BEST ALBUM of 2016 by NoSA


Albums! LP’s! Records! Only The Best! Only Quality! Spinning! On Repeat! Recommended! Essential!



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25. Kaytranada – 99.9% (hiphop, house, genius) [XL Recordings] (Haiti/Canada)

Best Tracks: LITE SPOTS, TOGETHER, BULLETS;


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24. Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love” (hip-hop, soul, funk) (USA)

Best Tracks: Me and Your Mama, Redbone, California;


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Best Tracks: Zombi Świat [watch the video on Vevo] , Na Skróty Tęczą;


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22. The Avalanches – Wildflower [Modular/XL Recordings] (electronic/sample based music) (Australia)

Best Tracks: Wizard of Iz, Colours, Subways; [listen on You Tube]


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21. Wacław Zimpel – Lines [Instant Classic] (jazz/experimental) (Poland)

Best track: Tak, Picture;


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20. Anderson .Paak – Malibu (hip-hop/soul) [Steel Wool] (USA)

Best Tracks: Lite Weight, Celebrate;


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19. Rainbow Chan – Spacing (pop/electronic) [Silo Arts & Records] (Australia)

Best Tracks: Nest, Work, Last;


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18. Deerhoof – The Magic (indie rock) [Upset The Rhythm] (USA)

Best Tracks: Acceptance Speech, Plastic Thrills;


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17. BADBADNOTGOOD – IV (jazz/funk/hiphop) (USA)


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16. Roisin Murphy – Take Her Up To Monto (electronic/experimental pop) (Ireland/UK)


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15. Jeff Parker – The New Breed (jazz/experimental/post-rock) [International Anthem] (USA)


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14. GL – Touch (electronic/pop/dance) [Plastic World] (Australia)

[listen to the sampler] Best Tracks: Body Language,

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13. M83 – Junk (electronic/pop) (self-released) (France)

Best Tracks: Bibi The Dog, Time Wind, For The Kids;


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Best Tracks: Jesus Alone, I Need You; [listen to the official playlist on You Tube]


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11. LEISURE – LEISURE (soul/pop/indie) (New Zealand)

Best Tracks: Moonbean, Nobody, Take It To The Top;


10. Bon Iver – 22, A Milion (indie/folk/singer-songwriter) (USA)

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9. Ray LaMontagne -Ouroboros (indie/folk/singer-songwriter) (USA)


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8. The Amazing – Ambulance (indie rock) [Partisan Records] (Sweden)

Best Tracks: Ambulance, Moments Like These;


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7. Júníus Meyvant – Floating Harmonies (folk/indie) (Iceland)

Best Tracks: Beat Silent Need, Colour Decay, Neon Experience, Hailslide;


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6. HONNE – Warm On A Cold Night (pop/soul) [Tatemae Records] (UK) [listen]

Best Tracks: Gone Are The Days, Good Together, Coastal Love;


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5. Motorama – Dialogues (indie rock) [Talitres] (Russia)

Best Track: Tell Me;


4. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool [XL Recordings] (indie rock/legends) (UK)

Best Tracks: Burn The Witch, Daydreaming, True Love Waits;


bibio3. Bibio – A Mineral Love (electronic/folk) [Warp] (UK)

Best Tracks: Petals, A Mineral Love;


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2. David Bowie – ★ [listen]


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1. Metronomy – Summer 08 [Because Music] (indie/electronic/pop/dance)



Honorable Mentions:

Goat – Requiem (Rocket Recordings)

Frank Ocean – Blonde (Boys Don’t Cry)

Roosevelt – Roosevelt (Greco- Roman)

Nick Waterhouse – Never Twice (Innovative Leisure)

Ishamel – Sometime In Space (Church)

Yumi Zouma – Yoncalla (Cascine)

The Invisible – Patience (Ninja Tune)

Kornel Kovack – With Bells (Studio Barnhus)

Buz Luztra – Jungle Tapes

Klaus Johann Grobe – Spagat Der Liebe

Solange – A Seat At The Table (Columbia Records)

Jamie Lidell – Building a Beginning (self-released)

Soft Hair – Soft Hair (Domino Recording)

