2016 has been an interesting year for music, often making headlines for the wrong reasons instead of the right ones.
Some great bands made awful albums and other surprising bands put out great work.
Putting this list together was pretty hard work and near misses on the top ten go to CRX, Banks and Steelz, Suede and We Cut Corners who all produced decent records. Next year is already shaping up to be a cracking year with releases planned for Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden, Beck and Father John Misty, but for now, here are my top records of 2016:
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It's such a 21st century thing to be most famous for having your music featured as a part of software, but as unlikely as it sounds, this is how The Posies have reached their widest audience, with tracks I Guess Your Right and Love Comes coming bundled in with Microsoft's Vista operating system. Given that Bill Gates and his crew probably consider Foreigner to be "Rad", you have to say that by their standards it seemed like quite a progressive choice.
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