Record of the Year 2016 – Staff Lists

Record of the Year 2016 – Staff Lists

We recently revealed our top ten Record of the Year list. Now as the Already Heard team starts to winds down for the festive period, we would like to share our individual staff lists.

Read on to find out what albums, EPs, songs, gigs and festivals we’ve enjoyed this year.

Sêan Reid (Senior Editor/Founder)

Albums:
1. Touché Amoré – Stage Four
2. Thrice – To Be Everywhere Is to be Nowhere
3. Boston Manor – Be Nothing.
4. O’Brother – Endless Light
5. The Dirty Nil – Higher Power
6. Black Peaks – Statues
7. Muncie Girls – From Caplan to Belsize
8. Black Foxxes – I’m Not Well
9. Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
10. Microwave – Much Love

EP’s:
1. Beaumont – Nothing
2. Catch Fire – The Distance I Am From You
3. Creeper – The Stranger
4. Bellevue Days – Sad Boy
5. Away Days – Away Days

Best Song: Creeper – Misery
Best Gig: Deftones and Black Peaks @ Wembley Arena
Best Festival: 2000 Trees

Follow Sêan Reid on Twitter at @SeanReid86.

Dane Wright (Co-Assistant Editor)

Albums:
1. Panic! At The Disco – Death of a Bachelor
2. Brian Fallon – Painkillers
3. Real Friends – The Home Inside My Head
4. Fatherson – Open Book
5. Rob Lynch – Baby, I’m a Runaway
6. Cole Swindell – You Should Be Here
7. Yellowcard – Yellowcard
8. Happy Accidents – You Might Be Right
9. Florida Georgia Line – Dig Your Roots
10. Blink-182 – California

EP’s:
1. Kamikaze Girls – Sad
2. Blood Youth – Closure
3. Landmarks – In Spite Of It All
4. Creeper – The Stranger
5. Brawlers – The Black EP

Best Song: Creeper – Misery
Best Gig: All Time Low and Good Charlotte @ Manchester Arena
Best Festival: 2000 Trees

Follow Dane Wright on Twitter at @MrDaneWright.

Rob Mair (Co-Assistant Editor)

Albums:
1. Blowout – No Beer No Dad
2. Strange Ranger (TAFKA Sioux Falls) – Rot Forever
3. John K Samson – Winter Wheat
4. Hurry – Guided Meditation
5. LVL UP – Return to Love
6. Pkew Pkew Pkew – Pkew Pkew Plew
7. Happy Accidents – You Might be Right
8. Touché Amoré – Stage Four
9. Martha – Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart
10. Pup – The Dream Is Over

EP’s:
1. Wild Pink – 4 Songs
2. Sundressed/Secret Stuff – Split
3. Toy Cars – Sleeping Patterns
4. Itoldyouiwouldeatyou – I Am Not Your Fault
5. Sibling – Miserable Love

Best Song: Blowout – If Else If
Best Gig: Alcopopacruiser (Tellison on a boat)
Best Festival: The FEST

Follow Rob Mair on Twitter at @BobNightMair.

Jack Rogers

Albums:
1. Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
2. Knocked Loose – Laugh Tracks
3. letlive. – If I’m The Devil…
4. The Summer Set – Stories For Monday
5. Moose Blood – Blush
6. Rob Lynch – Baby, I’m A Runaway
7. Nails – You Will Never Be One Of Us
8. Panic! At The Disco – Death Of A Bachelor
9. Hellions – Opera Oblivia
10. Gouge Away – ,Dies

EP’s:
1. Can’t Swim – Death Deserves A Name
2. Creeper – The Stranger
3. G.L.O.S.S – Trans Day Of Revenge
4. No! Not The Bees! – High Spirits
5. Brawlers – The Black EP

Best Song: The Summer Set – All Downhill From Here
Best Gig: The Menzingers @ Scala
Best Festival: Arctangent

Follow Jack Rogers on Twitter at @JackMRog.

Edward Layland

Albums:
1. Black Foxxes – I’m Not Well
2. Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
3. David Bowie – Black Star
4. Lonely the Brave – Things Will Matter
5. The Cult – Hidden City
6. Metallica – Hardwired…to Self-Destruct
7. The Lion and The Wolf – Cardiac Hotel
8. Pixies – Head Carrier
9. The Hotelier – Goodness
10. Heck – Instructions

EP’s:
1. Making Monsters – Bad Blood
2. Haybaby – Blood Harvest
3. False Advertising – Brainless
4. Prophets of Rage – The Party’s Over
5. Creeper – The Stranger

Best Song:Best Gig: Guns N’ Roses in Rio.

Follow Edward Layland on Twitter at @EdwardLayland.

Luke Nuttall

Albums:
1. Letlive. – If I’m The Devil…
2. Waterparks – Double Dare
3. Thrice – To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere
4. Touché Amoré – Stage Four
5. A Day To Remember – Bad Vibrations
6. King 810 – La Petite Mort Or A Conversation With God
7. Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
8. Columbus – Spring Forever
9. Sonic Boom Six – The F-Bomb
10. Joyce Manor – Cody

EP’s:
1. Creeper – The Stranger
2. Beaumont – Nothing
3. Grumble Bee – Disconnect
4. Away Days – Away Days
5. Blood Youth – Closure

Best Song: letlive. – I Learned To Love Myself
Best Gig: PVRIS @ Manchester Academy
Best Festival: Leeds Festival

Follow Luke Nuttall on Twitter at @nuttall_luke.

