Albums of the Year 2016

Post Pop Depression

Iggy Pop

Label Caroline Genre 60s & 70s Cat no. carol11lp

LP - Standard 180 Gram LP in single sleeve with Download.

Label Caroline Genre 60s & 70s Cat no. carol11lpy

Rough Trade Exclusive Yellow Vinyl

Label Caroline Genre 60s & 70s Cat no. carol11cd

CD - Standard Mint Pack CD with 12 Page Booklet.

Malibu

Anderson .Paak

Label Steel wool Genre Hip Hop Cat no. sw234223

2LP - Double 180 Gram Vinyl with fold out poster.

Label Steel wool Genre Hip Hop Cat no. sw234141

This new album by the Rap / Hip-Hop / Nu R&B wunderkind Anderson .Paak features production from: 9th Wonder, DJ Khalil, Madlib, Kaytranada, Pomo, Dem Jointz, Callum Conner, Hi-Tek, An...

Midwest Farmer's Daughter

Margo Price

Label Third Man Genre America & Canada Cat no. tmr339cd

Includes Rough Trade Exclusive 6 track Live At RTE bonus CD

Under the Sun

Mark Pritchard

Label Warp Genre Electronic Cat no. warpcd244

CD in wallet with booklet.

Label Warp Genre Electronic Cat no. warplp244

2LP - Heavyweight Double 180 Gram LP in gatefold with printed inner sleeves and 900 x 300mm folded poster, printed both sides on 170gsm stock. Also includes download card.

Changes

Charles Bradley

Label Daptone Genre Soul & Funk Cat no. dap041cd

CD - Digipack.

Label Daptone Genre Soul & Funk Cat no. dap041lp

LP - Housed in a Tip on jacket with Download.

Hopelessness

Anohni

Label Rough Trade Genre UK & EU Cat no. RTRADLPX823

Rough Trade Exclusive 500 White Vinyl

Label Rough Trade Genre UK & EU Cat no. rtradlp823

Black vinyl. LP - 180 Gram Vinyl With CD Version.

Label Rough Trade Genre UK & EU Cat no. rtradcd823

Anohni, the singer of Antony and the Johnsons, releases her new album Hopelessness on Rough Trade / Secretly Canadian. A collaboration with Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke, Hopel...

A Weird Exits

Thee Oh Sees

Label Castle Face Genre America & Canada Cat no. cf080xxx

Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl. Murky Web Edition. Instore Only.

Label Castle Face Genre America & Canada Cat no. cf080cd

Comes with Rough Trade Exclusive Castle Face Bonus CD

Label Castle Face Genre America & Canada Cat no. cf080

Comes with Rough Trade Exclusive Castle Face Bonus CD

My Woman

Angel Olsen

Label Jagjaguwar Genre America & Canada Cat no. jag284lp

Black Vinyl Version w/ Download

Label Jagjaguwar Genre America & Canada Cat no. jag284cd

includes Rough Trade Exclusive bonus CD

Label Jagjaguwar Genre America & Canada Cat no. jag284lp-c2

Rough Trade Exclusive Opaque White Vinyl Version. Ltd to 600 Copies. Comes w/ Download

Label Jagjaguwar Genre America & Canada Cat no. jag284lp-c1

Indie Shops Translucent Purple Vinyl Version w/ Download

Sport

Powell

Label XL Genre Electronic Cat no. xlcd776

Includes Rough Trade Exclusive bonus CD

Label XL Genre Electronic Cat no. xllp776

Includes Rough Trade Exclusive bonus CD

Teens of Denial

Car Seat Headrest

Label Matador Genre America & Canada Cat no. ole10914

Rough Trade Exclusive Gold Vinyl

Label Matador Genre America & Canada Cat no. ole10912

Teens of Denial is the thirteenth album in Car Seat Headrest's (aka 23-year-old Will Toledo) oeuvre, second on Matador, and first to be recorded in a proper studio with a full band and pr...

Label Matador Genre America & Canada Cat no. ole10910

Black vinyl.

Skeleton Tree

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

Label Bad Seed Ltd Genre Oz & NZ Cat no. bs009cd

CD comes in a rigid sleeve with thick black lined board.

Label Bad Seed Ltd Genre Oz & NZ Cat no. bs009v

LP comes in a rigid sleeve with thick black lined board and includes a download card.

