The Genius Community's 50 Best Albums of 2016

The Genius Community's 50 Best Albums of 2016

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50. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
November 18, 2016
Funk
Critic Score
70
13 reviews
User Score
66
160 reviews

49. Modern Baseball - Holy Ghost

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

48. Local Natives - Sunlit Youth

Local Natives - Sunlit Youth
September 9, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
69
10 reviews
User Score
72
75 reviews

47. Chairlift - Moth

Chairlift - Moth
January 22, 2016
Synthpop
Critic Score
76
22 reviews
User Score
73
236 reviews

46. Tycho - Epoch

Tycho - Epoch
September 30, 2016
Downtempo
Critic Score
73
9 reviews
User Score
68
46 reviews

45. Banks - The Altar

Banks - The Altar
September 30, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
69
16 reviews
User Score
70
145 reviews

44. Alicia Keys - HERE

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

43. Isaiah Rashad - The Sun's Tirade

Isaiah Rashad - The Sun's Tirade
September 2, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
75
12 reviews
User Score
79
181 reviews

42. 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

41. Whitney - Light Upon The Lake

Whitney - Light Upon The Lake
June 3, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
17 reviews
User Score
79
296 reviews

40. 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

39. Mitski - Puberty 2

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

38. Kano - Made in the Manor

Kano - Made in the Manor
March 4, 2016
Grime
Critic Score
67
6 reviews
User Score
72
17 reviews

37. Mac Miller - The Divine Feminine

Mac Miller - The Divine Feminine
September 16, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
70
10 reviews
User Score
68
104 reviews

36. Flume - Skin

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

35. The Game - 1992

The Game - 1992
October 14, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
71
4 reviews
User Score
73
24 reviews

34. Travis Scott - Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

Travis Scott - Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
September 2, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
62
9 reviews
User Score
66
153 reviews

33. Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid

Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid
April 29, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
77
11 reviews
User Score
78
139 reviews

32. Young Thug - Jeffery

Young Thug - Jeffery
August 26, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
78
11 reviews
User Score
76
193 reviews

31. Tegan and Sara - Love You to Death

Tegan and Sara - Love You to Death
June 3, 2016
Synthpop
Critic Score
76
22 reviews
User Score
68
95 reviews

30. Elzhi - Lead Poison

Elzhi - Lead Poison
March 11, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
80
2 reviews
User Score
71
18 reviews

29. BADBADNOTGOOD - IV

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

28. Glass Animals - How to Be a Human Being

Glass Animals - How to Be a Human Being
August 26, 2016
Indietronica
Critic Score
77
14 reviews
User Score
75
133 reviews

27. The Weeknd - Starboy

The Weeknd - Starboy
November 25, 2016
R&B
Critic Score
66
25 reviews
User Score
67
276 reviews

26. Shura - Nothing's Real

Shura - Nothing's Real
July 8, 2016
Synthpop
Critic Score
79
16 reviews
User Score
77
159 reviews

25. Saba - Bucket List Project

Saba - Bucket List Project
October 27, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
72
4 reviews
User Score
77
23 reviews

24. Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.

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

23. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - I Had A Dream That You Were Mine

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - I Had A Dream That You Were Mine
September 23, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
19 reviews
User Score
78
118 reviews

22. KAYTRANADA - 99.9%

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

21. 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

20. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound

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

19. 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
447 reviews

18. clipping. - Splendor & Misery

clipping. - Splendor & Misery
September 9, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
71
13 reviews
User Score
72
87 reviews

17. Joey Purp - iiiDrops

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

16. Rihanna - ANTI

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

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
459 reviews

14. 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
458 reviews

13. 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
494 reviews

12. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

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

11. Anderson .Paak - Malibu

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

10. The Avalanches - Wildflower

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

9. 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

8. Noname - Telefone

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

7. 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

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
389 reviews

5. 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

4. David Bowie - Blackstar

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

3. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition

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

2. Beyoncé - Lemonade

Beyoncé - Lemonade
April 23, 2016
R&B
Critic Score
89
30 reviews
User Score
80
756 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://genius.com/a/the-genius-community-s-50-best-albums-of-2016

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