LA Music Blog's Top 50 Albums of 2016

LA Music Blog's Top 50 Albums of 2016

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50. Oathbreaker - Rheia

Oathbreaker - Rheia
September 30, 2016
Black Metal
Critic Score
73
6 reviews
User Score
75
28 reviews

49. Common - Black America Again

Common - Black America Again
November 4, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
80
10 reviews
User Score
74
59 reviews

48. Wild Nothing - Life of Pause

Wild Nothing - Life of Pause
February 19, 2016
Dream Pop
Critic Score
70
25 reviews
User Score
70
117 reviews

47. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound

Blood Orange - Freetown Sound
June 27, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
81
27 reviews
User Score
80
319 reviews

46. Thrice - To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere

Thrice - To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere
May 27, 2016
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
73
4 reviews
User Score
75
24 reviews

45. Vektor - Terminal Redux

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

44. 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
179 reviews

43. GRiZ - Good Will Prevail

GRiZ - Good Will Prevail
September 23, 2016
Electronic
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

42. Phantogram - Three

Phantogram - Three
October 7, 2016
Electropop
Critic Score
67
15 reviews
User Score
68
59 reviews

41. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
September 9, 2016
Art Rock
Critic Score
90
27 reviews
User Score
84
448 reviews

40. Wet - Don't You

Wet - Don't You
January 29, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
59
13 reviews
User Score
61
69 reviews

39. Ingrid Michaelson - It Doesn't Have to Make Sense

Ingrid Michaelson - It Doesn't Have to Make Sense
August 26, 2016
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
80
2 reviews
User Score
70
6 reviews

38. Moderat - III

Moderat - III
April 1, 2016
IDM
Critic Score
76
8 reviews
User Score
76
131 reviews

37. Jon Bellion - The Human Condition

Jon Bellion - The Human Condition
June 10, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
50
1 review
User Score
60
35 reviews

36. Ian William Craig - Centres

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

35. Frightened Rabbit - Painting of a Panic Attack

Frightened Rabbit - Painting of a Panic Attack
April 8, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
71
15 reviews
User Score
70
47 reviews

34. Lady Gaga - Joanne

Lady Gaga - Joanne
October 21, 2016
Pop
Critic Score
70
23 reviews
User Score
68
314 reviews

33. Parquet Courts - Human Performance

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

32. AJJ - The Bible 2

AJJ - The Bible 2
August 19, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
71
3 reviews
User Score
65
23 reviews

31. Rihanna - ANTI

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

30. Warpaint - Heads Up

Warpaint - Heads Up
September 23, 2016
Dream Pop
Critic Score
74
22 reviews
User Score
73
118 reviews

29. Cass McCombs - Mangy Love

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

28. M83 - Junk

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

27. Nicolas Jaar - Sirens

Nicolas Jaar - Sirens
September 30, 2016
Ambient Pop
Critic Score
79
15 reviews
User Score
80
241 reviews

26. Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book

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

25. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition

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

24. Glass Animals - How to Be a Human Being

Glass Animals - How to Be a Human Being
August 26, 2016
Indietronica
Critic Score
77
14 reviews
User Score
75
133 reviews

23. Weezer - Weezer (White Album)

Weezer - Weezer (White Album)
April 1, 2016
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
73
21 reviews
User Score
74
205 reviews

22. Chairlift - Moth

Chairlift - Moth
January 22, 2016
Synthpop
Critic Score
76
22 reviews
User Score
73
236 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. 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

19. Touché Amoré - Stage Four

Touché Amoré - Stage Four
September 16, 2016
Post-Hardcore
Critic Score
83
10 reviews
User Score
79
97 reviews

18. Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid

Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid
April 29, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
77
11 reviews
User Score
78
138 reviews

17. Schoolboy Q - Blank Face LP

Schoolboy Q - Blank Face LP
July 8, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
77
18 reviews
User Score
76
243 reviews

16. A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service

A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service
November 11, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
86
23 reviews
User Score
84
390 reviews

15. Drake - VIEWS

Drake - VIEWS
April 29, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
67
28 reviews
User Score
60
361 reviews

14. 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
495 reviews

13. Blink-182 - California

Blink-182 - California
July 1, 2016
Pop Punk
Critic Score
57
11 reviews
User Score
52
86 reviews

12. KAYTRANADA - 99.9%

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

11. Solange - A Seat at the Table

Solange - A Seat at the Table
September 30, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
86
23 reviews
User Score
83
459 reviews

10. David Bowie - Blackstar

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

9. Bon Iver - 22, A Million

Bon Iver - 22, A Million
September 30, 2016
Art Pop
Critic Score
88
33 reviews
User Score
81
671 reviews

8. Angel Olsen - My Woman

Angel Olsen - My Woman
September 2, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
86
30 reviews
User Score
82
496 reviews

7. Sia - This Is Acting

Sia - This Is Acting
January 29, 2016
Electropop
Critic Score
67
24 reviews
User Score
63
229 reviews

6. Anderson .Paak - Malibu

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

5. Beyoncé - Lemonade

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

4. 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

3. Frank Ocean - Blonde

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

2. 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

1. Mitski - Puberty 2

Mitski - Puberty 2
June 17, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
86
24 reviews
User Score
80
402 reviews
Original Source: http://lamusicblog.com/2016/12/news/top-50-albums-of-2016/

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