🔥 2016 - Best New Music

By oemebamo oemebamo
updated 5 months ago

My favourite albums & ep's released in 2016. Listen to a selection of tracks from these albums via https://open.spotify.com/user/116694013/playlist/0ATpsCwLlpjneikmFHS9bm

  1. Yussef Kamaal - Black Focus

    40 For Sale from $20.00

    Henry Wu (keys) & Yussef Dayes (drums) live project. At the crossroads of Jazz, Funk & Broken Beat; my sweet spot.

  2. Bon Iver - 22, A Million

    70 For Sale from $15.54

    Justin Vernon coming very close to the James Blake sound with great result.

  3. Jordan Rakei - Cloak

    11 For Sale from $19.22

    Discovery of the year. Really talented singer & musician, with an album of beautiful soulful songs.

  4. James Blake - The Colour In Anything

    84 For Sale from $16.98

    At 77 minutes, this album is a lot of James Blake to digest at once. But none of it is filler. The track "I Need A Forest Fire" with Bon Iver is undoubtedly the most beautiful track of the year.

  5. Anderson .Paak - Malibu

    13 For Sale from $24.99

    And suddenly Anderson .Paak was everywhere. Backed with line-up that includes some of the best producers, this album is so much fun.

  6. Mark Pritchard - Under The Sun

    38 For Sale from $13.33

    Mark Pritchard can produce any genre. Anything. He masters it. But none quite as good as ambient. Beautiful album start to finish.

  7. Solange (2) - A Seat At The Table

    41 For Sale from $16.67

    Raphael Saadiq on the production for Solange Knowles with an album that's rightfully seen as a modern day R&B classic.

  8. NxWorries - Yes Lawd!

    62 For Sale from $10.54

    Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge team up. Laid back, dope hip hop lp.

  9. Ibrahim Maalouf - Kalthoum

    23 For Sale from $14.43

    Trumpeteer Maalouf's jazz interpretation of work by the Egyptian singer Oum Kalthoum.

  10. Sarathy Korwar - Day To Day

    1 For Sale from $64.10

    Electronica, Free Jazz & Indian Classical

  11. GoGo Penguin - Man Made Object

    38 For Sale from $19.08

    One of the best live jazz trios out there at the moment?

  12. Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered.

    61 For Sale from $12.82

    So called leftovers from last year's landmark "To Pimp A Butterfly". Holy crappers.

  13. Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!

    31 For Sale from $6.41

    Helps ease the loss of Prince.

  14. Azymuth - Fênix

    44 For Sale from $18.00

    New album from the Brazilian jazz-funk trio Azymuth, and first one since the passing of Jose Roberto Bertrami. But his genius sure lives on in this album that contains some of the band's best music to date.

  15. Common - Black America Again

    6 For Sale from $2.99

    Common is angry. And that's exactly what he should be in 2016. With Karriem Riggins producing the album, it's all spot on.

  16. Melanie De Biasio - Blackened Cities

    21 For Sale from $13.33

    One sided lp containing one song, inspired by the city of Charleroi.

  17. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service

    86 For Sale from $15.38

    Who would've expected comebacks from both De La Soul & A Tribe Called Quest in the same year?

  18. Skymark - Résistance Sonore

    10 For Sale from $15.56

    This one man band blows me away every time with a unique blend of latin, jazz, soul & disco.

  19. Steven Julien - Fallen

    14 For Sale from $15.00

    One of the most adventurous house/techno/ambient lp of recent years.

  20. Jonwayne - Here You Go

    4 For Sale from $24.98

    Compilation of 30 heavy sample based beats.

  21. Machinedrum* - Human Energy

    24 For Sale from $16.65

    It's tomorrows pop music, today. *fingerscrossed*

  22. Mark De Clive-Lowe - #Bluenoteremixed Vol 1

    1 For Sale from $39.99

    A one-take live remix of some of the best known classics from the Blue Note catalog with Nia Andrews & Pino Palladino.