The team at Wales Arts Review pick their top Welsh albums of 2016 featuring releases from Georgia Ruth and the legendary John Cale.
10 Best Welsh Albums of 2016:
John Cale – Music for a New Society/ M:Fans (Domino Records)
Cate Le Bon – Crab Day (Caroline International)
Rogue Jones – VU (Blinc Records)
Meilyr Jones – 2013 (Moshi Moshi)
CaStLeS – Foresteering (CaStLeS)
Baby Queens – Baby Queens (Strangetown)
The Joy Formidable – Hitch (Red UK)
Alun Gaffey – Alun Gaffey (Sbrigyn Ymborth)
Cakehole Presley – In the Used To Be (Newsoundwales)
Georgia Ruth – Fossil Scale (Navigator Records)
Beach Fatigue – Beach Fatigue (Kool Girl Records)
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard – Y Proffwyd Dwyll (New Heavy Sounds)
Climbing Trees – Borders (Staylittle Music)
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