The Vinyl Factory's 50 Best Albums of 2016

The Vinyl Factory's 50 Best Albums of 2016

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50. 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

49. The Body - No One Deserves Happiness

The Body - No One Deserves Happiness
March 18, 2016
Drone Metal
Critic Score
78
10 reviews
User Score
70
51 reviews

48. Juan Atkins & Moritz Von Oswald - Borderland: Transport

Juan Atkins & Moritz Von Oswald - Borderland: Transport
April 29, 2016
Minimal Techno
Critic Score
77
3 reviews
User Score
85
5 reviews

47. Tee Mango - Imperfections Vol. 1

Tee Mango - Imperfections Vol. 1
September 23, 2016
Deep House
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

46. Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.

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

45. Huerco S. - For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)

Huerco S. - For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)
June 10, 2016
Ambient
Critic Score
82
7 reviews
User Score
79
76 reviews

44. Sad City - Shapes in Formation

Sad City - Shapes in Formation
July 29, 2016
Critic Score
74
1 review
User Score
59
2 reviews

43. Wilson Tanner - 69

Wilson Tanner - 69
April 1, 2016
Ambient
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

42. 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

41. Ragnar Kjartansson - The Visitors

Ragnar Kjartansson - The Visitors
April 29, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

40. Steven Julien - Fallen

Steven Julien - Fallen
July 15, 2016
Deep House
Critic Score
73
3 reviews
User Score
70
8 reviews

39. BADBADNOTGOOD - IV

BADBADNOTGOOD - IV
July 8, 2016
Nu Jazz
Critic Score
74
19 reviews
User Score
77
178 reviews

38. Roly Porter - Third Law

Roly Porter - Third Law
January 22, 2016
Dark Ambient
Critic Score
80
10 reviews
User Score
73
82 reviews

37. Nicolas Jaar - Sirens

Nicolas Jaar - Sirens
September 30, 2016
Ambient Pop
Critic Score
79
15 reviews
User Score
80
241 reviews

36. Georgia - All Kind Music

Georgia - All Kind Music
November 11, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

35. Anna Meredith - Varmints

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

34. King - We Are King

King - We Are King
February 5, 2016
R&B
Critic Score
80
9 reviews
User Score
74
75 reviews

33. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani - FRKWYS Vol. 13: Sunergy

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani - FRKWYS Vol. 13: Sunergy
September 16, 2016
Electronic
Critic Score
74
6 reviews
User Score
75
20 reviews

32. Rihanna - ANTI

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

31. Carla dal Forno - You Know What It's Like

Carla dal Forno - You Know What It's Like
October 28, 2016
Electronic
Critic Score
74
5 reviews
User Score
74
22 reviews

30. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - We Be All Africans

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - We Be All Africans
May 27, 2016
Jazz
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
75
4 reviews

29. Novo Line - Movements

Novo Line - Movements
October 14, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

28. Steve Hauschildt - Strands

Steve Hauschildt - Strands
October 28, 2016
Electronic
Critic Score
78
6 reviews
User Score
76
22 reviews

27. Demdike Stare - Wonderland

Demdike Stare - Wonderland
November 16, 2016
UK Bass
Critic Score
81
4 reviews
User Score
73
11 reviews

26. 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

25. DJ Diamond - Footwork or Die

DJ Diamond - Footwork or Die
October 21, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

24. Don't DJ - Musique Acéphale

Don't DJ - Musique Acéphale
October 4, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

23. Anderson .Paak - Malibu

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

22. Mica Levi & Oliver Coates - Remain Calm

Mica Levi & Oliver Coates - Remain Calm
November 25, 2016
Experimental
Critic Score
74
7 reviews
User Score
72
7 reviews

21. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition

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

20. Soft Hair - Soft Hair

Soft Hair - Soft Hair
October 28, 2016
Psychedelic Pop
Critic Score
69
14 reviews
User Score
71
21 reviews

19. Elysia Crampton - Demon City

Elysia Crampton - Demon City
July 22, 2016
UK Bass
Critic Score
83
7 reviews
User Score
70
59 reviews

18. 2 8 1 4 - Rain Temple

2 8 1 4 - Rain Temple
July 26, 2016
Ambient
Critic Score
68
2 reviews
User Score
71
17 reviews

17. David Bowie - Blackstar

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

16. Angel Olsen - My Woman

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

15. Moor Mother - Fetish Bones

Moor Mother - Fetish Bones
September 16, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
82
1 review
User Score
73
13 reviews

14. Shabaka and the Ancestors - Wisdom of Elders

Shabaka and the Ancestors - Wisdom of Elders
September 16, 2016
Avant-Garde Jazz
Critic Score
70
2 reviews
User Score
79
10 reviews

13. Seekersinternational - LoversDedicationStation

Seekersinternational - LoversDedicationStation
July 1, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
75
1 review

12. Yves Tumor - Serpent Music

Yves Tumor - Serpent Music
September 30, 2016
Electronic
Critic Score
75
3 reviews
User Score
76
27 reviews

11. Frank Ocean - Blonde

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

10. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - EARS

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

9. Mitski - Puberty 2

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

8. Equiknoxx - Bird Sound Power

Equiknoxx - Bird Sound Power
July 22, 2016
Juke
Critic Score
82
1 review
User Score
77
7 reviews

7. Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch

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

5. Dedekind Cut - $uccessor

Dedekind Cut - $uccessor
November 11, 2016
Ambient
Critic Score
83
3 reviews
User Score
76
28 reviews

4. Jessy Lanza - Oh No

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

3. Susso - Keira

Susso - Keira
October 28, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

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. 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
461 reviews
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