By our count, over 200 electronic music albums were released in 2016. This includes debut albums from Baauer, Adventure Club, DJ Snake, GTA, Gemini, Kygo, Lido, PANTyRAiD, Steve Angello, Illenium, AraabMuzik, Black Tiger Sex Machine and more.
This also includes return albums from the likes of Noisia (six years), Underworld (six years), MSTRKRFT (seven years), Wolfgang Gartner (five years), Crystal Castles (four years), Flume (four years), DJ Shadow (five years), Digitalism (five years) and others.
There are so many albums this year that it’s been extremely difficult to narrow it down to just our favorite ten. Taking into consideration the proliferation of a stronger emphasis on songwriting and less on dance floor bangers to be played out at a club, we wanted our list to reflect those changes.
We also asked our Twitter followers what their favorite albums of the year were, and so our fan favorite goes to Encore by DJ Snake.
Here are Your EDM’s Top 10 Albums Of 2016:
10. James Blake – The Colour In Anything
9. Illenium – Ashes
8. RÜFÜS – Bloom
7. Big Gigantic – Brighter Future
6. Noisia – Outer Edges
5. Nicolas Jaar – Sirens
4. Stephen – Sincerely
3. Lido – Everything
2. Boys Noize – Mayday
1. Flume – Skin