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Doof's Top 100 Artists (2016 Update)

Previous List: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?memberid=1060512&listid=163175
101Corey Feldman
Angelic 2 The Core


THE FALLEN: Bloc Party, Mastodon, ISIS, Josh Rouse, Jens Lekman, Beck, The Cure, TV on the Radio, Korn, Everything Everything, Ariel Pink, Grizzly Bear, Air, Run the Jewels, Fennesz
100King Crimson
Discipline


> KING CRIMSON

100 [PRE: 100]

You guessed it, the mother in law guessed it...even AngryLittleAlchemist guessed it - yup, King Crimson is still lording it up at 100. I even listened to a new KC this year and it sounded like Talking Heads. Very strange, see above.
99The Blue Nile
Hats


>NE< THE BLUE NILE

99 [PRE: n/a]

Bit of a cheat putting this here but whatever - it slays Crimson.
98Jeff Buckley
Grace


v JEFF BUCKLEY

98 [PRE: 88]

One album wonder.
97DJ Shadow
Endtroducing...


v DJ SHADOW (Also: Unkle)

97 [PRE: 78]

One album wonder.
96Slint
Spiderland


> SLINT

96 [PRE: 96]

One album wonder.
95John Grant
Grey Tickles, Black Pressure


v JOHN GRANT

95 [59]

The bigger they are the further they fall.
94Can
Future Days


>NE< CAN

94 [PRE: n/a]

Still getting into this band but making progress ja.
93Talk Talk
The Colour of Spring


v TALK TALK (Also: Mark Hollis)

93 [PRE: 90]

I really got into the Hollis solo one for a while this year after previously dismissing it. Other than that...old band innit.
92The Velvet Underground
Loaded


v THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

92 [PRE: 85]

I'm tempted to throw Reed's solo stuff in here to bump them up...but then you'd think of including Cale's stuff etc. They survive the cull at least.
91Boards of Canada
Tomorrow's Harvest


v BOC

91 [PRE: 83]

Another band who wait for their hairlines to recede an inch before going back into the studio again.
90Mark Lanegan
The Winding Sheet


v MARK LANEGAN

90 [PRE: 84]

Listened to a few Lanegan albums I missed and 'The Winding Sheet' was excellent - so the scraggy ginger one lives to fight another day.
89My Bloody Valentine
m b v


v MBV

89 [PRE: 76]

An ice age will come and go before we get another MBV album is the problem here.
88Fleetwood Mac
Tango In The Night


v FLEETWOOD MAC

88 [PRE: 79]

Think they're all still alive.
87Soundgarden
King Animal


v SOUNDARDEN (Also: Chris Cornell)

87 [PRE: 73]

Quite a drop, they went up in my estimations when I saw them play 'Superunknown' live but still...I can't really justify them being higher than this.
86Mogwai
Central Belters


v MOGWAI

86 [PRE: 71]

I sorta gave up on the Moggers back in about 2005 so really I should get to trying their recent output.
85Bon Iver
22, A Million


v BON IVER (Also: Volcano Choir)

85 [PRE: 74]

Hmmm, not overly impressed with the latest one, not sure how much longevity this man's work possesses. We'll see.
84Grandaddy
Just Like the Fambly Cat


v GRANDADDY

84 [PRE: 72]

Pretty stoked they've got back together.
83Glenn Branca
The Ascension


>NE< GLENN BRANCA

83 [PRE: n/a]

His stuff is genius, 90s guitar work would have been very different without Branca laying down the blueprint. I can't say his surname without thinking of a chinese edition of Street Fighter though.
82Neil Young
On the Beach


>NE< NEIL YOUNG

82 [PRE: n/a]

Another essential artist I'd missed.
81Nicolas Jaar
Sirens


>NE< NICOLAS JAAR (Also: Darkside)

81 [PRE: n/a]

I rate the new album, perhaps not quite as strong as 'Space' or 'Psychic' but the man deserves to crash the list.
80Arcade Fire
Reflektor


v ARCADE FIRE

80 [PRE: 51]

