In the wise words of Flume at this year’s ARIA Awards: “In a time of singles and songs, albums still matter.”
Suffice to say, 2016 has been an outstanding year of album releases and I can tell you it was mighty hard to choose my TOP 10 ALBUMS of 2016 but, I did. The following 10 albums have been momentous in various ways for me this year, and the 10 honourable mentions also hold weight in their own way.
Treat your ears and soul to some incredible music and lyrics. Perhaps you’ll even discover someone new and delve into their catalogue. Thus is the beauty of music.
1. Flume – Skin
2. Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
3. Kaytranada – 99.9%
4. Gallant – Ology
5. Anderson .Paak – Malibu
6. Tkay Maidza – Tkay
7. JONES – New Skin
8. Drake – Views
9. Solange – A Seat at the Table
10. The Weeknd – Starboy
BROODS – Conscious, Frank Ocean – Blonde, Empire of the Sun – Two Vines, Matt Corby – Telluric, Jack Garratt – Phase, Client Liaison – Diplomatic Immunity, Bruno Mars – 24K Magic, Julia Jacklin – Don’t Let The Kids Win, Glades – This Is What It’s Like, Jagwar Mar – Every Now & Then