The waiting is over. My favourite albums of 2016. All instant classics.
Angel Olsen – MY WOMAN
An album of two halves, both of them exceptional. Not a single bad track and all of them delivered with real emotion. But why can’t I stop calling her ‘Angle’?
Marissa Nadler – Strangers
If you like your indie artists communing with black metal merchants, then Strangers is for you. Marissa Nadler has come a long way since Songs III: Bird on the Water.
Damien Jurado – Visions Of Us On The Land
I literally lost the plot a couple of albums ago. But Damien Jurado rounds off an epic trilogy with his very best offering to date. What’s next? A prequel? Yes, please.
Richmond Fontaine – You Can’t Go Back If There’s Nothing To Go Back To
On their valedictory album, Richmond Fontaine add another essential release to their catalogue. If you don’t feel sorry for Little Joe on ‘Wake Up Ray’, then you’ve no heart.
Jim James – Eternally Even
MMJ’s It Still Moves was already one of the standout re-releases of the year. But the Yim’s second solo album exceeded all expectations. And they were already very high.