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Best Albums of 2016 – Part One

It’s that time of year again, when music bloggers go through the year’s releases and highlight the best of the year. The usual caveats apply; these are the best records of 2016 I’ve actually had the chance to hear. I only have a finite CD budget, and even though I’m a part-time music writer, not every record company sends me free promos.

We’ll start with 25 to 11. Except that they’re not ranked in any order, because that would be next to impossible.

Update Because I missed out one record by mistake, this year’s list now goes up to 26. You will have to guess which one it was yourselves.

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If you liked Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead Moon Shaped Pool Not a review as such, because it’s only had a single listen so far. But the atmospherics with strings, repeated piano figures and occasional nods to Pink Floyd made a very good first impression.

But the modern progressive rock scene has put out quite a few albums with a similar feel and mood over the last few years; records by artists that probably aren’t on the radar screens of the mainstream fans and critics who have been praising “A Moon Shaped Pool”. It makes you wonder whether Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood have been listening to Anathema, The Pineapple Thief or Steven Wilson.

So, if you love there new Radiohead album, here are just three records you might also like:

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, I’m probably telling you things you already know.

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Burn the Witch

Radiohead’s new video is straight out of Scarfolk.

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