For The Win's 50 Best Albums of 2016

For The Win's 50 Best Albums of 2016

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50. Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like a Levee

Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like a Levee
October 7, 2016
Indie Folk
Critic Score
77
7 reviews
User Score
77
49 reviews

49. D.R.A.M. - BIG BABY D.R.A.M.

D.R.A.M. - BIG BABY D.R.A.M.
October 21, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
76
12 reviews
User Score
73
79 reviews

48. KAYTRANADA - 99.9%

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

47. 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
494 reviews

46. Anders Osborne - Spacedust and Ocean Views

Anders Osborne - Spacedust and Ocean Views
March 18, 2016
Critic Score
70
1 review
User Score
NR

45. Crying - Beyond the Fleeting Gales

Crying - Beyond the Fleeting Gales
October 14, 2016
Power Pop
Critic Score
76
5 reviews
User Score
76
46 reviews

44. J Dilla - The Diary

J Dilla - The Diary
April 15, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
70
17 reviews
User Score
59
19 reviews

43. Big Thief - Masterpiece

Big Thief - Masterpiece
May 27, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
11 reviews
User Score
76
86 reviews

42. Drake - VIEWS

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

41. Clair Morgan - New Lions & the Not-Good Night

Clair Morgan - New Lions & the Not-Good Night
May 6, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

40. Savages - Adore Life

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

39. LUH - Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing

LUH - Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing
May 6, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
12 reviews
User Score
75
80 reviews

38. Young Thug - Jeffery

Young Thug - Jeffery
August 26, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
78
11 reviews
User Score
76
193 reviews

37. Lambchop - FLOTUS

Lambchop - FLOTUS
November 4, 2016
Indietronica
Critic Score
81
20 reviews
User Score
72
67 reviews

36. Swet Shop Boys - Cashmere

Swet Shop Boys - Cashmere
October 14, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
78
8 reviews
User Score
75
31 reviews

35. Whitney - Light Upon The Lake

Whitney - Light Upon The Lake
June 3, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
17 reviews
User Score
79
296 reviews

34. Into It. Over It. - Standards

Into It. Over It. - Standards
March 11, 2016
Emo
Critic Score
74
8 reviews
User Score
72
66 reviews

33. 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

32. American Football - American Football

American Football - American Football
October 21, 2016
Emo
Critic Score
75
20 reviews
User Score
70
74 reviews

31. YG - Still Brazy

YG - Still Brazy
June 17, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
81
12 reviews
User Score
76
200 reviews

30. Rihanna - ANTI

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

29. Anderson .Paak - Malibu

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

28. Francis and the Lights - Farewell, Starlite

Francis and the Lights - Farewell, Starlite
September 24, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
65
3 reviews
User Score
72
34 reviews

27. 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

26. Noname - Telefone

Noname - Telefone
July 31, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
81
8 reviews
User Score
80
180 reviews

25. 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

24. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition

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

23. Angel Olsen - My Woman

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

22. Skepta - Konnichiwa

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

21. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
May 8, 2016
Art Rock
Critic Score
87
34 reviews
User Score
86
995 reviews

20. Kevin Gates - Islah

Kevin Gates - Islah
January 29, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
79
7 reviews
User Score
62
116 reviews

19. The Avalanches - Wildflower

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

18. Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.

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

17. 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

16. ANOHNI - Hopelessness

ANOHNI - Hopelessness
May 6, 2016
Art Pop
Critic Score
81
27 reviews
User Score
78
422 reviews

15. Tancred - Out of the Garden

Tancred - Out of the Garden
April 1, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
2 reviews
User Score
79
10 reviews

14. 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

13. The Hotelier - Goodness

The Hotelier - Goodness
May 27, 2016
Emo
Critic Score
83
10 reviews
User Score
76
178 reviews

12. Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book

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

11. David Bowie - Blackstar

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

10. PUP - The Dream Is Over

PUP - The Dream Is Over
May 27, 2016
Pop Punk
Critic Score
76
14 reviews
User Score
74
81 reviews

9. 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

8. Lucy Dacus - No Burden

Lucy Dacus - No Burden
February 26, 2016
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
77
9 reviews
User Score
77
40 reviews

7. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Pretty Years

Cymbals Eat Guitars - Pretty Years
September 16, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
11 reviews
User Score
77
94 reviews

6. 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
389 reviews

5. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial

Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
May 20, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
20 reviews
User Score
82
458 reviews

4. Pinegrove - Cardinal

Pinegrove - Cardinal
February 12, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
7 reviews
User Score
76
196 reviews

3. Frank Ocean - Blonde

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

2. Beyoncé - Lemonade

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

1. Jeff Rosenstock - WORRY.

Jeff Rosenstock - WORRY.
October 14, 2016
Power Pop
Critic Score
81
7 reviews
User Score
78
93 reviews
Original Source: http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/12/the-50-best-albums-of-2016

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