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25 Best Dance Music Albums of 2016

The record album is a true expression of artists. When thousands of musicians are uploading songs regularly to SoundCloud, it takes thought, strategy and a lot of hard work in order to complete a full-length album.

From Kygo to Flume to DJ Snake, 2016 was a year of quality dance music album releases. Week after week, dance music artists have been introducing new sounds we've never dreamed of.

Below you will find dance music's most popular albums of 2016.

#1Flume - Skin
#2Kygo - Cloud Nine
#3DJ Snake - Encore
#4Haywyre - Two Fold Pt. 2
#5Kaytranada - 99.9%
#6Bassnectar - Unlimited
#7Justin Martin - Hello Clouds
#8Illenium - Ashes
#9AlunaGeorge - I Remember
#10Baauer - Aa
#11Eric Prydz - Opus
#12Seven Lions - Creation
#13Gareth Emery - 100 Reasons To Live
#14NOISIA - Outer Edges
#15Big Gigantic - Brighter Future
#16GRiZ - Good Will Prevail
#17Steve Angello - Wild Youth
#18KSHMR - The Lion Across The Field
#19Mat Zo - Self Assemble
#20Feed Me - Family Reunion
#21Moderat - III
#22Boys Noize - Mayday
#23Apashe - Copter Bot
#24Gold Panda - Good Luck & Do Your Best
#25Kompakt - Weval
#26Satin Jackets - Panorama Pacifico
#27Sean Tyas - Degeneration
#28AraabMUZIK - Dream World
#29Matador - Ructions
#30Richie Brains - Who Is Richie Brains
#31Sharam - Retroactive
#32Bjarki - B
#33Sabo - Vibe Quest

When Interview Magazine reached out to Flume about his album ‘Skin,' they asked “why did you choose the title ‘Skin?' and “do you think there's a theme throughout the album?” Harley Streten also known as Flume said “I didn't feel like there was a theme. There were definitely ups and downs creatively. There were some times where I worried about being good—as people will do when you're making your second record. I liked the idea of skin because it's super weird and a little unsettling, like an organism. But at the same time skin is intimate and personal and organic, and that's what I want the music to be. At first it's a little uncomfortable and jarring, but I want it to feel intimate and personal. I want it to feel like it's alive.”


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