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Potsy 1/2 and a bit 2016

Haven't been very active lately and haven't been listening to much new shit either. Time to catch up, so here's 2016.
1Wild Beasts
Boy King

3.5/5 - new direction for Wild Beasts, for better or for worse - electronic/indie/art pop
2Clams Casino
32 Levels

3.5/5 - typical shitty harmless bullshit from clams, intellectually devoid, fun just the same - hip hop
3The Avalanches

3/5 - the last few years have been full of underwhelming comebacks and this is just another addition to the list - plundershitnics
4Sarathy Korwar
Day to Day

5/5 - world/jazz
5Adrian Younge
Something About April II

4/5 - soul/hip hop/r&b
6Blood Orange
Freetown Sound

4/5 - expect it to be a grower like the last album but at this point my least favourite of his LPs - pop/r&b
7Kayo Dot
Plastic House on Base of Sky

3/5 - as much as 2016 has been packed with new releases from a lot of my favourite artists, it seems like a bewildering number of them have been their worst releases. 2016 year of good bands making painfully average albums. - avant garde/art rock
8Four Tet

3.5/5 - continuing the trend of four tets comps and monikers being consistently better than a lot of his recent actual albums - house
9Africaine 808

4/5 - balearic house/disco/acid
10Pop. 1280

4/5 - gothic/noise rock/dark ambient
11Son Lux
Stranger Forms

4/5 - chamber pop/trip hop/experimental
12DM Stith

4.5/5 - this is up there on my aoty list - electronic/alt/rock
13Gold Panda

4/5 - nice little ep featuring works that didnt make the cut for the album i believe - downtempo
14Gold Panda
Good Luck And Do Your Best

4.5/5 - easily one of my aotys so far, cant wait to see him later this month - downtempo
15Elohim (US-CA)

3.5/5 - indie pop
Folding Time

4.5/5 - another of the best electronic albums of the year so far alongside Gold Panda - garage/house/bass
17Mark Pritchard
Under the Sun

3/5 - the Thom Yorke single had me excited but this turned out to be about as exciting as kicking rocks - glorified ambient snores
A Moon Shaped Pool

3.5/5 - easily the most disjointed, poorly assembled, inconsistent, dynamically piss-poor, radiohead album ever made but ignoring its GLARING flaws, if you look at it as a painfully shittily organized compilation of random ass singles there are some really great tracks here. - ALT
19Koi Child
Koi Child

3.5/5 - hip hop
20James Blake
The Colour in Anything

4.5/5 - a little bloated but the amount of stick out jams on here more than make up for that, especially in comparison to Overgrown which was great but never really BANGED ya know? - experimental/indie/r&b
21Red Giant (USA-NJ)

4.5/5 - trip hop
22Fire! Orchestra

4.5/5 - jazz/avant garde
23Fort Romeau
Secrets & Lies

4/5 - nu disco/house
Asphalt For Eden

4/5 - abstract hip hop
25Anderson .Paak

4/5 - hip hop/soul/r&b
26Xiu Xiu
Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks

3/5 - this really didnt do enough of anything for me to even warrant existing. - ambient/experimental
27J Dilla
The Diary

2/5 - i love how many people pretend this isnt absolute garbage just because dilla - hip hop
28Mr. Lif
Don't Look Down

3/5 - this year is really pretty average as fuck now that i reflect upon it, damn - hip hop
29Hiatus Kaiyote
Recalibrations Vol. 1

3.5/5 - so much underwhelming music, i mean even this was a bit disappointing aside from the Taylor Mcferrin remix - electronic/jazz/hip hop
Save Yourself

4/5 - hip hop

4.5/5 - at least Suuns didnt disappoint - post punk/art rock/indie
32The Dandy Warhols

1.5/5 - lets try to make the most limp-dicked album possible... - alt/indie garbage
She Sleeps, She Sleeps

5/5 - experimental/free jazz
34David Bowie

4.5/5 - art rock

3/5 - death/doom/avant garde

3.5/5 - the same moderat album... again. losing its charm. - electronic
37Com Truise
Silicon Tare

3.5/5 - more of the same - synthwave
A Mineral Love

4/5 - finally another good band with a good new album - glitch pop/folk/experimental
39Chelsea Wolfe
Hypnos / Flame

4.5/5 - wolfe really needs to return to the lofi aesthetic, it works the best - folk/doom/gothic
40Terrace Martin
Velvet Portraits

4.5/5 - jazz/soul/R&b
41Huck Farper
Question Authority

2/5 - five out of five band name tho for sure - industrial/noise
42Kratos Himself
Imaginarium Revisited

4/5 - experimental/jazz/hip hop
43Open Mike Eagle and Paul White
Hella Personal Film Festival

2.5/5 - Hella Fucking Average Hip-Hop Album - hip hop (hella whack)
44Amnesia Scanner

3/5 - whatever - glitch/experimental/industrial
45Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith
A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke

3/5 - sigh* - free jazz

3/5 - zzzzzzzz - electronic/ambient
47Lust For Youth

3/5 - *twiddles thumbs* - synth pop
48Primal Scream

3.5/5 - seriously 2016 looks so good on paper but then you actually listen to it... - indie/electronic
49Ital Tek

3.5/5 - bass/grime
50DjRum and Struction

3.5/5 - garage/techno
51Boris With Merzbow
現象 -Gensho-

4/5 - listen to the sides together cuz if you take the merzbow side on its own it just detracts from an otherwise awesome album - drone/noise/experimental
52Bitchin' Bajas and Bonnie 'Prince
Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties

5/5 - now THIS is some good stuff. bajas really work for Bonnie and take him out of his comfort zone. This was a really surprising album and one of the coolest releases this year. - experimental/psych folk
53The Body
No One Deserves Happiness

4/5 - body is always good whats new - avant garde/drone/doom

3.5/5 - chillwave
This Place Was Once a Palace

4/5 - downtempo/all the various house and techno subgenres and fusions
56Love Sex Machine
Asexual Anger

3/5 - doom/sludge
57Esperanza Spalding
Emily's D+Evolution

3/5 - yeah this really not very good - jazz/soul/funk
58Anna Meredith

3/5 - indie/experimental
59Fatima Al Qadiri

3/5 - how long til we get a cool alb again - grime/experimental

3.5/5 - still waiting for her to truly blow me away but this is dope - hip hop/r&b
61Prince Rama
Xtreme Now

3.5/5 - not living up to expectations tho - alt/electronic
Animals Have Feelings

4/5 - samiyam finally reaching potential - hip hop/beats
63Kendrick Lamar
untitled unmastered.

4/5 - hip hop
64Elizabeth Rose

4/5 - easily one of the best pop albums of the year - electronic/pop
65The Hue

4.5/5 - hip hop
66Mary Lattimore
At the Dam

5/5 - harpcore

2.5/5 - yikes - music self proclaimed "bassheads" might non-ironically call "edm"
68Rome Fortune
Jerome Raheem Fortune

3/5 - chill on the autotune bro - hip hop
Loop The Loop

4/5 - the closest thing to an actually good AnCo alb you'll get this year - electronic
70I Monster
Bright Sparks

4/5 - electronic/experimenal/psych
71Ocean Wisdom
Chaos 93'

4/5 - uk hip hop
72Animal Collective
Painting With

1.5/5 - this is like 5000x worse than dansee. this wouldnt even make a good drink coaster considering how embarrassing it would be to even acknowledge that you purchased it for even the purpose of sparing your table from liquid rings. the only thing it wouldnt be embarrassing to use this for is like maybe wiping up someones vomit at a preppy night club. - fucking filth
73White Spot
I Had The Best For A Little While

4.5/5 - sludgy noise rock/hardcore/math rock

3.5/5 - trip hop/beats/halftime
75Moth Equals
One Tusk

3.5/5 - dubstep
On Vacaction

3.5/5 - balearic downtempo
77DJ Vadim
Dubcatcher Vol. 2 (Wicked My Yout)

3.5/5 - reggae/dub
78Submotion Orchestra
Colour Theory

4/5 - same ol same ol, still awesome - nu jazz/downtempo/dub
79The Heliocentrics
From the Deep

4.5/5 - finally - world funk/jazz/psych
Low Speed High Drag

3.5/5 - downtempo/glitch/beats
81Kanye West
The Life of Pablo

1/5 - easily the worst 'hip hop' album of all time - not music
The Carrollton Heist

3/5 - meh - hip hop
83Throwing Snow

4.5/5 - yay so good - techno/bass
84Lily Fawn and Zephyr Nova
Songs From The Black Lodge

4/5 - a better twin peaks tribute than that xiu xiu alb tbh - twinpeakscore
Midnight Sons

3.5/5 - electronic
86Black Moth Super Rainbow
SeeFu Lilac

3.5/5 - ataricore
87Seven Sisters of Sleep
Ezekiel's Hags

3.5/5 - hardcore/sludge
88Aluk Todolo

3.5/5 - krautrock/noise rock/bm
89Junior Boys
Big Black Coat

4/5 - indie pop/electronic
The Gamble

4/5 - nils frahm-core - downtempo
Aberystwyth Marine

3.5/5 - idm
92Fred P
Expressing Dark Matter

3.5/5 - minimal/tech/deep house
93Jazz Cartier
Hotel Paranoia

3.5/5 - hip hop
94St. Lucia

1.5/5 - holy fuck this painful - electro pop
When We Are Death

2.5/5 - When We Are No Longer a Good Band - folk rock
96The Black Queen
Fever Daydream

3.5/5 - would be much better without that douche greg - synth pop
97Dr. Lonnie Smith

4/5 - jazz
98Massive Attack
Ritual Spirit

4.5/5 - thank god - trip hop
Skilled Mechanics

2.5/5 - just rejoin MA and stop making your own music tbh - trip hop
The Catastrophist

3.5/5 - post rock/experimental

3.5/5 - fusion ass bullshit
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