BALLS After Dark.77 No Year For Old Bands: Album Of The Year Special

It's our 2016 After Dark Album Of The Year Special in which... well, it says what it is on the tin eh; Beeso and the Doc count down their five favourite albums of the year as reviewed on the After Dark throughout 2016, as well as favourite classics and tracks of the year. We also get into regional media, the gravitational pull of nostalgia, albums that improved with age (and albums that didn't), the musical Bechdel test, the importance of scope and ambition, and the underrated value of thermonuclear stupid. Let us know your picks for best album of the year - whether reviewed by us or not - on Twitter or Facey (or in the comments here). Our BALLS After Dark Mixtape, featuring our favourite tracks from the albums we've reviewed in 2016, is now the finished article - check it out (if you're on Spotify) here

The BALLS After Dark 2016 Album Of The Year Special was brought to you by Spotify Discover Weekly, UnderTheRadar.co.nz (in particular the emails they send the Doc) and Chris Conroy's World Of Boats. DUNGADUNGADUNGADUNGA BAAHH NAAHHT. Vale Chris, we barely knew ye.

SOme bands didn't take well to missing the shortlist for Album Of The Year

SOme bands didn't take well to missing the shortlist for Album Of The Year