Label Bad Seed Ltd Genre Oz & NZ Cat no. bs009cds

CD+ Standard Jewel Case

A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead

Label XL Genre UK & EU Cat no. xllp790

Double Heavyweight LP in Gatefold sleeve with silver foil cover plus Download.

Label XL Genre UK & EU Cat no. lllpllplp01

Box Set. Case bound album, inspired by the albums for 78rpm shellac records in the library of La Fabrique, France. 32 pages of artwork. The 11 track album on two heavyweight 12" vinyl records. Two compact discs: one with the album and one with two extra tracks. Plus a piece of a Radiohead 1⁄2 inch master tape from an actual recording session going back to the band’s 2000 album Kid A. Also includes a digital download code.

Label XL Genre UK & EU Cat no. xlcd790

Gatefold sleeve with silver foil cover and 12 page full colour booklet.

The Waiting Room

Tindersticks

Label City Slang Genre UK & EU Cat no. slang50088

Standard 11 Track CD.

Label City Slang Genre UK & EU Cat no. slang50088lp

Black Vinyl with DVD Version.

Blackstar

David Bowie

Label Columbia Genre 60s & 70s Cat no. 88875173871

Throughout his 50-year career, David Bowie's work has always surprised, captivated and exhilarated. 2016 will be no exception. David Bowie's new album ★ (pronounced Blackstar) is released...

Label Columbia Genre 60s & 70s Cat no. 88875173862

Throughout his 50-year career, David Bowie's work has always surprised, captivated and exhilarated. 2016 will be no exception. David Bowie's new album ★ (pronounced Blackstar) is released...

Utopia Defeated

D D Dumbo

Label 4AD Genre Oz & NZ Cat no. cad3616

Rough Trade Exclusive with a 4 track Bonus CD of live demos.

Label 4AD Genre Oz & NZ Cat no. cad3616cd

Rough Trade Exclusive with a 4 track Bonus CD of live demos.

Chaleur Humaine

Christine and the Queens

Label Because Genre UK & EU Cat no. 5060421567174

CD / DVD - Deluxe format with 6 extra tracks and a live DVD.

Label Because Genre UK & EU Cat no. 5060421564067

Christine and the Queens is Nantes-born Heloïse Letissier. Moving to London to study in 2010, Letissier instead found herself drawn to the art and theatre underworld of Soho, where she me...

Love and Hate

Michael Kiwanuka

Label Polydor Genre UK & EU Cat no. 4783458

Double LP in a Gatefold Sleeve with Download.

Label Polydor Genre UK & EU Cat no. 4785905

The second Michael Kiwanuka album produced by Dangermouse is a glorious and beautiful tour de force. Love and Hate is a fascinatingly assured and resonant body of work, and follows Michae...

Leave Me Alone

Hinds

Label Lucky Number Genre UK & EU Cat no. lucky092cd

Rough Trade exclusive with a Bonus Four Track CD featuring 'Trippy Gum' from the first 7" when they were called Deers, 'Between Cans' (Live at the BBC), a cover of Thee Headcoatees 'Davey...

Label Lucky Number Genre UK & EU Cat no. lucky092lp

LP + MP3

Guilty of Love

Unloved

Label Unloved Records Genre UK & EU Cat no. urcd001

CD booklet folds out as poster.

Label Unloved Records Genre UK & EU Cat no. urlpv001

Double Heavyweight Black Vinyl with Download Card and Fold Out Poster.

void beats / invocation trex

Cavern of Anti Matter

Label Duophonic Genre UK & EU Cat no. duhfcd33

Digipack.

Label Duophonic Genre UK & EU Cat no. duhflp33

Triple LP in wide-spined sleeve with download card and insert.

IV

Black Mountain

Label Jagjaguwar Genre America & Canada Cat no. jag277cd

Bonus CD.

Label Jagjaguwar Genre America & Canada Cat no. jag277lp

Double Black Vinyl with Download and Bonus CD.

Label Jagjaguwar Genre America & Canada Cat no. jag277lp-c1

Indie exclusive White Coloured Vinyl. Bonus CD.

Label Jagjaguwar Genre America & Canada Cat no. jag277lp-c2

Rough Trade Exclusive - 500 copies on Opaque Yellow Vinyl. Double LP with Download and Bonus CD.

