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The Chortles 2016 Spectacular: Best Of

overwhelmed with this year tbh, the music output from various artists in 2016 was god damn incredible. best top 10 i've ever had from any year since i joined sput i must say, tho i must say i had more time to listen to music with finishing university and getting a boring azz office job and such so i got to digest a lot more
100Shearwater
Jet Plane and Oxbow


indie rock
99Raime
Tooth


dark ambient
98Beacon
Escapements


downtempo
97The Radio Dept.
Running Out of Love


indie pop, disappointing :^(
96Body Void
Ruins


sludge, hardcore
95Autolux
Pussy's Dead


dream pop, noise pop
94The Range
Potential


garage, uk bass
93Virginia
Fierce for the Night


house
92Antwood
Virtuous.scr


uk bass
91RSS B0YS
B0DY FL0W


industrial techno
90Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids
We Be All Africans


afro-jazz, spiritual af
89Ruined Families
Education


hardcore
88Lumisokea
Transmissions From Revarsavr


industrial techno
87Youth Avoiders
Spare Parts


hardcore
86Blood Orange
Freetown Sound


r&b
85goat
Requiem


psych rock, goat
84Oathbreaker
Rheia


black metal, shoegaze, hardcore
83Deakin
Sleep Cycle


neo-psychedelia
82Sound of Ceres
Nostalgia for Infinity


dream pop
81D.K.
Island of Dreams


downtempo
80Mary Lattimore and Maxwell August Croy
Terelan Canyon


ambient, electroacoustic
79Skee Mask
Shred


ambient, techno
78Pleasure Model
Kendo Dynamics


disco shit
77Underworld
Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future


sex
76Kemper Norton
Toll


drone, ambient
75Son Lux
Stranger Forms


art pop, electronic
74Biosphere
Departed Glories


ambient
73White Spot
I Had The Best For A Little While


noise rock, hardcore
72Lakker
Struggle & Emerge


industrial techno
71Anxiety
Anxiety


hardcore, noise rock
70Ulver
ATGCLVLSSCAP


ambient, drone, post-rock
69Gold Panda
Kingdom


microhouse
68Vatican Shadow
Media in the Service of Terror


industrial techno
67Dorisburg
Time Stretch Totem


ambient, techno
66Moderat
III


indie, electronic
65Lust For Youth
Compassion


synth pop
64Elysian Fields
Ghosts of No


dream pop
63Black Marble
It's Immaterial


synth pop
62Niechec
Niechec


jazz fusion
61Benoit Pioulard
The Benoit Pioulard Listening Matter


ambient
60Silent Servant
Hypnosis in the Modern Age Vol. II


techno
59Kuedo
Slow Knife


ambient, experimental
58Space Dimension Controller
Orange Melamine


idm
57Maxwell August Croy
Kaniza


ambient
56Secret Boyfriend
Memory Care Unit


ambient
55Ansome
Stowaway


industrial techno
54Jenny Hval
Blood Bitch


art pop
53Kane Ikin
Modern Pressure


ambient, techno
52Jumo
Nomade


uk bass
51Kishi Bashi
Sonderlust


indie pop
50Thug Entrancer
Arcology


techno
49Suuns
Hold/Still


post-punk, art rock
48Ian William Craig
Centres


drone, ambient
47Leon Vynehall
Rojus


deep house
46Matmos
Ultimate Care II


musique concrete
45David Vassalotti
Broken Rope


indie rock, noise rock, drone
44Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Skeleton Tree


:-/
43SUMAC
What One Becomes


sludge
42Demdike Stare
Wonderland


dub techno, uk bass
41Porter Ricks
Shadow Boat EP


dub techno
40Throwers
Loss


hardcore
39Suokas
The New Cycle


minimal techno, experimental
38Massive Attack
Ritual Spirit


trip-hop
37Kornel Kovacs
The Bells


deep house
36Junior Boys
Big Black Coat


synth pop
35KETEV
Traces of Weakness


dark ambient
34A Dead Forest Index
In All That Drifts From Summit Down


folk, ambient
33Young Magic
Still Life


art pop
32Melanie De Biasio
Blackened Cities


vocal jazz
31Marek Hemmann
Moments


house
30Ritual Howls
Into The Water


post-punk, gothic
29Parquet Courts
Human Performance


indie rock, art punk
28Tomorrow The Rain Will Fall Upwards
Wreck His Days


dark ambient
27A Made Up Sound
A Made Up Sound (2009-2016)


