In a sea of samey year-end list, you can always count on UK based site The Quietus to come up with something different. While there are familiar names on their Albums Of The Year 2016 (Bowie, Solange, Frank Ocean), it’s loaded with interesting choices and there’s probably at least one record in its top 20 that you haven’t checked out. The top slot goes to The Gospel from Norway’s impossible-to-classify Arabrot, and they’ve also made room for Matmos, The Caretaker, Shirley Collins, and more.

Check out The Quietus’ Albums Of The Year 2016 list below and head their way for commentary and streams.

The Quietus’ Albums Of The Year 2016
ONE: Årabrot – The Gospel
TWO: Solange – A Seat At The Table
THREE: Innercity Ensemble – III
FOUR: Jessy Lanza – Oh No No No
FIVE: Shirley Collins – Lodestar
SIX: Fat White Family – Songs For Our Mothers
SEVEN: David Bowie – Blackstar
EIGHT: Ian William Craig – Centres
NINE: D∆WN – Redemption
TEN: Jenny Hval – blood bitch
ELEVEN: Frank Ocean – Blonde
TWELVE: Laura Cannell – Simultaneous Flight Movement
THIRTEEN: Matmos – Ultimate Care II
FOURTEEN: Klara Lewis – Too
FIFTEEN: Skepta – Konnichiwa
SIXTEEN: The Caretaker – Everywhere At The End Of Time
SEVENTEEN: Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä
EIGHTEEN: Shackleton – Devotional Songs
NINETEEN: Peder Mannerfelt – Controlling Body
TWENTY: Marissa Nadler – Strangers
TWENTY ONE: Sote – Hardcore Sounds From Tehran
TWENTY TWO: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
TWENTY THREE: Katie Gately – Color
TWENTY FOUR: Sex Swing – Sex Swing
TWENTY FIVE: Brian Eno – The Ship
TWENTY SIX: King – We Are King
TWENTY EIGHT: Wolfgang Buttress & Bees – Be One
TWENTY NINE: Jute Gyte – Perdurance
THIRTY: Huerco S – For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)
THIRTY ONE: Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
THIRTY TWO: The Stargazer’s Assistant – Remoteness Of Light
THIRTY THREE: A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
THIRTY FOUR: Julianna Barwick – Will
THIRTY FIVE: Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
THIRTY SIX: Suede – Night Thoughts
THIRTY SEVEN: Jambinai – A Hermitage
THIRTY EIGHT: Convextion – 2845
THIRTY NINE: Kanye West – The Life Of Pablo
FORTY: Kemper Norton – Toll
FORTY ONE: Puce Mary – The Spiral
FORTY TWO: Black Merlin – Hipnotik Tradisi
FORTY THREE: Daniel Patrick Quinn – I, Sun
FORTY FOUR: Lord Tang – Butterflies
FORTY FIVE: Underworld – Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future
FORTY SIX: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani – Sunergy
FORTY SEVEN: Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – We Be All Africans
FORTY EIGHT: Equiknoxx – Bird Sound Power
FORTY NINE: Anna Meredith – Varmints
FIFTY: Factory Floor – 25 25
FIFTY ONE: Tim Hecker – Love Streams
FIFTY TWO: Bully Fae – Defy A Thing To Be
FIFTY THREE: Beyoncé – Lemonade
FIFTY FOUR: Kano – Made In The Manor
FIFTY FIVE: Bruxa Maria – Human Condition
FIFTY SIX: Grumbling Fur – Furfour
FIFTY SEVEN: Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
FIFTY EIGHT: Skee Mask – Shred
FIFTY NINE: Oren Ambarchi – Hubris
SIXTY: The Comet Is Coming – Channel The Spirits
SIXTY ONE: Babyfather – BBF Hosted By DJ Escrow
SIXTY TWO: The Body – No One Deserves Happiness
SIXTY THREE: G.H. – Housebound Demigod
SIXTY FOUR: Darren Hayman – Thankful Villages Vol. 1
SIXTY FIVE: Laniakea – A Pot Of Powdered Nettles
SIXTY SIX: Waclaw Zimpel – Lines
SIXTY SEVEN: Roly Porter – Third Law
SIXTY EIGHT: Chance The Rapper – Colouring Book
SIXTY NINE: Atlantikwall – Atlantikwall
SEVENTY ONE: Marie Davidson – Adieux Au Dancefloor
SEVENTY TWO: Pattern Man – Pattern Man
SEVENTY THREE: Julien Marchal – II
SEVENTY FOUR: Billy Bao – The Lagos Sessions
SEVENTY FIVE: Gyda Valtysdottir – Epicycle
SEVENTY SIX: Noura Mint Seymali – Arbina
SEVENTY SEVEN: Mica Levi & Oliver Coates – Remain Calm
SEVENTY EIGHT: Hen Ogledd – Bronze
SEVENTY NINE: Kassem Mosse – Disclosure
EIGHTY: Kristoffer Lo – The Black Meat
EIGHTY ONE: Hannah Peel – Awake But Always Dreaming
EIGHTY TWO: Sam Shalabi – Isis And Osiris
EIGHTY THREE: Pangaea – In Drum Play
EIGHTY FOUR: Ghold – Pyr
EIGHTY FIVE: FIS – From Patterns To Details
EIGHTY SIX: Carla Dal Forno – You Know What It’s Like
EIGHTY SEVEN: Swans – Glowing Man
EIGHTY EIGHT: Bon Iver – 22, A Million
EIGHTY NINE: Omar-S – The Best
NINETY: Knifeworld – Bottled Out Of Eden
NINETY ONE: Gnaw Their Tongues – Hymns For The Broken, Swollen And Silent
NINETY TWO: John Cale – M:Fans
NINETY THREE: The Invisible – Patience
NINETY FOUR: Wire – Nocturnal Koreans
NINETY FIVE: Jackie Lynn – Jackie Lynn
NINETY SIX: The Dwarfs Of East Agouza – Bes
NINETY SEVEN: Cat’s Eyes – Treasure House
NINETY EIGHT: Ahrkh Wagner – Ahrkh Wagner
NINETY NINE: Melt Yourself Down – Last Evenings On Earth
ONE HUNDRED: Stein Urheim – Strandebarm