Pitchfork's Highest Rated Albums of 2016

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This is an ordered list of Pitchfork's highest rated albums of 2016. Check out Pitchfork's Year End List.

1. Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book

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Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book
May 13, 2016
Hip Hop
Score
91

2. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

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Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
May 8, 2016
Art Rock
Score
91

3. Kleenex/LiLiPUT - First Songs

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Kleenex/LiLiPUT - First Songs
December 9, 2016
Score
90

4. A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service

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A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service
November 11, 2016
Hip Hop
Score
90

5. Bon Iver - 22, A Million

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Bon Iver - 22, A Million
September 30, 2016
Art Pop
Score
90

6. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
September 9, 2016
Art Rock
Score
90

7. Frank Ocean - Blonde

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Frank Ocean - Blonde
August 20, 2016
Alternative R&B
Score
90

8. ANOHNI - Hopelessness

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ANOHNI - Hopelessness
May 6, 2016
Art Pop
Score
90

9. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo

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Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
February 14, 2016
Hip Hop
Score
90

10. Julius Eastman - Femenine

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Julius Eastman - Femenine
September 16, 2016
Score
89

11. Paul Bowles - Music of Morocco: Recorded by Paul Bowles, 1959

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Paul Bowles - Music of Morocco: Recorded by Paul Bowles, 1959
April 1, 2016
Score
89

12. Angel Olsen - My Woman

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Angel Olsen - My Woman
September 2, 2016
Indie Rock
Score
88

13. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound

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Blood Orange - Freetown Sound
June 27, 2016
Alternative R&B
Score
88

14. Sun Ra - Singles: The Definitive 45s Collection, Vol. 1: 1952-1961

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Sun Ra - Singles: The Definitive 45s Collection, Vol. 1: 1952-1961
November 25, 2016
Score
87

15. Nicolas Jaar - Sirens

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Nicolas Jaar - Sirens
September 30, 2016
Ambient Pop
Score
87

16. Solange - A Seat at the Table

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Solange - A Seat at the Table
September 30, 2016
Alternative R&B
Score
87

17. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 3

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Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 3
December 25, 2016
Hip Hop
Score
86

18. Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution

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Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution
March 4, 2016
Jazz Fusion
Score
86

19. Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.

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Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.
March 4, 2016
Hip Hop
Score
86

20. Anderson .Paak - Malibu

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Anderson .Paak - Malibu
January 15, 2016
Neo-Soul
Score
86

21. Various Artists - Doing It in Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980s Nigeria

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Various Artists - Doing It in Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980s Nigeria
December 9, 2016
Score
85

22. Washington Phillips - Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams

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Washington Phillips - Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams
November 11, 2016
Score
85

23. Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker

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Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
October 21, 2016
Singer-Songwriter
Score
85

24. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition

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Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
September 27, 2016
Hip Hop
Score
85

25. Young Thug - Jeffery

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Young Thug - Jeffery
August 26, 2016
Hip Hop
Score
85
NOTE: This is not a year end list. This list is ordered by the ratings Pitchfork awarded albums throughout 2016.


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