DON'T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB: TOP PICKS FOR 2016

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Meshuggah: The Violent Sleep Of Reason

Is Meshuggah. Is good. On one level it's familiar, but nothing beats the thrill of being pulled deeper into the vortex as another polymetric pulse is folded into the chaos.

 
 

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard: Nonagon Infinity

Good time vibes are the Trojan Horse in which these guys have snuck serious musicianship and songwriting ambition into the Australian indie mainstream. One of the most promising visible acts we have.

 
 

Vektor: Terminal Redux

Vektor's magnum opus fulfills all their promise and maybe deserves a spot up there with the great all-time thrash records. Worship the mighty riff with the speed set at 4x.

 
 

Tim Hecker: Love Streams

Just a stunningly beautiful ambient album from one of the genre's contemporary masters. Nothing more but definitely nothing less.

 
 

The Black Queen: Fever Daydream

Relentlessly catchy sadness anthems. Immaculate electronic production and melodramatic pop vocals stand out on this assured debut with serious pedigree in the lineup.

 
 

Having made a bunch of interesting friends on the road, Alex Wilson from Sleepmakeswaves becomes ever more curious about what they do when they aren’t wielding mics and instruments. Don't Quit Your Day Job is usually an exploration of this idea, but you can listen to Alex's music here.