CWMP3s presenters’ best albums of 2016

Hopefully you haven’t forgotten 2016 yet. Well it was a pretty unforgettable year, musically and otherwise, so we thought we’d share with you our presenters’ top albums.

Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
Lucy Dacus – No Burden
Russian Circles – Guidance
The Wedding Present – Going, Going…
Eric Bachmann – Eric Bachmann
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity
The Prettiots – Fun’s Cool
Modern Baseball – Holy Ghost
Wussy – Forever Sounds
Big Thief – Masterpiece


Pinegrove – Cardinal
Heron Oblivion
Big Thief – Masterpiece
Weaves – Weaves
Rutabega – Unreliable Narrator
Intoitoverit – Standards
Totorro – Come To Mexico
The Besnard Lakes – A Coliseum Complex Museum
Wolf People – Ruins
Riley Walker – golden sings that have been sung


Hannah Peel – Awake But Always Dreaming
Justice – Woman
Weaves  – Weaves
The Besnard Lakes – A Coliseum Complex Museum
White Denim – Stiff
Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
Cymbals Eat Guitars – Pretty Years
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Kristin Hersh – Wyatt at the Coyote Palace
Modern Baseball – Holy Ghost

Honorary mentions go to Dream Wife and Estrons for many fine EPs put out in 2016


David Bowie – Black Star
Mac Quayle – Mr Robot Soundtrack Volumes 1 & 2
Brian Eno – The Ship
Thought Forms – Songs About Drowning
Yes – Tales From Topographic Oceans (remaster)
Opeth – Persephone
Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
Gong – Rejoice! I’m Dead.
Gary Numan – Obsession
Richmond Fontaine – You Can’t Go Back If There’s Nothing To Go Back To


Beyond the Wizards Sleeve – The Soft Bounce
The Allergies – As We Do Our Thing
Moon Duo – Shadow of the Sun
Thee Oh Sees – A Weird Exits
Underworld – Barbara, Barbara, We face a Shining Future
Nonkeen – The Gamble
The Comet is Coming – Channel the Spirits
Steve Mason – Meet the Humans
Radiohead – Moon Shaped Pool
Boxed In – Melt


John B
Anna Meredith – Varmints
Birthmark – How You Look When You’re Falling Down (2015)
Autolux – Pussy’s Dead
Alarmist – Popular Demain (2015)
Ital Tek – Hollowed
Paul Jebanasam – Continuum
Strobes – Brokespeak
Mums – Land of Giants
Russian Circles – Guidance
Signals – Facial Furniture (2013)
MNHM – Super Empowered (2013)

(My list includes a few albums I discovered in 2016 but which came out previously.)


John P
Weaves – Weaves
White Denim – Stiff
Andrew Bird – Are you serious
Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid
Trashcan sinatras – wild pendulum
Atmosphere – Fisherman’s Blues
Matt Elliot – The Calm Before
The Veils – Total Depravity
La Dispute – Tiny Dots
Robbie Fulks – Upland Stories
The Drones – Feelin Kinda Free