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The Record Café Review of the Year part 3 The Best new vinyl releases

Right, here we have it. The full list of our favourite 100 LPs (and a few EPs) of 2016.

It's impossible to rank them in any order, so here they are as an A-Z.

My personal top 5 records would be (and this would change every time you asked, and again in no real order)

  • Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
  • Steve Mason Meet The Humans
  • D.D Dumbo Utopia Defeated
  • David Bowie Blackstar
  • Sunflower Bean Human Ceremony

As for beer, this is equally as tricky, we had so many ace beers in cask, keg and bottle, but here you go...

  • Chorlton Sour Blend One
  • Lost Industry Mojito Sour
  • Buxton Ice Cream Lemon Meringue Pie
  • North Riding Mini Mosaic
  • Wild Beer Millionaire

The Record Café 2016 Top 100 albums

  • Allah-Las Calico Review
  • American Football American Football (LP2)
  • Baltic Fleet The Dear One
  • Band Of Skulls By Default
  • Beth Orton Kidsticks
  • Bloc Party HYMNS
  • Blood Orange Freetown Sound
  • Bloody Knives I Will Cut Your Heart out for This
  • Blossoms Blossoms
  • Blues Pills Lady in Gold
  • Bob Mould Patch The Sky
  • Bon Iver 22 A Million
  • Boys Forever Boys Forever
  • Bruce Foxton Smash the Clock
  • C Duncan The Midnight Sun
  • Charles Bradley Changes
  • D.D Dumbo Utopia Defeated
  • David Bowie Blackstar
  • De La Soul and the Anonymous Nobody...
  • DIIV Is the Is Are
  • Dinosaur Jr. Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not
  • Ed Harcourt Furnaces
  • Emma Ruth Rundle Marked for Death
  • Fat White Family Songs for Our Mothers
  • Few Bits Big Sparks
  • Field Music Commontime
  • Flamingods Majesty
  • Goat Requiem
  • Hooton Tennis Club Big Box of Chocolates
  • Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression
  • Itasca Open to Chance
  • Jack White Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998 - 2016
  • Jagwar Ma Every Now & Then
  • James Girl At The End of The World
  • James Leg Blood On The Keys
  • Jamie Lidell Building a Beginning
  • Japanese Breakfast Psychopomp
  • Joan As Police Woman Benjamin Lazar Davis Let It Be You
  • King Creosote Astronaut Meets Appleman
  • Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker
  • Lush Blind Spot
  • Martha Wainwright Goodnight City
  • Massive Attack Ritual Spirit
  • Massive Attack The Spoils
  • Metronomy Summer 08
  • Michael Kiwanuka Love & Hate
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree
  • Nick Ellis Daylight Ghosts
  • Nicolas Jaar Sirens
  • Night Beats Who Sold My Generation
  • Paul Draper EP ONE
  • Pavo Pavo Young Narrator in the Breakers
  • Peter Doherty Hamburg Demonstrations
  • Pixies Head Carrier
  • PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project
  • Placebo Life's What You Make It
  • Primal Scream Chaosmosis
  • Public Service Broadcasting The Race for Space (Remixes)
  • Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
  • Richard Ashcroft These People
  • Savages Adore Life
  • School Of Seven Bells SVIIB
  • Scott & Charlene's Wedding Mid Thirties Single Scene
  • Seasick Steve Keepin' The Horse Between Me And The Ground
  • Seth Lakeman Ballads Of The Broken Few
  • Seth Lakeman Wildwood Kin Ballads Of The Broken Few
  • Simple Minds Acoustic
  • Simple Minds KT Tunstall Acoustic
  • Steve Mason Meet The Humans
  • Suede Night Thoughts
  • Sunflower Bean Human Ceremony
  • Tanya Donelly Swan Song Series
  • Teeneage Fanclub Here
  • The Besnard Lakes A Coliseum Complex Museum
  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre Third World Pyramid
  • The Coral Distance Inbetween
  • The Dandy Warhols Distortland
  • The Divine Comedy Foreverland
  • The Duke Spirit KIN
  • The High Violets Heroes and Halos
  • The Lemon Twigs Do Hollywood
  • The Raconteurs Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998 - 2016
  • The Ramona Flowers Part Time Spies
  • The Rolling Stones Blue & Lonesome
  • The Sun Days Album
  • The Temperance Movement White Bear
  • The Wytches All Your Happy Life
  • TOY Clear Shot
  • Two Door Cinema Club Gameshow (Deluxe Edition)
  • Ultimate Painting Dusk
  • Underworld Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future
  • Violent Femmes We Can Do Anything
  • Votaries Psychometry
  • Warpaint Heads Up
  • White Denim Stiff
  • White Lies Friends
  • Wilco Schmilco
  • Wild Beasts Boy King
  • Wolf People Ruins
  • WOMPS Our Fertile Forever

Have a great Christmas and a happy new year, from all here!

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