GIGsoup's Top 13 Albums of 2016

GIGsoup's Top 13 Albums of 2016

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13. Saint Leonard's Horses - Good Luck Everybody

Saint Leonard's Horses - Good Luck Everybody
October 14, 2016
Critic Score
85
2 reviews
User Score
NR
This is one of the best albums of 2016, mixing the magical with the absurd and the painfully real its hard to describe how good it is, so the last word shall come from the verses of St Leonard himself “I dreamt I was being harassed, by very large cat in a surgical mask”, haven’t we all?
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12. Bon Iver - 22, A Million

Bon Iver - 22, A Million
September 30, 2016
Art Pop
Critic Score
88
33 reviews
User Score
81
671 reviews

’22, A Million’ sees Bon Iver exploring and collating new sounds so beautifully while also remaining true to Vernon’s core as an artist and individual.

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11. Frightened Rabbit - Painting of a Panic Attack

Frightened Rabbit - Painting of a Panic Attack
April 8, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
71
15 reviews
User Score
70
47 reviews

10. Slaves - Take Control

Slaves - Take Control
September 30, 2016
Garage Punk
Critic Score
65
10 reviews
User Score
75
9 reviews

9. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
September 9, 2016
Art Rock
Critic Score
90
27 reviews
User Score
84
447 reviews

8. Modern Baseball - Holy Ghost

Modern Baseball - Holy Ghost
May 13, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
14 reviews
User Score
74
73 reviews

7. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition

Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
September 27, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
83
29 reviews
User Score
85
468 reviews

By steering away from many of the conventions of contemporary rap and hip hop, Brown hasn’t just made one of the best albums of the year, but one of the most exhilaratingly original hip hop albums in recent memory.

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6. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial

Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
May 20, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
20 reviews
User Score
82
458 reviews

5. James Blake - The Colour in Anything

James Blake - The Colour in Anything
May 6, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
79
25 reviews
User Score
78
494 reviews

4. Frank Ocean - Blonde

Frank Ocean - Blonde
August 20, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
86
33 reviews
User Score
85
781 reviews

3. David Bowie - Blackstar

David Bowie - Blackstar
January 8, 2016
Art Rock
Critic Score
85
33 reviews
User Score
85
861 reviews

2. Anderson .Paak - Malibu

Anderson .Paak - Malibu
January 15, 2016
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
79
15 reviews
User Score
81
580 reviews

1. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
May 8, 2016
Art Rock
Critic Score
87
34 reviews
User Score
86
995 reviews
Original Source: http://www.gigsoup.co.uk/features/gigsoup-top-13-albums-2016-staff-picks/

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