Top 25 Albums – 2016

April 27, 2017 by Admin

Below is our admittedly “subjective” ranking of the Top 25 Contemporary Instrumental Music albums released during 2016. If you enjoy the music we play on GAIA Prime Radio, you should especially enjoy each of these albums.

Rank Artist Album Title
1 Fiona Joy Signature: Synchronicity
2 David Arkenstone The Fairy Garden
3 Gandalf All Is One, One Is All
4 Various Artists Celtic Collection 1
5 Helen Jane Long Identity
6 Matthew Schildt This Little Light
7 Kelly Andrew Rendezvous
8 Al Conti Mystic
9 Philip Wesley Beyond Cloud Nine
10 Louis Colaiannia Four Days In My Life
11 Timothy Wenzel Distant Horseman
12 Sherry Finzer, Darin Mahoney, & Will Clipman Trialogue
13 Jill Haley National Park Soundscapes
14 Eamonn Karran Celtic Skies
15 Vicki Logan Sound Paintings
16 Myristica Star Filled Skies
17 Al Jewer & Andy Mitran Transmigration
18 Deuter Immortelle
19 Laura Sullivan The Modern Romantic
20 Heidi Osgood-Metcalf MontaƱas
21 Lynn Yew Evers Elysian
22 3rd Force Global Force
23 Emily Rowe Daydream
24 Richard Carr Matters of Balance
25 Ann Sweeten Where Butterflies Dance

There were many other great albums in 2016. Here are ten more albums (not in any particular order) that in any other year might have easily made the top 25 list, and so deserve mention: John Adorney, A World Awakens; Lawrence Blatt, Longitudes and Latitudes; Caratacus, The Celtic Sessions; John Fluker, 11:11; John Jamieson, Through The Centuries; Terry Lee Nichols, At Peace Beneath The Shade of My Father’s Tree; Lynn Trudeau, A New Dream; Peter Sterling, Sacred Visions; Bill Wren, Road To Chiang Mai; Various Artists, Forest Bathing. We also highly recommend each of these albums.

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