Stereogum's 50 Best Albums of 2016 So Far

Stereogum's 50 Best Albums of 2016 So Far

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50. Parquet Courts - Human Performance

Parquet Courts - Human Performance
April 8, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
27 reviews
User Score
77
326 reviews

49. Open Mike Eagle & Paul White - Hella Personal Film Festival

Open Mike Eagle & Paul White - Hella Personal Film Festival
March 25, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
77
9 reviews
User Score
70
41 reviews

48. Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman

Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
May 20, 2016
Pop
Critic Score
72
11 reviews
User Score
74
272 reviews

47. The Range - Potential

The Range - Potential
March 25, 2016
Future Garage
Critic Score
80
13 reviews
User Score
75
137 reviews

46. Fear of Men - Fall Forever

Fear of Men - Fall Forever
June 3, 2016
Indie Pop
Critic Score
71
11 reviews
User Score
72
42 reviews

45. King - We Are King

King - We Are King
February 5, 2016
R&B
Critic Score
80
9 reviews
User Score
74
75 reviews

44. Tegan and Sara - Love You to Death

Tegan and Sara - Love You to Death
June 3, 2016
Synthpop
Critic Score
76
22 reviews
User Score
68
95 reviews

43. Underworld - Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future

Underworld - Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future
March 18, 2016
Progressive House
Critic Score
78
19 reviews
User Score
75
96 reviews

42. Julianna Barwick - Will

Julianna Barwick - Will
May 6, 2016
Ambient Pop
Critic Score
78
19 reviews
User Score
76
108 reviews

41. Wye Oak - Tween

Wye Oak - Tween
June 9, 2016
Dream Pop
Critic Score
77
8 reviews
User Score
76
38 reviews

40. Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä

Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä
February 26, 2016
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
78
4 reviews
User Score
79
35 reviews

39. M83 - Junk

M83 - Junk
April 8, 2016
Synthpop
Critic Score
65
23 reviews
User Score
61
225 reviews

38. School of Seven Bells - SVIIB

School of Seven Bells - SVIIB
February 26, 2016
Dream Pop
Critic Score
80
18 reviews
User Score
73
135 reviews

37. Mutual Benefit - Skip a Sinking Stone

Mutual Benefit - Skip a Sinking Stone
May 20, 2016
Indie Folk
Critic Score
73
12 reviews
User Score
72
42 reviews

36. Guerilla Toss - Eraser Stargazer

Guerilla Toss - Eraser Stargazer
March 4, 2016
Dance Punk
Critic Score
62
8 reviews
User Score
56
11 reviews

35. Margaret Glaspy - Emotions and Math

Margaret Glaspy - Emotions and Math
June 17, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
5 reviews
User Score
76
31 reviews

34. Saul Williams - MartyrLoserKing

Saul Williams - MartyrLoserKing
January 29, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
73
12 reviews
User Score
71
31 reviews

33. Big Ups - Before A Million Universes

Big Ups - Before A Million Universes
March 4, 2016
Post-Hardcore
Critic Score
73
12 reviews
User Score
71
39 reviews

32. The Hotelier - Goodness

The Hotelier - Goodness
May 27, 2016
Emo
Critic Score
83
10 reviews
User Score
76
178 reviews

31. Astronoid - Air

Astronoid - Air
June 10, 2016
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
76
18 reviews

30. Frankie Cosmos - Next Thing

Frankie Cosmos - Next Thing
April 1, 2016
Indie Pop
Critic Score
77
17 reviews
User Score
77
205 reviews

29. Terrace Martin - Velvet Portraits

Terrace Martin - Velvet Portraits
April 1, 2016
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
77
5 reviews
User Score
74
18 reviews

28. Abi Reimold - Wriggling

Abi Reimold - Wriggling
January 26, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
74
2 reviews
User Score
76
18 reviews

