Top Tens

Julia from Loose Music and her Top Ten Album's for 2016; importantly, Loose rules are that we can’t pick Loose albums, or else Treetop Flyers, Joana Serrat and The Handsome Family would certainly be in there:
1. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor’s Guide To Earth (Atlantic)
2. Peter Bruntnell - Nos Da Comrade (Domestico)
3. Margo Price - Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (Third Man)
4. Paul Cauthen - My Gospel (Lightning Rod)
5. Tindersticks - The Waiting Room (City Slang)
6. Blind Pilot - And Then Like Lions (ATO)
7. Martha Wainwright - Goodnight City (PIAS)
8. Michael Nau - Mowing (Full Time Hobby)
9. Conor Oberst - Ruminations (Nonesuch)
10. Drive-by Truckers - American Band (ATO)

Yeovil rocker's Apherium and their top albums of 2016

1. American Love by Jake Owen
2. Live at Alexandria Palace by Enter Shikari
3. Ellipsis by Biffy Clyro
4. I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are so Beautiful Yet so Unaware by The 1975
5. Headspace by Issues
6. Hour of the Nightingale by Trees of Eternity
7. The Wilderness by Explosions in the Sky
8 Arktis by Ihsahn
9 Your Wilderness by The Pineapple Thief



London Based Nightlife deliver their Top Ten Album for 2016

1- Pinegrove - Cardinal

Whoever says guitar music is dead obviously hasn't heard Pinegrove yet. Intricate and cerebral lyrical storytelling over a country/emo backdrop, they are unique but feel like a band you've known your whole life all at the same time. Check out their Audiotree session as they sound even better live than on record!

2- Blood Orange - Freetown Sound

Dec Hynes is a bloody genius and anything he touches turns into great pop music, extremely catchy and emotional. Major 90s vibes on this record as well!

3- American Football - II

Proof that quality trumps quantity any day. 17 years after their debut, this album feels equal parts fresh and nostalgic and it's the antithesis of a "we've run out of money" band reunion.

4- Frank Ocean - Blond

This is probably on everyone's list but there's a reason for that. Once again showing that good things come to those who wait (there seems to be a running theme here!). It lived up the hype and whatever your musical tipple, this is a must listen.

5- Pup - The Dream is Over

Pup are the best musicians to come out of Canada ever (with the possible exception of Shania Twain, sorry guys!) Their debut was smashing and so is this, riffs for weeks 🤘🏻

6- Animal Collective - Painting With

Another band with an amazing and unique live show, Animal Collective reinvent themselves on every release. This caters much more to the pop masses but they're still a musician's band.

7- Dinosaur Pile-Up - Eleven Eleven

Dinosaur Pile-Up are a massive influence on us and their move to the bigger, simpler rock 'n' roll riffs and heavy beats feels like the right move. A great pick me up for the horrible early commute.

8- Porches - Pool

I've loved this band ever since I stumbled upon their debut "Slow Dance In The Cosmos" on Bandcamp years ago. Aaron Maine is a songwriting powerhouse and I'm glad to see they're gaining traction and recognition.

9- Tigercub - Abstract Figures In The Dark

A unanimous favourite in the NIGHTLIFE camp, Tigercub are one of many amazing bands to come out of the consistently surprising Brighton music scene. This album takes their sound and cranks it to 11, we bloody love it!

10- Panic! At The Disco - Death Of A Bachelor

This probably gets the award for most played out of this list, purely for the amount of karaoke we've done in the tour van to this album! We're all about flamboyance and silly high falsetto, and you should be too.

Here’s Lightscape’s choice!

1. Normandie - Inguz

2. Periphery - III: Select Difficulty

3. Hands like houses - Dissonants

4. Architects - All our gods have abandoned us

5.Fort Hope - Armure

6. The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It

7.Grumble Bee - Lapwing

8. Biffy Clyro - Ellipsis

9. Lonely the Brave - Things will Matter

10. Black Stone Cherry - Kentucky

Glenn Van Dyke of BOYTOY who made their UK debut in Octoberarter the release of their debut LP Grackle.

BOYTOY will release a split 7” single with Swiss group Schade in January on Sacred Hood/PaperCup Music. 

1: David Bowie: Blackstar

2: Autolux- Pussy's Dead

3: A Tribe Called Quest- We Got it from Here....Thank you 4 Your Service

4: Solange- A Seat at the Table

5: Cosmonauts: A-OK!

6: Angel Olson- My Woman

7: Night Beats: Who Sold My Generation

8: Kendrick Lamar- Untitled Unmastered

9: Drake- Views

10: Warpaint- Heads up