Diffuser's Top 40 Albums of 2016

Diffuser's Top 40 Albums of 2016

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40. 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

39. Red Fang - Only Ghosts

Red Fang - Only Ghosts
October 14, 2016
Critic Score
77
2 reviews
User Score
69
5 reviews

38. Dawes - We're All Gonna Die

Dawes - We're All Gonna Die
September 16, 2016
Pop Rock
Critic Score
72
5 reviews
User Score
72
15 reviews

37. Green Day - Revolution Radio

Green Day - Revolution Radio
October 7, 2016
Pop Punk
Critic Score
63
23 reviews
User Score
58
88 reviews

36. The I Don't Cares - Wild Stab

The I Don't Cares - Wild Stab
January 22, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
72
4 reviews
User Score
69
8 reviews

35. Robbie Fulks - Upland Stories

Robbie Fulks - Upland Stories
April 1, 2016
Americana
Critic Score
80
6 reviews
User Score
74
8 reviews

34. The Dean Ween Group - The Deaner Album

The Dean Ween Group - The Deaner Album
October 21, 2016
Critic Score
69
5 reviews
User Score
80
1 review

33. Emitt Rhodes - Rainbow Ends

Emitt Rhodes - Rainbow Ends
February 26, 2016
Critic Score
77
3 reviews
User Score
74
4 reviews

32. Big Business - Command Your Weather

Big Business - Command Your Weather
July 8, 2016
Stoner Metal
Critic Score
77
6 reviews
User Score
67
10 reviews

31. 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

30. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - I Had A Dream That You Were Mine

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - I Had A Dream That You Were Mine
September 23, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
19 reviews
User Score
78
118 reviews

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. Lambchop - FLOTUS

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

27. Melvins - Basses Loaded

Melvins - Basses Loaded
June 3, 2016
Sludge Metal
Critic Score
63
10 reviews
User Score
62
8 reviews

26. Lydia Loveless - Real

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

25. Japanese Breakfast - Psychopomp

Japanese Breakfast - Psychopomp
April 1, 2016
Indie Pop
Critic Score
75
7 reviews
User Score
76
120 reviews

24. 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

23. 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

22. Savages - Adore Life

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

21. Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch

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

20. Wilco - Schmilco

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

19. Tegan and Sara - Love You to Death

Tegan and Sara - Love You to Death
June 3, 2016
Synthpop
Critic Score
76
22 reviews
User Score
68
95 reviews

18. 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

17. 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

16. ANOHNI - Hopelessness

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

15. 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

14. 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

13. Anderson .Paak - Malibu

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

12. 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

11. 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

10. 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

9. Mitski - Puberty 2

Mitski - Puberty 2
June 17, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
86
24 reviews
User Score
80
402 reviews

8. 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

7. Frank Ocean - Blonde

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

6. Angel Olsen - My Woman

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

5. 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

4. Beyoncé - Lemonade

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

3. David Bowie - Blackstar

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

2. 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

1. 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
Original Source: http://diffuser.fm/2016-best-albums/

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