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;


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

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;


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]


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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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Arrivals: Nick Waterhouse – This Is A Game


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The Buddy Holly impersonating singer songwriter, Nick Waterhouse, have announced new album entitled, Holly. His debut, Time’s All Gone, showcased his love for vintage rock’n’roll, soul and rhythm and blues. Waterhouse’s version was fierce but catchy, laced with soulful backing vocals. New single, This Is The Game, brings some interesting signs of evolution, leaning forward few decades by adding some funky Hammonds into the mix. It’s still a homage to the rebellious rock and roll of the 50’s but nicely updated and immediately capturing. Try to stop your feet from dancin’.

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And here’s Nick’s lead single from his previous album:

Holly is expected early (4th in the US) March via Innovative Leisure. Watch the short teaser below.

January 18, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Arrivals. Leave a comment.

Top 100 Tracks of 2012: part 3 (31-50)


50. Sinkane – Runnin’ (from Mars)

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49. Tortoise – Hot Coffee (Joyful Noise flexi-disc)
48. Tame Impala – Feel Like We Only Go Backwards (from Lonerism)
white-birds-waters47. White Birds – Waters (from When Women Played Drums)
46. Grimes – Oblivion (from Visions)

 

45. The Album Leaf – Descent (from Forward/Return)
44. Goldroom feat Saint Lou Lou – Sweetness Alive (Goldroom single)

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43. Yasmine Hamdan – Samar (from Yasmene Hamdan)

 

42. Maria Peszek – Sorry Polsko (from Jezus Maria Peszek)
41. Sam Sparro – Hapiness (from Return to Paradise)

 

40. Linkoban – Like This (Superbillion Records single)
39. Punches feat  Tiffany of Midnight Madness – Dancing Together (from It Can Only Get Better EP)

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38. S U R A H N – Watching The World (DFA single)

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37. Photek – Pyramid (from KU:Palm)
36. Frank Ocean – Thinking About You (from channel Orange)

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35. Gessafelstein – Belgium (from Rise of Depravity single)
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34. Loreen – Euphoria (from Heal)

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33. Nick Waterhouse – Some Place (from Time’s All Gone)

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32. Jessie Ware – Wildest Moments (from Devotion)

 

Default_(single)_-_Atoms_For_Peace31. Atoms For Peace – Default (XL Recording single)

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