techno // masterful singles compilation that flows better than most LPs
26The Body
No One Deserves Happiness


drone, sludge
25Fort Romeau
Secrets & Lies


house
24Radiohead
A Moon Shaped Pool


chamber pop
23The Field
The Follower


minimal techno
22Tim Hecker
Love Streams


ambient, drone
21Mary Lattimore
At the Dam


ambient, harpz
20David Bowie
Blackstar


art rock
19Chelsea Wolfe
Hypnos / Flame


gothic
18Nicolas Jaar
Sirens


art pop, ambient
17Anna Högberg Attack
Anna Högberg Attack


avant-garde jazz
16Soft Kill
Choke


post-punk, gothic
15zlota jesien
Czyściec


shoegaze, experimental
14Leonard Cohen
You Want It Darker


i want it darker
13James Blake
The Colour in Anything


electro blake warble
12Preoccupations
Preoccupations


post-punk
11Gold Panda
Good Luck And Do Your Best


microhouse
10Fire!
She Sleeps, She Sleeps


avant-garde jazz // the slow burn
9Pantha Du Prince
The Triad


minimal techno // More of a laid back, vocal focus than his past work, but still stuffed to the brim with Weber's brand of lush, ornate soundscapes. Beautiful release - and there's still plenty of bells 8-)
8Roy Montgomery
R M H Q: Headquarters


drone, ambient, post-rock, shoegaze, everything // RMHQ is an staggering achievement - in a basic sense due to being such a massive compilation after a ~15 year hiatus from Roy Montgomery, but more so due to being a comprehensive reflection of his varied portfolio as a musician. Roy manages to strike an impeccable balance between the variety of each distinct section while still rooting each in his signature haze-inducing guitar playing; due to this, it is easy to get lost in the dense atmosphere but it never bores (cough elseq) - which is astounding for this much material. Up there with his best work.
7Rival Consoles
Night Melody


tech house // the Immunity of 2016. Jon Hopkins never made a song as good as Johannesburg tho...
6Okkervil River
Away


indie folk, chamber folk // I was not a huge fan of this band before this year, or of this style in general, but there is something special about the sentiments conveyed in Away that helped ingrain itself in me almost immediately. In a year where I spent quite a lot of time in different countries and staying in many places I could not call my own, Away often gave me warmth and comfort in its strange familiarity.
5Dorisburg
Irrbloss


ambient, techno // Beautifully nuanced with nigh-on perfect production. Absolutely sublime
4Edamame
Ochre


downtempo // speaking of sublime ~~~
3Andy Stott
Too Many Voices


techno, ambient, uk bass // "Semi-intriguing skewed electro that fiddles in both the weird and the genteel, the overblown deformities and the airy twinkles, the disquieting and the quiet -- and as semi-intriguing skewed electro oft-tends to, the bulk of it feels bumbling, cobbled together with its stitches showing, going out of its way to evade the groove. Sections of stimulation seem lost in all this staggering+stagnation and any sense of solid connectivity is out the window, pitch-shifts encumber far more than they enhance, and those huntin' for plenteous melodies should go hunt elsewhere. Just in case you were curious, no there isn't too many voices; an adequate amount actually -- but in concurrence with the "tunes", they don't really accomplish much." :-)
2Klo Pelgag
L'etoile thoracique


chamber pop, art pop // Like the best music in this vein, Klo Pelgag creates and maintains a constant state of child-like wonder and curiosity, thanks to her consistent vocal splendor and gorgeous arrangements on display here. Bursting with color and life between every moment of joy and sadness, L'etoile thoracique is completely spellbinding and evocative at every turn.
1Stimming
Alpe Lusia


deep house, tech house // Alpe Lusia is already near perfect from a technical standpoint - the intricate layering and beautifully designed soundscapes make it one of the most dynamic electronic albums in recent memory, but what took me most was its immediate emotional resonance and overwhelming poignancy. Luv u stim
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