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Year End 2016

Music: Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2016)

Individual staff lists

Andy's list

  1. Swans – The Glowing Man (Young God)
  2. Perturbator – The Uncanny Valley (Blood Music)
  3. Avvenir – Natural Language (Safety Records)
  4. Mannequin Pussy – Romantic (Tiny Engines)
  5. Andrew Hung – The Greasy Strangler (Soundtrack) (Death Waltz)
  6. Kindling – Galaxies (No Idea Records)
  7. David Bowie – ? (Blackstar) ( ISO Records / Columbia)
  8. Cliff Martinez – The Neon Demon Original Soundtrack (Milan Records)
  9. Youth Code – Commitment to Complications (Dais Records)
  10. New Shack – Eingang (Self-released)
  11. Parquet Courts – Human Performance (Rough Trade)
  12. The Casket Girls – The Night Machines (Graveface Records & Curiosities)
  13. Oiseaux-Tempête – Unworks & Rarities (Sub Rosa)
  14. Angel Olsen – My Woman (Jagjaguwar)
  15. Wreck and Reference – Indifferent Rivers Romance End (Flenser Records)
  16. Violent Magic Orchestra – Catastrophic Anonymous (Throatruiner Records)
  17. Nadja – Sv (Essence Music)
  18. American Football – LP2 (Polyvinyl)
  19. Explosions in the Sky – The Wilderness (Temporary Residence)
  20. Kuba Kapsa Ensemble – Vantdraught 4 (Denovali Records)
  21. SURVIVE – RR7349 (Relapse)
  22. DTCV – Confusion Moderne (Xemu Records)
  23. Heliotropes – Over There That Way (The End Records)
  24. Rabid Flash Mob – Like a Riot (Self-released)
  25. Anarchist Republic of Bzzz – United Diktaturs of Europe (Bzzz Records)

Cheryl's list

  1. Alcest – Kodama (Prophecy Productions)
  2. 40 Watt Sun – Wider than the Sky (Radiance Records)
  3. Rome – The Hyperion Machine (Trisol Music Group)
  4. Schammasch – Triangle (Prosthetic Records)
  5. Wwdrujacy Wiatr – O turniach, jeziorach i nocnych szlakach (Werewolf Promotion)
  6. Mesarthim – .- -... ... . -. -.-. . (Independent)
  7. Metallica – Hardwired...to Self Destruct (Blackened Recordings)
  8. Mare Cognitum – Luminiferous Aether (I, Voidhanger Records)
  9. Tardigrada – Emotionale Ödnis (Eisenwald)
  10. ColdWorld – Autumn (Cold Dimensions)
  11. Woman is the Earth – Torch of Our Final Night (Init)
  12. Borknagar – Winter Thrice (Century Media Records)
  13. Mizmor – Yodh (Gilead Media)
  14. Bölzer – Hero (Iron Bonehead Records)
  15. Blood Incantation – Starspawn (Dark Descent Records)
  16. Perturbator – The Uncanny Valley (Blood Music)
  17. Cobalt – Slow Forever (Profound Lore)
  18. Darkthrone – Arctic Thunder (Peaceville)
  19. Katatonia – The Fall of Hearts (Peaceville)
  20. Anaal Nathrakh – The Whole of the Law (Metal Blade Records)
  21. The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation (Party Smasher Inc.)
  22. Germ – Escape (Prophecy Productions)
  23. Deftones – Gore (Warner Music Group)
  24. Ihsahn – Arktis. (Candlelight Records)
  25. Imperium Dekadenz – Dis Manibvs (Season of Mist)

Kevin Fitzpatrick's list

  1. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression (Loma Vista Recordings)
  2. David Bowie – ? (Blackstar) ( ISO Records / Columbia)
  3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree (Bad Seed LTD.)
  4. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker (Columbia)
  5. Taylor Hawkins – KOTA e.p. (Independent)
  6. Metallica – Hardwired...to Self Destruct (Blackened Recordings)
  7. White Lung – Paradise (Domino)
  8. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool (XL Recordings)
  9. Marillion – F.E.A.R. (Intact)
  10. Pixies – Head Carrier (Pixies Music)
  11. Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway (Warner Bros.)
  12. Tricky – Skilled Mechanics (K7)
  13. Deftones – Gore (Warner Music Group)
  14. Nevermen – Nevermen (Ipecac)
  15. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here...Thank You For Your Service (Epic)
  16. Giraffe Tongue Orchestra – Broken Lines (Party Smasher Inc.)
  17. Bloody Hammers – Lovely Sort of Death (Napalm Records)
  18. Descendents – Hypercaffium Spazzinate (Epitaph)
  19. The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation (Party Smasher Inc.)
  20. Gojira – Magma (Roadrunner)
  21. Kaada & Patton – Bacteria Cult (Ipecac)
  22. Cobalt – Slow Forever (Profound Lore)
  23. Darkthrone – Arctic Thunder (Peaceville)
  24. Melvins – Basses Loaded (Ipecac)
  25. Esben and the Witch – Older Terrors (Season of Mist)

