Top 40 Albums of 2016

 

2015 was a tough act to follow, but 2016 indeed delivered its share of amazing music. Here are the Scurvy Dog Radio top 40 in chronological order of release. Lydia Loveless Real and Drive-By Truckers American Band tied for my selection of top albums of the year.

  1. Hinds – Leave Me Alone (Mom+Pop)
  2. Cheap Trick – Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello (Big Machine Label Group)
  3. Frankie Cosmos – Next Thing (Bayonet Records)
  4. Bent Shapes – Wolves of Want (Slumberland Records)
  5. Night Beats – Who Sold My Generation (Heavenly Recordings)
  6. The Kills – Ash & Ice (Domino Recording Co)
  7. Wussy – Forever Sounds (Shake It Records)
  8. Andrew Bird – Are You Serious (Wegawam Music Co)
  9. Robert Pollard – Not In My Airforce – Reissue (Matador)
  10. Jacuzzi Boys – Happy Damage EP (MAG MAG)
  11. Case/Lang/Veirs – Case/Lang/Veirs (Anti)
  12. Sink Tapes – S T E P 16 EP (Self)
  13. Nada Surf – You Know Who You Are (Barsuk Records)
  14. The Coathangers – Nosebleed Weekend (Suicide Squeeze Records)
  15. TacocaT – Lost Time (Hardly Art)
  16. Lydia Loveless – Real (Bloodshot)
  17. Margaret Glaspy – Emotions & Math (ATO Records)
  18. The Julie Ruin – Hit Reset (Hardly Art)
  19. Esme Patterson – We Were Wild (Self)
  20. Amber Arcades – Fading Lines (Heavenly Recordings)
  21. Wilco – Schmilco (dBpm Records)
  22. Chook Race – Around The House (Self)
  23. Watts – The Black Heart of Rock-n-Roll (Self)
  24. The Amazing – Ambulance (Partisan Records)
  25. Weakened Friends – Crushed (Counter Intuitive Records)
  26. Diarrhea Planet – Turn To Gold (Infinity Cat Recordings)
  27. Crushed Out – Alien Ocean (Cool Clear Water Records)
  28. Drive-By Truckers – American Band (ATO)
  29. Pixies – Head Carrier (Pixies Music)
  30. NOFX – First Ditch Effort (Fat Wreck Chords)
  31. Happyness – Tunnel Vision On Your Part EP (Bar None Records)
  32. Beach Slang – A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings (Polyvinyl Records)
  33. Detroit Cobras – Life, Love & Leaving (Third Man Records)
  34. Duck And Cover – Stuck In Decline (Susspool Records)
  35. John K. Samson – Winter Wheat (Self)
  36. EZTV – High In Place (Captured Tracks)
  37. Tuns – Tuns (Self)
  38. Jeff Rosenstock – WORRY. (SideOneDummy Records)
  39. Ona – Sleep, Rinse, Repeat (The Band Ona Records)
  40. Gringo Star – The Sides And In Between (My Anxious Mouth)