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The Best Singer-Songwriter Albums of 2016

1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
September 9, 2016
Critic Score
90
30 reviews

2. Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker

Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
October 21, 2016
Critic Score
88
25 reviews

3. Bon Iver - 22, A Million

Bon Iver - 22, A Million
September 30, 2016
Critic Score
86
39 reviews

4. Angel Olsen - My Woman

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

5. Emma Pollock - In Search of Harperfield

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

6. Steve Mason - Meet the Humans

Steve Mason - Meet the Humans
February 26, 2016
Critic Score
83
9 reviews

7. Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate

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

8. John K. Samson - Winter Wheat

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

9. Kevin Morby - Singing Saw

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

10. Paul Simon - Stranger to Stranger

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

11. Andy Shauf - The Party

Andy Shauf - The Party
May 20, 2016
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

12. Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts of Highway 20

Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts of Highway 20
February 5, 2016
Critic Score
81
15 reviews

13. Alejandro Escovedo - Burn Something Beautiful

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

14. Courtney Marie Andrews - Honest Life

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

16. Eric Bachmann - Eric Bachmann

Eric Bachmann - Eric Bachmann
March 25, 2016
Critic Score
78
9 reviews

17. Thomas Cohen - Bloom Forever

Thomas Cohen - Bloom Forever
May 6, 2016
Critic Score
78
8 reviews

18. Lydia Loveless - Real

Lydia Loveless - Real
August 19, 2016
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

19. Billie Marten - Writing of Blues and Yellows

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

20. Agnes Obel - Citizen of Glass

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

21. Ed Harcourt - Furnaces

Ed Harcourt - Furnaces
August 19, 2016
Critic Score
77
7 reviews

22. Cass McCombs - Mangy Love

Cass McCombs - Mangy Love
August 26, 2016
Critic Score
77
20 reviews

23. Andrew Bird - Are You Serious

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

24. Elliott Smith - Heaven Adores You

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

25. Lisa Hannigan - At Swim

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