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We asked some of our musician friends and collaborators to tell us about their 10 favorite albums of 2016.

SAFAR

Arranged by theme:

Truth(s)

Frank Ocean – Blonde
Solange – A Seat At The Table
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Angel Olsen – My Woman
Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered

Sweeeeet

Anderson Paak – Malibu
Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love!”
Andrew Bird – Are You Serious
Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Denial
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – I Had a Dream That You Were Mine

Introspect

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
J Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
Alex Cameron – Jumping The Shark
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
David Bowie – Blackstar

Bonus (for Fe)

Beyoncé – Lemonade

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We asked some of our musician friends and collaborators to tell us about their 10 favorite albums of 2016.

NADER MANSOUR (Wanton Bishops)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
David Bowie – Blackstar
The Last Shadow Puppets – Everything You’ve Come To Expect
The Kills – Ash And Ice
The Growlers – City Club
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Forever Pavot – Le bon coin forever
La Femme – Mystère
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Third World Pyramid
Beak – Couple In A Hole (Soundtrack)

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We asked some of our musician friends and collaborators to tell us about their 10 favorite albums of 2016.

HASSIB DERGHAM (Who Killed Bruce Lee)

Kashmir – Surfing The Warm Industry
Odd Couple – Flügge
Anderson Paak – Malibu
Dota Kehr – Alles Du
Hildegard Knef – Für mich, soll’s rote Rosen regnen
Samy Deluxe – Weck mich auf
Haftbefehl – Chaos wissen wer der Babo ist
The Heliocentrics – From The Deep
Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu Of Ethiopia
The Soil – Nostalgic Moments

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We asked some of our musician friends and collaborators to tell us about their 10 favorite albums of 2016.

FILTER HAPPIER

BADBADNOTGOOD – IV
Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered
Anderson Paak – Malibu
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
Frank Ocean – Blonde
DIIV – Is The Is Are
M83 – Junk
James Blake – The Colour In Anything
Angel Olsen – My Woman

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Ruptured is thrilled to be releasing SAFAR‘s new album this coming Monday at Metro al-Madina, Hamra, Beirut!
“In Transit” is a compilation of the band’s first three EPs “23 Kilograms”, “Carry-On” and “Gate 03”.

Listen to an excerpt here:

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We asked some of our musician friends and collaborators to tell us about their 10 favorite albums of 2016.

KHYAM ALLAMI [Nawa Recordings]

David Bowie – Blackstar
The Dwarfs of East Agouza – Bes
Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Before The Flood (Soundtrack)
Michael Gordon – Timber Remixed
Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto – The Revenant (Soundtrack)
Glenn Kotche – Drumkit Quartets
Michael Mizrahi – Currents
Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered
Hossein Alizadeh – Eshghim Gal

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We asked some of our musician friends and collaborators to tell us about their 10 favorite albums of 2016.

SANDRA ARSLANIAN (Sandmoon)

Angel Olsen – My Woman
Lisa Hannigan – At Swim
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
David Bowie – Blackstar
Bon Iver – 22, A Million
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
James Blake – The Colour In Anything
Wilco – Schmilco
Neko Case/ kd Lang/ Laura Veirs – Case/Lang/Veirs

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