My favourite 50 LPs of 2016

Odd Box has released 7 LPs this year. Asking me to rate those is an impossible task. But each of these 7 albums deserve to be mentioned in any self respecting blog post considering their favourite releases of 2016:

City Yelps – City Yelps Half Hour
Giant Burger – Giant Burger Forever
The Wolfhounds – Untied Kingdom
Nervous Twitch – Don’t Take My TV
T-Shirt Weather – Pig Beach
T.O.Y.S. – Sicks
Wolf Girl – We Tried

I shan’t include them in the run down below. But rest assured these are great albums and deserve to be heard by all.

Here are my ‘other’ favourite albums of the year.

1 Helen Love – Smash Hits (Alcopop!)
2 Chook Race – Around The House (Tenth Court)
3 Strobes – Brokespeak (Blood and Biscuits)
4 David Bowie – Black Star (ISO RCA Columbia Sony)
5 ANXIETY – S/T (LA VIDA ES UN MUS DISCOS)
6 Evans The Death – Vanilla (Fortuna Pop)
7 WIREHEADS – Arrive Alive (Tenth Court)
8 Witching Waves – Crystal Café (Soft Power)
9 Cate Le Bon – Crab Day (Drag City)
10 Palomica – Petito (Fika Recordings)

11 Ela Orleans – Circles of Upper and Lower Hell (Night School)
12 Moor Mother – Fetish Bones (Don Giovanni Records)
13 The Pooches – The Pooches (LameO Records)
14 Dog Chocolate – Snack Fans (Upset The Rhythm)
15 Eleanor Friedberger – New View (Frenchkiss Records)
16 The Wedding Present – Going Going (Scopitones)
17 Ulrika Spacek – The Album Paranoia (Lefse Records)
18 The Goon Sax – Up To Anything (Chapter Music)
19 Helena Celle – If I Can’t Handle Me At My Best, Then You Don’t Deserve You At Your Worst (Night School)
20 Flowers – Everybody’s Dying To Meet You ‎(Fortuna Pop)

21 Guppy – One Day We’ll Laugh About All This (Self Released)
22 Garden Centre – Garden Centre (Self Released)
23 Swimming In Bengal – Garden Of Idle Hands (Lugubrious Audio)
24 Jherek Bischoff – Cistern (The Leaf Label)
25 Porridge Radio – Rice, Pasta and Other Fillers (Memorials of Distinction records)
26 Tricky – Skilled Mechanics (False Idols)
27 Trust Fund – We have always lived in The Harolds (Self Released)
28 Pixies – Head Carrier (Self Released)
29 Meilyr Jones – 2013 (Moshi Moshi Records)
30 Half Japanese – Perfect (Joyful Noise Recordings)

31 Kid Canaveral – Faulty Inner Dialogue (Lost Map)
32 The Real Numbers – Wordless Wonder (Slumberland)
33 Tacocat – Lost Time (Hardly Art)
34 Cowtown – Personal Romance (The Audacious Art Experiment, Hot Salvation)
35 Candy – Waiting For U (Z Tapes)
36 Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch (Sacred Bones)
37 PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project (Vagrant Records)
38 Martha – Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart (Fortuna Pop)
39 Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book (Apple Music/Self Released)
40 Darren Hayman – Thankful Villages Vol.1 (Rivertones)

41 Megaflora – Redwoods (Everything Sucks)
42 Modern Baseball – Holy Ghost (Run For Cover)
43 Goat – Requiem (Rocket Recordings)

This year there have been a lot of notable EPs including 4 on Odd Box that deserve a mention. In alphabetical  order:

Aquarium – Luxury Water Jewels (X-Kalay)
Bad Vibes – Demo 1 (Bandcamp/Self Released)
The Bellamys – EP (Odd Box)
Bruising – I Don’t Mind (Beech Coma)
Deerful – Home EP (WIAIWYA)
Hodad  – EP (Odd Box)
G.L.O.S.S. – Trans Day Of Revenge (Sabotage Records)
Maybe Don’t – Maps/Traps (Bandcamp/Self Released)
Nancy Sin – Room For Rent / Again and Again (WIAIWYA)
Pale Kids – Home By Nine (Frux Tapes)
Rainbow Reservoir – Coco Sleeps Around EP (Odd Box)
Renick Bell – Empty Lake E.P. (UIQ)
RKSS – Cut Off EP (Alien Jams)
Scrap Brain – Demo (Bandcamp/Self Released)
Tough Tits – Hairless EP (Drunken Sailor Records/Frux Tapes)
VAN-illa – Scoop (Bandcamp/Self Released)
Whitebelt – The 100 Club Series (Odd Box)
Young Scum – Zona (Pretty Olivia Records)

As always. I have probably forgotten loads of things and there are few more recent records that I have yet to hear so they can’t be on the list even though I think I might like them a lot. That’s the nature of these damn lists.

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