Rolling Stone Australia's 50 Best Albums of 2016

Rolling Stone Australia's 50 Best Albums of 2016

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50. Melody Pool - Deep Dark Savage Heart

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

49. The Griswolds - High Times For Low Lives

The Griswolds - High Times For Low Lives
November 11, 2016
Critic Score
40
1 review
User Score
35
2 reviews

48. Deftones - Gore

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

47. Violent Soho - WACO

Violent Soho - WACO
March 18, 2016
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
70
1 review
User Score
69
7 reviews

46. Norah Jones - Day Breaks

Norah Jones - Day Breaks
October 7, 2016
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
72
6 reviews
User Score
77
30 reviews

45. 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

44. The Monkees - Good Times!

The Monkees - Good Times!
June 10, 2016
Pop Rock
Critic Score
76
7 reviews
User Score
71
15 reviews

43. Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate

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

42. Drake - VIEWS

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

41. Wilco - Schmilco

Wilco - Schmilco
September 9, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
74
22 reviews
User Score
72
139 reviews

40. Ceres - Drag It Down On You

Ceres - Drag It Down On You
September 2, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

39. Dustin Tebbutt - First Light

Dustin Tebbutt - First Light
August 5, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
78
1 review

38. Tove Lo - Lady Wood

Tove Lo - Lady Wood
October 28, 2016
Electropop
Critic Score
72
14 reviews
User Score
67
116 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. Metallica - Hardwired...To Self-Destruct

Metallica - Hardwired...To Self-Destruct
November 18, 2016
Heavy Metal
Critic Score
67
20 reviews
User Score
64
86 reviews

35. ANOHNI - Hopelessness

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

34. Angel Olsen - My Woman

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

33. Montaigne - Glorious Heights

Montaigne - Glorious Heights
August 5, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

32. Alicia Keys - HERE

Alicia Keys - HERE
November 4, 2016
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
73
13 reviews
User Score
70
71 reviews

31. White Lung - Paradise

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

30. 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

29. Letlive. - If I'm The Devil

Letlive. - If I'm The Devil
June 10, 2016
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
83
2 reviews
User Score
74
9 reviews

28. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound

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

27. Camp Cope - Camp Cope

Camp Cope - Camp Cope
April 22, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
74
23 reviews

26. 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

25. Rihanna - ANTI

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

24. Hellions - Opera Oblivia

Hellions - Opera Oblivia
July 29, 2016
Post-Hardcore
Critic Score
NR
User Score
69
2 reviews

23. Mitski - Puberty 2

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

22. Bon Iver - 22, A Million

Bon Iver - 22, A Million
September 30, 2016
Art Pop
Critic Score
88
33 reviews
User Score
81
673 reviews

21. Gawurra - Ratja Yaliyali

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

20. 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

19. 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

18. Remi - Divas & Demons

Remi - Divas & Demons
September 16, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

17. Parquet Courts - Human Performance

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

16. 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

15. 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

14. Green Day - Revolution Radio

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

13. Olympia - Self Talk

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

12. 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

11. 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

10. A.B. Original - Reclaim Australia

A.B. Original - Reclaim Australia
November 25, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

9. 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

8. 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
919 reviews

7. The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome

The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome
December 2, 2016
Blues Rock
Critic Score
78
14 reviews
User Score
73
50 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
1001 reviews

5. Frank Ocean - Blonde

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

4. 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
459 reviews

3. 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

2. David Bowie - Blackstar

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

1. Beyoncé - Lemonade

Beyoncé - Lemonade
April 23, 2016
R&B
Critic Score
89
30 reviews
User Score
80
758 reviews
Original Source: http://rollingstoneaus.com/music/post/50-best-albums-of-2016/5298-50-melody-pool-deep-dark-savage-heart

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