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The Best Soul Albums of 2016

1.

Solange - A Seat at the Table
September 30, 2016
Critic Score
88
29 reviews

2.

William Bell - This Is Where I Live
June 3, 2016
Critic Score
87
5 reviews

3.

Frank Ocean - Blonde
August 20, 2016
Critic Score
86
39 reviews

4.

Anderson .Paak - Malibu
January 15, 2016
Critic Score
81
17 reviews

5.

Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
July 15, 2016
Critic Score
81
21 reviews

6.

Eli
June 10, 2016
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

7.

Maxwell - blackSUMMERS'night
July 1, 2016
Critic Score
80
13 reviews

8.

BJ The Chicago Kid - In My Mind
February 19, 2016
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

9.

Jamila Woods - HEAVN
July 7, 2016
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

10.

NxWorries - Yes Lawd!
October 21, 2016
Critic Score
79
21 reviews

11.

Kadhja Bonet - The Visitor
October 21, 2016
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

12.

Childish Gambino -
December 2, 2016
Critic Score
77
29 reviews

13.

Charles Bradley - Changes
April 1, 2016
Critic Score
76
18 reviews

14.

Terrace Martin - Velvet Portraits
April 1, 2016
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

15.

Robert Glasper Experiment - ArtScience
September 16, 2016
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

16.

Lake Street Dive - Side Pony
February 19, 2016
Critic Score
74
9 reviews

18.

Alicia Keys - HERE
November 4, 2016
Critic Score
74
17 reviews

19.

Mavis Staples - Livin' on a High Note
February 19, 2016
Critic Score
72
14 reviews

20.

John Legend - Darkness and Light
December 2, 2016
Critic Score
72
12 reviews

22.

Emeli Sandé - Long Live the Angels
November 11, 2016
Critic Score
71
8 reviews

23.

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
November 18, 2016
Critic Score
71
18 reviews

24.

Jamie Lidell - Building a Beginning
October 14, 2016
Critic Score
68
11 reviews

25.

Charlie Puth - Nine Track Mind
January 29, 2016
Critic Score
45
9 reviews
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