Diggin’ This: My Top 30 Albums of 2016

 

Of all of the many, many, many fantastic, great, and wonderful albums released this year, here’s a list of the 30 I enjoyed the most.

 

(Click on the images below to listen and/or buy and/or download)

 

 

30. Kutiman – 6AM (Siyal)

 

Image via kutiman.bandcamp.com

Image via kutiman.bandcamp.com

 

 

29. Noname – Telefone (Self-Released)

 

Image via nonameraps.bandcamp.com

Image via nonameraps.bandcamp.com

 

 

28. COMBAT! – COMBAT! (Friends of Friends)

 

Image via combatmusic.bandcamp.com

Image via combatmusic.bandcamp.com

 

 

27. Elusive – Headspace (Alpha Pup)

 

Image via elusive.bandcamp.com

Image via elusive.bandcamp.com

 

 

26. Romare – Love Songs: Part Two (Ninja Tune)

 

Image via Ninja Tune // ninjatune.net

Image via Ninja Tune // ninjatune.net

 

 

25. Whitney – Light Upon The Lake (Secretly Canadian)

 

Image via whitneychicago.bandcamp.com

Image via whitneychicago.bandcamp.com

 

 

24. Electric Wire Hustle – The 11th Sky (Bastard Jazz)

 

Image via bastardjazz.bandcamp.com

Image via bastardjazz.bandcamp.com

 

 

23. Tommaso Cappellato – Aforemention (Mashibeats)

 

Image via tommasocappellato.bandcamp.com

Image via tommasocappellato.bandcamp.com

 

 

22. Flamingosis – Great Hair (UKNOWY)

 

Image via uknowymusic.bandcamp.com

Image via uknowymusic.bandcamp.com

 

 

21. Terrace Martin – Velvet Portraits (Ropeadope)

 

Image via ropeadope99.bandcamp.com

Image via ropeadope99.bandcamp.com

 

 

20. Tor – Blue Book (Loci)

 

Image via tormusic.bandcamp.com

Image via tormusic.bandcamp.com

 

 

19. Sam Irl – Raw Land (Jazz & Milk)

 

Image via jazzandmilk.bandcamp.com

Image via jazzandmilk.bandcamp.com

 

 

18. Hairy Hands – Magic (New Los Angeles)

 

Image via newlos.bandcamp.com

Image via newlos.bandcamp.com

 

 

17. Jay Daniel – Broken Knowz (Technicolour)

 

Image via jaydanielmusic.bandcamp.com

Image via jaydanielmusic.bandcamp.com

 

 

16. Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered (Aftermath)

 

Image via Spotify

Image via Spotify

 

 

15. Jordan Rakei – Cloak (4101 Records/Soul Has No Tempo)

 

Image via soulhasnotempo.bandcamp.com

Image via soulhasnotempo.bandcamp.com

 

 

14. BadBadNotGood – IV (Innovative Leisure)

 

Image via badbadnotgoodil.bandcamp.com

Image via badbadnotgoodil.bandcamp.com

 

 

13. NxWorries – Yes Lawd! (Stones Throw)

 

Image via nxworries.bandcamp.com

Image via nxworries.bandcamp.com

 

 

12. Yussef Kamaal – Black Focus (Brownswood)

 

Image via yussefkamaal.bandcamp.com

Image via yussefkamaal.bandcamp.com

 

 

11. Jon Bap – What Now? (Astro Nautico)

 

Image via astronautico.bandcamp.com

Image via astronautico.bandcamp.com

 

 

10. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)

 

Image via Spotify

Image via Spotify

 

 

9. Frank Ocean – Endless (Def Jam)

 

Image via iTunes

Image via iTunes

 

 

8. Max Graef & Glenn Astro – The Yard Work Simulator (Ninja Tune)

 

Image via maxgraefglennastro.bandcamp.com

Image via maxgraefglennastro.bandcamp.com

 

 

7. Solange – A Seat at the Table (Saint)

 

Image via Spotify

Image via Spotify

 

 

6. Uffe – No! (Tartelet)

 

Image via uffe.bandcamp.com

Image via uffe.bandcamp.com

 

 

5. James Blake – The Colour in Anything (Polydor)

 

Image via Spotify

Image via Spotify

 

 

4. Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Reginald Omas Mamode IV (Five Easy Pieces)

 

Image via fiveeasypieces.bandcamp.com

Image via fiveeasypieces.bandcamp.com

 

 

3. Kaytranada – 99.9% (XL)

 

Image via Spotify

Image via Spotify

 

 

2. Anderson .Paak – Malibu (Steel Wool)

 

Image via Spotify

Image via Spotify

 

 

1. Frank Ocean – Blonde

 

Image via Spotify

Image via Spotify

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Onward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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