Dave 3000's Top 25 (or so) New Releases of 2016

(Just my opinion!)

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard "Nonagon Infinity"

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard "Nonagon Infinity" (ATO)


David Bowie "blackstar"

David Bowie "blackstar" (Columbia)


Lunar Dunes "Galaxsea"

Various Artists "Day of The Dead" (4AD)


Ty Segall "Emotional Mugger"

Ty Segall "Emotional Mugger" (Drag City)



Thee Oh Sees "A Weird Exits"
Thee Oh Sees "An Odd Entrances"
Thee Oh Sees "A Weird Exits" (Castle Face)


"An Odd Entrances" (Castle Face)


Neil Young + Promise Of The Real "Earth"

Neil Young + Promise of the Real "Earth" (Reprise)


Eleanor Friedberger "New View"

Eleanor Friedberger "New View" (French Kiss)


Swans "The Glowing Man"

Swans "The Glowing Man" (Young God/Mute)


Woods "Sun City Creeps In The River Of Light"

Woods "Sun City Eater In The River Of Light" (Woodsist)


Deerhoof "The Magic"

Deerhoof "The Magic" (Polyvinyl)


The Luck Of Eden Hall "The Acceleration Of Time"

The Luck Of Eden Hall "The Acceleration of Time" (Headspin)


Suuns "Hold/Still"

Suuns "Hold/Still" (Secretly Canadian)


Parquet Courts "Human Performance"

Parquet Courts "Human Performance" (Rough Trade)


Thee Oh Sees "Live In San Francisco"

Thee Oh Sees "Live In San Francisco" (Castle Face)


Black Mountain "IV"

Black Mountain "IV" (Jagjaguwar)


Heron Oblivion "Heron Oblivion"

Heron Oblivion "Heron Oblivion" (Sub Pop)


Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real "Something Real"

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real "Something Real" (Royal Potato Family)


The Walking Faces "Invisible Planet"

The Walking Faces "Invisible Planet" (Cosmic Primitive)


Iggy Pop "Post Pop Depression"

Iggy Pop "Post Pop Depression" (Loma Vista)


The Mystery Lights "The Mystery Lights"

The Mystery Lights "The Mystery Lights" (Wick)


Radio Moscow "Live! In California"

Radio Moscow "Live! In California" (Alive Natural Sound)


The Monkees "Good Times!"

The Monkees "Good Times!" (Rhino)


Tim Presley "The Wink"

Tim Presley "The Wink" (Drag City)


Charles Bradley "Changes"

Charles Bradley "Changes" (Dunham)


Octagrape "Aura Obelisk"

Octagrape "Aura Obelisk" (Sounds Familyre)

Plus the Top Archival releases of the year:

The Robert Bensick Band "French Pictures In London"

The Robert Bensick Band "French Pictures In London" (Smog Veil)
recorded 1975

Vivien Goldman "Resolutionary"

Vivien Goldman "Resolutionary" (Staubgold)
recorded 1979-1982

Pink Floyd "The Early Years 1967-1972 Cre/ation"

Pink Floyd "The Early Years 1967-1972 Cre/ation" (Pink Floyd)
recorded 1967-1972


Honorable Mentions:

(in alphabetical order)

Aphex Twin “Cheetah” EP (Warp)
The Besnard Lakes “A Coliseum Complex Museum” (Jagjaguwar)
Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve “The Soft Bounce” (Phantasy Sound)
Bitchin Bajas & Bonnie Prince Billy “Epic Jammers And Fortunate Little Ditties” (Drag City)
Blood Ceremony “Lord Of Misrule” (Rise Above)
James Chance & The Contortions “The Flesh Is Weak” (True Groove)
Children Of Leir “
Children Of Leir 3rd self-titled album (self release)
The Claypool-Lennon Delirium “Monolith Of Phobos” (ATO)
Thee Commons “Loteria Tribal” (self release)
Death By Unga Bunga “Pineapple Pizza” (Jensen Plateproduksjon)
Dinosaur Jr. “Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not” (Jagjaguwar)
Dr. Dog “The Psychedelic Swamp” (Anti-)
Electric Eye “Different Sun” (Jensen Plateproduksjon)
Brian Eno “The Ship” (Opal/Warp)
The Fall “Wise Ol' Man” EP (Cherry Red)
Flamingods “Majesty” (Soundway)
Gazebos “Die Alone” (Hardly Art)
Goat “Requiem” (Sub Pop)
Adam Green “Aladdin” (Totally Gross National Product)
Gringo Star “The Sides And In Between” (Nevado)
Holy Wave “Freaks Of Nurture” (Reverberation Appreciation Society)
The Jayhawks “Paging Mr. Proust” (Thirty Tigers)
Dr. John & various artists “The Musical Mojo Of Dr. John” (Concord)
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings “Miss Sharon Jones!” motion picture soundtrack (Daptone)
Male Gaze “King Leer” (Castle Face)
Matmos “Ultimate Care II” (Thrill Jockey)
Cass Mccombs “Mangy Love” (Anti-)
(Mike & The) Melvins “Three Men & A Baby” (Sub Pop)
Metallica “Hard Wired...To Self-Destruct” (Blackened)
Minotaurs “Weird Wave” (Static Clang)
Moonlandingz “Expanded” EP (Chimera)
Mountains & Rainbows “Mountains & Rainbows” (Castle Face)
New Madrid “magnetkingmagnetqueen” (Normaltown)
Of Montreal “Innocence Reaches” (Create Control)
ORB “Birth” (Castle Face)
Psychic Ills “Inner Journey Out” (Sacred Bones)
Ranch Ghost “Includes These Ingredients” (Rough Beast)
Ringo Deathstarr “Pure Mood” (Vinyl Junkie)
The Shrine “Rare Breed” (Century Media)
Sonny & The Sunsets “Moods Baby Moods” (Polyvinyl)
Soul Phlegm “Pyramids” (self release)
Synthetic ID “Impulses” (Castle Face)
Teenage Fanclub “Here” (Merge)
Tobacco “Sweatbox Dynasty” (Ghostly International)
Scott Walker “The Childhood Of A Leader” original motion picture soundtrack (4AD)
Wire “Nocturnal Koreans EP” (Pink Flag/Mute)
The Wytches “All Your Happy Life” (Heavenly)
Neil Young “Peace Trail” (Reprise)
Yuck “Stranger Things” (Mamé)
various artists “Star Wars Headspace” (Hollywood)


Best Local Albums (from Wisconsin):

(in alphabetical order)

Droids Attack  "Sci-Fi Or Die" (Riff Reaper)
Squarewave  "A Tighter Knot" (Artisinal)
Trolley  "Caught In The Darkness" (Easter)


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