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The Best Singer-Songwriter Albums of 2016

1.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
September 9, 2016
Critic Score
91
36 reviews

2.

Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
October 21, 2016
Critic Score
89
31 reviews

3.

Bon Iver - 22, A Million
September 30, 2016
Critic Score
87
44 reviews

4.

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

5.

Emma Pollock - In Search of Harperfield
January 29, 2016
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

6.

John K. Samson - Winter Wheat
October 21, 2016
Critic Score
82
10 reviews

7.

Kevin Morby - Singing Saw
April 15, 2016
Critic Score
82
21 reviews

8.

Paul Simon - Stranger to Stranger
June 3, 2016
Critic Score
81
22 reviews

9.

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

10.

Steve Mason - Meet the Humans
February 26, 2016
Critic Score
81
11 reviews

11.

Alejandro Escovedo - Burn Something Beautiful
October 28, 2016
Critic Score
80
8 reviews

12.

Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts of Highway 20
February 5, 2016
Critic Score
80
19 reviews

13.

Courtney Marie Andrews - Honest Life
August 19, 2016
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

15.

Eric Bachmann - Eric Bachmann
March 25, 2016
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

16.

Agnes Obel - Citizen of Glass
October 21, 2016
Critic Score
78
11 reviews

17.

Billie Marten - Writing of Blues and Yellows
September 23, 2016
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

18.

Cass McCombs - Mangy Love
August 26, 2016
Critic Score
78
22 reviews

19.

Ed Harcourt - Furnaces
August 19, 2016
Critic Score
78
8 reviews

20.

Andy Shauf - The Party
May 20, 2016
Critic Score
78
10 reviews

21.

Andrew Bird - Are You Serious
April 1, 2016
Critic Score
77
18 reviews

22.

Lydia Loveless - Real
August 19, 2016
Critic Score
77
14 reviews

23.

Elliott Smith - Heaven Adores You
February 5, 2016
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

24.

Lisa Hannigan - At Swim
August 19, 2016
Critic Score
76
11 reviews

25.

Thomas Cohen - Bloom Forever
May 6, 2016
Critic Score
76
10 reviews
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