20 Favorite Releases of 2016

In the spirit of the season, I wanted to share some of my favorite releases of the year. Obviously not exhaustive; just some personal highlights. Let me know if links are broken. Happy holidays!
Arthur Russell – World Of Echo, 1986

Bill Nelson – Getting The Holy Ghost Across, 1986

Cocteau Twins – Victorialand, 1986

Cocteau Twins & Harold Budd – The Moon And The Melodies, 1986
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Coil – Horse Rotorvator, 1986
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David Hykes – Harmonic Meetings, 1986
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Double Fantasy – Universal Ave, 1986
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The Feelies – The Good Earth, 1986
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Felt – Forever Breathes The Lonely Word, 1986
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Geinoh Yamashirogumi – Ecophony Rinne, 1986
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Hiroshi Yoshimura – Soundscape 1: Surround, 1986

Isabelle Antena – En Cavale, 1986
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Janet Jackson – Control, 1986
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Just-Ice – Back To The Old School, 1986
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Linda di Franco – Rise Of The Heart, 1986
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Nu Shooz – Poolside, 1986
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Riccardo Sinigaglia – Riflessi, 1986
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Toshifumi Hinata – Reality In Love, 1986

Virginia Astley – Hope In A Darkened Heart, 1986

Zavijava Orchestra – Rivers Of Light, 1986
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9 thoughts on “20 Favorite Releases of 2016”

  1. It was a very good year indeed! Studio sound had reached that perfect balance between acoustic/electronic elements, both sparkling and vibrant. Thank you for this excellent collection! – Happy 2017
    ps I think Talk Talk's "Colour of Spring" and Angelo Badalamenti's "Blue Velvet" would fit nicely in there too..

  2. I forgot as well "Exploded View" by Steve Tibbetts – when I discovered the latter Geinoh Yamashirogumi albums I did see them in a way as the other side of the coin to it (very tight fusion of ethnic and contemporary sounds… more intense and less electronic than Jon Hassell).

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