The Best Indie Rock Albums of 2016

1. Angel Olsen - My Woman

Angel Olsen - My Woman
September 2, 2016
Critic Score
86
33 reviews

2. Mitski - Puberty 2

Mitski - Puberty 2
June 17, 2016
Critic Score
85
26 reviews

3. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Pretty Years

Cymbals Eat Guitars - Pretty Years
September 16, 2016
Critic Score
82
12 reviews

4. Johnny Foreigner - Mono No Aware

Johnny Foreigner - Mono No Aware
July 8, 2016
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

5. Parquet Courts - Human Performance

Parquet Courts - Human Performance
April 8, 2016
Critic Score
82
28 reviews

6. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial

Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
May 20, 2016
Critic Score
82
23 reviews

7. Jeff Rosenstock - WORRY.

Jeff Rosenstock - WORRY.
October 14, 2016
Critic Score
82
7 reviews

8. The Hotelier - Goodness

The Hotelier - Goodness
May 27, 2016
Critic Score
81
10 reviews

11. Steve Mason - Meet the Humans

Steve Mason - Meet the Humans
February 26, 2016
Critic Score
80
8 reviews

12. Emma Pollock - In Search of Harperfield

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

13. Pinegrove - Cardinal

Pinegrove - Cardinal
February 12, 2016
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

14. Kate Jackson - British Road Movies

Kate Jackson - British Road Movies
May 20, 2016
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

15. Whitney - Light Upon The Lake

Whitney - Light Upon The Lake
June 3, 2016
Critic Score
80
18 reviews

16. The Coral - Distance Inbetween

The Coral - Distance Inbetween
March 4, 2016
Critic Score
79
13 reviews

17. LUH - Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing

LUH - Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing
May 6, 2016
Critic Score
79
12 reviews

18. Big Thief - Masterpiece

Big Thief - Masterpiece
May 27, 2016
Critic Score
78
11 reviews

19. Modern Baseball - Holy Ghost

Modern Baseball - Holy Ghost
May 13, 2016
Critic Score
78
14 reviews

20. Martha - Blisters In the Pit of My Heart

Martha - Blisters In the Pit of My Heart
July 1, 2016
Critic Score
78
10 reviews

21. The Julie Ruin - Hit Reset

The Julie Ruin - Hit Reset
July 8, 2016
Critic Score
77
19 reviews

22. Shearwater - Jet Plane and Oxbow

Shearwater - Jet Plane and Oxbow
January 22, 2016
Critic Score
77
15 reviews

23. Holy Esque - At Hope's Ravine

Holy Esque - At Hope's Ravine
February 26, 2016
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

24. Honeyblood - Babes Never Die

Honeyblood - Babes Never Die
October 28, 2016
Critic Score
77
17 reviews

25. Deerhoof - The Magic

Deerhoof - The Magic
June 24, 2016
Critic Score
77
18 reviews
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