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The Best Alternative R&B 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. Frank Ocean - Blonde

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

3. Jamila Woods - HEAVN

Jamila Woods - HEAVN
July 7, 2016
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

4. Anderson .Paak - Malibu

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

5. James Blake - The Colour in Anything

James Blake - The Colour in Anything
May 6, 2016
Critic Score
79
26 reviews

6. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound

Blood Orange - Freetown Sound
June 27, 2016
Critic Score
79
30 reviews

7. Jessy Lanza - Oh No

Jessy Lanza - Oh No
May 13, 2016
Critic Score
79
19 reviews

8. Nao - For All We Know

Nao - For All We Know
July 29, 2016
Critic Score
78
16 reviews

9. Gallant - Ology

Gallant - Ology
April 6, 2016
Critic Score
76
6 reviews

10. Låpsley - Long Way Home

Låpsley - Long Way Home
March 4, 2016
Critic Score
76
15 reviews

11. DAWN - Redemption

DAWN - Redemption
November 18, 2016
Critic Score
75
9 reviews

12. James Vincent McMorrow - We Move

James Vincent McMorrow - We Move
September 2, 2016
Critic Score
75
7 reviews

13. ABRA - Princess

ABRA - Princess
July 15, 2016
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

14. River Tiber - Indigo

River Tiber - Indigo
June 24, 2016
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

15. Frank Ocean - Endless

Frank Ocean - Endless
August 19, 2016
Critic Score
73
15 reviews

16. Babyfather - BBF Hosted by DJ Escrow

Babyfather - BBF Hosted by DJ Escrow
April 1, 2016
Critic Score
72
10 reviews

17. Poliça - United Crushers

Poliça - United Crushers
March 4, 2016
Critic Score
71
19 reviews

18. Tinashe - Nightride

Tinashe - Nightride
November 4, 2016
Critic Score
71
5 reviews

19. dvsn - Sept. 5th

dvsn - Sept. 5th
April 1, 2016
Critic Score
70
6 reviews

20. Banks - The Altar

Banks - The Altar
September 30, 2016
Critic Score
70
18 reviews

21. How to Dress Well - Care

How to Dress Well - Care
September 23, 2016
Critic Score
69
14 reviews

22. Rihanna - ANTI

Rihanna - ANTI
January 27, 2016
Critic Score
69
30 reviews

23. The Weeknd - Starboy

The Weeknd - Starboy
November 25, 2016
Critic Score
67
30 reviews

24. Palmistry - Pagan

Palmistry - Pagan
June 17, 2016
Critic Score
66
5 reviews

25. Jack Garratt - Phase

Jack Garratt - Phase
February 19, 2016
Critic Score
65
12 reviews
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