2016 Albums of the Year – MusicBham Editor’s Choice


David Bowie, Blackstar

Tortoise, The Catastrophist

Hank Williams, Jr., It’s About Time

Anderson Paak, Malibu

Wray, Hypatia



Mothers, When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired

Porches, Pool

Bee Caves, Animals With Religion

Pine Grove, Cardinal

Lissie, My Wild West

Future Elevators, Modern World



Kendrick Lamar, untitled unmastered.

Esperanza SpaldingEmily’s D+Evolution

Ray LaMontagne, Ouroboros

M. WardMore Rain

PoliçaUnited Crushers

Through the Sparks, Transindifference



Beyoncé, Lemonade

King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard, Nonagon Infinity

Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

Woods, City Sun Eater In the River of Light

Guided By Voices, Please Be Honest

Parquet Courts, Human Performance

The Heavy, Hurt & The Merciless

Frankie Cosmos, Next Thing



Adia Victoria, Beyond the Bloodhounds

RadioheadA Moon Shaped Pool

Chance the Rapper, Coloring Book

James Blake, The Colour In Anything

Twin Peaks, Down In Heaven

Car Seat Headrest, Teens of Denial


Flume, Skin

The National and etc. for Red Hot, Day of the Dead (Grateful Dead Tribute Box Set)


Paul Simon, Stranger to Stranger

William Tyler, Modern Country

Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Getaway

Mitski, Puberty 2

Moon Hooch, Red Sky



Michael Kiwanuka, Love and Hate

BadBadNotGood, IV



Hayes Carll, Lovers and Leavers

Rae Sremmurd, SremmLife 2

Frank Ocean, Blonde



Wilco, Schmilco

Bob Weir, Blue Mountain

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree

Eric Clapton, Live in San Diego (With Special Guest JJ Cale)

Led Zeppelin, The Complete BBC Sessions

Devendra Banhart, Ape In Pink Marble

St. Paul & The Broken BonesSea of Noise

Angel OlsenMy Woman

Greensky Bluegrass, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted

Mick JenkinsThe Healing Component

Cymbals Eat Guitars, Pretty Years


Leonard Cohen, You Want It Darker

Hiss Golden Messenger, Heart Like A Levee

Dean Ween GroupThe Deaner Album

Jamestown Revival, The Education of a Wandering Man

Lewis Del Mar, Lewis Del Mar



A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It from Here…Thank You 4 Your Service

Dungen, Häxan

Dr. Dog, Abandoned Mansion

Hope Sandoval & The Warm InventionsUntil the Hunter

Gillian Welch, Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg



Neil YoungPeace Trail

The Rolling StonesBlue and Lonesome

Childish Gambino, Awaken, My Love!

Run The Jewels, Run the Jewels 3


Various ArtistsThe Hamilton Mixtape