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Album artwork of 'Skeleton Tree' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Skeleton Tree Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Tension lingers in every song. The record is defined by its desolate atmosphere, underlined by instrumentals featuring elements of ambient and drone music.

Album artwork of 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct' by Metallica

“Show those ruffians how it’s done” – André and Fred listen to Metallica

Metallica roll back the years with a tight, rollicking ride, wiping the smug looks off our faces in the process.

By André Dack & Frederick O'Brien

Beyonce Knowles in a bright yellow dress for the music video of her song "Hold Up"

Our 10 favourite tracks of 2016

Real friends, true love, and mushroom clouds.

By André Dack, Andrew Bridge & Frederick O'Brien

David Bowie holding a bible

Our 10 favourite albums of 2016

Albums what we liked in 2016.

By Andrew Bridge, Frederick O'Brien & André Dack

Album artwork of 'Let Love In' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Let Love In Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

The arrangements are expansive and diverse, with coarse guitars blending between the lines of timpani, bells, piano, and organ. Lots of organ.

Album artwork of 'Ghosteen' by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Ghosteen Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

The aura of each composition is beautiful, yet there’s also the aching feeling of something missing. Stunning, and yet also oddly forgettable.

Album artwork of 'MAGDALENE' by FKA twigs

MAGDALENE FKA twigs

For all its instances of greatness and undeniable beauty, MAGDALENE gets tangled in its own pop epic aspirations.

Album artwork of 'Songs of Love and Hate' by Leonard Cohen

Songs of Love and Hate Leonard Cohen

An epic poem in LP form, throughout Cohen embraces a brutal honesty that, although daunting on the surface, reminds you that bleakness can be beautiful.

Album artwork of 'Sinner Get Ready' by Lingua Ignota

Sinner Get Ready Lingua Ignota

Uncompromising, and very brutal indeed. Some listeners will struggle to see it through to the end, whereas others will feel oddly comforted by its harshness.