The biggest fallers here maybe? This band seem dead and buried after this pretty poor most recent release.
79Patrick Wolf
The Bachelor


>NE< PATRICK WOLF

79 [PRE: n/a]

I had one Wolf album for years (Magic Position) and hardly listened to it, then I got into Sylvian and it all fell into place.
78Kyuss
Welcome to Sky Valley


78 [PRE: 75]

I bumped 'Sky Valley' up a .5 after giving is a few re-listens.
77Wu-Tang Clan
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)


v WU-TANG CLAN

77 [PRE: 66]

Awarded '36 Chambers' deserved 'classic' status.
76The Clash
Sandinista!


v THE CLASH

76 [PRE: 70]

Listened to the later albums and they contain some great material buried under so much excess. Deserve to hold their position.
75PJ Harvey
To Bring You My Love


>NE< PJ HARVEY

75 [PRE: n/a]

Thanks to Ars and Zak and whoever else rec'd me her early stuff - some excellent albums and she could climb the ranking next time if I check out more of her discog.
74Faith No More
Sol Invictus


v FAITH NO MORE

74 [PRE: 67]

Did I not like 'Sol Invictus' but I've gotta respect the legacy.
73Sepultura
Arise


v SEPULTURA

73 [PRE: 68]

The boys from Brazil put in a good show thanks to me finally listening to all of 'Beneath' and 'Arise'.
72The Stranglers
Black And White


v THE STRANGLERS

72 [PRE: 65]

Listened to at least four more Stranglers albums this year...they're patchy, but it's still helped prop up their position in time for this recount.
71Magazine
Secondhand Daylight


>NE< MAGAZINE

71 [PRE: n/a]

I think this is the third or fourth new entry on this list I need to thank TwigTW for. 70s were quality.
70Wipers
Over the Edge


>NE< WIPERS

70 [PRE: n/a]

Another new discovery for me, really rate their three first albums.
69Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible


v MSP

69 [PRE: 47]

I only really love 'The Holy Bible' and I actively detest half their discog...so I'm more comfortable them sitting here.
68Jane's Addiction
Strays


v JANE'S ADDICTION

68 [PRE: 49]

Simply didn't release enough material and now it's hurtin' their ranking on a Doof list. Fools.
67Pink Floyd
The Wall


v PINK FLOYD

67 [PRE: 64]

So the good news is I checked another Floyd album...the bad news is I chose 'The Wall'. Bit yucky all told.
66Tom Petty
Wildflowers


v TOM PETTY (Also: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)

66 [PRE: 63]

So I found another decent Petty album in 'Wildflowers' plus I checked a couple of mediocre Heartbreakers ones.
65Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'


v GY!BE

65 [PRE: 52]

Still haven't given their newest a full listen, seeing them play it live put me off a bit.
64Yo La Tengo
Extra Painful


v YO LA TENGO

64 [PRE: 54]

Enjoyable band, I'm lazy at checking their newest stuff though.
63The Beatles
Abbey Road


v THE BEATLES

63 [PRE: 61]

The lovable mop topped bin dips keep their peckers up at 63.
62Dinosaur Jr.
Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not


v DINOSAUR JR

62 [PRE: 53]

I'm officially declaring I don't need anymore new Dino material after listening to their 2016 remix album 'Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not'.
61Leonard Cohen
You Want It Darker


v LEONARD COHEN

61 [PRE: 56]

Laughing Len has a new album out and it sounds pretty fly.
60The Psychedelic Furs
Talk Talk Talk


>NE< THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

60 [PRE: n/a]

New discovery, this lot have really grown on me, their first three albums are excellent.
59Nick Drake
Pink Moon


v NICK DRAKE

59 [PRE: 50]

Long gone, even the fruit tree is about to cark it now.
58Stone Temple Pilots
Shangri-La-Dee-Da


v STONE TEMPLE PLIOTS (Also: Scott Weiland)

58 [PRE: 42]

It was always going to happen, whatcanyoudo?
57Fugazi
The Argument


v FUGAZI

57 [PRE: 40]

