Uncut's Top 75 Albums of 2016

Uncut's Top 75 Albums of 2016

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75. Psychic Temple - III

Psychic Temple - III
May 6, 2016
Progressive Pop
Critic Score
80
2 reviews
User Score
NR

74. Melt Yourself Down - Last Evenings On Earth

Melt Yourself Down - Last Evenings On Earth
April 29, 2016
Afrobeat
Critic Score
77
6 reviews
User Score
72
17 reviews

73. Heron Oblivion - Heron Oblivion

Heron Oblivion - Heron Oblivion
March 4, 2016
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
77
5 reviews
User Score
75
39 reviews

72. Oren Ambarchi - Hubris

Oren Ambarchi - Hubris
October 28, 2016
Krautrock
Critic Score
77
5 reviews
User Score
72
14 reviews

71. The Comet Is Coming - Channel the Spirits

The Comet Is Coming - Channel the Spirits
April 1, 2016
Space Rock
Critic Score
85
2 reviews
User Score
80
12 reviews

70. Kiran Leonard - Grapefruit

Kiran Leonard - Grapefruit
March 25, 2016
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
75
9 reviews
User Score
69
18 reviews

69. Allen Toussaint - American Tunes

Allen Toussaint - American Tunes
June 10, 2016
Funk
Critic Score
74
7 reviews
User Score
74
5 reviews

68. The Coral - Distance Inbetween

The Coral - Distance Inbetween
March 4, 2016
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
80
13 reviews
User Score
70
51 reviews

The garbled way in which The Coral piece these disparate elements together creates an odd, timeless and cosmic music, buzzing with energy, and very much their own.

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67. Steve Gunn - Eyes on the Lines

Steve Gunn - Eyes on the Lines
June 3, 2016
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
76
16 reviews
User Score
75
54 reviews

66. Charles Bradley - Changes

Charles Bradley - Changes
April 1, 2016
Soul
Critic Score
76
16 reviews
User Score
75
48 reviews

65. Emma Pollock - In Search of Harperfield

Emma Pollock - In Search of Harperfield
January 29, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
6 reviews
User Score
72
44 reviews

64. Gruff Rhys - Set Fire to the Stars

Gruff Rhys - Set Fire to the Stars
September 30, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
70
1 review

63. Richmond Fontaine - You Can't Go Back if There's Nothing To Go Back To

Richmond Fontaine - You Can't Go Back if There's Nothing To Go Back To
March 18, 2016
Americana
Critic Score
82
5 reviews
User Score
77
6 reviews

62. Ian William Craig - Centres

Ian William Craig - Centres
July 8, 2016
Ambient
Critic Score
84
6 reviews
User Score
77
64 reviews

61. John Cale - M:FANS

John Cale - M:FANS
January 22, 2016
Art Rock
Critic Score
74
8 reviews
User Score
65
17 reviews

60. Ty Segall - Emotional Mugger

Ty Segall - Emotional Mugger
January 22, 2016
Garage Rock
Critic Score
76
27 reviews
User Score
74
139 reviews

59. Billy Bragg & Joe Henry - Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry - Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad
September 23, 2016
Folk
Critic Score
72
7 reviews
User Score
72
3 reviews

58. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - EARS

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - EARS
April 1, 2016
Folktronica
Critic Score
80
7 reviews
User Score
77
69 reviews

57. Maxwell - blackSUMMERS'night

Maxwell - blackSUMMERS'night
July 1, 2016
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
82
10 reviews
User Score
77
100 reviews

56. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition

Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
September 27, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
83
29 reviews
User Score
85
469 reviews

55. Soundwalk Collective & Jesse Paris Smith - Killer Road

Soundwalk Collective & Jesse Paris Smith - Killer Road
September 2, 2016
Ambient
Critic Score
68
3 reviews
User Score
50
1 review

54. Robbie Fulks - Upland Stories

Robbie Fulks - Upland Stories
April 1, 2016
Americana
Critic Score
80
6 reviews
User Score
74
8 reviews

53. HINDS - Leave Me Alone

HINDS - Leave Me Alone
January 8, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
26 reviews
User Score
68
202 reviews

52. Various Artists - Day of the Dead

Various Artists - Day of the Dead
May 20, 2016
Roots Rock
Critic Score
78
11 reviews
User Score
78
15 reviews

51. 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

50. Kevin Morby - Singing Saw

Kevin Morby - Singing Saw
April 15, 2016
Folk Rock
Critic Score
82
17 reviews
User Score
78
211 reviews

