AOTY 2018

The Best Soul Albums of 2016

1. Solange - A Seat at the Table

Solange - A Seat at the Table
September 30, 2016
Critic Score
87
25 reviews

2. William Bell - This Is Where I Live

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

3. Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate

Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
July 15, 2016
Critic Score
82
18 reviews

4. BJ The Chicago Kid - In My Mind

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

5. Anderson .Paak - Malibu

Anderson .Paak - Malibu
January 15, 2016
Critic Score
79
15 reviews

6. NxWorries - Yes Lawd!

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

7. Maxwell - blackSUMMERS'night

Maxwell - blackSUMMERS'night
July 1, 2016
Critic Score
79
12 reviews

8. Kadhja Bonet - The Visitor

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

9. Childish Gambino - "Awaken, My Love!"

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

10. Terrace Martin - Velvet Portraits

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

11. Lake Street Dive - Side Pony

Lake Street Dive - Side Pony
February 19, 2016
Critic Score
76
8 reviews

12. Charles Bradley - Changes

Charles Bradley - Changes
April 1, 2016
Critic Score
75
17 reviews

13. Robert Glasper Experiment - ArtScience

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

14. Alicia Keys - HERE

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

15. John Legend - Darkness and Light

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

16. Mavis Staples - Livin' on a High Note

Mavis Staples - Livin' on a High Note
February 19, 2016
Critic Score
71
11 reviews

17. Emeli Sandé - Long Live the Angels

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

19. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
November 18, 2016
Critic Score
68
16 reviews

20. Jamie Lidell - Building a Beginning

Jamie Lidell - Building a Beginning
October 14, 2016
Critic Score
67
10 reviews

21. Charlie Puth - Nine Track Mind

Charlie Puth - Nine Track Mind
January 29, 2016
Critic Score
43
5 reviews
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