Slidin'
56Portishead
Third


v PORTISHEAD (Also: Beth Gibbons)

56 [PRE: 43]

This band are averaging one album release per decade. This is not enough to rate higher than this. Sorry.
55Queens of the Stone Age
...Like Clockwork


v QOTSA

51 [PRE: 32]

Surprised I had QOTSA so high in the previous ranking - a bit of sput brainwashing there. Decent band, not top 50.
54The Knife
Shaking the Habitual


v THE KNIFE (Also: Fever Ray)

54 [PRE: 36]

Shame they split but them's the breaks.
53Nine Inch Nails
Hesitation Marks


v NINE INCH NAILS

53 [PRE: 44]

Has he retired?
52Aphex Twin
Syro


v APHEX TWIN

52 [PRE: 45]

Haven't kept up with what he's been up to this year, sure he'll release something unmissable soon.
51Sufjan Stevens
Carrie and Lowell


v SUFJAN STEVENS

51 [PRE: 48]

'C&L' hasn't lost any of its charms, Sufjan treads water.
50Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Skeleton Tree


>NE< NICK CAVE (Also: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds)

50 [PRE: n/a]

Always been waiting for him to drop an album I consider an absolute classic...now he has.
49Pixies
Head Carrier


v PIXIES

49 [PRE: 39]

Are they tarnishing their reputation right now? A bit, yeah.
48Richmond Fontaine
You Can't Go Back if There's Nothing to Go Back To


^^ RICHMOND FONTAINE (Also: The Delines)

48 [PRE: 62]

This band split up this year but at least they signed off with an absolute belter.
47Pavement
Terror Twilight


v PAVEMENT

47 [PRE: 39]

This band split up long ago.
46Sigur Ros
Kveikur


v SIGUR ROS (Also: Jonsi)

46 [PRE: 33]

Not listened to much Sigur Ros this year, unlikely to cling to a top 50 spot next year.
45Tricky
Skilled Mechanics


v TRICKY (Also: Nearly God)

45 [PRE: 37]

I'm so unexcited about 'Skilled Mechanics' I haven't even got round to spinning it...I did bump 'Maxinquaye' to a 5 though
44Alice in Chains
Black Gives Way to Blue


v ALICE IN CHAINS (Also: Mad Season)

44 [PRE: 34]

Not a lot to report, Staley rots, I still don't like the new line up, I checked the Mad Season and it was ok.
43Shearwater
Jet Plane and Oxbow


^ SHEARWATER

43 [PRE: 55]

Thought I'd give Shearwater a little bump up thanks to releasing a solid new album and for performing the best tribute I've seen to Bowie so far in the form of their live cover version of 'Lodger' (which is quite amazing).
42Wilco
Schmilco


v WILCO (Also: Loose Fur)

42 [PRE: 28]

Ah, how to explain this slide? They've not released a truly great song since 'A Ghost is Born' - let alone a great full album.
41Sonic Youth
Dirty


>NE< SONIC YOUTH

In a case of the biggest brain fart of the decade I forgot to include Sonic Youth on the last list. I've checked out a lot more of their discog this year and getting into my man Glenn Branca helped resurrect my interest too.
40Gavin Clark
Beautiful Skeletons


>NE< GAVIN CLARK (Also: Sunhouse, Clayhill, Evangelist)

40 [PRE: n/a]

No explanation necessary.
39Massive Attack
Ritual Spirit


v MASSIVE ATTACK

39 [PRE: 31]

The EP wasn't bad, full album release required.
38Oneohtrix Point Never
Garden of Delete


>NE< ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER

38 [PRE: n/a]

My AOTY 2015 and his previous releases are up there too. Deserves billing as my favourite electronic act (unless you count Eno as electronic I guess)
37Wild Beasts
Boy King


v WILD BEASTS

37 [PRE: 30]

The new album was one of the riskier releases of 2016 but worked for me, the Beasts tread water.
36Tom Waits
The Heart of Saturday Night


^^ TOM WAITS

36 [PRE: 60]

