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The Best Rock Albums of 2016

1.

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

2.

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
May 8, 2016
Critic Score
86
43 reviews

3.

David Bowie - Blackstar
January 8, 2016
Critic Score
86
40 reviews

4.

Angel Olsen - My Woman
September 2, 2016
Critic Score
85
35 reviews

5.

Drive-By Truckers - American Band
September 30, 2016
Critic Score
85
14 reviews

6.

Mitski - Puberty 2
June 17, 2016
Critic Score
85
29 reviews

7.

Gnod - Mirror
April 1, 2016
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

8.

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

9.

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

10.

Doe - Some Things Last Longer Than You
September 9, 2016
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

11.

Årabrot - The Gospel
February 26, 2016
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

13.

Odonis Odonis - Post Plague
June 17, 2016
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

14.

Johnny Foreigner - Mono No Aware
July 8, 2016
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

15.

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

16.

Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
May 20, 2016
Critic Score
82
26 reviews

17.

Parquet Courts - Human Performance
April 8, 2016
Critic Score
82
32 reviews

18.

Cymbals Eat Guitars - Pretty Years
September 16, 2016
Critic Score
82
13 reviews

19.

Jeff Rosenstock - WORRY.
October 14, 2016
Critic Score
82
7 reviews

20.

The Hotelier - Goodness
May 27, 2016
Critic Score
81
12 reviews

21.

Three Trapped Tigers - Silent Earthling
April 1, 2016
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

22.

William Tyler - Modern Country
June 3, 2016
Critic Score
81
11 reviews

23.

Neurosis - Fires Within Fires
September 23, 2016
Critic Score
81
9 reviews

24.

Russian Circles - Guidance
August 5, 2016
Critic Score
81
13 reviews
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