25 Favourite Albums of 2016 [Andy]

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Dec 142016


2016 has been a great year for music. I have been lucky enough to churn through many albums on my 40-minute walk commute to and from work, using review sites like Pitchfork as a guide on what albums to give a try. For the most part they have been worthy recommendations.

It was a year of few disappointments – notably, new work from The Avalanches, Bon Iver and Frank Ocean that didn’t do much for me – but of many surprises. Several bands and artists (Swans, White Lung, Death Grips, Danny Brown, Blood Orange) that I have recently become fans of came out with new albums every bit as exciting as their predecessors. Leonard Cohen and David Bowie released incredible swan song albums. A Tribe Called Quest returned with a killer new album, their first in 18 years, while Metallica turned out their best work in 20.

Here are 25 albums that I liked a hell of a lot in 2016 – no honourable mentions this year, just right into it – a mix of styles and emotions that have defined this year for me through music. I hope this selection brings some awareness to these albums and encourages you to give them a spin if you’re looking for something new to listen to.

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6 Most Underrated Films of 2012

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Dec 122012

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With so many films coming out at any one time, it’s no wonder that some just get lost. They either had tiny releases or for what ever reason people just didn’t see them. Here are six gems which we think were criminally under-seen and underrated. Make an effort to catch up with these on DVD/Blu when you can.

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Top 10 Films To Watch This Holiday Season

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Dec 062012


Yay Christmas! Here at An Online Universe we love the holiday season, and of course we love films. A match made in sugar-coma heaven! There is no better time of the year to indulge in something a little cheesy or silly. After the jump, check out our picks for the Top 10 films to watch this holiday season.

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