6 Best LPs of 2016

Colour Is Sound's Turn-Table. The ultimate top 6 champion sounds of the year.

1. Teenage Fanclub

Album

Teenage Fanclub - Here

Here

Release Date & Label

09/09/16, Merge Records

Song of the Season

'The First Sight' - A glorious burst of classic Gerry Love; shades of a Gene Clark morning as the sun high fives the fugitives. Gorgeous soulful sixties tinged pop music for dark days and pure hearts.

2. Lambchop

Album

Flotus - Lambchop

 

Flotus

 

Release Date & Label

10/08/16 - City Slang

Song of the Season

‘In Care of 8675309’- a little masterpiece of prose, pop and pining for the potential of possibility.


3. Dinosaur Jr

Album

Dinosaur Jr - Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not

Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not

Release Date & Label

05/08/16 - Jagjaguwar label

Song of the Season

‘Love Is The law’- Lou Barlow at his finest. Haunting melancholic driving psychedelia. This record could reside on a Byrds or 13th Floor Elevators LP. A poignant tale to feed your head.  

 

4. Wilco

Album

Wilco - Schmilco

Schmilco

Release Date & Label

09/09/16 - Dbpm label

Song of the Season

‘Common Sense’- a lolloping sub-country trip inside misanthropy as suburbia, offering a tired side-smile grimace with a hip-hop underbelly. 

 

5. Thee Oh Sees

AlbumThee Oh Sees - A Weird Exists

A Weird Exists

Release Date & Label

12/08/16 - Castle Face Records

Song of the Season

‘Plastic Paint’ – charging acid tinged pysk that’s glammed up and coming at ya without fear or favour.

 

6. William Bell

Album

William Bell - This Is Where I Live

This Is Where I Live

Release Date & Label

03/06/16 - Stax Records

Song of the Season

‘People Want To Go Home’- Memphis soul returns to the source. Bring some grit to your prayers with this beautiful piece of gospel soul that yearns to get your ass back home.

 

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