Top 100 Albums of the Month

December 2016

  1. A Tribe Called Quest | We got it from Here...Thank you 4 your Service (Epic)
  2. Magic Trick | Other Man's Blues (Empty Cellar Records)
  3. Goat | Requiem (Sub Pop)
  4. Roy Montgomery | R M H Q: Headquarters (Grapefruit)
  5. Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions | Until The Hunter (INgrooves)
  6. Beats Antique | Shadowbox (Beats Antique Records)
  7. Fantastic Negrito | The Last Days of Oakland (s/r)
  8. La Femme | Mystere (Disques Pointus)
  9. Jenny Hval | Blood Bitch (Sacred Bones)
  10. Tanya Tagaq | Retribution (Thirty Tigers)
  11. Gillian Welch | Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg (Acony Records)
  12. Lee Fields & The Expressions | Special Night (Big Crown)
  13. Childish Gambino | Awaken, My Love! (Glassnote)
  14. Gap Dream | This is Gap Dream (Burger Records)
  15. Heron Oblivion | s/t (Sub Pop)
  16. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | Skeleton Tree (Kobalt)
  17. Radian | On Dark Silent Off (Thrill Jockey)
  18. Kadhja Bonet | The Visitor (Fat Possum Records)
  19. Devendra Banhart | Ape In Pink Marble (Nonesuch)
  20. Various Artists | Rough Trade Heroes Vol. 1 (Rough Trade)
  21. Various Artists | CZECH UP VOL. 1: CHAIN OF FOOLS (Vampi Soul / Munster)
  22. Cherushii | Manic EP (s/r)
  23. Various Artists | The Get Down (Sony/RCA)
  24. Tuuletar | Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal (Bafe's Factory)
  25. Various Artists | Run the Length of Your Wildness Vol. 1 (Run the Length of Your Wildness )
  26. Veronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul | 16 Visions of Ex-Futur (Crammed Discs)
  27. Various Artists | Easy Bay: House, Disco, Boogie, and other Oddities (Easy Bay)
  28. Kurt Baker Combo | In Orbit (Wicked Cool Records)
  29. Chasms | On The Legs Of Love Purified (Felte)
  30. The Liminanas | Malamore (Hozac)
  31. Carolina Eyck | Fantasias for Theremin and String Quartet (Butterscotch)
  32. Various Artists | Continental Drift (Slumberland Records)
  33. David Last and Cherushii | Meow Wolf's Arcade Soundtrakcs: Wiggy's Plasma Plex (Mesa)
  34. Metallica | Hardwired... To Self-Destruct (Blackened)
  35. Hawkwind | The Charisma Years 1976-1979 (Atomhenge)
  36. Kate Tempest | Let Them Eat Chaos (Lex)
  37. SW | Sue015 (Sued)
  38. Hazel English | Never Going Home (Canvas Club)
  39. Sims | More Than Ever (Doomtree Records)
  40. Group Titan | Anatolian Break Dance (Pharaway Sounds)
  41. Various Artists | WIZZZ! VOL. 3 (Born Bad)
  42. Brownout | Brown Sabbath Vol. 2 (Ubiquity Records)
  43. The Shacks | S/T (Big Crown)
  44. Croque Madame | S/T (Emotional Response)
  45. Wayne Hancock | Slingin' Rhythm (Bloodshot Records)
  46. Morricone Youth | The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Country Club Records)
  47. The Bad Plus | It's Hard (OKeh)
  48. Weyes Blood | Front Row Seat to Earth (Kemado)
  49. The Olympians | S/T (Daptone Records)
  50. Blind Shake | Celebrate Your Worth (Goner)
  51. Death Valley Girls | Glow In The Dark (Burger Records)
  52. Terry Allen | Lubbock (on everything) (Paradise of Bachelors)
  53. Dave Douglas & Frank Woeste | Dada People (Greenleaf)
  54. Kristine Barrett | Ancestors (S/R)
  55. Terry Malts | Lost At The Party (Slumberland Records)
  56. Tyvek | Origin of What (In the Red Records)
  57. The Terminals | Uncoffined (Hozac)
  58. Eluvium | False Readings On (Temporary Residence)
  59. NOTS | Cosmetic (Goner)
  60. American Wrestlers | Goodbye Terrible Youth (Fat Possum Records)
  61. Tycho | Epoch (Ghostly International)
  62. Odi Me | Line Cook Music (Jacktone)
  63. Lemon Twigs | Do Hollywood (4AD)
  64. Various Artists | Thank you, San Francisco (Smart guy records)
  65. Axiom117 | one thousand horizon (Cold Busted )
  66. Wovenhand | Star Treatment (Glitterhouse)
  67. Jain | Zanaka (RCA)
  68. Pansy Division | Quite Contrary (Alternative Tentacles)
  69. Adrian Younge | The Electronique Void (Linear Labs)
  70. The Faint | Capsule: 1999-2016 (Saddle Creek)
  71. Mall Walk | Funny Papers (Mt. St. Mtn.)
  72. Conor Oberst | Ruminations (Nonesuch)
  73. Premrock & Fresh Kils | Leave in Tact (Urbnet)
  74. Scooterbabe | The Sorrow You've Been Toting Around (Jigsaw)
  75. Yann Tiersen | Eusa I (Mute)
  76. Alejandro Escovedo | Burn Something Beautiful (Concord)
  77. Derek Piotr | Drono (LINE)
  78. Lady Wray | Queen Alone (Big Crown)
  79. Drinks | Hermits on Holiday (Birth)
  80. THEE OH SEES | An Odd Entrances (Castle Face)
  81. Chris Forsyth & Koen Holtkamp | The Island (Trouble In Mind)
  82. The Seshen | Flames & Figures (Tru Thoughts)
  83. Brookzill! | Throwback to the Future (Tommy Boy)
  84. Singers & Players | Staggering Heights (On-U Sound)
  85. Real Numbers | Wordless Wonder (Slumberland Records)
  86. Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited | Music From The 6th Floor (Dionysus Records)
  87. Executive Slacks | Seams Ruff (Dark Entries)
  88. Crystalaugur | Terranaut (Out-Sider)
  89. Die Form | Zoo (Dark Entries)
  90. Acid Arab | Musique de France (Crammed Discs)
  91. Black Marble | It's Immaterial (Ghostly International)
  92. Roche | Sity to Sky EP (Hobo Camp)
  93. Bendingbus | And with Each Step a Wider and Deeper Dream (Hi-Fi Yeah!)
  94. De La Soul | And the Anonymous Nobody (A.O.I. Records)
  95. John Scofield | Country for old men (impulse)
  96. Dom La Nena | Cantando (Six Degrees)
  97. Various Artists | Cologne Curiosities: The Unknown Krautrock Underground 1972-1976 (Mental Experience)
  98. Hiss Golden Messenger | Heart Like A Levee (Merge)
  99. Suzi Analogue | ZONEZ V.2 (S/R)
  100. Kronos Quartet | Rainbow: Music of Central Asia Vol. 8 (Smithsonian Folkways)