AOTY 2019

2016 Indie Rock Album Releases

2016
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Type
EP (8)
LP (136)
Genre
Ambient (74)
Art Pop (79)
Country (48)
Folk (104)
Hip Hop (360)
House (76)
Indie Rock (148)
K-Pop (67)
Metal (187)
Pop (130)
R&B (111)
Rock (466)
Soul (42)
May 20
Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
Car Seat Headrest
Teens of Denial
82
critic score
(23)
85
user score
(990)
Sep 2
Angel Olsen - My Woman
Angel Olsen
My Woman
86
critic score
(33)
82
user score
(863)
Jun 17
Mitski - Puberty 2
Mitski
Puberty 2
85
critic score
(26)
81
user score
(687)
Apr 8
Parquet Courts - Human Performance
Parquet Courts
Human Performance
82
critic score
(28)
77
user score
(444)
Jun 3
Whitney - Light Upon The Lake
Whitney
Light Upon The Lake
80
critic score
(18)
79
user score
(397)
Jan 15
Daughter - Not To Disappear
Daughter
Not To Disappear
73
critic score
(27)
72
user score
(292)
Oct 14
Jeff Rosenstock - WORRY.
Jeff Rosenstock
WORRY.
82
critic score
(7)
82
user score
(283)
Feb 12
Pinegrove - Cardinal
Pinegrove
Cardinal
80
critic score
(7)
77
user score
(280)
May 27
The Hotelier - Goodness
The Hotelier
Goodness
81
critic score
(10)
75
user score
(229)
Jan 8
Hinds - Leave Me Alone
Hinds
Leave Me Alone
76
critic score
(27)
68
user score
(223)
Apr 1
The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You've Come to Expect
The Last Shadow Puppets
Everything You've Come to Expect
70
critic score
(25)
69
user score
(221)
Sep 9
Wilco - Schmilco
Wilco
Schmilco
74
critic score
(23)
70
user score
(212)
May 27
Big Thief - Masterpiece
Big Thief
Masterpiece
78
critic score
(11)
77
user score
(192)
Sep 23
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - I Had A Dream That You Were Mine
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
I Had A Dream That You Were Mine
81
critic score
(21)
78
user score
(170)
Jun 3
The Strokes - Future Present Past
The Strokes
Future Present Past
63
critic score
(9)
62
user score
(156)
Apr 8
Woods - City Sun Eater in the River Of Light
Woods
City Sun Eater in the River Of Light
76
critic score
(12)
75
user score
(134)
May 13
Modern Baseball - Holy Ghost
Modern Baseball
Holy Ghost
78
critic score
(14)
74
user score
(131)
Feb 26
Mothers - When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired
Mothers
When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired
81
critic score
(10)
76
user score
(128)
Sep 16
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Pretty Years
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Pretty Years
82
critic score
(12)
77
user score
(110)
Sep 9
Local Natives - Sunlit Youth
Local Natives
Sunlit Youth
71
critic score
(11)
69
user score
(106)
May 6
LUH - Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing
LUH
Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing
79
critic score
(12)
75
user score
(91)
Jan 22
Shearwater - Jet Plane and Oxbow
Shearwater
Jet Plane and Oxbow
77
critic score
(15)
71
user score
(88)
Feb 26
Steve Mason - Meet the Humans
Steve Mason
Meet the Humans
80
critic score
(8)
70
user score
(85)
Jun 3
The Kills - Ash & Ice
The Kills
Ash & Ice
66
critic score
(21)
69
user score
(80)
Jun 24
Deerhoof - The Magic
Deerhoof
The Magic
77
critic score
(18)
73
user score
(78)
Feb 26
Lucy Dacus - No Burden
Lucy Dacus
No Burden
75
critic score
(10)
77
user score
(75)
Mar 11
Into It. Over It. - Standards
Into It. Over It.
