London based hardcore punk quintet COPE Top Ten albums for 2016;

1. NOFX - First Ditch Effort
2. Crisix - From Blue To Black
3. Norma Jean - Polar Similar
4. Blink 182 - California
5. Black Foxxes - I'm Not Well
6. Architects - All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
7. Violent Soho - WACO
8. Ghost - Popestar
9. Misfits - Friday 13th
10. Aborted - Retrogore

Hieroglyph send in their Top Ten Albums 2016

 

1. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation
2. Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid
3. Every Time I Die - Low Teens
4. Periphery - Periphery III
5. Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas - Mariner
6. Perturbator - The Uncanny Valley
7. Gojira - Magma
8. Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep of Reason
9. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
10. Katatonia - The Fall of Hearts

 

 

Nottingham Rocker's We Are Carnivores with their super ripped & sweet Best Albums 2016


1. Thrice - To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere
2. Black Peaks - Statues
3. R. Kelly - 12 Nights Of Christmas
4. Tirade - Self-Titled
5. Panic! At The Disco - Death Of A Bachelor
6. Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation
7. Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid
8. Jack Garratt - Phase
9. GoGo Penguin - Man Made Object
10. Periphery - Periphery III: Select Difficulty

 

Albums

1 Kris Drever - If Wishes were Horses
2 David Bowie - Black Star
3 Suede - Night Thoughts
4 Turin Breaks - Lost Property
5 The Changing Room - Picking up the Pieces

Gigs

1 Leisure Society - St Pancras Old Church
2 Kris Drever - Sunny Sailor Maldon
3 Turin Breaks - Colchester Art Centre
4 Lau - Barbican
5 Changing Room - Blue Boar Maldon

Kevin B.

Julia from Loose Music and her Top Ten Album's for 2016; importantly, Loose rules are that we can’t pick Loose albums, or else Treetop Flyers, Joana Serrat and The Handsome Family would certainly be in there:
 
1. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor’s Guide To Earth (Atlantic)
2. Peter Bruntnell - Nos Da Comrade (Domestico)
3. Margo Price - Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (Third Man)
4. Paul Cauthen - My Gospel (Lightning Rod)
5. Tindersticks - The Waiting Room (City Slang)
6. Blind Pilot - And Then Like Lions (ATO)
7. Martha Wainwright - Goodnight City (PIAS)
8. Michael Nau - Mowing (Full Time Hobby)
9. Conor Oberst - Ruminations (Nonesuch)
10. Drive-by Truckers - American Band (ATO)
 

Yeovil rocker's Apherium and their top albums of 2016

1. American Love by Jake Owen
2. Live at Alexandria Palace by Enter Shikari
3. Ellipsis by Biffy Clyro
4. I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are so Beautiful Yet so Unaware by The 1975
5. Headspace by Issues
6. Hour of the Nightingale by Trees of Eternity
7. The Wilderness by Explosions in the Sky
8 Arktis by Ihsahn
9 Your Wilderness by The Pineapple Thief

 

 

London Based Nightlife deliver their Top Ten Album for 2016

1- Pinegrove - Cardinal

Whoever says guitar music is dead obviously hasn't heard Pinegrove yet. Intricate and cerebral lyrical storytelling over a country/emo backdrop, they are unique but feel like a band you've known your whole life all at the same time. Check out their Audiotree session as they sound even better live than on record!

2- Blood Orange - Freetown Sound

Dec Hynes is a bloody genius and anything he touches turns into great pop music, extremely catchy and emotional. Major 90s vibes on this record as well!

3- American Football - II

Proof that quality trumps quantity any day. 17 years after their debut, this album feels equal parts fresh and nostalgic and it's the antithesis of a "we've run out of money" band reunion.

4- Frank Ocean - Blond

This is probably on everyone's list but there's a reason for that. Once again showing that good things come to those who wait (there seems to be a running theme here!). It lived up the hype and whatever your musical tipple, this is a must listen.

5- Pup - The Dream is Over

Pup are the best musicians to come out of Canada ever (with the possible exception of Shania Twain, sorry guys!) Their debut was smashing and so is this, riffs for weeks ??

6- Animal Collective - Painting With

Another band with an amazing and unique live show, Animal Collective reinvent themselves on every release. This caters much more to the pop masses but they're still a musician's band.

7- Dinosaur Pile-Up - Eleven Eleven

Dinosaur Pile-Up are a massive influence on us and their move to the bigger, simpler rock 'n' roll riffs and heavy beats feels like the right move. A great pick me up for the horrible early commute.

8- Porches - Pool

I've loved this band ever since I stumbled upon their debut "Slow Dance In The Cosmos" on Bandcamp years ago. Aaron Maine is a songwriting powerhouse and I'm glad to see they're gaining traction and recognition.

9- Tigercub - Abstract Figures In The Dark

A unanimous favourite in the NIGHTLIFE camp, Tigercub are one of many amazing bands to come out of the consistently surprising Brighton music scene. This album takes their sound and cranks it to 11, we bloody love it!

10- Panic! At The Disco - Death Of A Bachelor

This probably gets the award for most played out of this list, purely for the amount of karaoke we've done in the tour van to this album! We're all about flamboyance and silly high falsetto, and you should be too.

Here’s Lightscape’s choice!

1. Normandie - Inguz

2. Periphery - III: Select Difficulty

3. Hands like houses - Dissonants

4. Architects - All our gods have abandoned us

5.Fort Hope - Armure

6. The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It

7.Grumble Bee - Lapwing

8. Biffy Clyro - Ellipsis

9. Lonely the Brave - Things will Matter

10. Black Stone Cherry - Kentucky

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