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Uncut's Top 75 Albums of 2016

Uncut's Top 75 Albums of 2016

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75. Psychic Temple - III

Psychic Temple - III
May 6, 2016
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

72. Oren Ambarchi - Hubris

October 28, 2016
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

70. Kiran Leonard - Grapefruit

Kiran Leonard - Grapefruit
March 25, 2016
Critic Score
75
9 reviews

68. The Coral - Distance Inbetween

March 4, 2016
Critic Score
79
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
75
17 reviews

61. John Cale - M:FANS

January 22, 2016
Critic Score
75
9 reviews

60. Ty Segall - Emotional Mugger

January 22, 2016
Critic Score
76
28 reviews

56. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition

September 27, 2016
Critic Score
83
32 reviews

53. Hinds - Leave Me Alone

January 8, 2016
Critic Score
76
27 reviews

50. Kevin Morby - Singing Saw

April 15, 2016
Critic Score
82
18 reviews

48. Skepta - Konnichiwa

May 6, 2016
Critic Score
79
16 reviews

47. The Handsome Family - Unseen

September 16, 2016
Critic Score
69
5 reviews

46. Swans - The Glowing Man

June 17, 2016
Critic Score
77
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
10 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.

41. Anna Meredith - Varmints

March 4, 2016
Critic Score
83
6 reviews

39. Shovels & Rope - Little Seeds

October 7, 2016
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

37. Tim Hecker - Love Streams

April 8, 2016
Critic Score
79
23 reviews

36. Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch

September 30, 2016
Critic Score
82
21 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
24 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
15 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
12 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.

30. Frank Ocean - Blonde

August 20, 2016
Critic Score
86
36 reviews

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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