Loren's list

  1. Big Eyes – Stake My Claim (Don Giovanni)
  2. Arms Aloft – What a Time to Be Barely Alive (Red Scare Industries)
  3. Toys That Kill – Sentimental Ward (Recess)
  4. Shallow Cuts – Empty Beach Town (No Idea Records)
  5. Low Culture – Places To Hide (Dirtnap)
  6. Drakulas – Raw Wave (Dirtnap)
  7. The Blind Shake – Celebrate Your Worth (Goner)
  8. The Falcon – Gather Up the Chaps (Red Scare Industries)
  9. Coathangers – Nosebleed Weekend (Suicide Squeeze)
  10. Mikey Erg – Tentative Decisions (Don Giovanni)
  11. Dean Ween Group – The Deaner Record (ATO)
  12. Hakan – Hakan II (Drunken Sailor)
  13. Sex Stains – Sex Stains (Don Giovanni)
  14. Boilerman – Feel Ways About Stuff (86'd Records)
  15. Hannahband – Quitting Will Improve Your Health (Blackwire Records/Lesstalk Records)
  16. Real Numbers – Wordless Wonder (Slumberland Records)
  17. Sims – More Than Ever (Doomtree)
  18. Bullnettle – Bullnettle (Dirt Cult)
  19. Crybaby – Drag Me Under (Square of Opposition)
  20. Pkew Pkew Pkew – self-titled (Royal Mountain Records)
  21. Attention – !Attention! (Tour Van Records)
  22. The Interrupters – Say It Out Loud (Epitaph)
  23. Spokenest – Gone, Gone, Gone (Drunken Sailor)
  24. Mark Sultan – BBQ (In the Red Records)
  25. Yeesh – Confirmation Bias (Tiny Engines)

Matt's list

  1. David Bowie – ? (Blackstar) ( ISO Records / Columbia)
  2. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool (XL Recordings)
  3. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here...Thank You For Your Service (Epic)

Nathan G. O'Brien's list

  1. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here...Thank You For Your Service (Epic)
  2. Rakta – III (Iron Lung)
  3. Schoolboy Q – Blank Face (Top Dawg)
  4. Anxiety – Anxiety (La Vida Es En Mus Discos Punk)
  5. Timeless Truth – Cold Wave (Different Worlds)
  6. Mommy – Songs About Children (Toxic State)
  7. Planet Asia & DJ Concept – Seventy Nine (Coalmine Records)
  8. Gag – America's Greatest Hits (Iron Lung)
  9. Warpath – Pure Butter (Daily Concept)
  10. Chroma – Cuerpos Dociles (La Vida Es En Mus Discos Punk)
  11. Gensu Dean & Denmark Vessey – Whole Food (Mello Music Group)
  12. Lumpy & The Dumpers – Huff My Sack (La Vida Es En Mus Discos Punk)
  13. Ill Bill – Septagram (Uncle Howie)
  14. Deny The Cross – Alpha Ghoul (Tankcrimes)
  15. Czarface – A Fistful of Peril (Sliver Age Records)
  16. Boilerman – Feel Ways About Stuff (86'd Records)
  17. D.I.T.C. – Sessions (D.I.T.C. Studios)
  18. D.I.T.C. – D.I.T.C. Studios (Slice of Spice)
  19. Pure Disgust – Pure Disgust (Katorga Works)
  20. Discourse – Megalomaniac (Crate Cartel)
  21. Cracked Vessel – No Path (Hip Kid Records)
  22. Bloody Monk Consortium – The Awakening (Bloody Monk Consortium)
  23. Blood Pressure – Need to Control (Beach Impediment)
  24. DJ Skizz – Cruise Control (Different Worlds)
  25. Descendents – Hypercaffium Spazzinate (Epitaph)
  26. Dyke Drama – Up Against the Bricks (Salinas Records)
  27. Zsa Zsa Sapian & Mutado Pintado – Musical Confrontation (Peasant Vitality)

Spyros Stasis's list

  1. Swans – The Glowing Man (Young God)
  2. Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä (Svart Records/20 Buck Spin)
  3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree (Bad Seed LTD.)
  4. Neurosis – Fires Within Fires (Neurot Recordings)
  5. David Bowie – ? (Blackstar) ( ISO Records / Columbia)
  6. Tim Hecker – Love Streams (4AD)
  7. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here...Thank You For Your Service (Epic)
  8. Sumac – What One Becomes (Thrill Jockey)
  9. The Body – No One Deserves Happiness (Thrill Jockey)
  10. Cobalt – Slow Forever (Profound Lore)
  11. Lycus – Chasms (Relapse)
  12. clipping. – Splendor & Misery (Sub Pop)
  13. Matmos – Ultimate Care II (Thrill Jockey)
  14. Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch (Sacred Bones)
  15. Dälek – Asphalt For Eden (Profound Lore)
  16. Street Sects – End Position (Flenser)
  17. Marissa Nadler – Strangers (Sacred Bones)
  18. Various Artists – Okkyung Lee & Christian Marclay ? Amalgam (Northern Spy)
  19. Virus – Memento Collider (Karisma Records)
  20. Helen Money – Become Zero (Thrill Jockey)
  21. Oren Ambarchi – Hubris (Editions Mego)
  22. Angel Olsen – My Woman (Jagjaguwar)
  23. Various Artists – Amirtha Kidambi, Elder Ones ? Holy Science (Northern Spy)
  24. Various Artists – Oneida & Rhys Chatham - What's Your Sign? (Northern Spy)
  25. Sun Worship – Pale Dawn (Golden Antenna)
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