The third and final in our top 10 series of 2016.
Read our Top 10 singles of 2016.
Read our Top 10 live acts of 2016.
The album art form is not quite dead yet. From Llandudno to Newtown, these were our top 10 albums of 2016.
AURORA – All My Demons Treating Me As A Friend
Huggett: An hour of dreamy vocals and Scandinavian folk. The only flaw is that there’s not more.
Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Ride
Jane: The Welsh accent is not celebrated enough, but this talented foursome have brought it to the forefront with their easy-on-the-ears rock.
Montaigne – Glorious Heights
Huggett: Hard-pressed to not be number one, Montaigne’s debut album is everything I wanted and more. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan but this outshone even my lofty expectations.
The Avalanches – Wildflower
Jane: 100% sampled music never ceases to amaze me. The Avalanches return to form was not a disappointment.
St. Lucia – Matter
Huggett: Absolutely criminal that triple j didn’t play this album. One of the best alternative albums of the year with incredibly catchy hits and so much energy.
Camp Cope – Camp Cope
Jane: A collection of melancholy and hope belted out on top catchy guitar riffs.
Jack Garratt – Phase
Huggett: It needed two discs to fit all of the build-ups, drops, and eerily beautiful outros.
DMA’s – Hills End
Jane: Having made my top ten tracks, live acts and now albums, it’s pretty clear by now that I have a sick obsession with DMA’s. This album is truly brimming with quality, each track deserving single status.
RUFUS – Bloom
Huggett: Incredible follow up to Atlas. Most of the singles were released last year but 2016 is when it was all brought together. Expect a resurgence at parties over the summer.
Tkay Maidza – Tkay
Jane: We knew she was destined for greatness and she’s certainly met our expectations. Tkay is the amalgamation of it all.