Tom climbs the chart as now I've listened to most of his first ten albums.
35Deerhunter
Fading Frontier


v DEERHUNTER (Also: Atlas Sound)

35 [PRE: 29]

I think 'Fading Frontier' was actually a little underrated. Very consistent band.
34Smog
Red Apple Falls


^^ BILL CALLAHAN (Also: Smog)

34 [PRE: 58]

Combining all his stuff, this year I investigated 'The Doctor Came...' and 'Red Apple Falls' (which is a top 4 Callahan album imo from what I've heard of his work so far).
33Roxy Music
For Your Pleasure


>NE< ROXY MUSIC

33 [PRE: n/a]

Another new band to me in 2016, I've now listened to most of their discog, must listen for fans of Bowie/Talking Heads/Eno etc.
32Megadeth
Dystopia


v MEGADETH (Also: Donald Trump)

32 [PRE: 19]

Big year for Dave, released a middle hitter of a new album and has been campaigning for the White House. Slowly falling down my chart though.
31The Residents
Eskimo


>NE< THE RESIDENTS

31 [PRE: n/a]

Ok, forgive me this little indulgence - plus people love surprises right? This band are...?!?! Love 'em.
30Sparklehorse
Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain


v SPARKLEHORSE

30 [PRE: 25]

Still missing Mark Linkous, dunno if you feel the same.
29Metallica
Hardwired... to Self-Destruct


v METALLICA

29 [PRE: 24]

We've all heard the new songs and...no one is anticipating 'Ride the Lightning 2'. Still, it's Metallica, they're top 30 (for now).
28Therapy?
Disquiet


v THERAPY?

28 [PRE: 23]

'Disquiet' was a surprisingly badass listen so Therapy? can keep swinging it with the big boys for another year.
27Brian Eno
Before and After Science


>NE< BRIAN ENO

27 [PRE: n/a]

I've listened to six Eno albums now, four of them this year, and 'Green World' and 'Before and After' have impressed me most of all. If you love 'Heroes' and 'Low' you should really give those two a spin at the least.
26Pearl Jam
Backspacer


v PEARL JAM

26 [PRE: 16]

Unfortunately for Pearl Jam it'll probably be a case of 'hello bottom 50' in next year's list but for now, while I'm still half way through a load of discogs, they cling on.
25Elliott Smith
Heaven Adores You


v ELLIOTT SMITH

25 [PRE: 21]

Listened to a lot of Elliott this year, revisiting 'Either/Or' I finally bumped it to a 5. This soundtrack I haven't listened to too much I have to admit though.
24Eels
The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett


v EELS

24 [PRE: 18]

Huge discog now, hasn't done anything outstanding for a while so sliding a shade.
23Cass McCombs
Mangy Love


^^ CASS MCCOMBS

23 [PRE: 57]

Huge climber thanks to him releasing my AOTY so far of 2016 and because I picked up copies of 'Prefection', 'A', 'Dropping the Writ' and this year's weird but enjoyable B-Sides compilation 'A Folk Set Apart'.
22Led Zeppelin
In Through the Out Door


v LED ZEPPELIN (Also: Robert Plant, Page & Plant)

22 [PRE: 17]

Finally got to checking out the later albums, not earth shattering but some great standalone tunes (Achilles, Carouselambra) - so for those alone Zeppelin deserve to tread water.
21Modest Mouse
Strangers to Ourselves


v MODEST MOUSE

21 [PRE: 15]

I liked 'Strangers' a fair bit, didn't change my life, but it keeps them ticking over until we see what they can do on the next one.
20Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Pond Scum


^^ WILL OLDHAM (Also: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Palace Music, Palace Brothers)

20 [PRE: 35]

Busy as ever and I'm including all his collaboration work in here - including the Bitchin' Bajas one from this year.
19R.E.M.
Monster


v R.E.M.