The Soft Bounce

Beyond The Wizards Sleeve

Label Phantasy Sound Genre UK & EU Cat no. phlp07cd

CD Version with Bonus CD.

Label Phantasy Sound Genre UK & EU Cat no. phlp07

Standard LP on Transparent Coloured Vinyl with Bonus CD.

Label Phantasy Sound Genre UK & EU Cat no. phlp07x

Super Deluxe Vinyl Version with Bonus CD. Limited to 1000 Copies. This format is packaged in a stickered cardboard outer and features mirrored acrylic gatefold sleeve and printed inner and is pressed on black heavyweight vinyl.

One

Be

Label Rivertones Genre UK & EU Cat no. rivertoneslp4

Now on White Vinyl. Housed in a Gatefold Sleeve with Download.

Label Rivertones Genre UK & EU Cat no. rivertonescd4

One by Be is the first long player released by Caught by the River's record label Rivertones. This four-track album imagines the sound of British summertime as heard by one of the most im...

Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing

LUH

Label Mute Genre UK & EU Cat no. cdstumm388

Rough Trade Exclusive with a Bonus Six Track CD

Label Mute Genre UK & EU Cat no. stumm388

Double vinyl (AB white vinyl / CD black vinyl), packaged in separate sleeves with an A2 newsprint style poster and encased in a printed PVC outer sleeve. Comes with Bonus CD and Download.

Let Them Eat Chaos

Kate Tempest

Label Fiction Genre UK & EU Cat no. chaos23

Heavyweight vinyl - Gatefold with insert and download card.

Label Fiction Genre UK & EU Cat no. chaos24

Kate Tempest started out when she was 16, and over ten years later she is a published playwright, novelist, poet and respected recording artist. Her work includes Balance, her first album...

Human Ceremony

Sunflower Bean

Label fat possum Genre America & Canada Cat no. fp15425

Indie Shops Red Coloured Vinyl with Download.

Label fat possum Genre America & Canada Cat no. fp15422

New York City's Sunflower Bean release their full-length debut album, Human Ceremony via Fat Possum Records and it's a joyous pop nugget from start to finish. The 11 tracks are urgent, fl...

Hold / Still

Suuns

Label Secretly Canadian Genre America & Canada Cat no. sc329lp

Black Vinyl with Download.

Label Secretly Canadian Genre America & Canada Cat no. sc329cd

Hold / Still, the third studio album from Suuns, is an enigmatic thing: an eerily beautiful, meticulously played suite of music that embraces opposites and makes a virtue of cognitive dis...

Singing Saw

Kevin Morby

Label Dead Oceans Genre America & Canada Cat no. doc111cd

Former Woods bassist and the Babies co-founder Kevin Morby releases his new solo album, Singing Saw. Singing Saw is a record written simply and realized orchestrally. In it, Kevin Morby f...

Label Dead Oceans Genre America & Canada Cat no. doc111lp

Black Vinyl with Download.

Golden Sings That Have Been Sung

Ryley Walker

Label Dead Oceans Genre America & Canada Cat no. doc121cd

8 Track CD.

Label Dead Oceans Genre America & Canada Cat no. doc124lp

Double Coloured Vinyl Version (Pink Frost / Sea Foam Blue) with Download. Includes 'Sullen Mind (Live at SiriusXMU The Loft) - Part 1' and Part 2. 10 Tracks.

Label Dead Oceans Genre America & Canada Cat no. doc121lp

Black Vinyl with download. 8 Tracks.

Label Dead Oceans Genre America & Canada Cat no. doc124cd

Double CD Version with extra track 'Sullen Mind (Live at SiriusXMU The Loft)'. 9 Tracks..

Minor Victories

Minor Victories

Label pias Genre UK & EU Cat no. piasr885lpx

LP+MP3 - Limited Indie shops Only on white vinyl with Download and Bonus CD.

Label pias Genre UK & EU Cat no. piasr885cdx

Digipack with 12-page lyric booklet printed on a mixture of uncoated and tracing paper plus Bonus CD.

Label pias Genre UK & EU Cat no. pias885lp

Black Vinyl with Download and Bonus CD.

