Top Albums Of 2016

Gottwood Festival News

We are back for the third instalment of our top albums of the year feature with ‘Top 5’ selections from our trusty family of party starters, and our Top 30 selection.

2016’s been a year of vibrant ups and shocking downs and the music that has surfaced has sound tracked it beautifully. Radiohead have made it into most annual selections, as has the politically charged new A Tribe Called Quest album. 2016 has also been the year of underground breakthroughs with the likes of Youandewan turning a lot of heads and Yussef Kamaal re-enforcing that musical talent, and blissful obscurity, will always prevail.

Please take some time to dig through these lists and thank you to everyone who has helped compile them and we look forward to re-surfacing in the New Year with the 2017 Gottwood line-up.

Have a great Christmas and New Year.

Gottwood.

 

GOTTWOOD TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2016

Kevin Morby - Singing Saw

Kevin Morby - Singing Saw

Nicolas Jaar - Sirens

Nicolas Jaar - Sirens

Bon Iver - 22 A Million

Bon Iver - 22 A Million

Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker

Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service

Uffe - Whose Life Ep

Uffe - Whose Life Ep

Keira - Susso

Keira - Susso

Wareika Hill Sounds - Mass Migration

Wareika Hill Sounds - Mass Migration

Shy Layers - 2

Shy Layers - 2

Khun Narin - II

Khun Narin - II

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Moomin - A Minor Thought

Moomin - A Minor Thought

Rhyton - Redshift

Rhyton - Redshift

Illum Sphere - Glass

Illum Sphere - Glass

Roman Flügel - All The Right Noises

Roman Flügel - All The Right Noises

Romare - Love Songs Pt 2

Romare - Love Songs Pt 2

Duke Hugh - Canvas

Duke Hugh - Canvas

Reginald Omas Mamode IV - Reginald Omas Mamode IV

Reginald Omas Mamode IV - Reginald Omas Mamode IV

Nu Guinea - Afrobeat Makers, Vol. 3 (The Tony Allen Experiments)

Nu Guinea - Afrobeat Makers, Vol. 3 (The Tony Allen Experiments)

Christian Loffler - Mare

Christian Loffler - Mare

Yussef Kamaal - Black Focus

Yussef Kamaal - Black Focus

Youandewan - There Is No Right Time

Youandewan - There Is No Right Time

Suuns - Hold/Still

Suuns - Hold/Still

Vakula - Cyclicality Between Procyon And Gomeisa

Vakula - Cyclicality Between Procyon And Gomeisa

Anchorsong - Ceremonial

Anchorsong - Ceremonial

Conor Oberst - Ruminations

Conor Oberst - Ruminations

Maajo - Tropic Of Tulli

Maajo - Tropic Of Tulli

Olaf Stuut - Run

Olaf Stuut - Run

Flamingods - Majesty

Flamingods - Majesty

Mark Barrott - Sketches From An Island 2

Mark Barrott - Sketches From An Island 2


BADE RECORDS

Bon Iver - 22 A Million

Bon Iver - 22 A Million

Youandewan - There Is No Right Time

Youandewan - There Is No Right Time

Abdulla Rashim - Between The Shields

Abdulla Rashim - Between The Shields

Tuff City Kids - Adolescent

Tuff City Kids - Adolescent

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service


BANOFFEE PIES

The Pilotwings - Les Portes Du Brionnais

The Pilotwings - Les Portes Du Brionnais

Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits

Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits

FloFilz - Cenário

FloFilz - Cenário

Roberto Musci ‎- Tower Of Silence

Roberto Musci ‎- Tower Of Silence

Huerco S. - For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)

Huerco S. - For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)


BROTHERHOOD SOUNDSYSTEM

Voyeur - I

Voyeur - I

Don't DJ - Musique Acephale

Don't DJ - Musique Acephale

Anderson Paak - Malibu

Anderson Paak - Malibu

BadBadNotGood - IV

BadBadNotGood - IV

Virginia - Fierce For The Night

Virginia - Fierce For The Night


BUTTERSIDE UP

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Youandewan - There Is No Right Time

Youandewan - There Is No Right Time

Vakula - Cyclicality Between Procyon And Gomeisa

Vakula - Cyclicality Between Procyon And Gomeisa

Slowlife - Chromophore

Slowlife - Chromophore

Huerco S. - For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)

Huerco S. - For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)