49. Christine and the Queens - Chaleur Humaine

Christine and the Queens - Chaleur Humaine
May 19, 2014
Electropop
Critic Score
85
6 reviews
User Score
78
61 reviews

48. Skepta - Konnichiwa

Skepta - Konnichiwa
May 6, 2016
Grime
Critic Score
80
16 reviews
User Score
74
179 reviews

47. The Handsome Family - Unseen

The Handsome Family - Unseen
September 16, 2016
Americana
Critic Score
69
5 reviews
User Score
63
2 reviews

46. Swans - The Glowing Man

Swans - The Glowing Man
June 17, 2016
Post-Rock
Critic Score
78
17 reviews
User Score
80
182 reviews

It has a slightly transitory feel; a half-step back from those monolithic builds and whiplash grooves, gesturing towards something more contemplative and… well, “softer” feels the wrong word, but certainly weathered by the journey.

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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. Okkervil River - Away

Okkervil River - Away
September 9, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
17 reviews
User Score
75
37 reviews

It may be OR’s best album yet, even if it doesn’t much sound like the albums immediately preceding it.

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43. Róisín Murphy - Take Her Up To Monto

Róisín Murphy - Take Her Up To Monto
July 8, 2016
Art Pop
Critic Score
75
17 reviews
User Score
72
40 reviews

42. Brigid Mae Power - Brigid Mae Power

Brigid Mae Power - Brigid Mae Power
June 10, 2016
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
75
1 review
User Score
74
5 reviews

41. Anna Meredith - Varmints

Anna Meredith - Varmints
March 4, 2016
Art Pop
Critic Score
83
6 reviews
User Score
76
167 reviews

40. Let's Eat Grandma - I, Gemini

Let's Eat Grandma - I, Gemini
June 17, 2016
Ambient Pop
Critic Score
73
14 reviews
User Score
74
35 reviews

39. Shovels & Rope - Little Seeds

Shovels & Rope - Little Seeds
October 7, 2016
Folk
Critic Score
75
6 reviews
User Score
75
5 reviews

38. Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band - The Rarity of Experience

Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band - The Rarity of Experience
March 4, 2016
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
75
4 reviews
User Score
69
5 reviews

37. Tim Hecker - Love Streams

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

36. Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch

Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch
September 30, 2016
Art Pop
Critic Score
82
20 reviews
User Score
77
181 reviews

Hval’s approach has always been equal parts instinctive, intellectual and whimsical, but Blood Bitch confirms her singular methodology is now at its most surgically precise and bold. In realising her uncontainable, bewildering ambitions, one might even suggest it represents Hval’s coming of age.

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35. Eleanor Friedberger - New View

Eleanor Friedberger - New View
January 22, 2016
Indie Pop
Critic Score
75
21 reviews
User Score
72
82 reviews

It’s comforting and surprising, full of trad sounds electrified by the off-kilter vision of an artist whose recognition as one of Americana’s finest voices is long overdue.

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34. Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts of Highway 20

Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts of Highway 20
February 5, 2016
Americana
Critic Score
81
14 reviews
User Score
74
58 reviews

The Ghosts Of Highway 20 is vast, thoughtful and profound.

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33. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
April 29, 2016
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
81
11 reviews
User Score
77
194 reviews
This prolonged concentration has resulted in by far King Gizzard’s most cohesive record to date – a hyper-detailed punk opera that few of their peers have matched for intensity, ambition or sheer derangement.
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32. 75 Dollar Bill - Wood / Metal / Plastic / Pattern / Rhythm / Rock

75 Dollar Bill - Wood / Metal / Plastic / Pattern / Rhythm / Rock
June 2, 2016
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
NR

31. Cass McCombs - Mangy Love

Cass McCombs - Mangy Love
August 26, 2016
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
77
18 reviews
User Score
77
79 reviews

30. Frank Ocean - Blonde

Frank Ocean - Blonde
August 20, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
86
33 reviews
User Score
85
782 reviews

29. Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.

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

28. case/lang/veirs - case/lang/veirs

case/lang/veirs - case/lang/veirs
June 17, 2016
Folk
Critic Score
80
20 reviews
User Score
77
107 reviews

27. Shirley Collins - Lodestar

Shirley Collins - Lodestar
November 4, 2016
Folk
Critic Score
79
7 reviews
User Score
74
4 reviews

26. Cate Le Bon - Crab Day

Cate Le Bon - Crab Day
April 15, 2016
Art Pop
Critic Score
74
17 reviews
User Score
71
49 reviews
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Original Source: http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/introducing-end-year-uncut-special-98291

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