25 25

Factory Floor

Label DFA Genre New Wave & Post Punk Cat no. dfa2525

Double LP with Download.

Label DFA Genre New Wave & Post Punk Cat no. dfa2525x

Limited to just 500 Copies and split between Rough Trade and DFA. The Blue Bag edition comes with a stylish blue opaque plastic sleeve where you can't see whats inside.

Label DFA Genre New Wave & Post Punk Cat no. dfa2525cd

Factory Floor return in 2016 with 25 25, their second album for DFA and the follow up to their hugely acclaimed 2013 self-titled debut. With their music stripped to a mesmerising dance of...

How to be a Human Being

Glass Animals

Label Wolf Tone Genre UK & EU Cat no. wolftone12lp

Gatefold Sleeve (with 3 lithograph inserts and lyric sheet).

Label Wolf Tone Genre UK & EU Cat no. wolftone12cd

Glass Animals release their highly anticipated new album, How To Be A Human Being via Caroline International / Wolf Tone. How To Be A Human Being is a scrapbook of their time spent on the...

Hit Reset

The Julie Ruin

Label Hardly Art Genre America & Canada Cat no. har096rtx

Limited Rough trade Exclusive - 500 Copies on Neon Pink Vinyl with Download.

Label Hardly Art Genre America & Canada Cat no. har096x

Limited Indie Shops vinyl - white vinyl with Download.

Label Hardly Art Genre America & Canada Cat no. harcd096

Julie Ruin return with Hit Reset which expands on the band's established sound: dancier in spots and moodier in others, with girl group backing vocals and even a touching ballad closer. H...

Eusa

Yann Tiersen

Label Mute Genre UK & EU Cat no. cdstumm397

Ten tracks. Ten locations. Ten field recordings. One piano. Eusa, the brand new album from Yann Tiersen comprises 10 new solo piano pieces, each relating to a specific location on the isl...

Label Mute Genre UK & EU Cat no. stumm397

Ten tracks. Ten locations. Ten field recordings. One piano. Eusa, the brand new album from Yann Tiersen comprises 10 new solo piano pieces, each relating to a specific location on the isl...

Until the Hunter

Hope Sandoval and The Warm Inventions

Label Tendril Tales Genre America & Canada Cat no. tt03lp

Rough Trade Exclusive with a bonus CD featuring two extra tracks The Spider and She's in The Wall. First album of new material in seven years from Mazzy Star singer Hope Sandoval.

Label Tendril Tales Genre America & Canada Cat no. tt03

Rough Trade Exclusive Bonus cd

Lowtide

Lowtide

Label Opposite Number Genre Oz & NZ Cat no. oppono1cd

Melbourne quartet Lowtide release their self-titled debut on new London label Opposite Number. The Australian shoegaze outfit look to breach their shores with one of the most majestic Aus...

Label Opposite Number Genre Oz & NZ Cat no. oppono1

Transparent red vinyl with download card.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Vanishing Twin

Label Soundway Genre UK & EU Cat no. sndwlp089x

Rough trade and Soundway Exclusive. Limited to 500 Copies on Green Vinyl.

Label Soundway Genre UK & EU Cat no. sndwcd089

If you miss Stereolab or Broadcast then this is for you. Totally fantastic and you'll fall in love instantly with the songs, groove and style. Oblique pop ensemble Vanishing Twin formed i...

Label Soundway Genre UK & EU Cat no. sndwlp089

Black Vinyl.

Adore Life

Savages

Label Matador Genre UK & EU Cat no. ole10761

Gatefold Sleeve With Download.

Label Matador Genre UK & EU Cat no. ole10762

It's about change and the power to change. It's about metamorphosis and evolution. It's about sticking to your guns and toughing it out. It's about now, not tomorrow. It's about recognizi...

Why Are You OK

Band Of Horses

Label Virgin Genre America & Canada Cat no. 5478515

Heavyweight vinyl with download code.

Label Virgin Genre America & Canada Cat no. 4785161

Everyone's favourite American indie export, Band of Horses, are finally Back and bigger and better than ever! Releasing their fifth studio album on the 10th year anniversary of the incred...

Tired of Tomorrow

Nothing

Label Relapse Genre America & Canada Cat no. 0781676734313

Standard black vinyl with download

Label Relapse Genre America & Canada Cat no. 781676734320

Philadelphia's Nothing return with Tired Of Tomorrow, their beautifully profound follow-up to 2014's widely-acclaimed Guilty Of Everything. Recorded over the course of a month at Studio 4...

