Q Magazine's 50 Best Albums of 2016

Q Magazine's 50 Best Albums of 2016

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50. Primal Scream - Chaosmosis

Primal Scream - Chaosmosis
March 18, 2016
Synthpop
Critic Score
65
23 reviews
User Score
66
56 reviews

49. Richard Ashcroft - These People

Richard Ashcroft - These People
May 20, 2016
Pop Rock
Critic Score
53
10 reviews
User Score
57
13 reviews

48. Drake - VIEWS

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

47. Blossoms - Blossoms

Blossoms - Blossoms
August 5, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
66
9 reviews
User Score
70
18 reviews

46. Peter Doherty - Hamburg Demonstrations

Peter Doherty - Hamburg Demonstrations
December 2, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
62
16 reviews
User Score
68
10 reviews

45. 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
921 reviews

44. The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You've Come to Expect

The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You've Come to Expect
April 1, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
70
24 reviews
User Score
68
144 reviews

43. The Coral - Distance Inbetween

The Coral - Distance Inbetween
March 4, 2016
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
80
13 reviews
User Score
70
51 reviews

42. 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
462 reviews

41. Kevin Morby - Singing Saw

Kevin Morby - Singing Saw
April 15, 2016
Folk Rock
Critic Score
82
17 reviews
User Score
78
211 reviews

40. Bastille - Wild World

Bastille - Wild World
September 9, 2016
Synthpop
Critic Score
73
9 reviews
User Score
71
46 reviews

39. Oh Sees - A Weird Exits

Oh Sees - A Weird Exits
August 12, 2016
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
78
18 reviews
User Score
76
84 reviews

38. Fat White Family - Songs for Our Mothers

Fat White Family - Songs for Our Mothers
January 22, 2016
Garage Rock
Critic Score
60
12 reviews
User Score
69
28 reviews

37. Brian Eno - The Ship

Brian Eno - The Ship
April 29, 2016
Ambient
Critic Score
75
18 reviews
User Score
71
55 reviews

36. Biffy Clyro - Ellipsis

Biffy Clyro - Ellipsis
July 8, 2016
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
69
11 reviews
User Score
62
36 reviews

35. Savages - Adore Life

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

34. Lady Gaga - Joanne

Lady Gaga - Joanne
October 21, 2016
Pop
Critic Score
70
23 reviews
User Score
68
316 reviews

33. Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.

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

32. Bat For Lashes - The Bride

Bat For Lashes - The Bride
July 1, 2016
Art Pop
Critic Score
76
31 reviews
User Score
73
154 reviews

31. 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

30. Jamie T - Trick

Jamie T - Trick
September 2, 2016
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
78
11 reviews
User Score
76
45 reviews

29. Let's Eat Grandma - I, Gemini

Let's Eat Grandma - I, Gemini
June 17, 2016
Ambient Pop
Critic Score
73
14 reviews
User Score
74
35 reviews

28. Anna Meredith - Varmints

Anna Meredith - Varmints
March 4, 2016
Art Pop
Critic Score
83
6 reviews
User Score
76
167 reviews

27. Underworld - Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future

Underworld - Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future
March 18, 2016
Progressive House
Critic Score
78
19 reviews
User Score
75
96 reviews

26. The Lemon Twigs - Do Hollywood

The Lemon Twigs - Do Hollywood
October 14, 2016
Baroque Pop
Critic Score
73
12 reviews
User Score
76
28 reviews

25. Wild Beasts - Boy King

Wild Beasts - Boy King
August 5, 2016
Art Pop
Critic Score
74
25 reviews
User Score
68
111 reviews

24. 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

23. Pet Shop Boys - Super

Pet Shop Boys - Super
April 1, 2016
Synthpop
Critic Score
73
17 reviews
User Score
67
40 reviews

22. Steve Mason - Meet the Humans

Steve Mason - Meet the Humans
February 26, 2016
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
80
8 reviews
User Score
70
75 reviews

21. 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

20. ANOHNI - Hopelessness

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

19. Parquet Courts - Human Performance

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

18. The Avalanches - Wildflower

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

17. Frank Ocean - Blonde

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

16. Cate Le Bon - Crab Day

Cate Le Bon - Crab Day
April 15, 2016
Art Pop
Critic Score
74
17 reviews
User Score
71
49 reviews

15. Dexys - Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul

Dexys - Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul
June 3, 2016
Folk
Critic Score
70
4 reviews
User Score
71
5 reviews

14. Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate

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

13. Beyoncé - Lemonade

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

12. GOAT - Requiem

GOAT - Requiem
October 7, 2016
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
74
14 reviews
User Score
73
33 reviews

11. Skepta - Konnichiwa

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

10. Christine and the Queens - Chaleur Humaine

Christine and the Queens - Chaleur Humaine
May 19, 2014
Electropop
Critic Score
85
6 reviews
User Score
78
61 reviews

9. 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
180 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. Cass McCombs - Mangy Love

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

6. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
May 8, 2016
Art Rock
Critic Score
87
34 reviews
User Score
86
1003 reviews

5. 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
450 reviews

4. 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
393 reviews

3. 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

2. 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
219 reviews

1. David Bowie - Blackstar

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