Mar 042016
 

Release date order:

  1. LCD Soundsystem – LCD Soundsystem (January 24)
  2. Low – The Great Destroyer (January 25)
  3. The Mars Volta – Frances The Mute (March 1)
  4. Drudkh – The Swan Road (March 14)(BM)
  5. Okkervil River – Black Sheep Boy (April 5)
  6. Piano Magic – Disaffected (April 18)
  7. Sufjan Stevens – Illinois (July 4)
  8. Sigur Rós – Takk… (September 12)
  9. Marissa Nadler – The Saga Of Mayflower May (?)
  10. Dirty Three – Live! At Meredith (?)

Others:

  • Andrew Bird – The Mysterious Production Of Eggs (February 8)
  • A Hawk and a Hacksaw – Darkness At Noon (April 5)
  • The Drones – Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By (April 18)
  • Eels – Blinking Lights And Other Revelations (April 26)
  • Sunn O))) – Black One (October 17)(DRONE)

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Mar 032016
 

Release date order:

  1. Ghost – Hypnotic Underworld (January 27)
  2. Blonde Redhead – Misery Is A Butterfly (March 15)
  3. Joanna Newsom – The Milk-Eyed Mender (March 23)
  4. Wilco – A Ghost Is Born (June 22)
  5. Wovenhand – Consider The Birds (September 20)
  6. Man Man – The Man in a Blue Turban with a Face (October 19)
  7. Drudkh – Autumn Aurora (November 28)(BM)
  8. Piano Magic – The Troubled Sleep Of Piano Magic (December 15)
  9. Robert Rich – The Open Window (?)
  10. Marissa Nadler – Ballads Of Living And Dying (?)

Others:

  • Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand (February 9)
  • Charalambides – Joy Shapes (May 10)
  • Bark Psychosis – ///Codename: Dustsucker (July 28)
  • Arcade Fire – Funeral (September 14)
  • Dresden Dolls – Dresden Dolls (September 26)
  • Andrea Chimenti – Vietato Morire (October 18)(ITALIA)
  • Black Tape for a Blue Girl – Halo Star (?)

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Mar 032016
 

Release date order:

  1. Supersilent – 6 (January 20)
  2. Cat Power – You Are Free (February 18)
  3. Calexico – Feast of Wire (February 18)
  4. Dirty Three – She Has No Strings Apollo (February)
  5. Radio Dept. – Lesser Matters (March 4)
  6. M83 – Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts (April 14)
  7. Mogwai – Happy Songs For Happy People (May 21)
  8. Radiohead – Hail to the Thief (June 9)
  9. Elbow – Cast Of Thousands (August 13)
  10. Drudkh – Forgotten Legends (August 18)(BM)

Others:

  • Massive Attack – 100th Window (February 10)(ELECTRONIC)
  • Okkervil River – Down The River Of Golden Dreams (September 2)
  • Robert Wyatt – Cuckooland (October)
  • Richard Youngs – Airs of the Ear (?)

Released posthumously:

  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Live at Berkeley (September 16; recorded: May 30, 1970)

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Mar 022016
 

Release date order:

  1. Notwist – Neon Golden (January 14)
  2. Sunn O))) – Flight Of The Behemoth (January 22)(DRONE)
  3. Cerberus Shoal – Mr Boy Dog (March 5)
  4. Black Tape for a Blue Girl – The Scavenger Bride (April 23)
  5. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (April 23)
  6. Interpol – Turn on the Bright Lights (August 19)
  7. Aimee Mann – Lost In Space (August 27)
  8. Low – Trust (September 24)
  9. Sigur Rós – ( ) (October 28 )
  10. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Yanqui UXO (November 4)

Others:

  • 16 Horsepower – Folklore (August 6)(FOLK)
  • Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf (August 27)
  • Porcupine Tree – In Absentia (September 24)
  • Steve Roach – Darkest Before Dawn (December 1)(AMBIENT)
  • Calexico – Scraping (?)

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Mar 022016
 

Release date order:

  1. Low – Things We Lost In The Fire (January 21)
  2. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – No More Shall We Part (April 2)
  3. Mark Lanegan – Field Songs (May 8)
  4. Radiohead – Amnesiac (June 4)(ELECTRONIC)
  5. The White Stripes – White Blood Cells (July 3)
  6. Muse – Origin Of Symmetry (July 17)
  7. Lofty Pillars – Amsterdam (September 18)
  8. Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions – Bavarian Fruit Bread (October 23)
  9. Robert Rich – Somnium (?)(AMBIENT)
  10. Steve Wynn – Here Come The Miracles (?)

Others:

  • Stars of the Lid – The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid (October 29)(AMBIENT)

Released posthumously:

  • Various artists – Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts from the British Empire and Beyond, 1964–1969 (Compilation, June 19; recordings: 1964–1969)
  • Parson Sound: Parson Sound (?; recorded 1966-1968)

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Mar 012016
 

Release date order:

  1. Built To Spill – Keep It Like A Secret (February 2)
  2. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada (March 8)
  3. Wilco – Summerteeth (March 9)
  4. Cul De Sac – Crashes To Light (May 4)
  5. The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin (May 17)
  6. The Black Heart Procession – 2 (May 18)
  7. Sigur Rós – Ágætis byrjun (June 12)
  8. The Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs (September 7)
  9. Yume Bitsu – Yume Bitsu (November 15)
  10. Red Stars Theory – Life In A Bubble Can Be Beautiful (?)

Others:

  • Low – Secret Name (March 30)
  • Tom Waits – Mule Variations (April 16)
  • Mark Lanegan – I’ll Take Care of You (September 21)
  • Cerberus Shoal – Homb (November 15)
  • Doldrums – Desk Trickery (December 13)
  • Fabrizio De André – Fabrizio De André in concerto (?)(ITALIA)
  • Piano Magic – Low Birth Weight (?)

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Mar 012016
 

Release date order:

  1. The Black Heart Procession – 1 (January 1)
  2. June Of 44 – Four Great Points (January 20)
  3. Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (February 10)
  4. Dirty Three – Ocean Songs (March 31)
  5. Massive Attack – Mezzanine (April 20)(ELECTRONIC)
  6. Calexico – The Black Light (May 19)
  7. Lisa Germano – Slide (July 21)
  8. Cat Power – Moon Pix (September 22)
  9. Robert Rich – Seven Veils (?)(AMBIENT)
  10. Six Organs of Admittance – Six Organs of Admittance (?)

Others:

  • Air – Moon Safari (January 16)(ELECTRONIC)
  • Mark Hollis – Mark Hollis (January 26)
  • Madonna – Ray of Light (February 22)
  • Eels – Electro-Shock Blues (September 21)
  • Mercury Rev – Deserter’s Songs (September 19)
  • Robert Rich – Below Zero (?)(AMBIENT)
  • Yume Bitsu – Giant Surface Music Falling to Earth Like Jewels from the Sky (?)

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