BEST OF
2016

The Highest Rated Albums of 2016

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1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
September 9, 2016
Art Rock
Critic Score
89
21 reviews

2. Bon Iver - 22, A Million

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Bon Iver - 22, A Million
September 30, 2016
Art Pop
Critic Score
89
27 reviews

3. Beyoncé - Lemonade

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Beyoncé - Lemonade
April 23, 2016
R&B
Critic Score
88
25 reviews

4. Solange - A Seat at the Table

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

5. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

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Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
May 8, 2016
Art Rock
Critic Score
87
28 reviews

6. Frank Ocean - Blonde

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Frank Ocean - Blonde
August 20, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
87
28 reviews

7. Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker

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Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
October 21, 2016
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
86
16 reviews

8. 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
Critic Score
86
19 reviews

9. Mitski - Puberty 2

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Mitski - Puberty 2
June 17, 2016
Indie Pop
Critic Score
86
22 reviews

10. Angel Olsen - My Woman

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Angel Olsen - My Woman
September 2, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
86
26 reviews

11. D.D Dumbo - Utopia Defeated

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D.D Dumbo - Utopia Defeated
October 7, 2016
Indie Pop
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

12. Ian William Craig - Centres

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Ian William Craig - Centres
July 8, 2016
Ambient
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

13. David Bowie - Blackstar

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David Bowie - Blackstar
January 8, 2016
Art Rock
Critic Score
84
27 reviews

14. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition

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Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
September 27, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
24 reviews

15. Elysia Crampton - Demon City

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Elysia Crampton - Demon City
July 22, 2016
UK Bass
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

16. Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos

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Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos
October 7, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
10 reviews

17. Nails - You Will Never Be One of Us

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Nails - You Will Never Be One of Us
June 17, 2016
Grindcore
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

18. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth

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Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
April 15, 2016
Alt-Country
Critic Score
83
14 reviews

19. Anna Meredith - Varmints

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

20. Drive-By Truckers - American Band

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Drive-By Truckers - American Band
September 30, 2016
Alt-Country
Critic Score
83
11 reviews

21. Virginia Wing - Forward Constant Motion

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Virginia Wing - Forward Constant Motion
November 11, 2016
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

22. The Hotelier - Goodness

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The Hotelier - Goodness
May 27, 2016
Emo
Critic Score
83
10 reviews

23. Ital Tek - Hollowed

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Ital Tek - Hollowed
March 18, 2016
IDM
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

24. John K. Samson - Winter Wheat

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John K. Samson - Winter Wheat
October 21, 2016
Indie Folk
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

25. Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate

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Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
July 15, 2016
Soul
Critic Score
83
14 reviews


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