BLARE's 50 Best Albums of 2016

BLARE's 50 Best Albums of 2016

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50. Marie Davidson - Adieux Au Dancefloor

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

49. Martha - Blisters In the Pit of My Heart

Martha - Blisters In the Pit of My Heart
July 1, 2016
Pop Punk
Critic Score
77
10 reviews
User Score
74
24 reviews

48. Weyes Blood - Front Row Seat to Earth

Weyes Blood - Front Row Seat to Earth
October 21, 2016
Psychedelic Folk
Critic Score
82
9 reviews
User Score
79
129 reviews

47. LVL Up - Return to Love

LVL Up - Return to Love
September 23, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
9 reviews
User Score
75
28 reviews

46. All Get Out - Nobody Likes a Quitter

All Get Out - Nobody Likes a Quitter
October 28, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
90
3 reviews

45. Into It. Over It. - Standards

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

44. Frameworks - Smother

Frameworks - Smother
July 8, 2016
Critic Score
75
2 reviews
User Score
50
1 review

43. HINDS - Leave Me Alone

HINDS - Leave Me Alone
January 8, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
26 reviews
User Score
68
202 reviews

42. Joey Purp - iiiDrops

Joey Purp - iiiDrops
May 27, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
78
4 reviews
User Score
77
74 reviews

41. Parquet Courts - Human Performance

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

40. Wet - Don't You

Wet - Don't You
January 29, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
59
13 reviews
User Score
61
69 reviews

39. Basement - Promise Everything

Basement - Promise Everything
January 29, 2016
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
70
9 reviews
User Score
69
26 reviews

38. White Lung - Paradise

White Lung - Paradise
May 6, 2016
Noise Rock
Critic Score
77
20 reviews
User Score
75
159 reviews

37. Modern Baseball - Holy Ghost

Modern Baseball - Holy Ghost
May 13, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
14 reviews
User Score
74
73 reviews

36. Deftones - Gore

Deftones - Gore
April 8, 2016
Alternative Metal
Critic Score
76
19 reviews
User Score
72
115 reviews

35. Flume - Skin

Flume - Skin
May 27, 2016
Wonky
Critic Score
68
8 reviews
User Score
71
196 reviews

34. Jessy Lanza - Oh No

Jessy Lanza - Oh No
May 13, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
79
19 reviews
User Score
76
135 reviews

33. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound

Blood Orange - Freetown Sound
June 27, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
81
27 reviews
User Score
80
319 reviews

32. Warpaint - Heads Up

Warpaint - Heads Up
September 23, 2016
Dream Pop
Critic Score
74
22 reviews
User Score
73
118 reviews

31. Explosions in the Sky - The Wilderness

Explosions in the Sky - The Wilderness
April 1, 2016
Post-Rock
Critic Score
75
19 reviews
User Score
72
131 reviews

30. Twin Peaks - Down In Heaven

Twin Peaks - Down In Heaven
May 13, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
18 reviews
User Score
74
53 reviews

29. DIIV - Is the Is Are

DIIV - Is the Is Are
February 5, 2016
Dream Pop
Critic Score
72
25 reviews
User Score
73
286 reviews

28. 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

27. Beyoncé - Lemonade

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

26. Noname - Telefone

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

25. Kamaiyah - A Good Night in the Ghetto

Kamaiyah - A Good Night in the Ghetto
March 14, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
85
3 reviews
User Score
73
68 reviews

24. 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

23. 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

22. 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

21. Savages - Adore Life

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

20. Skepta - Konnichiwa

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

19. 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

18. The Hotelier - Goodness

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

17. 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

16. Anderson .Paak - Malibu

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

15. Drake - VIEWS

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

14. KAYTRANADA - 99.9%

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

13. Majid Jordan - Majid Jordan

Majid Jordan - Majid Jordan
February 5, 2016
Electropop
Critic Score
66
9 reviews
User Score
65
53 reviews

12. Pinegrove - Cardinal

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

11. 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

10. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition

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

9. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

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

8. Rihanna - ANTI

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

7. 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

6. Touché Amoré - Stage Four

Touché Amoré - Stage Four
September 16, 2016
Post-Hardcore
Critic Score
83
10 reviews
User Score
79
97 reviews

5. Balance and Composure - Light We Made

Balance and Composure - Light We Made
October 7, 2016
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
63
4 reviews
User Score
61
10 reviews

4. 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

3. 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

2. Angel Olsen - My Woman

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

1. Frank Ocean - Blonde

Frank Ocean - Blonde
August 20, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
86
33 reviews
User Score
85
781 reviews
Original Source: http://blaremagazine.com/2016/12/13/the-50-best-albums-of-2016/

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