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SOUNDSCAPES STAFF BEST OF 2016

These are our 25 favourite new releases, 25 favourite reissues/archival releases, and 25 favourite compilations of 2016.

         

25 Favorite New Releases

1. TEENAGE FANCLUB - Here
2. LEMON TWIGS - Do Hollywood
3. TUNS - Tuns
4. ANDY SHAUF - The Party
5. BONNIE PRINCE BILLY & BITCHIN' BAJAS - Epic Jammers & Fortunate Little Ditties
6. DANIEL ROMANO - Mosey
7. JAYHAWKS - Paging Mr. Proust
8. SUMAC - What One Becomes
9. PARQUET COURTS - Human Performance
10. ANGEL OLSEN - My Woman
11. BOB MOULD - Patch The Sky
12. JULIA JACKLIN - Don't Let The Kids Win
13. CHARLES BRADLEY - Changes
14. DAVID BOWIE - Blackstar
15. KHADJA BONET - The Visitor
16. THE MONKEES - Good Times!
17. NELS CLINE - Lovers
18. DRIVE BY TRUCKERS - American Band
19. PJ HARVEY - Hope Six Demolition Project
20. SOLANGE - A Seat At The Table
21. STEVE HAUSCHILDT - Strands
22. GOAT - Requiem
23. GREYS - Outer Heaven
24. NICK CAVE - Skeleton Key
25. DANIEL TAYLOR/TRINITY CHOIR - The Tree Of Life 

    

25 Favorite Reissues

1. THE FEELIES - Time For A Witness/Only Life
2. BETTY HARRIS - The Lost Queen Of New Orleans Soul
3. NOVOS BAIANOS - Acabou Chorare
4. GENE & EDDIE - True Enough: Gene & Eddie With Sir Joe At Ru-Jac
5. JOANNA BROUK - Hearing Music
6. STAPLE SINGERS - Faith & Grace: A Family Journey 1954-1976
7. DAVID BOWIE - Who Can I Be Now? 1974-1976
8. THE BANGLES - Ladies & Gentlemen...The Bangles
9. FRANCOISE HARDY - First Five Albums
10. THE SCIENTISTS - A Place Called Bad
11. MARIANNE FAITHFULL - North Country Maid/Love In A Mist
12. THE VERVE - A Northern Soul
13. LEE HAZLEWOOD - Hazlewoodsim: Its Cause And Cure
14. NINA SIMONE - The Phillips Years
15. HANK BALLARD - Unwind Yourself: King Recordings 1964-1967
16. TAGES - Go! Complete Singles
17. DAVID KILGOUR - Sugar Mouth
18. GRAPEFRUIT - Yesterday's Sunshine
19. HARETON SALVANINI - S.P. 73
20. BETTY DAVIS - Columbia Years 1968-1969
21. THE CHILLS - Kaleidoscope World
22. FLEETWOOD MAC - Tusk
23. MILK'N'COOKIES - Milk'n'Cookies
24. AIR - Twentyyears
25. WINFIELD PARKER - Mr. Clean: Winfield Parker At Ru-Jac

    

25 Favorite Compilations

1. VA - Black Gold: Samples, Breaks & Rare Grooves From The Chess Records Archives
2. VA - Nouvelle Vague: Pop, Mambo, Cha Cha, Jazz, Bossa Nova With A French Twist
3. VA - California Soul: Funk & Soul From The Golden State 1967-1976
4. VA - Wayfaring Strangers: Cosmic American Music
5. VA - Sharon Signs To Cherry Red: Independent Women 1979-1985
6. VA - Things Gonna Get Better: Street Funk & Jazz Grooves 1970-1977
7. VA - Saint Etienne Presents Songs For The Carnegie Deli
8. VA - Soul On The West Coast: Volume 2
9. VA - (The Microcosm) Visionary Music Of Continental Europe, 1970-1986
10. VA - I'm A Freak Baby: A Journey Through The British Heavy Psych & Hard Rock Underground Scene
11. VA - Let It Be: Black America Sings Lennon, McCartney & Harrison
12. VA - Celestial Blues: Cosmic, Political And Spiritual Jazz 1970-1974
13. VA - Love Hit Me! Decca Beat Girls 1962-1970
14. VA - David Holmes Presents Late Night Tales
15. VA - Kinked! Kinks Songs & Sessions 1964-1971
16. VA - Modernism
17. VA - Sky Girl
18. VA - Close To The Noise Floor: Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984
19. VA - Let's Go Down & Blow Our Minds: British Psychedelic Sounds Of 1967
20. VA - Svenska Shakers
21. VA - Come & See Me: Dream Babes & Rock Chicks From Down Under
22. VA - Shazam! And Other Instrumentals Written By Lee Hazlewood
23. VA - Afterschool Special: A,B,C's Of Kid Soul
24. VA - Punk 45: Les Punks French Connection
25. VA - Bobby Gillespie Presents Sunday Morning Coming Down