AOTY 2017
MOJO's Top 50 Albums of 2016

MOJO's Top 50 Albums of 2016

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45. Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.

March 4, 2016
Critic Score
84
26 reviews

The short length and minimal production means Untitled Unmastered occasionally lacks the dynamics of Lamar’s previous work, but it remains an enthralling postscript to his masterpiece.

44. Meilyr Jones - 2013

March 18, 2016
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

36. Wilco - Schmilco

September 9, 2016
Critic Score
74
22 reviews

35. Field Music - commontime

February 5, 2016
Critic Score
73
18 reviews
When ‘maturing’ sounds as satisfying as this, it can be welcomed without reservation.

34. David Crosby - Lighthouse

David Crosby - Lighthouse
October 21, 2016
Critic Score
70
5 reviews

33. Suede - Night Thoughts

January 22, 2016
Critic Score
78
22 reviews

They might not be able to change the past, but Night Thoughts is the work of a band very much at home in the here and now, all the while looking forward. Still something else, still something wonderful.

32. The Still - The Still

The Still - The Still
April 22, 2016

30. The Monkees - Good Times!

June 10, 2016
Critic Score
76
7 reviews
The remainder, penned by the group, musician fans and long time cohorts, feature Tork, Dolenz and Nesmith and for the most part recapture the enchantment of the original group.

29. Oh Sees - A Weird Exits

August 12, 2016
Critic Score
78
18 reviews
Thee oh Sees have never done ‘Thee oh Sees’ quite as well as they do here, a riot of lucid cacophony, androgyny, glowing vignettes of loveliness, and two drummers caught in the most sublime lockstep.

28. Angel Olsen - My Woman

September 2, 2016
Critic Score
86
30 reviews

25. Skepta - Konnichiwa

May 6, 2016
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

20. Bob Dylan - Fallen Angels

Bob Dylan - Fallen Angels
May 20, 2016
Critic Score
75
19 reviews
What Dylan gives us in these recordings is something of a sentimental memoir.

19. Modern Studies - Swell To Great

Modern Studies - Swell To Great
September 12, 2016
Critic Score
60
1 review

18. Syd Arthur - Apricity

Syd Arthur - Apricity
October 21, 2016
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

16. Bon Iver - 22, A Million

September 30, 2016
Critic Score
88
33 reviews

15. The Cult - Hidden City

The Cult - Hidden City
February 5, 2016
Critic Score
70
4 reviews

14. Charles Bradley - Changes

April 1, 2016
Critic Score
76
16 reviews

13. Teenage Fanclub - Here

September 9, 2016
Critic Score
75
16 reviews

12. Beyoncé - Lemonade

April 23, 2016
Critic Score
89
30 reviews

With its wealth of sonic adventure, its thoughtful merger of the personal and the political, and its four choice guest spots (Jack White; Kendrick Lamar; James Blake; Abel Makkonen Tesfaye AKA The Weeknd), Lemonade is a dazzling example of pooled talent coalescing around an iconic doyenne. There can be little doubt on whose head Prince’s crown should now sit.

7. Frank Ocean - Blonde

August 20, 2016
Critic Score
86
33 reviews

It’s a beguiling, meandering sprawl that rewards total immersion.

6. Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression

March 18, 2016
Critic Score
75
28 reviews

Post Pop Depression is every bit as startling, both in sound, and end-of-days openness.

4. Lambchop - FLOTUS

November 4, 2016
Critic Score
81
20 reviews

2. Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate

July 15, 2016
Critic Score
83
17 reviews

Kiwanuka’s talent reasserts itself on a broader canvas through 10 compelling compositions that chart the life and thoughts of a young man growing up fast and in public, all expressed in ways anyone can empathise with.

1. David Bowie - Blackstar

January 8, 2016
Critic Score
85
33 reviews
David Bowie’s genius here has been in jettisoning his regular cohorts, whose safe pairs of hands might have taken these songs to a less visceral, more orthodox place, instead of this new frontier from which to contemplate innerspace.
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