My favourite albums of 2016

Here we are again, then, looking back at another year and what a year 2016 turned out to be! Let’s focus on the musical highlights of the year, rather than its shadows. In no particular order, these are my favourite albums of the year we leave behind. It’s not a long list (and I confess there are still albums I’d like to have listened to more carefully and which may have ended up on this list), but it shines bright.

How about your favourites from 2016? And is there anything you’re looking forward to in 2017?



Beyoncé – Lemonade


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Key


Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker


David Bowie – Blackstar


Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool


PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project