27. Maria Usbeck - Amparo

Maria Usbeck - Amparo
May 27, 2016
Art Pop
Critic Score
70
1 review
User Score
79
11 reviews

26. Tim Hecker - Love Streams

Tim Hecker - Love Streams
April 8, 2016
Ambient
Critic Score
79
20 reviews
User Score
73
159 reviews

25. The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It

The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It
February 26, 2016
Synthpop
Critic Score
71
21 reviews
User Score
63
180 reviews

24. Kamaiyah - A Good Night in the Ghetto

Kamaiyah - A Good Night in the Ghetto
March 14, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
85
3 reviews
User Score
73
68 reviews

23. Modern Baseball - Holy Ghost

Modern Baseball - Holy Ghost
May 13, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
14 reviews
User Score
74
73 reviews

22. KAYTRANADA - 99.9%

KAYTRANADA - 99.9%
May 6, 2016
Electronic
Critic Score
78
19 reviews
User Score
77
282 reviews

21. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth

Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
April 15, 2016
Alt-Country
Critic Score
83
16 reviews
User Score
79
232 reviews

20. Diarrhea Planet - Turn to Gold

Diarrhea Planet - Turn to Gold
June 10, 2016
Punk Rock
Critic Score
68
11 reviews
User Score
67
17 reviews

19. ANOHNI - Hopelessness

ANOHNI - Hopelessness
May 6, 2016
Art Pop
Critic Score
81
27 reviews
User Score
78
426 reviews

18. Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.

Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.
March 4, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
26 reviews
User Score
81
647 reviews

17. Japanese Breakfast - Psychopomp

Japanese Breakfast - Psychopomp
April 1, 2016
Indie Pop
Critic Score
75
7 reviews
User Score
76
120 reviews

16. Kvelertak - Nattesferd

Kvelertak - Nattesferd
May 13, 2016
Hard Rock
Critic Score
79
7 reviews
User Score
73
36 reviews

15. James Blake - The Colour in Anything

James Blake - The Colour in Anything
May 6, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
79
25 reviews
User Score
78
498 reviews

14. Anderson .Paak - Malibu

Anderson .Paak - Malibu
January 15, 2016
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
79
15 reviews
User Score
81
584 reviews

13. Cobalt - Slow Forever

Cobalt - Slow Forever
March 25, 2016
Black Metal
Critic Score
83
4 reviews
User Score
79
33 reviews

12. Mal Devisa - Kiid

Mal Devisa - Kiid
March 1, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
81
1 review
User Score
83
4 reviews

11. David Bowie - Blackstar

David Bowie - Blackstar
January 8, 2016
Art Rock
Critic Score
85
33 reviews
User Score
85
869 reviews

10. Pinegrove - Cardinal

Pinegrove - Cardinal
February 12, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
7 reviews
User Score
76
197 reviews

9. Rihanna - ANTI

Rihanna - ANTI
January 27, 2016
R&B
Critic Score
70
28 reviews
User Score
72
465 reviews

8. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial

Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
May 20, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
20 reviews
User Score
82
460 reviews

7. White Lung - Paradise

White Lung - Paradise
May 6, 2016
Noise Rock
Critic Score
77
20 reviews
User Score
75
159 reviews

6. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo

Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
February 14, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
79
32 reviews
User Score
76
921 reviews

5. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
May 8, 2016
Art Rock
Critic Score
87
34 reviews
User Score
86
1004 reviews

4. PUP - The Dream Is Over

PUP - The Dream Is Over
May 27, 2016
Pop Punk
Critic Score
76
14 reviews
User Score
74
83 reviews

3. Mitski - Puberty 2

Mitski - Puberty 2
June 17, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
86
24 reviews
User Score
80
402 reviews

2. Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book

Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book
May 13, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
85
22 reviews
User Score
77
532 reviews

1. Beyoncé - Lemonade

Beyoncé - Lemonade
April 23, 2016
R&B
Critic Score
89
30 reviews
User Score
80
762 reviews
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