Best Albums of 2016
selected by Peter Storgaard

Bisse <BR>“Højlandet”


Definitely the best Bisse have ever sounded in his short career on this 81 minute-long ode to life itself.

Bisse continues to challenge the listener through his ironic songwriting which makes you long for more of the Bisse universe.

You might not be able to understand what Bisse is singing, but you will definitely be able to feel it.

♪♫ Listen: “Seks Hjerter” + album stream

Bisse on Soundcloud, Facebook, Instagram, www.

CHINAH <BR>“Once the Lights Are On” EP

“Once the Lights Are On” EP

Without a doubt the biggest export success out of Denmark in 2016 deserves all of the success coming their way.

With “Once the Lights Are On” EP, the Copenhagen trio CHINAH have created one of the best pure pop albums in recent years.

Every single of six tracks on this irresistible album is a potential top 40 hit.

♪♫ Listen: “Away From Me” + album stream

CHINAH on Soundcloud, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Choir of Young Believers <BR>“Grasque”

Choir of Young Believers

Have the project of Jannis Noya Makrigiannis at last found the right place in the universe for their music?

“Grasque” feels and sounds like the perfect spot for this experimental orchestra – as if the band has finally found their true home in the world of music where they are able to have their creativity speak for itself without too much unnecessary noise to distract the listener.

A true masterpiece.

♪♫ Listen: “Græske” + album stream

Choir of Young Believers on Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Irah <BR>“Into Dimensions”

“Into Dimensions”

Danish trio Irah takes you through the dimensions on an interesting electronic space journey.

The Copenhagen-based group is aiming for the sky with their beautiful EP “Into Dimensions” recorded in Berlin and relased via Tambourhinoceros label.

It’s dreamy, it’s ambitious and it’s absolutely perfect. You won’t want to leave their synth paradise, once you enter it.

♪♫ Listen: “Fast Traveling” + album stream

Irah on Soundcloud, Facebook, www + beehype.

JÆRV <BR>“Dit Hav”

“Dit Hav”

“Dit Hav” is Danish-language pop music perfected by upcoming artist JÆRV.

Sometimes you just listen to an EP that you simply can’t let go of again. “Dit Hav” is one of those EPs with its picture perfect production and its well-written lyrics throughout one of the most impressive debut releases ever.

♪♫ Listen: “Skurk” + album stream

JÆRV on Soundcloud, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram + beehype.

Konni Kass <BR>“Haphe”

Konni Kass

“Haphe” means to touch in ancient Greek, which makes it the perfect title for this incredibly debut album by the greatest talent to come out of the Faroe Islands in recent years.

Konni Kass have created a fusion pop/jazz album for the ages that manages to fuse the wild nature of her home into her music to create a truly mesmerising experience.

♪♫ Listen: “Surrender” + album stream

Konni Kass on Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Facebook, Instagram + beehype interview.

Liss <BR>“First”


“First” only consists of four tracks, but through those tracks super hyped Liss prove that they deserve all of the good vibes sent their way.

Frontman Søren Holm and the rest of the Aarhus-quartet are here to revolutionise and perfect the alternative R&B-genre and so far they are well on their way.

♪♫ Listen: “Sorry” + album stream

Liss on Soundcloud, Facebook, Instagram, www.

Masasolo <BR>“Breakup”


The sound of summer has never sounded so right as it does on Copenhagen-based Masasolo’s jangly debut EP “Breakup”.

The incredibly charming Masasolo have channeled his own suffering to create an EP that exists in the area between utter despair and pure happiness.

It is the perfect companion on a hot summer day.

♪♫ Listen: “Really Thought She Loved Me” + album stream

Masasolo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Palace Winter <BR>“Waiting for the World to Turn”

Palace Winter
“Waiting for the World to Turn”

Australian Carl Coleman and Dane Caspar Hesselager probably won’t have to wait for the world anymore – the world should turn for them after this masterpiece.

This EP hits you from the get go and puts you into a mood where everything is possible. Its sound ebbs of freedom and hope though the lyrics really does not.

If you’re into dreamy rock music in the area of Real Estate, you are going to love Palace Winter.

♪♫ Listen: “Soft Machine” + album stream

Palace Winter on Soundcloud, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, www.

Yung <BR>“A Youthful Dream”

“A Youthful Dream”

Yung proves that the Danish post-punk scene has much more to offer than the also-brilliant Iceage and Lust For Youth.

21-year-old Mikkel Holm Silkjær challenges society to not stand in the way of the “you” in this ambitious Fat Possum-release that finally reveals the full potential of the young Aarhus-artist.

♪♫ Listen: “Pills” + album stream

Yung on Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter, www.