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05.01.17 Arche's April04.21.17 New 'The War On Drugs' single review
03.30.17 9 months until 2018 03.23.17 Chocolate and jams
02.20.17 Arche's dingy basement of NYP 02.01.17 Arche's sick January
01.08.17 Electronic recs please (nominee for bla12.12.16 Arche's 2016.
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Arche's 2016.

Well, 2016 is nearly done and I have completely, abjectly failed with my resolution to listen to a wider variety of music this year (in fact, I think the BM section of my pie chart might have grown a couple of percent). I've found this year to have had a lot of fantastic albums, but very few I'd pin down as outright head-over-heels lovefests. Still, here's a list of my top 60 (plus an honourable mention) - the top 10 are ranked, and the rest are just ones that I've gotten on particularly well with. Hope you've all had a great year :]
62The Mortal
Immortal


As a live album this can't be number one, in accordance with my fictitious rules about live performances and lists. It is, however, my favourite released thing of the year :]

I'd mention specific people but I'm afraid I'd forget someone and then the guilt would consume me, but once more, thanks again to anyone who I've interacted with on this site (whether on Sputnik itself, FB, Dubtrack) in the past year. You rule m/
61Thy Catafalque
Meta


Yikes. Almost forgot this. Experimental BM - https://thycatafalqueuk.bandcamp.com/album/meta
60Yanagi Nagi
Follow My Tracks


J-Pop
59Wormed
Krighsu


Sci-fi brick-to-the-face DM - https://wormedsom.bandcamp.com/album/krighsu
58Viva Belgrado
Ulises


Twinkly screamo/post-rock - https://vivabelgrado.bandcamp.com/album/ulises
57Vektor
Terminal Redux


Proggy thrash - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMCsv-zj56s
56Usurpress
The Regal Tribe


Crusty DM - https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-regal-tribe
55Ustalost
The Spoor Of Vipers


Winding BM - https://ustalost.bandcamp.com/
54Tindersticks
The Waiting Room


Lounge pop - https://tindersticks.bandcamp.com/album/the-waiting-room
53The Hyacinth Act
My Specialty


Ambient/tribal - https://hyacinth.bandcamp.com/album/my-specialty
52The Dillinger Escape Plan
Dissociation


Dillinger as Dillinger does - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3uQM5D4Q1s
51The Body
No One Deserves Happiness


Sludge pop? - https://thebody.bandcamp.com/album/no-one-deserves-happiness
50Surgikill
Sanguinary Revelations


OSDM - https://surgikill-oh.bandcamp.com/album/sanguinary-revelations
49Sensory Deprivation
SNSRY DPRVTN


Kitchen sink noise rock? - https://bluemistbands.bandcamp.com/album/snsry-dprvtn-2
48Scum (FIN)
Garden of Shadows


Doomy death - https://blood-music.bandcamp.com/album/garden-of-shadows
47Sarastus
II - Toinen Tuleminen


Finnblack - https://sarastus.bandcamp.com/album/ii-toinen-tuleminen
46Rorcal
Creon


BM with a hint of sludge - https://rorcal.bandcamp.com/album/creon
45Oathbreaker
Rheia


Blackened hardcore - https://oathbreakerband.bandcamp.com/album/rheia
44Nadra
Allir vegir til glötunar


Icelandic BM - https://nadra.bandcamp.com/album/allir-vegir-til-gl-tunar-3
43Messa
Belfry


Oldschool doom - https://messa666.bandcamp.com/album/belfry
42Maneskjold
Kometen Kommer


Hawkwind worship - https://maneskjold.bandcamp.com/
41Lumisokea
Transmissions From Revarsavr


IDM (I think) - https://opaltapes.bandcamp.com/album/lumisokea-transmissions-from-revarsavr
40Lost Salt Blood Purges
Only the Youngest Grave


Ambient/noise - https://lostsaltbloodpurges.bandcamp.com/album/only-the-youngest-grave
39Love Sex Machine
Asexual Anger


Sludge/pissed - https://lovesexmachine.bandcamp.com/album/asexual-anger
38LLNN
Loss


Sludge/space rock/released in 2015 but everything says 2016 so sod it - https://llnn.bandcamp.com/album/loss-album
37Krallice
Hyperion


Progressive death - https://krallice.bandcamp.com/album/hyperion
36Katatonia
The Fall of Hearts


Gothic rock/metal - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pdQyL7X8rc
35Joliette
Atáxico


