Sound Opinions' 40 Best Albums of 2016

Sound Opinions' 40 Best Albums of 2016

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40. The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome

The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome
December 2, 2016
Blues Rock
Critic Score
78
14 reviews
User Score
73
50 reviews

39. PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project

PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project
April 15, 2016
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
76
32 reviews
User Score
73
221 reviews

38. 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

37. Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker

Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
October 21, 2016
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
87
19 reviews
User Score
82
218 reviews

36. Alejandro Escovedo - Burn Something Beautiful

Alejandro Escovedo - Burn Something Beautiful
October 28, 2016
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
80
5 reviews
User Score
76
3 reviews

35. Emeli Sandé - Long Live the Angels

Emeli Sandé - Long Live the Angels
November 11, 2016
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
68
7 reviews
User Score
70
11 reviews

34. DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall

DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall
June 24, 2016
Electronic
Critic Score
63
19 reviews
User Score
66
79 reviews

33. Mavis Staples - Livin' on a High Note

Mavis Staples - Livin' on a High Note
February 19, 2016
Soul
Critic Score
72
9 reviews
User Score
73
15 reviews

32. 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

31. Maxwell - blackSUMMERS'night

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

30. Wilco - Schmilco

Wilco - Schmilco
September 9, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
74
22 reviews
User Score
73
138 reviews

29. Angel Olsen - My Woman

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

28. Bob Mould - Patch the Sky

Bob Mould - Patch the Sky
March 25, 2016
Power Pop
Critic Score
79
15 reviews
User Score
73
48 reviews

27. Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.

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

26. The Avalanches - Wildflower

The Avalanches - Wildflower
July 8, 2016
Electronic
Critic Score
79
30 reviews
User Score
78
362 reviews

25. Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate

Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
July 15, 2016
Soul
Critic Score
83
17 reviews
User Score
79
160 reviews

24. Common - Black America Again

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

23. Against Me! - Shape Shift With Me

Against Me! - Shape Shift With Me
September 16, 2016
Punk Rock
Critic Score
75
16 reviews
User Score
73
41 reviews

22. Lydia Loveless - Real

Lydia Loveless - Real
August 19, 2016
Alt-Country
Critic Score
78
12 reviews
User Score
73
22 reviews

21. 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

20. The Album Leaf - Between Waves

The Album Leaf - Between Waves
August 26, 2016
Electronic
Critic Score
71
7 reviews
User Score
72
16 reviews

19. Frank Ocean - Blonde

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

18. Mick Jenkins - The Healing Component

Mick Jenkins - The Healing Component
September 23, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
73
8 reviews
User Score
72
66 reviews

17. 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

16. Tacocat - Lost Time

Tacocat - Lost Time
April 1, 2016
Indie Pop
Critic Score
72
12 reviews
User Score
71
30 reviews

15. Parquet Courts - Human Performance

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

14. The Coathangers - Nosebleed Weekend

The Coathangers - Nosebleed Weekend
April 15, 2016
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
68
11 reviews
User Score
70
14 reviews

13. Beyoncé - Lemonade

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

12. Jamila Woods - HEAVN

Jamila Woods - HEAVN
July 7, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
83
4 reviews
User Score
80
61 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. Beach Slang - A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings

Beach Slang - A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings
September 23, 2016
Punk Rock
Critic Score
78
16 reviews
User Score
76
45 reviews

9. The Handsome Family - Unseen

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

8. Drive-By Truckers - American Band

Drive-By Truckers - American Band
September 30, 2016
Alt-Country
Critic Score
85
13 reviews
User Score
74
55 reviews

7. Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch

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

6. Honeyblood - Babes Never Die

Honeyblood - Babes Never Die
October 28, 2016
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
77
15 reviews
User Score
74
25 reviews

5. The Gotobeds - Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic

The Gotobeds - Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic
June 10, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
69
7 reviews
User Score
75
2 reviews

4. Sneaks - Gymnastics

Sneaks - Gymnastics
September 9, 2016
Post-Punk
Critic Score
85
2 reviews
User Score
57
4 reviews

3. La Femme - Mystère

La Femme - Mystère
September 2, 2016
Indie Pop
Critic Score
79
4 reviews
User Score
76
34 reviews

2. TEEN - Love Yes

TEEN - Love Yes
February 19, 2016
Synthpop
Critic Score
74
14 reviews
User Score
67
39 reviews

1. Savages - Adore Life

Savages - Adore Life
January 22, 2016
Post-Punk
Critic Score
79
33 reviews
User Score
74
313 reviews
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