NPR Music's 30 Favorite Albums of 2016 (So Far)

NPR Music's 30 Favorite Albums of 2016 (So Far)

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A-WA - Habib Galbi

A-WA - Habib Galbi
June 10, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
81
3 reviews

Anderson .Paak - Malibu

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

ANOHNI - Hopelessness

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

Barbara Hannigan, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Andris Nelsons - let me tell you

Barbara Hannigan, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Andris Nelsons - let me tell you
March 4, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

Beyoncé - Lemonade

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

Big Thief - Masterpiece

Big Thief - Masterpiece
May 27, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
11 reviews
User Score
76
87 reviews

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
458 reviews

Carrie Rodriguez - Lola

Carrie Rodriguez - Lola
February 19, 2016
Critic Score
80
3 reviews
User Score
71
2 reviews

Corinne Bailey Rae - The Heart Speaks in Whispers

Corinne Bailey Rae - The Heart Speaks in Whispers
May 13, 2016
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
71
12 reviews
User Score
71
32 reviews

David Bowie - Blackstar

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

Domo Genesis - Genesis

Domo Genesis - Genesis
March 25, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
67
6 reviews
User Score
69
51 reviews

Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution

Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution
March 4, 2016
Jazz Fusion
Critic Score
83
10 reviews
User Score
75
186 reviews

Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane & Matthew Garrison - In Movement

Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane & Matthew Garrison - In Movement
May 6, 2016
Jazz
Critic Score
80
4 reviews
User Score
78
5 reviews

Juan Atkins & Moritz Von Oswald - Borderland: Transport

Juan Atkins & Moritz Von Oswald - Borderland: Transport
April 29, 2016
Minimal Techno
Critic Score
77
3 reviews
User Score
85
5 reviews

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
916 reviews

KAYTRANADA - 99.9%

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

Maren Morris - Hero

Maren Morris - Hero
June 3, 2016
Country
Critic Score
75
3 reviews
User Score
70
32 reviews

Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter

Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter
March 25, 2016
Country
Critic Score
80
10 reviews
User Score
76
72 reviews

Mitski - Puberty 2

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

New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert & Christopher Rouse - Odna Zhizn - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 - Prospero's Rooms

New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert & Christopher Rouse - Odna Zhizn - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 - Prospero's Rooms
May 13, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

Oddisee - The Odd Tape

Oddisee - The Odd Tape
May 13, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
74
3 reviews
User Score
74
14 reviews

Paul Bowles - Music of Morocco: Recorded by Paul Bowles, 1959

Paul Bowles - Music of Morocco: Recorded by Paul Bowles, 1959
April 1, 2016
Critic Score
91
4 reviews
User Score
95
1 review

Paul Simon - Stranger to Stranger

Paul Simon - Stranger to Stranger
June 3, 2016
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
79
17 reviews
User Score
75
74 reviews

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
May 8, 2016
Art Rock
Critic Score
87
34 reviews
User Score
86
1001 reviews

Rihanna - ANTI

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

Robert Ellis - Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis - Robert Ellis
June 3, 2016
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
77
6 reviews
User Score
75
8 reviews

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

Various Artists - Calentura: Global Bassment

Various Artists - Calentura: Global Bassment
March 11, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

Vektor - Terminal Redux

Vektor - Terminal Redux
May 6, 2016
Progressive Metal
Critic Score
84
4 reviews
User Score
79
47 reviews

Xenia Rubinos - Black Terry Cat

Xenia Rubinos - Black Terry Cat
June 3, 2016
Art Pop
Critic Score
77
5 reviews
User Score
78
47 reviews
Original Source: http://www.npr.org/2016/06/27/482934244/npr-musics-30-favorite-albums-of-2016-so-far?live=1

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