Mexican hardcore/screamo - https://joliette.bandcamp.com/
34Horrified (UK)
Of Despair


OSDM - https://horrified.bandcamp.com/album/of-despair
33Holyarrow
The Burning of the Three Weeds


Epic Chinese BM, the EP - https://holyarrow.bandcamp.com/album/the-burning-of-the-three-weeds
32Holyarrow
Oath of Allegiance


Epic Chinese BM, the LP - https://holyarrow.bandcamp.com/album/oath-of-allegiance
31Hikrahe
Lily (The Wilt)


Trippy electronic stuff - https://solarmasscollective.bandcamp.com/album/lily-the-wilt
30Girl Pants
Come


Emo - https://grlpnts.bandcamp.com/
29Garroted
In the Court of Nyarlathotep


Black/death metal - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjvavz2I7LU
28Flower Face
Fever Dreams


Sad/feels/folk - https://flowerface.bandcamp.com/album/fever-dreams
27Eglise
Église


Sludgy hardcore - https://eglise.bandcamp.com/
26Deviant Process
Paroxysm


Tech death - https://deviantprocess.bandcamp.com/
25Demogorgon
Dilemma. Revenge. Snow.


BM/dungeon synth - https://pestproductions.bandcamp.com/album/dilemma-revenge-snow
24David Bowie
Blackstar


Art-rock/saxophone/goodbye - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoVX1eFX4Bg
23Chevelle
The North Corridor


Alt-rock/metal
22Chepang
Lathi Charge


Grindcore - https://chepang.bandcamp.com/album/lathi-charge
21Ceeys
The Grunewald Church Session


Classical - https://1631recordings.bandcamp.com/album/the-grunewald-church-session
20BUCK-TICK
Atom Miraiha No.9


Rock/industrial/pop/Sakurai's voice.
19Black Tomb
Black Tomb


Sludgy BM/BM-y sludge - https://blacktomb.bandcamp.com/
18Black Kirin
XiaoShao


A folk redo of a symphonic metal album, that turns out to be way better. - https://blackkirin1.bandcamp.com/album/xiaoshao
17Auroch
Mute Books


Dense DM - https://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/mute-books
16Asunojokei
A Bird In The Fault


Screamo/post hardcore. - https://asunojokei.bandcamp.com/album/a-bird-in-the-fault
15Arms (FL)
Blackout


Metalcore/spade-to-the-face. - https://armsfl.bandcamp.com/album/blackout
14Anion
Fractions of Failure


Metalcore/sludgy. - https://anion.bandcamp.com/album/fractions-of-failure
13Animals As Leaders
The Madness of Many


Progressive metal/slap guitar/constructive masturbation. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87AGqN7qfkk
12Alcor
On The Scorched Earth


Stupid fun thrash. - https://alcor.bandcamp.com/track/on-the-scorched-earth
11['selva]
eléo


BM/hardcore/night terrors. - https://selvapbs.bandcamp.com/
10The Black Queen
Fever Daydream


Synthpop/Greg. - https://theblackqueen.bandcamp.com/album/fever-daydream-3
9SUMA
The Order of Things


Sludge/post-metal that could crush a house. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R98I-on4NI
8Kolmiotaajuus
Pahuuden merkki


Semi-improv/dark ambient (I think - I wrote a review on it so that I guess?) - https://kolmiotaajuus.bandcamp.com/
7VNFVRL
Deathbed


Sludge/psychedelic rock/nosebleed after I headbutted my knee. - https://vnfvrl.bandcamp.com/album/deathbed
6Obscure Sphinx
Epitaphs


Post-metal/post-rock/8-string. - https://obscuresphinx.bandcamp.com/album/epitaphs
5With the End in Mind
Unraveling; Arising


Atmospheric BM. - https://withtheendinmind.bandcamp.com/album/unraveling-arising
4The Veils
Total Depravity


Indie rock - http://www.undertheradarmag.com/news/premiere_the_veils_-_total_depravity_full_album_stream
3Ulcerate
Shrines of Paralysis


Dense drumtastic death - https://ulcerate.bandcamp.com/album/shrines-of-paralysis
2Tarsius Tarsier
La Boca del Culturista


Blackened crust.- https://tarsiustarsier.bandcamp.com/album/la-boca-del-culturista-2
1Stiu Nu Stiu
Fake End


Fuck knows. - https://stiunustiu.bandcamp.com/album/fake-end
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