. black it out*

Death by Unga Bunga – Pineapple Pizza
JANSEN PLATEPRODUKSJON

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  1. Dollar Slice
  2. I Can’t Believe That We’re Together*
  3. Best Friends
  4. I Can’t Hide
  5. Make Up Your Mind*
  6. Strangers from the Sky*
  7. Tell Me Why
  8. Lady Fondue*
  9. Ooh, I’m a Bad Bad Man*
  10. Wasting Time
  11. Wish I Didn’t Know*
  12. Young Girls*

The Dirty Nil – Higher Power
DINE ALONE RECORDS

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  1. No Weaknesses
  2. Zombie Eyed*
  3. Wrestle Yü to Hüsker Dü*
  4. Lowlives*
  5. Friends in the Sky*
  6. Violent Hands*
  7. Know Your Rodent*
  8. Fugue State
  9. Bruto Bloody Bruto
  10. Helium Dreamer
  11. Bury Me at the Rodeo*

The Frights – You Are Going to Hate This
DANGERBIRD RECORDS

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  1. All I Need
  2. Kids*
  3. Afraid of the Dark*
  4. Puppy Knuckles
  5. Tungs
  6. Haunted
  7. You or Me*
  8. Growing Up*
  9. You Are Going to Hate This*
  10. Of Age

Meat Market – Dig Deep
RECESS RECORDS

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  1. Dig Deep
  2. Hole*
  3. Big Cookie
  4. Floor*
  5. Bus
  6. Still
  7. Line*
  8. Big Dream
  9. Hole II*
  10. World
  11. Tiny Room*
  12. Instrumental
  13. Stay*
  14. What’s It Like*

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – A Man Alive
RIBBON MUSIC

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  1. Astonished Man
  2. Slash/Burn*
  3. The Evening
  4. Departure
  5. Nobody Dies*
  6. Guts*
  7. Fool Forever
  8. Millionaire
  9. Meticulous Bird*
  10. Give Me Peace
  11. Hand to God
  12. Endless Love*

Summer Cannibals – Full of It
KILL ROCK STARS

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  1. Go Home*
  2. Just a Little Bit
  3. I Wanna Believe*
  4. Say My Name*
  5. Not Enough
  6. Full of It*
  7. The Lover*
  8. Talk Over Me
  9. Make Up
  10. Fallen*
  11. Simple Life*

Supermoon – Playland
MINT RECORDS

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  1. Night Division
  2. Witching Hour*
  3. If You Say So*
  4. Bottleships*
  5. Stories We Tell Ourselves About Ourselves*
  6. Unsaid*
  7. Secrets in a Small Town
  8. Fast-Fashion

Santigold – 99¢
ATLANTIC RECORDS

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  1. Can’t Get Enough of Myself
  2. Big Boss Big Time Business*
  3. Banshee
  4. Chasing Shadows*
  5. Walking in a Circle
  6. Who Be Lovin’ Me
  7. Rendezvous Girl
  8. Before the Fire
  9. All I Got*
  10. Outside the War*
  11. Run the Races*
  12. Who I Thought You Were*

Yak – Alas Salvation
PICCADILLY RECORDS

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  1. Victorious (National Anthem)*
  2. Hungry Heart*
  3. Use Somebody*
  4. (Interlude I)
  5. Roll Another
  6. Curtain Twitcher*
  7. Take It
  8. Harbour the Feeling*
  9. Alas Salvation*
  10. Smile*
  11. Doo Wah*
  12. (Interlude II)
  13. Please Don’t Wait for Me*
  14. All You Need Is a Stranger

Sonny & the Sunsets – Moods Baby Moods
POLYVINYL RECORD CO.

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  1. Death Cream part 2 “Watch Out for the Cream”
  2. Moods
  3. Modern Age*
  4. Well But Strangely Hung Man
  5. Nightmares*
  6. Reject of the Lowest Planet*
  7. White Cops on Trial*
  8. Check Out
  9. Needs*
  10. My Little Death*
  11. Dead Meat on the Beach*
  12. The Hospital Grounds at Night

Tancred – Out of the Garden
POLYVINYL RECORD CO.

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  1. Bed Case
  2. Joey
  3. Control Me*
  4. Not Likely*
  5. Pens*
  6. The Glow
  7. Swimming
  8. Hang Me
  9. Sell My Head
  10. Poise
  11. Pretty Girls*

Weaves – Weaves [LP]
KANINE RECORDS (US) | BUZZ RECORDS (CAN) | MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES (ROW)

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  1. Tick*
  2. Birds & Bees
  3. Candy*
  4. Shithole*
  5. Eagle
  6. Two Oceans*
  7. Human
  8. Coo Coo*
  9. Sentence
  10. One More*
  11. Stress

Martha – Blisters in the Pit of My Heart
DIRTNAP RECORDS

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  1. Christine
  2. Chekhov’s Hangnail*
  3. Precarious (Supermarket Song)*
  4. Do Whatever*
  5. Goldman’s Detective Agency*
  6. The Awkward Ones
  7. Ice Cream and Sunscreen*
  8. 11:45, Legless in Brandon*
  9. Curly & Raquel*
  10. Do Nothing*
  11. St Paul’s (Westerberg Comprehensive)

Allah-Las – Calico Review
MEXICAN SUMMER

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  1. Strange Heat
  2. Satisfied*
  3. Could Be You*
  4. High & Dry
  5. Mausoleum
  6. Roadside Memorial*
  7. Autumn Dawn
  8. Famous Phone Figure
  9. South La Brea*
  10. Warmed Kippers*
  11. Terra Ignota
  12. Place in the Sun

LVL UP – Return to Love
SUB POP

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  1. Hidden Driver*
  2. Blur
  3. She Sustains Us
  4. Spirit Was*
  5. Pain*
  6. The Closing Door
  7. Five Men on the Ridge
  8. Cut from the Vine
  9. I*
  10. Naked in the River with the Creator
 

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