Albums of 2016

I’ve been away awhile, sorry, but life is busy and I’m hitting my stride/prime. Promise I will give you more of my time, because talking about music is uber cathartic for me and it’s always great to introduce people to new music they may or may not like.

Probably not as many artists on here as there should be, but I fell behind a bit last year. Forgive me and find something here that you like.

Love and kisses, Music Gleaner x

 

The Weeknd – Starboy

I don’t give a shit if Selena Gomez is bangin’ The Weeknd, but I do like this album. Especially the singles, because I’m a complete piece of trash.

 

Touche Amore – Stage Four

How ’bout that tongue twister? Killer post-hardcore stuff from these legends. It’s also easy to fall for the lyricism here, so enjoy that.

 

Swain – Long Dark Blue

Kind of grunge and kind of punk, but I kind of adored this album throughout the bum end of 2016.

 

Gojira – Magma

Co-worker played the shit out of this album and I kind of just ignored it for the longest time. But then I cranked it open on one hungover morning aaaannnnddd damn. I absolutely heart the direction Gojira have taken.

 

Sia – This is Acting

Pop brilliance from one of my favourite artists ever. Wish she would take a break and stop releasing her… less than brilliant stuff. Get in the ocean The Greatest.

 

Wormrot – Voices

Probably the best baby-making music you’ll ever come across. Might need a glass of water after listening to these raunchy grindcore bastards.

 

Telefone – noname

Cosy hip-hop from my favourite, and only, gypsy artist. Kudos to making something that is this easy to listen to.

 

Weezer – White Album

Duh, this album is the return to form Weezer have been needing to pull for some time now.

 

Diarrhea Planet – Turn To Gold

As much as this album frustrates me with so much going on all at once, I still loved it’s general vibe, instrumentation and amount of major key solos. Top banana from this six-piece.

 

Red Fang – Only Ghosts

Yeah, it’s pretty good. Cool album to work-out to if you like heavy, sludgy riffs and mean vocals.

 

British Theatre – Mastery

My dick gets rock hard for anything from Mike Vennart and Richard Ingram. My dick aside, there is some genuinely stellar experimental electronic music here.  Also, seems heavier than Vennart’s solo album Demon Joke, that’s groovy.

 

Radiohead – A Moon shaped Pool

A lovely album from these old chaps. Special shout-out to True Love Waits and Identikit. Everything about this album is just nice and lovely.

 

Cult of Luna – Mariner

How I came across Julie Christmas, who sometimes scares me, but most of the time tickles me pink. Awesome post-metal album that hits that certain metal g-spot.

 

John Congleton – Until The Horror Goes

Angular, catchy, but difficult to explain when people ask you what you’re listening to, John Congleton’s Until The Horror Goes is a welcomed return to the music release scene.

 

The Avalanches – Wildflower

I prefer it to Since I Left You, what are you going to do about it? This is some tight pluderphonic-shit right here.

 

Ulcerate – Shrines of Paralysis

Graphic metal that just won’t quit and why should it when the riffs are this banging?

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