The New Zealand Herald's 20 Best Albums of 2016

The New Zealand Herald's 20 Best Albums of 2016

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20. S U R V I V E - RR7349

S U R V I V E - RR7349
September 30, 2016
Synthwave
Critic Score
77
12 reviews
User Score
73
29 reviews

19. 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

18. Savages - Adore Life

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

17. Dinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not

Dinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not
August 5, 2016
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
73
26 reviews
User Score
74
89 reviews

16. Various Artists - SmokeyGotBeatz Presents: Swidt vs. Everybody

Various Artists - SmokeyGotBeatz Presents: Swidt vs. Everybody
May 13, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

15. 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

14. The Veils - Total Depravity

The Veils - Total Depravity
August 26, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
11 reviews
User Score
72
19 reviews

13. Schoolboy Q - Blank Face LP

Schoolboy Q - Blank Face LP
July 8, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
77
18 reviews
User Score
76
244 reviews

12. Beastwars - The Death of All Things

Beastwars - The Death of All Things
April 22, 2016
Critic Score
80
3 reviews
User Score
85
1 review

11. The Avalanches - Wildflower

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

10. Rihanna - ANTI

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

9. Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.

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

8. 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

7. Anderson .Paak - Malibu

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

6. 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

5. David Bowie - Blackstar

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

4. 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

3. Frank Ocean - Blonde

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

Beyoncé - Lemonade
April 23, 2016
R&B
Critic Score
89
30 reviews
User Score
80
758 reviews
Original Source: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11763841

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