It’s dawned on me only one act in this list was introduced to me in 2016 as I’m now ye olde man resigned to his tastes. Like 2015, I’m still covering forward-thinking music considered too aggro for most. You do you.

Jimmy Eat World - Integrity Blues

Jimmy Eat World

Integrity Blues

RCA

British Theatre - Mastery

British Theatre

Mastery

Medium Format

David Bowie - Blackstar

David Bowie

Blackstar

Sony

Nine Inch Nails - Not the Actual Events

Nine Inch Nails

Not the Actual Events

The Null Corporation

Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows

Inter Arma

Paradise Gallows

Relapse

Candiria - While They Were Sleeping

Candiria

While They Were Sleeping

Metal Blade

Joe Volk - Happenings and Killings

Joe Volk

Happenings and Killings

Glitterhouse Records

Covenant - The Blinding Dark

Covenant

The Blinding Dark

Dependent