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Tue, Dec 20, 2016, 09:07

   

(1) Anderson .Paak “Malibu” (OBE/Steel Wool/Art Club)

Review

(2) Kaytranada “99.9%” (XL)

Review

(3) Xenia Rubinos “Black Terry Cat” (Anti)

Review

(4) Solange “A Seat At The Table” (Columbia)

Review

(5) Anohni “Hopelessness” (Rough Trade)

Review

(6) A Tribe Called Quest “We Got It From Here…Thank You For 4 Your service” (Epic)

Review

(7) Whitney “Light Upon the Lake” (Secretly Canadian)

Review

(8) Rusangano Family “Let the Dead Bury the Dead” (Self release)

Review

(9) Bell X1 “Arms” (Belly Up)

(10) Tony McMahon “Farewell to Music” (Raelach)

(11) Chance the Rapper “Coloring Book” (Self release)

Review

(12) Blood Orange “Freetown Sound” (Domino)

(13) The Avalanches “Wildflower” (XL)

(14) Beyonce “Lemonade” (Columbia)

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(15) Kadhja Bonet “The Visitor” (Fat Possum)

(16) Kornél Kovács “The Bells” (Studio Barnhus)

(17) The Gloaming “2″ (Real World)

Interview

(18) Leon Vynehall “Rojus (Designed to Dance)” (Running Back)

Review

(19) Noura Mint Seymali “Arbina” (Glitterbeat)

(20) Huerco S. “For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)” (Proibito)

(21) Santigold “99c” (Atlantic)

Interview

(22) The Comet Is Coming “Channel the Spirits” (Leaf)

Review

(23) James Blake “The Colour in Anything” (Polydor)

(24) Hieroglyphic Being “The Disco’s Of Imhotep” (Ninja Tune)

Review

(25) Jim James “Eternally Even” (ATO)

(26) David Bowie “Blackstar” (Columbia)

(27) Kendrick Lamar “Untitled, Unmastered” (Top Dawg)

(28) Bantum “Move” (Self release)

(29) D.R.A.M “Big Baby Dram” (W.A.V.E/Empire/Atlantic)

(30) Jessy Lanza “Oh No” (Hyperdub)

(31) Nicolas Jaar “Sirens” (Other People)

Review

(32) Big Thief “Masterpiece” (Saddle Creek)

Review

(33) MMOTHS “Luneworks” (Because)

Interview

(34) Noname “Telefone” (Self release)

(35) Mothers “When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired” (Grand Jury/Wichita)

(36) Melt Yourself Down “Last Evenings On Earth” (Leaf)

Review

(37) M Craft “Blood Moon” (Heavenly)

Review

(38) Ciaran Lavery “Let Bad In” (Believe)

Interview

(39) Overhead, The Albatross “Learning to Growl” (Self release)

Interview

(40) Cathy Davey “New Forest” (Hammer Toe)

(41) Alicia Keys “Here” (RCA)

Review

(42) Danny Brown “Atrocity Exhibition” (Warp)

Interview

(43) Weyes Blood “Front Row Seat To Earth” (Mexican Summer)

(44) Leonard Cohen “You Want It Darker” (Columbia)

(45) Metallica “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct” (Blackened)

Interview

(46) Esperanza Spalding “Emily’s D+Evolution” (Concord)

(47) Margo Price “Midwest Farmers Daughter” (Third Man)

(48) Skepta “Konnichiwa” (Boy Better Know)

Review

(49) Savages “Adore Life” (Matador)

Interview

(50) Frank Ocean “Blonde” (Self release)