Public Access TV – Never Enough (Cinematic Music Group)

Nicolas Jaar – Sirens (Other People)

Cassius – Ibifornia (Interscope Records)

Lambchop – Flotus (City Slang)

 

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NSA’s Top 25 Albums Of 2015


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25. Emily King – The Switch ( USA //Making Music Records// pop, soul)

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24. The Amazing – Picture You (Sweden // Partisan Records // vintage rock) [listen here]

 

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23. Jamie XX – In Colour (UK // Young Turks Recordings // electronic) [listen here]

Best Tracks: Gosh, Seesaw, Sleep Sound, Girl

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22. Nils Frahm – Late Night Tales (Night Time Stories // ambient, compilation) [listen here]

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21. Jam City – Dream A Garden (UK // Night Slugs // electronic, pop)

Best tracks: Unhappy, Crisis

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20. Bobby Caldwell & Jack Splash – Cool Uncle (USA // Fresh Young Minds/Empire // soul, pop)

19. Olafur Arlands & Nils Frahm – Collaborative Works (Iceland/Germany // Erased Tapes Records // instrumental, neo-classical) 

Best Tracks: Four, Wide Open, Life Story;


 

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18. Jonny Greenwood, Shye Ben Tzur, The Rajasthan Express – Junun (UK/India/Israel // Nonesuch Records // world)


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17. Chungking – Defender (UK // self-released // electronic pop)

Best Tracks: Jonny, Beautiful World, Sapphire


 

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16. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (USA // Rough Trade // blues, rock)

Best Tracks: Future People, Guess Who, Gimme All You Love

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15. Willow – Ardipithecus (USA // Roc Nation // urban, soul, hip-hop)

Best Tracks: IDK, Wait A Minute, Star;

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14. Ryley Walker – Primrose Green (USA // Dead Oceans // folk)

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13. The Shoes – Chemicals (France // Green United Music //  indie, dance)

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12. Ryan Adams – 1989 (USA// PaxAmericana Recording // covers, alternative) [listen here]

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11. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear (USA // Sub Pop // alternative, singer-songwriter) 

Best tracks: Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins), Ideal Husband, True Affection;


 

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10. Björk – Vulnicura ( Iceland // One Little Indian // electronic, experimental) [listen here]

Best Tracks: Stonemilker, Lionsong;


 

9. Four Tet – Morning/Evening (UK // TEXT // electronic)

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8. Floating Points – Elaenia ( UK // Pluto // electronic, ambient)

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7. Makaya McCraven – In The Moment (USA // International Anthem // jazz)


6. Ptaki – Przelot (POLAND // Oficyna Transatlantyk // electronic, sample based music)

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5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi – Love (New Zealand/ Jagjaguwar) [listen here]

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4. Seven Davis Jr – Universes (USA // Ninja Tune // house, dance, future funk)

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3. Leon Bridges – Coming Home (USA // blues, soul, gospel) [listen here]

Best Tracks: River, Smooth Sailin’, Better Man;


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2. Tame Impala – Currents (Australia // Modular Recordings // psychedelic rock, Kevin Parker) [listen here]

Best Tracks: Yes I’m Changing, Let It Happen, Disciples, The Less You Know The Better;


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1. Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys (UK/Ireland // Play It Again Sam // electronic pop)

Best Tracks: Exile, Uninvited Guest, Undownputable, Exploitation;



 

Honorable Mentions:

Nils Frahm – Solo (Germany // Erased Tapes Recording)

Shamir – Racket (USA // XL Recordings)

Astronauts Ect. – Mind Out Wandering (USA // Hit City U.S.A.)

Jono McCleery  – Pagodes (UK // If Music)

Portico – Living Fields (UK //  Ninja Tune)

Motorama – Poverty (Russia // Talitres)

Silicon – Personal Computer (New Zealand // Domino Recording)

Introverted Dancefloor – Introverted Dancefloor (Australia // Carpark)

Masayoshi Fujita – Apologues (Japan // Erased Tapes Records)

Royce Wood Junior – The Ashen Tang (UK, 37 Adventures)

Dornik – Dornik (UK, Universal Music)

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