ML's 33 1/3 More Favorite 2016 Albums

Three left me wanting. Three left me wanting to share more from this beautifully bountiful year of music. As my good friend advised, "Do it." So I did. It.

In stream of consciousness order:

David Bowie: Blackstar

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Skeleton Tree

Beyoncé: Lemonade

Solange: A Seat at the Table

Jackie Lynn: Jackie Lynn

Catherine Christer Hennix: Live At Issue Project Room

Kendrick Lamar: Untitled Unmastered

Julianna Barwick: Will

Weyes Blood: Front Row Seat to Earth

Ricardo Villalobos & Oren Ambarchi: Hubris Variation

t e l e p a t h: 仮想夢女の子

Shinichi Atobe: World

Vasculae: Head Against Wall

Elza Soares: A Mulher do Fim do Mundo

Bon Iver: 22, A Million

Jenny Hval: Blood Bitch

Badbadnotgood: IV

Holy Fuck: Congrats

Loren Connors: The Departing of a Dream Vol. VI

Deux Filles: Space & Time

Adrian Younge: Something About April II

Maja S.K. Ratkje: Crepuscular Hour

Mary Halvorson Octet: Away With You

Marissa Nadler: Strangers

Puce Mary: The Spiral

Moor Mother: Fetish Bones

Margo Price: Midwest Farmer's Daughter

Sturgill Simpson: A Sailor's Guide to Earth

Carla dal Forno: You Know What It's Like

Marie Davidson: Adieux Au Dancefloor

Angel Olsen: My Woman

75 Dollar Bill: Wood / Metal / Plastic / Pattern / Rhythm / Rock

Scott Walker: The Childhood of a Leader (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Kim Gordon Murdered Out

Grouper: Paradise Valley

Sharon Van Etten: Not Myself

garrettnecessary's picture

The Ricardo Villalobos & Oren Ambarchi in addition to being an awesome piece of slinky weirdness is a steal. At Beatport in WAV for $2.48.

deckeda's picture

I'm not normally one for cover songs but Michael, your show mention awhile back that included Sturgill Simpson's version of In Bloom got me investigating.

I now own all three LPs.

The Sailor's LP also comes not with a download code but with a CD. Of course that's a tradeoff, as my CD player has been stored now for almost 20 years but it does mean I get a lossless digital copy in addition to the wonderfully artwork-heavy LP, which incidentally sounds marvelous.

keithsonic's picture

I would have gone for Rain Temple by 2814 over Telepath, the original Hubris by Oren Ambarchi rather than the remix and Maggie Koerner Dig Down Deep over Margo Price but otherwise have virtually everything on the list - many after your sterling recommendations.
So many people have name-checked Moor Mother (see The Wire interview etc.) that I have just succumbed and it is downloading as we speak - hopefully I can get my head around it given time.