Standards
74
critic score
(8)
72
user score
(71)
Apr 8
Frightened Rabbit - Painting of a Panic Attack
Frightened Rabbit
Painting of a Panic Attack
72
critic score
(15)
72
user score
(70)
May 13
Twin Peaks - Down In Heaven
Twin Peaks
Down In Heaven
75
critic score
(19)
75
user score
(65)
Jan 15
Mystery Jets - Curve of the Earth
Mystery Jets
Curve of the Earth
71
critic score
(13)
72
user score
(64)
Jun 10
Kaleo - A/B
Kaleo
A/B
57
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(64)
Feb 26
Yuck - Stranger Things
Yuck
Stranger Things
67
critic score
(18)
66
user score
(59)
Oct 7
Joyce Manor - Cody
Joyce Manor
Cody
73
critic score
(15)
71
user score
(59)
Jul 12
Snail Mail - Habit
Snail Mail
Habit
74
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(57)
Mar 4
The Coral - Distance Inbetween
The Coral
Distance Inbetween
79
critic score
(13)
70
user score
(56)
Feb 5
Dr. Dog - The Psychedelic Swamp
Dr. Dog
The Psychedelic Swamp
69
critic score
(8)
67
user score
(52)
Sep 9
Okkervil River - Away
Okkervil River
Away
76
critic score
(17)
74
user score
(52)
Jun 10
Band of Horses - Why Are You OK
Band of Horses
Why Are You OK
69
critic score
(14)
65
user score
(51)
Jan 29
Emma Pollock - In Search of Harperfield
Emma Pollock
In Search of Harperfield
80
critic score
(6)
71
user score
(49)
Aug 24
Carne Doce - Princesa
Carne Doce
Princesa
82
user score
(49)
Jan 22
The Besnard Lakes - A Coliseum Complex Museum
The Besnard Lakes
A Coliseum Complex Museum
71
critic score
(13)
67
user score
(46)
Oct 28
Honeyblood - Babes Never Die
Honeyblood
Babes Never Die
77
critic score
(17)
77
user score
(46)
Apr 29
Kyle Craft - Dolls of Highland
Kyle Craft
Dolls of Highland
73
critic score
(7)
74
user score
(45)
Aug 5
Blossoms - Blossoms
Blossoms
Blossoms
65
critic score
(10)
68
user score
(44)
Jul 8
The Julie Ruin - Hit Reset
The Julie Ruin
Hit Reset
77
critic score
(19)
70
user score
(43)
Jun 17
Margaret Glaspy - Emotions and Math
Margaret Glaspy
Emotions and Math
76
critic score
(5)
78
user score
(42)
Mar 25
White Denim - Stiff
White Denim
Stiff
69
critic score
(13)
67
user score
(40)
Apr 22
Camp Cope - Camp Cope
Camp Cope
Camp Cope
74
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(40)
Aug 19
AJJ - The Bible 2
AJJ
The Bible 2
69
critic score
(4)
67
user score
(40)
Sep 23
Merchandise - A Corpse Wired For Sound
Merchandise
A Corpse Wired For Sound
74
critic score
(15)
73
user score
(40)
Jun 3
Mourn - Ha, Ha, He.
Mourn
Ha, Ha, He.
74
critic score
(10)
68
user score
(39)
Sep 9
Grouplove - Big Mess
Grouplove
Big Mess
58
critic score
(5)
66
user score
(39)
Feb 5
Nap Eyes - Thought Rock Fish Scale
Nap Eyes
Thought Rock Fish Scale
68
critic score
(10)
71
user score
(38)
Apr 1
Bleached - Welcome the Worms
Bleached
Welcome the Worms
67
critic score
(15)
71
user score
(34)
Sep 23
LVL Up - Return to Love
LVL Up
Return to Love
75
critic score
(10)
74
user score
(34)
Jun 10
The Temper Trap - Thick As Thieves
The Temper Trap
Thick As Thieves
60
critic score
(5)
62
user score
(32)
Feb 12
The Frights - You Are Going to Hate This
The Frights
You Are Going to Hate This
70
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(31)
Jul 22
Jay Som - Turn Into
Jay Som
Turn Into
74
critic score
(4)
77
user score
(31)
Aug 26
The Veils - Total Depravity
The Veils
Total Depravity
73
critic score
(11)
72
user score
(30)
May 6
RY X - Dawn
RY X
Dawn
75
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(29)
Jul 1
Martha - Blisters In the Pit of My Heart
Martha
Blisters In the Pit of My Heart
78
critic score
(10)
75
user score
(29)
Oct 28
TOY - Clear Shot
TOY
Clear Shot
70
critic score
(15)
74
user score
(29)
Feb 19
LNZNDRF - LNZNDRF
LNZNDRF
LNZNDRF
68
critic score
(7)
68
user score
(28)
Apr 29
Pity Sex - White Hot Moon
Pity Sex
White Hot Moon
68
critic score
(11)
68
user score
(28)
Nov 4
Palace - So Long Forever
