Best Albums Of 2016 So Far

It’s been a strange year, musicwise. It started brilliantly with the release of Blackstar but that euphoria didn’t last long. I spent a whole month listening to nothing but Bowie and the best part of the next. It took a while to summon up the enthusiasm to listen to anything else. As a consequence, I am well behind on ‘new’ 2016 releases. My expenditure is down by close to 75%. I have a playlist on my iPod where I put all my new purchases. Compared to last June, it is puny.

Now, more than ever, I am genuinely interested to explore Afterword recommendations.

Here are my top ten of the year so far:

1. Blackstar – David Bowie 2. Lemonade – BeyoncĂ© 3. A Moon Shaped Pool – Radiohead (I regard it as a single suite with ebbs and flows, the key combination being between piano, voice and strings. Utterly beautiful) 4. Man Made Object – GoGo Penguin 5. HITNRUN Phase Two – Prince (The 2015 Tidal release doesn’t count) 6. Into The Silence – Avishai Cohen 7. Hollowed – iTAL tEK (It may just be me, but electronica is having a poor year. This is an exception. Hollowed … Continue reading Best Albums Of 2016 So Far