19 [PRE: 14]

I checked 'Monster', s'alright, nothing else to report. Band is good.
18The Flaming Lips
Clouds Taste Metallic


v FLAMING LIPS

18 [PRE: 13]

Checked out 'Clouds Taste Metallic' and think it's a pretty good proto version of 'Soft Bulletin', they have a new album out soon too so could climb yet.
17Anathema
Distant Satellites


v ANATHEMA

17 [PRE: 12]

They are still locked in the new age-y phase and probably need to try something new now, still deserve a spot in the top 20.
16David Sylvian
Secrets of the Beehive


>NE< DAVID SYLVIAN (Also: Japan, Rain Tree Crow)

16 [PRE: n/a]

The highest new entry is David Sylvian and I'm cheekily throwing in his Japan stuff too. Not an artist I'd heard much about before 2016, all of what I've heard so far has been at least good, usually excellent
15Animal Collective
Painting With


v ANIMAL COLLECTIVE (Also: Panda Bear, Avey Tare, Deakin)

15 [PRE: 11]

The new album was a huge disappointment, the Deakin wasn't too shabby.
14Nirvana
In Utero


v NIRVANA

14 [PRE: 9]

Kurt Cobain is dead, the vaults are empty.
13Destroyer
Poison Season


v DESTROYER

13 [PRE: 10]

I enjoyed 'Poison Season' a lot and caught Bejar on tour twice so that's why he stays so high on the ranking.
12Talking Heads
Speaking in Tongues


v TALKING HEADS

12 [PRE: 7]

I've listened to all the discog now. 'Speaking in Tongues' has grown on me a lot this year.
11Mercury Rev
The Light In You


v MERCURY REV

11 [PRE: 8]

Revisiting 'Yerself is Steam' and 'Deserter's Songs' you really appreciate the classics they are. The new album was just ok overall but had some of the magic of old hidden in there.
10Smashing Pumpkins
Monuments to an Elegy


v SMASHING PUMPKINS (Also: Zwan)

10 [PRE: 5]

I don't enjoy any of Corgan's recent output all that much, hence the slow slide down the ranking.
9Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain


^ JASON MOLINA (Also: Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co)

9 [PRE: 22]

I've combined all Molina's output too, this year I investigated 'Didn't it Rain' which is another near perfect release.
8Sun Kil Moon
Universal Themes


^^ MARK KOZELEK (Also: Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon)

8 [PRE: 26 + 27]

I've combined Kozelek's stuff here, 'Universal Themes' didn't blow me away but it certainly adds more depth to an already impressive discog.
7American Music Club
United Kingdom


^^ MARK EITZEL (also: American Music Club)

7 [PRE: 20 + 77]

Ok, I've decided to combine some artist's work under the one banner - firstly to free up space and secondly because I think it makes more sense. This year I checked 'United Kingdom' for the first time and it is perhaps my favourite Eitzel release of all and also revisited some of his solo material and was really impressed.
6Lambchop
FLOTUS


^^ LAMBCHOP (also: HeCTA)

6 [PRE: 41]

Huge climber, this year I checked 'Is a Woman' (5/5), What Another Man (4/5) and their new one FLOTUS (4.5/5). I also investigated the HeCTA side project which is decent too. This band are now in my mind one of the most consistent I could name.
5Tindersticks
The Waiting Room


^ TINDERSTICKS (also: Stuart Staples)

5 [PRE: 6]

Finally got to see them live, found the new album solid enough and also checked out 'Simple Pleasure' for the first time.
4The The
Infected


> THE THE

4 [PRE: 4]

I checked out some of the soundtrack work but it didn't do much for me, another non mover at no. 4.
3The National
Trouble Will Find Me


> THE NATIONAL (also: EL VY)

3 [PRE: 3]

No real activity, the EL VY Berninger project was mildly disappointing.
2David Bowie
Blackstar


> DAVID BOWIE (also: Tin Machine)

2 [PRE: 2]

I was all set to crown him number one but Radiohead met the challenge.
1Radiohead
A Moon Shaped Pool


> RADIOHEAD (also: Thom Yorke, Johnny Greenwood)

1 [PRE: 1]

So for a brief period when 'Blackstar' dropped Bowie resided in the top spot but...then Radiohead drop an excellent album themselves.
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