The Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2016

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The Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2016 [see also: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015]

  1. David Bowie – Blackstar
  2. Shirley Collins – Lodestar
  3. Moor Mother – Fetish Bones
  4. Autechre – elseq 1-5
  5. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
  6. Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch
  7. Noura Mint Seymali – Arbina
  8. Yves Tumor – Serpent Music
  9. Gaika – SECURITY
  10. Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force – Yermande
  11. Gate – Saturday Night Fever
  12. Solange – A Seat at the Table
  13. Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
  14. Oren Ambarchi – Hubris
  15. Babyfather – “BBF” Hosted By DJ Escrow
  16. 75 Dollar Bill – Wood / Metal / Plastic / Pattern / Rhythm / Rock
  17. Anna Meredith – Varmints
  18. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – EARS
  19. A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service
  20. Carla dal Forno – You Know What It’s Like
  21. David Toop – Entities Inertias Faint Beings
  22. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
  23. Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered
  24. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – We Be All Africans
  25. Laura Cannell – Simultaneous Flight Movement
  26. Ectoplasm Girls – New Feeling Come
  27. Steve Gunn – Eyes on the Lines
  28. Ian William Craig – Centres
  29. Matmos – Ultimate Care II
  30. Laraaji & Sun Araw – Professional Sunflow
  31. Scott Walker – The Childhood of a Leader (OST)
  32. Bitchin Bajas & Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties
  33. Elysia Crampton – Elysia Crampton Presents: Demon City
  34. Katie Gately – Color
  35. Shackleton with Ernesto Tomasini – Devotional Songs
  36. Anxiety – Anxiety
  37. Skepta – Konnichiwa
  38. Puce Mary – The Spiral
  39. The Dwarfs of East Agouza – Bes
  40. Catherine Christer Hennix – Live At Issue Project Room
  41. Horse Lords – Interventions
  42. Roy Montgomery – R M H Q: Headquarters
  43. Frank Ocean – Blonde
  44. Thalia Zedek – Eve
  45. Charlemagne Palestine – Cathédrale De Strasbourg
  46. Kepler Quartet – Ben Johnston: String Quartets Nos. 6, 7, & 8
  47. Circuit Des Yeux – Jackie Lynn
  48. Zomby – Ultra
  49. Klara Lewis – Too
  50. Peder Mannerfelt – Controlling Body