Josh Graham

Albums:
1. Vola – Inmazes
2. Black Peaks – Statues
3. Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage
4. Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
5. Weezer – Weezer (White Album)
6. Gojira – Magma
7. Periphery – Periphery III: Select Difficulty
8. Oathbreaker – Rheia
9. Heck – Instructions
10. The Devil Wears Prada – Transit Blues

Best Song: Gojira – Stranded
Best Gig: Architects @ Glasgow o2 ABC
Best Festival: UK Tech Fest

Follow Josh Graham on Twitter at @jollyboyjosh_.

Andrew Davidson

Albums:
1. The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation
2. Black Peaks – Statues
3. Norma Jean – Polar Similar
4. Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
5. Every Time I Die – Low Teens
6. Whores – Gold
7. LTNT – Rank
8. Heck – Instructions
9. Exalt – The Shape You Took Before the Ache
10. The Dirty Nil – Higher Power

EP’s:
1. Stick to Your Guns – Better Ash Than Dust
2. Turnstile – Move Thru Me
3. Homewrecker – Extinction by Design
4. Ken Mode – Nerve
5. Creeper – The Stranger

Best Song: Black Peaks – Glass Built Castles
Best Gig: Architects @ O2 ABC Glasgow

Follow Andrew Davidson on Twitter at @AndyrfDavidson.

Jay Harrison

Albums:
1. Jeff Rosenstock – Worry.
2. Bear’s Den – Red Earth and Pouring Rain
3. Black Peaks – Statues
4. Thrice – To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere
5. Biffy Clyro – Ellipsis
6. Deftones – Gore
7. Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
8. Radiohead – Moon Shaped Pool
9. FOES – The Summit Lies Skyward
10. Black Foxxes – I’m Not Well

EP’s:
1. Youth Killed It – Welcome To The Happy Girls Club
2. Fangclub – Bullet Head
3. Creeper – The Stranger
4. Lightscape – For Present For Past
5. Kingdom Keys – Beyond What You See

Best Song: Bears Den – Fortress
Best Gig: Black Peaks – The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich
Best Festival: Fort Fest

Follow Andrew Davidson on Twitter at @Just_Jay_89.

Joe Philpott

Albums:
1. Every Time I Die – Low Teens
2. letlive. – If I’m The Devil…
3. Metallica – Hardwired… To Self-Destruct
4. Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
5. Touché Amoré – Stage Four
6. The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation
7. Modern Baseball – Holy Ghost
8. Deftones – Gore
9. Weezer – Weezer (White Album)
10. The Black Queen – Fever Daydream

EP’s:
1. Creeper – The Stranger
2. Angels & Airwaves – Chasing Shadows
3. Puppy – Vol. II
4. Away Days – Away Days
5. You Know The Drill – Losing Streak

Best Song: Every Time I Die – It Remembers
Best Gig: Creeper @ The Underworld
Best Festival: Slam Dunk Festival

Follow Joe Philpott on Twitter at @joe_philpott.

Alan Cunningham

Albums:
1. Black Peaks – Statues
2. Frank Ocean – blond
3. Fat White Family – Songs For Our Mothers
4. Anderson .Paak – Malibu
5. David Bowie – Blackstar
6. Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
7. Martha – Blisters in the Pit of My Heart
8. The Fall of Troy – OK
9. Arabrot – The Gospel
10. Weezer – Weezer (White Album)

Best Song: Weezer – Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori
Best Gig: Black Peaks @ The Electric Circus, Edinburgh
Best Festival: Leeds Festival

Follow Alan Cunningham on Twitter at @funeral_polis.

Peter Stewart

Albums:
1. Panic! At The Disco – Death Of A Bachelor
2. Trophy Eyes – Chemical Miracle
3. Moose Blood – Blush
4. Trash Boat – Nothing I Write You Can Change What You’ve Been Through
5. With Confidence – Better Weather
6. Asking Alexandria – The Black
7. Biffy Clyro – Ellipsis
8. Real Friends – The Home Inside My Head
9. Green Day – Revolution Radio
10. The Amity Affliction – This Could Be Heartbreak

Best Song: Trophy Eyes – Counting Sheep
Best Gig: Neck Deep and State Champs @ O2 Academy Glasgow
Best Festival: Slam Dunk Festival

Follow Peter Stewart on Twitter at @PeteStew_.

Adam Lewis

Albums:
1. Muncie Girls – From Caplan To Belsize
2. American Football – LP2
3. Say Yes – Real Life Trash Mag
4. Skepta – Konnichiwa
5. Frank Iero & The Patience – Parachutes
6. Kevin Devine – Instigator
7. Blink-182 – California
8. Into It. Over It. – Standards
9. The Computers – Birth / Death
10. The TiPS – Twists N’ Turns

EP’s:
1. Youth Salute – Carve EP
2. COLT 45 – Snakes & Ladders EP
3. Brand New – 3 Demos, Reworked

Best Song: American Football – My Instincts Are The Enemy
Best Gig: The Computers @ Deaf Institute, Manchester
Best Festival: Rebellion Festival

Follow Adam Lewis on Twitter at @adamlew86.

Phoebe Messenger

Albums:
1. The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation
2. Deftones – Gore
3. Touché Amoré – Stage Four
4. Casey – Love Is Not Enough
5. Moose Blood – Blush
6. Thrice – To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere
7. Every Time I Die – Low Teens
8. Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
9. Daughter – Do Not Disappear
10. Rival Sons – Hollow Bones

Follow Phoebe Messenger on Twitter at @pjmessenger.