The albums of the year 2016 ordered by my personal listening. Find them as Playlists on the bottom
1 | Fitz and the Tantrums – Fitz and the TantrumsThis year Fitz and the Tantrums published their fourth studio album and I just loved it. It’s much more funky and poppy than the other ones. It loses the jazzy tracks and sounds and steers into a electro dance kind of thing. Hand Clap is one of the best working pop songs of 2016. It will be played in every mall in the US I guess.
2 | Lakuta – Brothers and sisters
In the radio show of Robert Luis I discovered an interesting interview with Lakuta who featured the show. It was a great pleasure to get their thoughts to new music today. They try to produce an interesting mixture of African music, Jazz and Rock Guitars. I really love the sound, although my neighbours maybe don’t.
3 | Boy – Mutual Friends
And again and again and again. This album will always appear in my annual charts as it’s just a great piece of pop music and I’ll always like it.
4 | Andreya Triana – Giants
Once featured by Bonobo Andreya Triana became a pretty successful solo artist. Her voice just makes a perfect soul sound and gives you the feeling to be home again. My favorite song of her is Lullaby which is actually not a lullaby, but a song about how a lullaby can make you happy again. It’s a grooving and friendly song though.
5 | Ultimate Rebirth Brass Band
As I was always a fan of the Hot 8 Brass Band I was really curious about the sound of Rebirth Brass Band when I first listened to them at a friends place. The Rebirth Brass Band does not have crazy variations and polyphonic sounds like the Hot 8 Brass Band. But it’s a more funky and easier to follow sound. After listening to some songs only once you’ll know the lines.
6 | Hot 8 – Can’t nobody get us down EP
This remix session of Hot 8 Brass band is so up high because of the Sexual Healing Remixes that can be found on it. It’s a ready to rock kind of EP that uses the brass sounds to make you dance. Epic.
7 | Elektro Deluxe – Home
This year’s concert of Elektro Deluxe was just awesome. This band knows how to rock people and how to bring jazz to more and more people. The lead singer is just a crazy bastard who does everything to make you like him. More fun on this album.
8 | Vicennial – 20 years of Hot 8
This year the Hot 8 brass band made it twice into the charts. This must be due to their anniversary. They celebrate it with this great album and an even better documentary movie. Here you can listen to the party sounds, dance music and the best Trombone I know.
9 | Moonchild – Please Rewind
When I found out that Moonchild made a whole album I had to listen to it. It’s a great Jazz album and the voice of Amber Navran can really make you chill and feel comfy. Looking for an evening chill album this will be the right choice.
10 | Ephemerals – Nothing is easy
It’s hard to describe the sound of Ephemerals. I found this band on egofm. The radio show covered them because of the soul voice of the singer. But lyrics are not covering any stories in Ephemerals songs, they are just used to support the melody. I think the band shows the best combination of Pop and soul I know.
- 11 | Nicolas Conte – Free Souls
- 12 | Tipper – Forward Escape
- 13 | J-Felix – 101 Reasonse
- 14 | Clueso- Neuanfang
- 15 | Fitz and the Tantrums – More Than Just a Dream
- 16 | Timothy Auld – Timothy Auld
- 17 | Bonobo – Black Sands
- 18 | Olli Schulz – Feelings aus der Asche
- 19 | Blind Pilot- 3 Rounds and a Sound
- 20 | Birdy – Birdy