The Quietus Albums of the Year 2016

The Quietus Albums of the Year 2016

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100. Stein Urheim - Strandebarm

Stein Urheim - Strandebarm
March 18, 2016
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
61
3 reviews

99. 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

98. Ahrkh Wagner - Ahrkh Wagner

Ahrkh Wagner - Ahrkh Wagner
March 23, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

97. Cat's Eyes - Treasure House

Cat's Eyes - Treasure House
June 3, 2016
Chamber Pop
Critic Score
76
11 reviews
User Score
74
40 reviews

96. The Dwarfs of East Agouza - Bes

The Dwarfs of East Agouza - Bes
April 29, 2016
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
NR
User Score
58
5 reviews

95. Jackie Lynn - Jackie Lynn

Jackie Lynn - Jackie Lynn
June 10, 2016
Art Pop
Critic Score
71
6 reviews
User Score
71
8 reviews

94. Wire - Nocturnal Koreans

Wire - Nocturnal Koreans
April 22, 2016
Post-Punk
Critic Score
77
13 reviews
User Score
69
37 reviews

93. The Invisible - Patience

The Invisible - Patience
June 10, 2016
Downtempo
Critic Score
74
13 reviews
User Score
73
21 reviews

92. John Cale - M:FANS

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

91. Gnaw Their Tongues - Hymns for the Broken, Swollen And Silent

Gnaw Their Tongues - Hymns for the Broken, Swollen And Silent
December 9, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
78
1 review

90. Knifeworld - Bottled Out of Eden

Knifeworld - Bottled Out of Eden
April 22, 2016
Critic Score
80
2 reviews
User Score
75
1 review

89. Omar S - The Best

Omar S - The Best
March 31, 2016
House
Critic Score
81
3 reviews
User Score
77
7 reviews

88. Bon Iver - 22, A Million

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

87. Swans - The Glowing Man

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

86. Carla dal Forno - You Know What It's Like

Carla dal Forno - You Know What It's Like
October 28, 2016
Electronic
Critic Score
74
5 reviews
User Score
74
22 reviews

85. FIS - From Patterns To Details

FIS - From Patterns To Details
September 23, 2016
Critic Score
72
1 review
User Score
69
4 reviews

84. Ghold - Pyr

Ghold - Pyr
May 6, 2016
Critic Score
70
2 reviews
User Score
NR

83. Pangaea - In Drum Play

Pangaea - In Drum Play
October 14, 2016
UK Bass
Critic Score
78
2 reviews
User Score
72
8 reviews

82. Sam Shalabi - Isis and Osiris

Sam Shalabi - Isis and Osiris
July 29, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

81. Hannah Peel - Awake But Always Dreaming

Hannah Peel - Awake But Always Dreaming
September 23, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
74
3 reviews

80. Kristoffer Lo - The Black Meat

Kristoffer Lo - The Black Meat
February 24, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
72
1 review

79. Kassem Mosse - Disclosure

Kassem Mosse - Disclosure
October 14, 2016
Minimal Techno
Critic Score
78
2 reviews
User Score
72
8 reviews

78. Hen Ogledd - Bronze

Hen Ogledd - Bronze
October 6, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

77. Mica Levi & Oliver Coates - Remain Calm

Mica Levi & Oliver Coates - Remain Calm
November 25, 2016
Experimental
Critic Score
74
7 reviews
User Score
72
7 reviews

76. Noura Mint Seymali - Arbina

Noura Mint Seymali - Arbina
September 16, 2016
Critic Score
75
4 reviews
User Score
77
2 reviews

75. Gyða Valtýsdottir - Epicycle

Gyða Valtýsdottir - Epicycle
July 7, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

74. Billy Bao - Lagos Sessions

Billy Bao - Lagos Sessions
March 8, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

73. Julien Marchal - Insight II

Julien Marchal - Insight II
May 6, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
75
2 reviews

72. Pattern Man - Pattern Man

Pattern Man - Pattern Man
November 1, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

71. Marie Davidson - Adieux Au Dancefloor

Marie Davidson - Adieux Au Dancefloor
October 14, 2016
Electronic
Critic Score
79
2 reviews
User Score
78
28 reviews

70. SHXCXCHCXSH - SsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSs

SHXCXCHCXSH - SsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSs
June 6, 2016
Ambient Techno
Critic Score
82
2 reviews
User Score
61
10 reviews

69. Atlantikwall - Atlantikwall

Atlantikwall - Atlantikwall
May 23, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

68. Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book

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

67. Roly Porter - Third Law

Roly Porter - Third Law
January 22, 2016
Dark Ambient
Critic Score
80
10 reviews
User Score
73
82 reviews

66. Wacław Zimpel - Lines

Wacław Zimpel - Lines
February 5, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
65
6 reviews

65. Laniakea - A Pot of Powdered Nettles

Laniakea - A Pot of Powdered Nettles
April 29, 2016
Drone
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

64. Darren Hayman - Thankful Villages Vol. 1

Darren Hayman - Thankful Villages Vol. 1
June 10, 2016
Critic Score
77
3 reviews
User Score
NR

63. G.H. - Housebound Demigod

G.H. - Housebound Demigod
September 16, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

62. The Body - No One Deserves Happiness

The Body - No One Deserves Happiness
March 18, 2016
Drone Metal
Critic Score
78
10 reviews
User Score
70
51 reviews

61. Babyfather - BBF Hosted by DJ Escrow

Babyfather - BBF Hosted by DJ Escrow
April 1, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
68
9 reviews
User Score
69
41 reviews

60. 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

59. Oren Ambarchi - Hubris

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

58. Skee Mask - Shred

Skee Mask - Shred
February 1, 2016
Ambient Techno
Critic Score
79
3 reviews
User Score
73
11 reviews

57. 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
217 reviews

56. Grumbling Fur - Furfour

Grumbling Fur - Furfour
September 16, 2016
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
76
9 reviews
User Score
69
12 reviews

55. Bruxa Maria - Human Condition

Bruxa Maria - Human Condition
May 29, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
75
1 review

54. Kano - Made in the Manor

Kano - Made in the Manor
March 4, 2016
Grime
Critic Score
67
6 reviews
User Score
72
17 reviews

53. Beyoncé - Lemonade

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

52. Bully Fae - Defy a Thing to Be

Bully Fae - Defy a Thing to Be
October 14, 2016
Critic Score
65
1 review
User Score
NR

51. Tim Hecker - Love Streams

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