The Ship

Brian Eno

Label Warp Genre Modern Composition Cat no. warpcd272x

Collectors Edition. CD, 8 page booklet and 4 art cards in case bound CD wallet with spot gloss UV and cloth bound spine.

Label Warp Genre Modern Composition Cat no. warpcd272

CD and 8 page booklet in wallet.

Label Warp Genre Modern Composition Cat no. warplp272

Double LP in printed inners in gatefold with 4 art prints.

Goggs

Goggs

Label In The Red Genre America & Canada Cat no. itr290lp

With Download.

Label In The Red Genre America & Canada Cat no. itr290cd

Chapter Two: We find our man stumbling through the darkness in the garden of illusion and fame. Chris Shaw smokes the microphone while Ty Segall and Charles Moothart trade lizardian licks...

Earth Into Aether

Bill Baird

Label Talk Show Records Genre America & Canada Cat no. 88875184522

Earth Into Aether is Bill Baird's first release via newly formed Talk Show Records. This is a freewheeling two-disc, nineteen-track work of magnificence, a spontaneous-sounding series of ...

Label Talk Show Records Genre America & Canada Cat no. talks001lp

Heavyweight yellow vinyl double album in a Gatefold sleeve.

Sirens

Nicolas Jaar

Label Other People Genre Electronic Cat no. op042lp2

180 Gram Vinyl with Download in standard sleeve

Label Other People Genre Electronic Cat no. op042lp1

180 Gram Vinyl with Download. This features a spined sleeve with white scratch-off paint to reveal the artwork, packaged in a printed PVC bag which contains a 'quarter' coin which will scratch off the artwork in transit, making each product unique.

Label Other People Genre Electronic Cat no. op042cd1

Standard jewel case with a 12 page booklet.

Calico Review

Allah-las

Label Mexican Summer Genre America & Canada Cat no. mex2292

Rough Trade Exclusive - Limited to 300 Copies on Yellow Vinyl with Download.

Label Mexican Summer Genre America & Canada Cat no. mex2250

Limited Indie Shops Clear Vinyl Version with Download.

Label Mexican Summer Genre America & Canada Cat no. mex2251

LP/MP3 - Black Vinyl with Download.

Label Mexican Summer Genre America & Canada Cat no. mex2252

Calico Review shows a band that's grown confident enough in its own style to reflect the perspectives of each member, and craft an album that changes up the approach from song-to-song, wh...

RR7349

S U R V I V E

Label Relapse Genre Electronic Cat no. 0781676372911

Rough Trade Exclusive. 487 Copies on Mint Green vinyl with Download.

Label Relapse Genre Electronic Cat no. 0781676734917

Simply stunning. Experimental synth quartet Survive's sophomore full-length and Relapse debut is a dark, sweeping exercise in analog synth mastery. The pulsating, 9-song instrumental rele...

Label Relapse Genre Electronic Cat no. 0781676734924

Simply stunning. Experimental synth quartet Survive's sophomore full-length and Relapse debut is a dark, sweeping exercise in analog synth mastery. The pulsating, 9-song instrumental rele...

Label Relapse Genre Electronic Cat no. 0781676374014

500 Copies on Black Inside Easter Yellow Vinyl.

Boy King

Wild Beasts

Label Domino Genre UK & EU Cat no. wiglp348

Heavyweight Vinyl with Download plus Rough Trade Bonus CD.

Label Domino Genre UK & EU Cat no. wiglp348x

Deluxe Heavyweight Vinyl and bonus 7" with Download including 'Boy King Trash' and two bonus tracks plus Rough Trade Bonus CD.

Flotus

Lambchop

Label City Slang Genre Country Cat no. Slang50100LP

Double 180 Gram Vinyl.

Label City Slang Genre Country Cat no. Slang50100ltd

Dinner Party Edition. Limited to 200 Copies.

Label City Slang Genre Country Cat no. slang50100

Lambchop return with For Love Often Turns Us Still - officially titled Flotus. Inspired to make art from the unusual sounds and scenes of his South Nashville neighbourhood, Kurt Wagner se...