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NME's Best Debut Albums of 2016

NME's Best Debut Albums of 2016

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Blossoms - Blossoms

Blossoms - Blossoms
August 5, 2016
Critic Score
66
9 reviews

KAYTRANADA - 99.9%

KAYTRANADA - 99.9%
May 6, 2016
Critic Score
78
19 reviews

Let's Eat Grandma - I, Gemini

Let's Eat Grandma - I, Gemini
June 17, 2016
Critic Score
73
14 reviews
While their pop sensibilities are clear, the music is surreal and dense, with guitar, synthesiser, saxophone, glockenspiel, recorder and vocals that lurch from sugary to shouty.

Nao - For All We Know

Nao - For All We Know
July 29, 2016
Critic Score
79
14 reviews

At an impressively thorough 17 tracks long – including a couple of brief but lovely demos in the shape of iPhone voice memos – Nao’s debut album certainly isn’t shy about setting her out as one of the UK’s brightest new talents.

Oscar - Cut and Paste

Oscar - Cut and Paste
May 13, 2016
Critic Score
69
8 reviews

Public Access T.V. - Never Enough

Public Access T.V. - Never Enough
September 30, 2016
Critic Score
76
6 reviews

Soft Hair - Soft Hair

Soft Hair - Soft Hair
October 28, 2016
Critic Score
69
14 reviews

More than anything else, ‘Soft Hair’ is about intimacy, creativity and a zest for life – two singular musicians liberated by collaboration.

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Sunflower Bean - Human Ceremony

Sunflower Bean - Human Ceremony
February 5, 2016
Critic Score
73
15 reviews
On debut album ‘Human Ceremony’, they fuse Led Zeppelin’s raunchy riffs with the blissful mid-’80s indie of Felt, the best bits of ’80s alt-pop (The Cure) and krautrock (Neu!) and, in front-duo Julia Cumming and Nick Kivlen, have the kind of boy-girl chemistry last seen in the White Stripes.

Swet Shop Boys - Cashmere

Swet Shop Boys - Cashmere
October 14, 2016
Critic Score
78
8 reviews

Whitney - Light Upon The Lake

Whitney - Light Upon The Lake
June 3, 2016
Critic Score
80
17 reviews
All 10 tracks on ‘Light Upon The Lake’ share a serene, peaceful bond, with Ehrlich’s startling falsetto bringing to mind Bobby Charles and Shuggie Otis, two genial artists whose personalities have always shone through on their records.
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