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Uncut's Top 75 Albums of 2016

Uncut's Top 75 Albums of 2016

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72. Oren Ambarchi - Hubris

October 28, 2016
Critic Score
77
5 reviews

68. The Coral - Distance Inbetween

March 4, 2016
Critic Score
80
13 reviews

The garbled way in which The Coral piece these disparate elements together creates an odd, timeless and cosmic music, buzzing with energy, and very much their own.

66. Charles Bradley - Changes

April 1, 2016
Critic Score
76
16 reviews
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61. John Cale - M:FANS

January 22, 2016
Critic Score
74
8 reviews

60. Ty Segall - Emotional Mugger

January 22, 2016
Critic Score
76
27 reviews

53. HINDS - Leave Me Alone

January 8, 2016
Critic Score
76
26 reviews

48. Skepta - Konnichiwa

May 6, 2016
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

46. Swans - The Glowing Man

June 17, 2016
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

It has a slightly transitory feel; a half-step back from those monolithic builds and whiplash grooves, gesturing towards something more contemplative and… well, “softer” feels the wrong word, but certainly weathered by the journey.

45. King - We Are King

February 5, 2016
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

44. Okkervil River - Away

September 9, 2016
Critic Score
76
17 reviews

It may be OR’s best album yet, even if it doesn’t much sound like the albums immediately preceding it.

36. Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch

September 30, 2016
Critic Score
82
20 reviews

Hval’s approach has always been equal parts instinctive, intellectual and whimsical, but Blood Bitch confirms her singular methodology is now at its most surgically precise and bold. In realising her uncontainable, bewildering ambitions, one might even suggest it represents Hval’s coming of age.

35. Eleanor Friedberger - New View

January 22, 2016
Critic Score
75
21 reviews

It’s comforting and surprising, full of trad sounds electrified by the off-kilter vision of an artist whose recognition as one of Americana’s finest voices is long overdue.

34. Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts of Highway 20

February 5, 2016
Critic Score
81
14 reviews

The Ghosts Of Highway 20 is vast, thoughtful and profound.

33. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity

April 29, 2016
Critic Score
81
11 reviews
This prolonged concentration has resulted in by far King Gizzard’s most cohesive record to date – a hyper-detailed punk opera that few of their peers have matched for intensity, ambition or sheer derangement.

27. Shirley Collins - Lodestar

November 4, 2016
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

26. Cate Le Bon - Crab Day

April 15, 2016
Critic Score
74
17 reviews
Original Source: http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/introducing-end-year-uncut-special-98291
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