Erik Oldman’s Top 15 of 2016

David Bowie –  Blackstar
Faces of the Bog – Ego Death
Labirinto – Gehenna
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Polarizer – The Fall and the Swell
Tribe Called Quest – We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
Animals as Leaders – the Madness of Many
Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep of Reason
Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation
Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution
Hiromi – Spark
Haken – Affinity
eighth blackbird – Hand Eye
Virgil Donati  – The Dawn of Time
Snarky Puppy – Culcha Vacha

Honorable Mentions:
Watchtower – Concepts of Math: Book 1
Dysrhythmia – The Veil of Control
Explosions in the Sky – The Wilderness
Butchered – Whatever, I Guess
Varaha – Varaha EP
Behold the Arctopus – Cognitive Emancipation
Opeth – Sorceress
Snow Burial – Victory in Ruin