words by Ethan Cardinal

As 2016 draws to its inevitable finish, the recent releases of music throughout this year has made it near impossible to create a TOP 10 ALBUMS of 2016 list. However, while each individual artists or bands alike are worthy of recognition for persistence and creation of something worthy of appraisal, I’ve narrowed down the top 10 albums worthy of consideration for years to come. I’ve chosen these specific albums for different reasons in the hopes that it broadens the ears of those who are listening.

Heaps of love for everyone who made it on this list, and for making 2016 one of the best years for music I’ve ever been apart of. Hopefully this won’t be the last!

1. DIIV – Is The Is Are

2. Matt Corby – Telluric

3. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity

4. Violent Soho – Waco

5. Anderson .Paak – Malibu

6. Emerson Snowe – This Is Baby Blue EP

7. RY X – Dawn

8. Ta-Ku/Wafia – (m)edian

9. Kaytranada – 99.9%

10. The Pretty Littles – Soft Rock For The Anxious

Honourable Mentions:
The 1975 – I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, Catfish and The Bottlemen – The Ride, The Strokes – Future, Present, Past EP, Wolfie – 8 Ball EP, DMA’s – Hills End, Glass Animals – How To Be A Human Being, Tkay Maidza – TKAY, Daughter – Not To Disappear, Banks – The Altar, Skegss – Everyone Is Good At Something EP

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