Fourtheye Readers Top 10 albums of 2016

The votes have been counted for the Fourtheye Readers Top 10 albums of 2016, and without further ado I present you the list!

1. Deftones – Gore

The Deftones are a firm favorite with Tool fans and typically perform very well in Fourtheye polls.  This time around they have claimed the number 1 spot with the excellent Gore.  Probably one of their more mellow releases, this album gives us a diverse range of sounds from these nu-metal stalwarts.

2. Gojira – Magma

Interesting to see French Metal band Gojira at number 2.  Speaking anecdotally with fans suggested this album was a little disappointing, though it appears to have made the top 10 list of many readers none the less – a testament to their increasing popularity, or possibly a sign that 2016 was a weak one for records?

3 Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep of Reason

Meshuggah are another favorite of Tool fans and it’s no real surprise to see them in this years top 10.  In fact I think The Violent Sleep of Reason is one of their best since Nothing.

4 Russian Circles – Guidance

Instrumental Rock is pretty popular with Tool fans, and former touring buddies Russian Circles are at the top of their game.  While I didn’t think Guidance was quite up to the standard of Memorial, it was still a very solid and atmospheric record.

5. Opeth – Sorceress

Swedish Prog Rock outfit Opeth have put out another 70s themed album along the lines of their last one, and it seems to be pretty well received by Fourtheye readers.  I guess the lack of death growls isn’t a big deal after all?

6. David Bowie – Blackstar

Released days before David Bowie passed away, his strong musical legacy was left intact by a powerful final album.

7. The Swans – The Glowing Man

I can’t say I was a fan of this album, but the Swans remain and popular choice among Fourtheye readers.

8. Cult of Luna & Julia Christmas – Mariner

I actually haven’t listened to this album yet, so it was a bit of a surprise to me that it made the top 10.  I like Cult of Luna so really should have a listen, especially since many of you hold it in high esteem!

9. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

The highly anticipated new album from Radiohead came out early in 2016, and seemed to get some mixed reviews.  Despite that, it easily made the top 10 which shows how much Tool fans enjoy their music.

10. Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation

Dillinger Escape Plan announced their latest album Dissociation earlier this year, and also announced that the band would be calling it quits (though some think it might be a hiatus).

So there we have it – maybe not a whole load of surprises in that top 10, but they are a range of excellent albums.  Stay tuned as over the next couple of days I’ll post my top 10!

 

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Jethro Tool
Jethro Tool
3 years ago

fair enough. thought new Dillinger was weak – Car Bomb def their successor

squint
squint
3 years ago

Mariner was easily my top pick for 2016. You should definitely give it a spin.

DownSynDrone
DownSynDrone
3 years ago

Will you be posting the list of all albums that received more than “x” amount of votes?

DownSynDrone
DownSynDrone
Reply to  hellboy1975
3 years ago

Excellent! It’s always fun to see that.

hexagone
hexagone
3 years ago

Gore? Album of the year? Wow. Only on a tool board…. That’s sad and says something about us..

hexagone
hexagone
Reply to  hexagone
3 years ago

The deftones don’t even like gore.

hexagone
hexagone
3 years ago

By the amount they play those songs live. Look, I agree with a lot of the list. I don’t claim to be cool or know cool undiscovered bands…but gore? I’m just disappointed I guess. But like you said, popularity contest I guess. If APC came out with an album, as shitty as it could be, it would be number 1. Money shot was number one last year right?

hexagone
hexagone
Reply to  hellboy1975
3 years ago

I like it hellboy. It’s a give in with those albums. And in 2019 or 2020 tool doesn’t count either.

dslet
dslet
3 years ago

It was missing THE FALL – WISE OL’ MAN [EP]. Granted, I didn’t cast my one vote that would have gone for it, but I am American and reserve the right to not vote and then complain in the coming years.