Sunday, July 3, 2016

Mid-year Top 40 albums of 2016

This is a very loose ranking of my favorite albums of what has already been a terrific year for new music. After the first 10 or 11, the rankings aren't really that thought out. There are video or audio clips where available. I was surprised how much harder it was to get things -- apparently Google doesn't allow for 100% Blogger/YouTube synergy.

1. BeyonceLemonade

2. SuedeNight Thoughts

3. Emma PollockIn Search of Harperfield

4. David BowieBlackstar

5. The MonkeesGood Times!

6. Thao and the Get Down Stay DownA Man Alive

7. Robbie FulksUpland Stories

8. Esperanza SpaldingEmily’s D+Evolution

9. Anderson .PaakMalibu

10. TelemanBrilliant Sanity

11. Sturgill SimpsonA Sailor’s Guide to Earth

12. Joey PurpillDrops
13. Kate JacksonBritish Road Movies

14. Besnard LakesA Coliseum Complex Museum

15. Loretta LynnFull Circle

16. Emitt RhodesRainbow Ends

17. Field MusicCommontime 

18. case/lang/veirscase/lang/veirs

19. Paul SimonStranger to Stranger

20. Brandy ClarkBig Day in a Small Town

21. Eric BachmannEric Bachmann

22. BombinoAzel

23. Michael CarpenterThe Big Radio

24. Homeboy SandmanKindness For Weakness
25. Bat For LashesThe Bride

26. Mavis StaplesLivin’ on a High Note

27. SavagesAdore Life

28. The Well WishersComes and Goes
29. Jean Michel JarreElectronica 2: The Heart of Noise

30. PJ HarveyThe Hope Six Demolition Project

31. Doleful LionsSerious Moonlight Demonstration
32. Bob MouldPatch the Sky

33. John CaleM-Fans

34. WhitneyLight Upon the Lake

35. ABCLexicon of Love II

36. Gogo PenguinManmade Object

37. KingWe Are King

38. I Don’t CaresWild Stab

39. Iggy PopPost Pop Depression

40. Pet Shop BoysSuper

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