The Highest Rated Albums of 2016

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1. Beyoncé - Lemonade

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

2. ANOHNI - Hopelessness

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ANOHNI - Hopelessness
May 6, 2016
Art Pop
Critic Score
85
12 reviews

3. David Bowie - Blackstar

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

4. Anna Meredith - Varmints

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

5. Ital Tek - Hollowed

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

6. 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
13 reviews

7. Parquet Courts - Human Performance

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Parquet Courts - Human Performance
April 8, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
24 reviews

8. Julianna Barwick - Will

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Julianna Barwick - Will
May 6, 2016
Ambient Pop
Critic Score
82
7 reviews

9. Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution

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Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution
March 4, 2016
Jazz Fusion
Critic Score
82
9 reviews

10. Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts of Highway 20

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Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts of Highway 20
February 5, 2016
Americana
Critic Score
82
13 reviews

11. Kevin Morby - Singing Saw

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Kevin Morby - Singing Saw
April 15, 2016
Folk Rock
Critic Score
81
14 reviews

12. Anderson .Paak - Malibu

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Anderson .Paak - Malibu
January 15, 2016
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
81
12 reviews

13. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - EARS

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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - EARS
April 1, 2016
Folktronica
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

14. LUH - Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing

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LUH - Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing
May 6, 2016
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

15. The Range - Potential

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The Range - Potential
March 25, 2016
Future Garage
Critic Score
80
12 reviews

16. Tim Hecker - Love Streams

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Tim Hecker - Love Streams
April 8, 2016
Ambient
Critic Score
80
18 reviews

17. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
April 29, 2016
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
80
8 reviews

18. Roly Porter - Third Law

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Roly Porter - Third Law
January 22, 2016
Dark Ambient
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

19. Future of the Left - The Peace & Truce of Future of the Left

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Future of the Left - The Peace & Truce of Future of the Left
April 8, 2016
Noise Rock
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

20. Steve Mason - Meet the Humans

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Steve Mason - Meet the Humans
February 26, 2016
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

21. Emma Pollock - In Search of Harperfield

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Emma Pollock - In Search of Harperfield
January 29, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

22. Colin Stetson - Sorrow - A Reimagining of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony

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Colin Stetson - Sorrow - A Reimagining of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony
April 8, 2016
Modern Classical
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

23. Pinegrove - Cardinal

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Pinegrove - Cardinal
February 12, 2016
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

24. Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter

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Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter
March 25, 2016
Country
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

25. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo

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Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
February 14, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
80
27 reviews


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