Double J's 50 Best Albums of 2016

Double J's 50 Best Albums of 2016

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50. Plutonic Lab - Deep Above The Noise

Plutonic Lab - Deep Above The Noise
June 17, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

49. Bernard Fanning - Civil Dusk

Bernard Fanning - Civil Dusk
August 5, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

48. Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter

Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter
March 25, 2016
Country
Critic Score
80
10 reviews
User Score
76
72 reviews

47. Common - Black America Again

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

46. Savages - Adore Life

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

45. Junior Boys - Big Black Coat

Junior Boys - Big Black Coat
February 5, 2016
Electropop
Critic Score
75
15 reviews
User Score
74
100 reviews

44. De La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...

De La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...
August 26, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
72
23 reviews
User Score
72
50 reviews

43. No Zu - Afterlife

No Zu - Afterlife
February 5, 2016
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
83
1 review

42. Descendents - Hypercaffium Spazzinate

Descendents - Hypercaffium Spazzinate
July 29, 2016
Punk Rock
Critic Score
72
17 reviews
User Score
66
23 reviews

41. Mark Pritchard - Under the Sun

Mark Pritchard - Under the Sun
May 13, 2016
Ambient
Critic Score
75
8 reviews
User Score
74
52 reviews

40. Cass McCombs - Mangy Love

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

39. Melody Pool - Deep Dark Savage Heart

Melody Pool - Deep Dark Savage Heart
April 29, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

38. White Denim - Stiff

White Denim - Stiff
March 25, 2016
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
68
12 reviews
User Score
67
36 reviews

37. The Kills - Ash & Ice

The Kills - Ash & Ice
June 3, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
66
21 reviews
User Score
68
58 reviews

36. Jim James - Eternally Even

Jim James - Eternally Even
November 4, 2016
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
76
13 reviews
User Score
77
40 reviews

35. Rosie Lowe - Control

Rosie Lowe - Control
February 19, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
80
3 reviews
User Score
76
29 reviews

34. Big Smoke - Time is Golden

Big Smoke - Time is Golden
October 28, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

33. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - EARS

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - EARS
April 1, 2016
Folktronica
Critic Score
80
7 reviews
User Score
77
69 reviews

32. Paul Dempsey - Strange Loop

Paul Dempsey - Strange Loop
May 13, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
72
1 review

31. Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression

Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
March 18, 2016
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
75
28 reviews
User Score
74
182 reviews

30. Gawurra - Ratja Yaliyali

Gawurra - Ratja Yaliyali
April 8, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

29. 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

28. Agnes Obel - Citizen of Glass

Agnes Obel - Citizen of Glass
October 21, 2016
Chamber Pop
Critic Score
78
9 reviews
User Score
79
51 reviews

27. 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

26. Teeth & Tongue - Give Up on Your Health

Teeth & Tongue - Give Up on Your Health
September 2, 2016
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
76
1 review

25. Frank Ocean - Blonde

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

24. Jordie Lane & the Sleepers - Glassellland

Jordie Lane & the Sleepers - Glassellland
September 16, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

23. Laura Mvula - The Dreaming Room

Laura Mvula - The Dreaming Room
June 17, 2016
Art Pop
Critic Score
77
9 reviews
User Score
74
41 reviews

22. D.D Dumbo - Utopia Defeated

D.D Dumbo - Utopia Defeated
October 7, 2016
Indie Pop
Critic Score
83
7 reviews
User Score
74
59 reviews

21. Jordan Rakei - Cloak

Jordan Rakei - Cloak
June 3, 2016
Critic Score
77
2 reviews
User Score
78
5 reviews

20. 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

19. 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

18. 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

17. The Peep Tempel - Joy

The Peep Tempel - Joy
October 14, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
80
1 review

16. Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos

Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos
October 7, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
12 reviews
User Score
78
57 reviews

15. 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

14. Julia Jacklin - Don't Let the Kids Win

Julia Jacklin - Don't Let the Kids Win
October 7, 2016
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
75
9 reviews
User Score
78
32 reviews

13. Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate

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

12. Olympia - Self Talk

Olympia - Self Talk
April 29, 2016
Indie Pop
Critic Score
NR
User Score
80
1 review

11. Beyoncé - Lemonade

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

10. 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
447 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. Ngaiire - Blastoma

Ngaiire - Blastoma
June 10, 2016
R&B
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
87
2 reviews

6. The Avalanches - Wildflower

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

5. ANOHNI - Hopelessness

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

4. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
April 29, 2016
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
81
11 reviews
User Score
77
194 reviews

3. The Drones - Feelin Kinda Free

The Drones - Feelin Kinda Free
March 18, 2016
Art Rock
Critic Score
80
5 reviews
User Score
78
73 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
1000 reviews

1. David Bowie - Blackstar

David Bowie - Blackstar
January 8, 2016
Art Rock
Critic Score
85
33 reviews
User Score
85
862 reviews
Original Source: http://doublej.net.au/news/features/the-50-best-albums-of-2016

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