The Best Rock 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. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
May 8, 2016
Critic Score
87
35 reviews

3. Angel Olsen - My Woman

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

4. David Bowie - Blackstar

David Bowie - Blackstar
January 8, 2016
Critic Score
85
33 reviews

5. Mitski - Puberty 2

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

6. Gnod - Mirror

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

7. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Pretty Years

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

8. William Tyler - Modern Country

William Tyler - Modern Country
June 3, 2016
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

9. Johnny Foreigner - Mono No Aware

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

10. Parquet Courts - Human Performance

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

11. Kevin Morby - Singing Saw

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

12. Jeff Rosenstock - WORRY.

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

13. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial

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

15. The Hotelier - Goodness

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

16. Russian Circles - Guidance

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

18. Neurosis - Fires Within Fires

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

19. Steve Mason - Meet the Humans

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

21. Yak - Alas Salvation

Yak - Alas Salvation
May 13, 2016
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

22. Emma Pollock - In Search of Harperfield

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

23. The Drones - Feelin Kinda Free

The Drones - Feelin Kinda Free
March 18, 2016
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

24. Pinegrove - Cardinal

Pinegrove - Cardinal
February 12, 2016
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

25. Jack White - Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016

Jack White - Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016
September 9, 2016
Critic Score
80
13 reviews
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