Saturday, February 11, 2017

Best Albums of 2016: Who Didn't Make the Cut

Starting off my "Best Albums of 2016" process, here are the albums that did NOT make the cut. Not that they're not good records (I skim everything first so they had to grab some degree of my attention). In fact, I think I own more from this list than from the top 100 as what I admire artistically and appreciate musically may not always be what I want to listen to.
  • A-Wa, Habib Galbi
  • Aaron Lee Tasjan, Silver Tears
  • Adan & Xavi y Los Imanes, self-titled
  • Against the Current, In Our Bones
  • American Authors, What We Live For
  • American Football, LP2
  • Angelica Garcia, Medicine for Birds
  • Ash Koosha, |AKA|
  • The Avett Brothers, True Sadness
  • Bad Rabbits, American Nightmare
  • Band of Horses, Why Are You OK?
  • Bastille, Wild World
  • Bayonne, Primitives
  • Bear's Den, Red Earth and Pouring Rain
  • Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Call It What It Is
  • Beth Orton, Kidsticks
  • The Black Queen, Fever Daydream
  • Blind Pilot, And Then Like Lions
  • Bombino, Azel
  • Brett Dennen, Por Favor
  • Brian Eno, The Ship
  • The Coathangars, Nosebleed Weekend
  • Chris Pureka, Back in the Ring
  • Cullen Omori, New Misery
  • Damien Jurado, Visions of Us on the Land
  • Dawes, We're All Gonna Die
  • The Dean Ween Group, The Deaner Album
  • Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Person A
  • Empire of the Sun, Two Vines
  • Explosions in the Sky, The Wilderness
  • Fitz and the Tantrums, self-titled
  • Flume, Skin
  • Frankie Cosmos, Next Thing
  • Free Cake For Every Creature, Talking Quietly of Everything With You
  • Half Waif, Probable Depths
  • Hamilton Leithauser/Rostam, I Had a Dream That You Were Mine
  • Hayes Carll, Lovers and Leavers
  • Highly Suspect, The Boy Who Died Wolf
  • Honeysuckle, self-titled
  • Imarhan, self-titled
  • Ingrid Michaelson, It Doesn't Have to Make Sense
  • Into It. Over It., Standards
  • Islands, Should I Remains Here At Sea?
  • Jacob Collier, In My Room
  • James Blake, The Colour In Anything
  • Jason Collett, Song and Dance Man
  • JEFF the Brotherhood, ZONE
  • Jessy Lanza, Oh No
  • Jim James, Eternally Even
  • Jimmy Eat World, Integrity Blues
  • Justice, Woman
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Ears
  • King, We Are KING
  • Kristin Kontrol, X-Communicate
  • Lake Street Dive, Side Pony
  • Lambchop, FLOTUS
  • Larry Groce, Live Forever
  • Laura Gibson, Empire Builder
  • LIGHTS, Midnight Machines
  • Lily & Madelaine, Keep It Together
  • Lisa Hannigan, At Swim
  • Lori McKenna, The Bird and the Rifle
  • Lucinda Williams, The Ghosts of Highway 20
  • Lucius, Good Grief
  • Lukas Graham, Lukas Graham
  • Lucy Dacus, No Burden
  • Lvl Up, Return to Love
  • The Lumineers, Cleopatra
  • M83, Junk
  • M. Ward, More Rain
  • Mannequin Pussy, Romantic
  • Marcus Balter, Balter/Saunier
  • Maren Morris, Hero
  • Marissa Nadler, Strangers
  • Minor Victories, self-titled
  • Mothers, When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired
  • My Bubba, Big Bad Good
  • Nakeen, oddments of the gamble
  • Peter Wolf, A Cure for Loneliness
  • Pinegrove, Cardinal
  • Pity Sex, White Hot Moon
  • The Pixies, Head Carrier
  • Porches, Pools
  • Rachel Newton, Here's My Heart Come Take It
  • The Range, Potential
  • Ray LaMontagne, Ouroboros
  • Real Friends, The Home Inside My Head
  • The Record Company, Give It Back to You
  • Robert Ellis, self-titled
  • Rufus Wainwright, Take All My Loves - 9 Shakespearean Sonnets
  • RY X, Dawn
  • Ryley Walker, Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
  • Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop, Love Letter For Fire
  • Santigold, 99 Cents
  • Seratones, Get Done
  • Shearwater, Jet Plane & Oxbow
  • The Shelters, self-titled
  • Shovel & Ropes, Little Seeds
  • Sleigh Bells, Jessica Rabbit
  • Slow Club, One Day All of This Won't Matter Amymore
  • Snarky Puppy, Culcha Vulcha
  • Snowblink, Returning Current
  • Søren Juul, This Moment
  • Sound of Ceres, Nostalgia for Infinity
  • St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Sea of Noise
  • Sting, 57th and 9th
  • STRFKR, Being No One, Going Nowhere
  • The Suffers, self-titled
  • Sunflower Bean, Human Ceremony
  • Tall Heights, Neptune
  • Tegan and Sara, Love You to Death
  • Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, A Man Alive
  • Thrice, To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere
  • Tim Hecker, Love Streams
  • Tom Odell, Wrong Crowd
  • Tove Lo, Lady Wood
  • Twin Limb, Haplo
  • Weaves, self-titled
  • Wet, Don't You
  • White Lung, Paradise
  • Will Butler, Friday Night
  • With Confidence, Better Weather
  • Wye Oak, Tween
  • Yak, Alas Salvation
  • Young the Giant, Home of the Strange
  • Yuck, Stranger Things
  • ZHU, GENERATIONWHY

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