BEST ALBUM of 2016 by NoSA

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


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



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

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

renijusis23. Reni Jusis – Bang (electronic/pop) (Poland)

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


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

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


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

Best track: Tak, Picture;


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

Best Tracks: Lite Weight, Celebrate;


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

Best Tracks: Nest, Work, Last;


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

Best Tracks: Acceptance Speech, Plastic Thrills;


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


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


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


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

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


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

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

packshot1-768x76812. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree (alternative, folk, blues) (Australia/UK)

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


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)


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


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

Best Tracks: Ambulance, Moments Like These;


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

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


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

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


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;


2. David Bowie – ★ [listen]


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)


December 27, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . 2016, The Best Of 2016, Video. Leave a comment.

Video: Bonobo – Cirrus


The British dj/producer Simon Green aka Bonobo is a master of the dying art of blending jazz with electronic beats. As a true maestro, he still manages to do that without sounding rather outdated and cringeworthy. His new instrumental single, Cirrus, heralds the follow up to the brilliant, Black Sands from 2010. Track on its own if worth checking out, but the most fun part is the video. A brilliant kaleidoscopic mash of the late 50’s/early 60’s footage of  the happy American suburban life and TV commercials. Looks like something Don Draper would envision after dropping some acid. What a joy to watch.

Get the Cirrus for the price of the email on Bonobo’s website here.

Bonobo’s new LP, The North Borders, will be out on 2nd of April via Ninja Tune.

January 30, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Arrivals, Video. 1 comment.

Sunday Afternoon Sessions: Aphex Twin – Flim

Electronic music’s own version of Mozart, Aphex Twin, show his rare delicate side on this surprising B-side, from the infamous Come to daddy single.

June 24, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , . Sunday Afternoon Sessions. 2 comments.

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