FRESH OUT THE BOX

David Bowie - Blackstar

David Bowie - Blackstar

Kuedo - Slow Knife

Kuedo - Slow Knife

Roly Porter - Third Law

Roly Porter - Third Law

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service

Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome

Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome


FUTURE DISCO

Youandewan - There Is No Right Time

Youandewan - There Is No Right Time

Olafur Arnalds - Island Songs

Olafur Arnalds - Island Songs

Junior Boys - Big Black Coat

Junior Boys - Big Black Coat

Solange - A Seat At The Table

Solange - A Seat At The Table

Kaytranada - 99.9%

Kaytranada - 99.9%


FUTUREBOOGIE

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service

Goat - Requiem

Goat - Requiem

Solange - A Seat At The Table

Solange - A Seat At The Table

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Bon Iver - 22 A Million

Bon Iver - 22 A Million


HALF BAKED

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

James Blake - The Colour In Anything

James Blake - The Colour In Anything

Tom Ellis - From The Cabin Above the Clouds

Tom Ellis - From The Cabin Above the Clouds

Convextion - 2845

Convextion - 2845

Yussef Kamaal - Black Focus

Yussef Kamaal - Black Focus


HYPERCOLOUR

Maajo - Tropic of Tulli

Maajo - Tropic of Tulli

Hypercolour - 10 Yrs

Hypercolour - 10 Yrs

Lone - Levitate

Lone - Levitate

Roman Flügel - All The Right Noises

Roman Flügel - All The Right Noises

Skee - Mask Shred

Skee - Mask Shred


JAUNT

John Beltran - Everthing at Once

John Beltran - Everthing at Once

Yussef Kamaal - Black Focus

Yussef Kamaal - Black Focus

V/A - Lost Archives Special Compilation

V/A - Lost Archives Special Compilation

Rising Sun - The Lamentations of Rising Sun

Rising Sun - The Lamentations of Rising Sun

Matthewdavid - Mindflight

Matthewdavid - Mindflight


JIGSAW

Dorisburg - Irrbloss

Dorisburg - Irrbloss

The Avalanches - Wildflower

The Avalanches - Wildflower

Kyle Hall - From Joy

Kyle Hall - From Joy

Penny Penny - Siyayi Vuma

Penny Penny - Siyayi Vuma

Doms & Deykers - Evidence From A Good Source

Doms & Deykers - Evidence From A Good Source


LOUCHE

Youandewan - There Is No Right Time

Youandewan - There Is No Right Time

And.rea ‎- Perception Of Objective Reality

And.rea ‎- Perception Of Objective Reality

Spacetravel ‎- Dancing Therapy

Spacetravel ‎- Dancing Therapy

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service

Prism ‎- Fallen Angel

Prism ‎- Fallen Angel


NIXWAX

Hugo LX - The Diary / The Sanctuary

Hugo LX - The Diary / The Sanctuary

Fumiya Tanaka - You Find The Key

Fumiya Tanaka - You Find The Key

Roman Flügel - All The Right Noises

Roman Flügel - All The Right Noises

Chi - The Original Recordings

Chi - The Original Recordings

IRACIV - ABLP07

IRACIV - ABLP07


NOT AN ANIMAL

Goat - Requiem

Goat - Requiem

Nu Guinea - Afrobeat Makers, Vol. 3 (The Tony Allen Experiments)

Nu Guinea - Afrobeat Makers, Vol. 3 (The Tony Allen Experiments)

V/A - Sky girl

V/A - Sky girl

Nick Cave - Skeleton Tree

Nick Cave - Skeleton Tree

Phillip Chany - Rive Gauche

Phillip Chany - Rive Gauche


ONE RECORDS

Hieroglyphic Being - The Disco's Of Imhotep

Hieroglyphic Being - The Disco's Of Imhotep

Binh - Noah's Day

Binh - Noah's Day

David Bowie - Blackstar

David Bowie - Blackstar

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service

Kyle Hall - From Joy

Kyle Hall - From Joy


PERCOLATE

Steven Julien - The Fallen

Steven Julien - The Fallen

Kornel Kovacs - The Bells

Kornel Kovacs - The Bells

Anderson Paak - Malibu

Anderson Paak - Malibu

Telephones - Vibe Telemetry

Telephones - Vibe Telemetry

Theo Croker - Escape Velocity

Theo Croker - Escape Velocity


RUF KUTZ

Somnus - Sleep

Somnus - Sleep

Wilson Tanner - 69

Wilson Tanner - 69

The Pilotwings - Les Portes Du Brionnais

The Pilotwings - Les Portes Du Brionnais

Nmesh - Telepath ロストエデンへのパス

Nmesh - Telepath ロストエデンへのパス

Prins Emanuel - Arbete / Fritid

Prins Emanuel - Arbete / Fritid


STAMP THE WAX

Africaine 808 - Bazar

Africaine 808 - Bazar

Buttering Trio - Threesome

Buttering Trio - Threesome

V/A - Surinam Funk Force

V/A - Surinam Funk Force

Youandewan - There Is No Right Time

Youandewan - There Is No Right Time

V/A - Volcov… From The Archive

V/A - Volcov… From The Archive


STUDIO 89

David Bowie - Blackstar

David Bowie - Blackstar

Nick Cave - Skeleton Tree

Nick Cave - Skeleton Tree

T Wiltshire - Selfless Machines

T Wiltshire - Selfless Machines

Wolf Muller & Cass - The Sound of Glades

Wolf Muller & Cass - The Sound of Glades

Nicolas Jaar - Sirens

Nicolas Jaar - Sirens


TIEF

Suzanne Kraft - What You Get For Being Young

Suzanne Kraft - What You Get For Being Young

V/A - Doing It In Lagos (Boogie, Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria)

V/A - Doing It In Lagos (Boogie, Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria)

Mind Lotion - Altitude Attitudes

Mind Lotion - Altitude Attitudes

Hieroglyphic Being - The Disco's Of Imhotep

Hieroglyphic Being - The Disco's Of Imhotep

Omar S - The Best!

Omar S - The Best!


WIGFLEX

SHXCXCHCXSH - SsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSs

SHXCXCHCXSH - SsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSs

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Ears

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Ears

Acid Arab - Musique de France

Acid Arab - Musique de France

Bwana - Capsules Pride

Bwana - Capsules Pride

NHK YX KOYXEN - Doom Steppy Reverb

NHK YX KOYXEN - Doom Steppy Reverb


WOLF

Ry-X - Dawn

Ry-X - Dawn

Mr Bongo - Mr Bongo Record Club, Vol. 1

Mr Bongo - Mr Bongo Record Club, Vol. 1

White Denim - Stiff

White Denim - Stiff

Yussef Kamaal - Black Focus

Yussef Kamaal - Black Focus

Casino Times - Familiar Circles

Casino Times - Familiar Circles