Palace
So Long Forever
69
critic score
(5)
77
user score
(28)
Jul 8
Omni - Deluxe
Omni
Deluxe
76
critic score
(9)
76
user score
(26)
Feb 5
Ulrika Spacek - The Album Paranoia
Ulrika Spacek
The Album Paranoia
80
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(25)
Oct 7
Lewis Del Mar - Lewis Del Mar
Lewis Del Mar
Lewis Del Mar
70
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(25)
May 17
Wolf Parade - EP 4
Wolf Parade
EP 4
73
critic score
(5)
71
user score
(23)
Mar 25
The Thermals - We Disappear
The Thermals
We Disappear
68
critic score
(14)
65
user score
(22)
Jul 22
Bear's Den - Red Earth & Pouring Rain
Bear's Den
Red Earth & Pouring Rain
64
critic score
(5)
73
user score
(22)
Mar 11
Matt Corby - Telluric
Matt Corby
Telluric
81
critic score
(3)
72
user score
(21)
Mar 25
The Joy Formidable - Hitch
The Joy Formidable
Hitch
71
critic score
(9)
69
user score
(21)
Aug 5
Haley Bonar - Impossible Dream
Haley Bonar
Impossible Dream
74
critic score
(7)
68
user score
(21)
Aug 12
Hockey Dad - Boronia
Hockey Dad
Boronia
70
critic score
(6)
72
user score
(21)
Jan 29
Milk Teeth - Vile Child
Milk Teeth
Vile Child
75
critic score
(4)
68
user score
(20)
Jun 17
PAWS - No Grace
PAWS
No Grace
74
critic score
(8)
69
user score
(20)
Jun 17
Weaves - Weaves
Weaves
Weaves
70
critic score
(12)
75
user score
(20)
Feb 26
Holy Esque - At Hope's Ravine
Holy Esque
At Hope's Ravine
77
critic score
(6)
74
user score
(19)
Mar 4
Wussy - Forever Sounds
Wussy
Forever Sounds
74
critic score
(7)
71
user score
(19)
May 20
Kate Jackson - British Road Movies
Kate Jackson
British Road Movies
80
critic score
(9)
68
user score
(19)
Jan 22
Eliot Sumner - Information
Eliot Sumner
Information
80
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(18)
Jan 26
Abi Reimold - Wriggling
Abi Reimold
Wriggling
70
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(18)
May 13
Islands - Should I Remain Here At Sea?
Islands
Should I Remain Here At Sea?
72
critic score
(8)
69
user score
(18)
May 13
Islands - Taste
Islands
Taste
67
critic score
(8)
69
user score
(18)
Jun 3
Speedy Ortiz - Foiled Again
Speedy Ortiz
Foiled Again
72
critic score
(1)
65
user score
(18)
Sep 30
Public Access T.V. - Never Enough
Public Access T.V.
Never Enough
76
critic score
(7)
71
user score
(18)
Mar 4
Wintersleep - The Great Detachment
Wintersleep
The Great Detachment
64
critic score
(5)
72
user score
(17)
Apr 22
The Strumbellas - Hope
The Strumbellas
Hope
65
critic score
(5)
69
user score
(17)
Apr 22
Guided By Voices - Please Be Honest
Guided By Voices
Please Be Honest
63
critic score
(8)
65
user score
(17)
Apr 1
Tancred - Out of the Garden
Tancred
Out of the Garden
75
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(16)
Apr 15
The Coathangers - Nosebleed Weekend
The Coathangers
Nosebleed Weekend
67
critic score
(11)
71
user score
(16)
Oct 14
From Indian Lakes - Everything Feels Better Now
From Indian Lakes
Everything Feels Better Now
70
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(16)
Dec 2
Peter Doherty - Hamburg Demonstrations
Peter Doherty
Hamburg Demonstrations
61
critic score
(16)
68
user score
(15)
Jan 15
Marble Sounds - Tautou
Marble Sounds
Tautou
68
user score
(14)
Jan 22
Half Japanese - Perfect
Half Japanese
Perfect
72
critic score
(5)
69
user score
(14)
Apr 1
The Heavy - Hurt & the Merciless
The Heavy
Hurt & the Merciless
70
critic score
(3)
67
user score
(14)
Apr 15
Bear Hands - You'll Pay For This
Bear Hands
You'll Pay For This
62
critic score
(3)
70
user score
(14)
May 6
A Giant Dog - Pile
A Giant Dog
Pile
72
critic score
(4)
72
user score
(14)
Jan 22
Atlanter - Jewels of Crime
Atlanter
Jewels of Crime
71
user score
(13)
Feb 19
Sioux Falls - Rot Forever
Sioux Falls
Rot Forever
74
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(13)
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