Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2016.
As years go, 2016 was a cruel one. We lost tons of musical heroes: Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Jones and other iconic performers departed. Before they left us, though, we were treated to a few final pieces of music. Likewise, once-dormant bands returned to prove that their best wasn't behind them. And of course, new bands appeared with fresh sounds and energy to inspire us all over again. While 2016 might be a year to forget in many ways, we don't think the following albums will be disappearing from memories any time soon. Overall site list 1 David Bowie Blackstar ISO Records / Columbia David Bowie has always stood outside the lines. In the last decade or so ...
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Every year we ask record labels and artists what they thought of the last twelve months; we tell you the best albums of last year; and finally we offer you this, our roundup of other great music-related stuff you may have missed. In this year's instalment we share our favorite grower albums, hip-hop, punk/hardcore and metal releases, and our (mostly) annual roundup of some of the year's worst album sleeve artwork. Read on and enjoy! The Best Punk & Hardcore of 2016 What did we learn about punk & hardcore in 2016? Crust is dead. Post-punk and "slime punk ...
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