The 50 best albums of 2016

50. The Triad – Pantha du Prince

49. Same Animal, Different Cages Vol 1 – David First

48. Ez Minzoku – Foodman

47. untitled unmastered – Kendrick Lamar

46. Holographic – Daniel Wohl

45. Strands – Steve Hauschildt

44. The Ship – Brian Eno

43. Tristes Tropiques – Andrew Pekler

42. A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke – Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith

41. Eyes on the Line – Steve Gunn

40. Controlling Body – Peder Mannerfelt

39. Fetish Bones – Moor Mother

38. Furfour – Grumbling Fur

37. Bird Song Power – Equiknoxx

36. No Perfect Wave – C. Diab

35. Split Electric – C Joynes and Nick Jonah Davis

34. You Want It Darker – Leonard Cohen

33. A Pot of Powdered Nettles – Laniakea

32. Singing Saw – Kevin Morby

31. It Was a Time of Labored Metaphors – Kate Carr

30. Oh No – Jessy Lanza

29. FRKWYS Vol. 13: Sunergy – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani

28. II – Jean-Michel Blais

27. You Know What It’s Like – Carla Dal Forno

26. One – Be

25. Stateless – Tangents

24. Devotional Songs – Shackleton

23. Ultimate Care II – Matmos

22. You’re Welcome Here – Vanessa Amara

21. Things Our Bodies Used to Have – Good Willsmith

20. Wood / Metal / Plastic / Pattern / Rhythm / Rock – 75 Dollar Bill

19. A Moon Shaped Pool – Radiohead

18. We Got It from Here… Thank You for Your Service – A Tribe Called Quest

17. Skeleton Tree – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

16. Which Way to Leave? – John Chantler

15. Centres – Ian William Craig

14. “BBF” Hosted by DJ Escrow – Babyfather

13. Serpent Music – Yves Tumor

12. Blood Bitch – Jenny Hval

11.  EARS – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

10. Blonde – Frank Ocean

9. A Seat at the Table – Solange

8. Lines – Waclaw Zimpel

7. The Heretic’s Bargain – Rangda

6. Schaum – Jen Jelinek & Masayoshi Fujita

5. Both Will Escape – Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon

4. Will – Julianna Barwick

3. Blackstar – David Bowie

2. Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties – Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy

1.  Lodestar – Shirley Collins

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