Tom Dunne's Albums of the Year 2016

What a year for music 2016 has been. We've lost so many icons, but some of them have left behind ...

20.00 8 Dec 2016

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Tom Dunne's Albums of...

Tom Dunne's Albums of the Year 2016


20.00 8 Dec 2016

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What a year for music 2016 has been. We've lost so many icons, but some of them have left behind amazing albums amongst a plethora of stellar releases from artists new and old, across every genre.  

Tom Dunne has drawn up a list of his favourite albums from the year gone by.  What do you think?  

Way off the mark? Any glaring omissions? What were your favourite Irish albums of the year?


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Tom Dunne's Albums of 2016

David Bowie - Blackstar

Suede - Night Thoughts

Kate Bush - Before the Dawn

Leonard Cohen - You Want it Darker

Christine and The Queens - Chaleur Humaine

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

ABC - The Lexicon of Love 2

Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression

New Order - Complete Music

The Avalanches - Wild Flower

Teenage Fanclub - Here

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got it From Here

Michael Kiwanuka - Love and Hate

Lambchop - Flotus

Pretenders - Alone

Martha Wainwright - Goodnight City

Steve Mason - Meet the Humans

The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You’ve Come to Expect

Mick Harvey - Delirium Tremens

The Lemon Twigs - Do Hollywood

Anderson Paak - Malibu

Nick Cave - Skeleton Tree

Karl Blau - Introducing

Viola Beach - Viola Beach

Agnes Obel - Citizen of Glass

Bon Iver - 22, A Million

Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

The Monkees - Good Times!

PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project

Blood Orange - Freetown Sound

Laura Mvula - The Dreaming Room

Owen - The King of Whys

Gregory Porter - Take Me to the Alley

M Ward - More Rain

Sweet Baboo - The Boombox Ballads

Grant-Lee Phillips - The Narrows

Weezer - Weezer

Travis - Everything at Once

Tindersticks - The Waiting Room

Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones - Little Windows

Willie Nelson - For the Good Times

Drive-By Truckers - American Band

Deacon Blue - Believers

Regina Spektor - Remember Us to Life

Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos

Jimmy Eat World - Integrity Blues

Green Day - Revolution Radio

Dr John Cooper Clarke & Hugh Cornwell - This Time it’s Personal

The Legal Matters - Conrad

The Wytches - All Your Happy Life

Moby and The Void Pacific Choir - These Systems are Failing

Nada Surf - You Know Who You Are

Nada Surf - Peaceful Ghosts

Band of Horses - Why Are You OK

Angel Olsen - My Woman

Damien Jurado - Visions of Us on the Land

Bob Dylan - Fallen Angels

Glass Animals - How to Be a Human Being

Dexys - Let the Record Show

Beyoncé - Lemonade

Turin Brakes - Lost Property

Emma Pollock - In Search of Harperfield

Fat White Family - Songs for Our Mothers

Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung


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