2016 has been the year of David Bowie. The void of his loss won’t be filled for decades, and his testament has been the most beautiful music listened this year. And it has been also the year in which the death of rock’n’roll, as music played by young people for young people, has appeared as clear as ever: the old Nick Cave, Iggy Pop, Swans, gave us some of the most exciting moments. The other fragments are my hopes for the future: from post punk (Savages and Eagulls) to the authorial scene (Anohni and Keaton Henson). Finally, a dream pop gem (Daughter) and an italian brilliant experiment (Verdena with Iosonouncane).

 

David Bowie – Blackstar

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

Daughter – Not to Disappear

Anohni – Hopelessness

Savages – Adore Life

Swans – The Glowing Man

Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression

Verdena/Iosonouncane – Split EP

Eagulls- Ullages

Keaton Henson – Kindly Now