The Best R&B Albums of 2016

1. Beyoncé - Lemonade

Beyoncé - Lemonade
April 23, 2016
Critic Score
90
31 reviews

2. Solange - A Seat at the Table

Solange - A Seat at the Table
September 30, 2016
Critic Score
86
24 reviews

3. Frank Ocean - Blonde

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

4. King - We Are King

King - We Are King
February 5, 2016
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

5. Maxwell - blackSUMMERS'night

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

6. BJ The Chicago Kid - In My Mind

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

7. Anderson .Paak - Malibu

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

8. Nao - For All We Know

Nao - For All We Know
July 29, 2016
Critic Score
79
15 reviews

9. Jessy Lanza - Oh No

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

11. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound

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

12. K. Michelle - More Issues Than Vogue

K. Michelle - More Issues Than Vogue
March 25, 2016
Critic Score
78
6 reviews

13. Låpsley - Long Way Home

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

14. Gallant - Ology

Gallant - Ology
April 6, 2016
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

15. D∆WN - Redemption

D∆WN - Redemption
November 18, 2016
Critic Score
75
9 reviews

16. River Tiber - Indigo

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

17. Abra - Princess

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

18. Allen Toussaint - American Tunes

Allen Toussaint - American Tunes
June 10, 2016
Critic Score
75
8 reviews

19. James Vincent McMorrow - We Move

James Vincent McMorrow - We Move
September 2, 2016
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

20. Poliça - United Crushers

Poliça - United Crushers
March 4, 2016
Critic Score
72
18 reviews

21. Emeli Sandé - Long Live the Angels

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

22. Tinashe - Nightride

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

23. Usher - Hard II Love

Usher - Hard II Love
September 16, 2016
Critic Score
71
6 reviews

24. Frank Ocean - Endless

Frank Ocean - Endless
August 19, 2016
Critic Score
71
12 reviews

25. dvsn - Sept. 5th

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