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
89
27 reviews

2. Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker

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

3. Bon Iver - 22, A Million

Bon Iver - 22, A Million
September 30, 2016
Critic Score
88
33 reviews

4. Angel Olsen - My Woman

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

5. Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate

Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
July 15, 2016
Critic Score
83
17 reviews

6. John K. Samson - Winter Wheat

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

7. Kevin Morby - Singing Saw

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

8. Paul Simon - Stranger to Stranger

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

10. Steve Mason - Meet the Humans

Steve Mason - Meet the Humans
February 26, 2016
Critic Score
80
8 reviews

11. Emma Pollock - In Search of Harperfield

Emma Pollock - In Search of Harperfield
January 29, 2016
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

13. Andy Shauf - The Party

Andy Shauf - The Party
May 20, 2016
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

15. Eric Bachmann - Eric Bachmann

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

16. Thomas Cohen - Bloom Forever

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

18. Agnes Obel - Citizen of Glass

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

19. Ed Harcourt - Furnaces

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

20. Lydia Loveless - Real

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

21. Andrew Bird - Are You Serious

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

22. Cass McCombs - Mangy Love

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

24. Lucy Dacus - No Burden

Lucy Dacus - No Burden
February 26, 2016
Critic Score
77
9 reviews

25. Daniel Romano - Mosey

Daniel Romano - Mosey
May 27, 2016
Critic Score
76
5 reviews
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