Best of 2016: Music Critic Top Ten Lists

  • Publish Date: November 28, 2016
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Below, we collect the individual year-end top ten lists published by a variety of music sources, including critics, music magazines, music shops, and more. This page will be updated at least once a day throughout December and January as new lists are published; be sure to check back frequently.

Critics pick the best albums of 2016

Recent updates:
Added 1/15: Arizona Republic, Hip Hop N More, Obscure Sound, Record Collector
Added 1/10: Chorus.fm, A Closer Listen, Mic, Rolling Stone (Sheffield), Thrillist, Wired, Yahoo Music
Added 1/4: The Daily Beast, HipHopDX, The Interns, Lincoln Journal Star, Mashable, Metal Injection, The Owl Mag, Rock Sound
Added 12/30: Artist Direct, BBC Radio 6, Boston Globe, Charlotte Observer, Far Out Magazine, Glamour, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Music Times, No Ripcord, Omaha World-Herald, San Diego Union-Tribune, Slate, Sputnikmusic, Tampa Bay Times, USA Today, The Young Folks
Added 12/22: Baltimore City Paper, Brooklyn Vegan, Live for Live Music, Los Angeles Times (additional critics), Nerdist, Newsday, NPR/World Cafe, Pigeons and Planes, Variety
Added 12/20: Dying Scene, Fort Worth Star-Telegram‎, Hypebeast, KQED, Maclean's, NPR/Folk Alley, Vibe
Added 12/18: 3voor12, Bullet Music, Gigwise, Mixmag, NOW, NYLON, People, Punktastic, State, Sydney Morning Herald, TimeOut New York, Under the Radar, Waterloo Records
Added 12/16: Clash, Earbuddy, Gaffa, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Magnet
Added 12/15: Dummy, Flavorwire, Gothamist, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, NPR (Fresh Air), Recorder, Us Weekly, The Vinyl Factory, WXPN
Added 12/14: Associated Press, Drowned in Sound, Fast 'n' Bulbous, Flood, HotNewHipHop, Les Inrocks, The Line of Best Fit, Louder Than War, The Nation, The New Zealand Herald, The Oregonian, Rap-Up, Time Out London, Tiny Mix Tapes
Added 12/13: AOL, The Atlantic, Banquet Records, Blare, Crash Records, FACT, Pitchfork, Q, Resident Advisor, Rise Records, Salon, Textura, Truck Music Store, The Wall Street Journal, The Wire
Added 12/12: The 405, AV Club, Billboard, Dazed, God Is in the TV, PopMatters, Spin, Uproxx
Added 12/11: BBC Radio 1, Cosmopolitan, Loud and Quiet, Pretty Much Amazing
Added 12/9: Diffuser, Kerrang, Metal Hammer, musicOMH, NPR (individual lists added in lieu of combined list formerly added), Philadelphia Inquirer, Prog, San Jose Mercury News
Added 12/8: Digital Spy, Double J, Entertainment Weekly, FasterLouder, Loudwire, Newsweek, Slant, Splice Today, Thump, Variance, Washington Post
Added 12/7: Fuse, The New York Times, Noisey, Treble, Vulture
Added 12/6: Complex, For the Win, Idolator, The Quietus
Added 12/5: Albumism, Glide, NPR, The Ringer, The Times (UK)
Added 12/4: Classic Rock Magazine, Mother Jones, The Observer, OOR, Revolver
Added 12/2: American Songwriter, Esquire, Gorilla vs. Bear, The Irish Times, LA Music Blog, Ultimate Classic Rock, WBEZ
Added 12/1: Crack Magazine, Exclaim!, KCRW, Norman Records, The Skinny, Stereogum
Added 11/30: Chicago Tribune, The Independent, Paste
Added 11/29: Bleep, Shindig!
Added 11/28: Scorecard launched with 13 sources

Below is our updated running tally of the albums most frequently mentioned by individual music publications in their year-end top ten lists.

Although many of the lists come from publications whose reviews are included on this site, we have also included extra lists from prominent music stores, websites, and publications not normally found in Metacritic's music section.

Note that if a source ranks more than the standard 10 albums, we will not include titles ranked 11th or worse. (Beginning this year, we do include unranked lists of 11-20 items, though each album gets just one-half of a point.) In case of a tie for first or second, each album will receive the full points for that position.

Our points system works as follows:

  • 3 points for each 1st place ranking
  • 2 points for each 2nd place ranking
  • 1 point for being ranked 3rd - 10th, or for being included on an unranked list of 10 or fewer albums
  • 0.5 points for being included on an unranked list of 11-20 albums
Albums Mentioned on Most Top 10 Lists - 2016
Album / Artist # 1st Place # 2nd Place # Other Points
1 Blackstar by David Bowie 332360205
2 Lemonade by Beyoncé 371653196
3 Blonde by Frank Ocean 141056118
4 A Seat at the Table by Solange 111545.5108.5
5 Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper 875694
6 A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead 5105388
7 The Life of Pablo by Kanye West 5849.580.5
8 We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest 415973
9 Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 7830.567.5
10 My Woman by Angel Olsen 234355
11 Malibu by Anderson .Paak 1539.552.5
12 Anti by Rihanna 243145
13 You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen 233143
14 22, A Million by Bon Iver 1135.540.5
15 Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest 322740
16 Puberty 2 by Mitski 222333
17 Hopelessness by Anohni 2124.532.5
18 A Sailor's Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson 221222
19 99.9% by Kaytranada111520
I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It by The 1975111520
21 Freetown Sound by Blood Orange 0019.519.5
22 Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown 031319
23 Hero by Maren Morris 1210.517.5
24 Blood Bitch by Jenny Hval 2010.516.5
25 Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop 209.515.5

Individual top ten lists

Below are the 203 individual top ten lists used to calculate the standings above. Some publications may list albums without ranking them in order; such lists are displayed below, without numbers, in alphabetical order.

3voor12 (Netherlands) View full list
  1. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  2. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  3. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  4. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  5. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  6. Freetown Sound by Blood Orange
  7. Blackstar by David Bowie
  8. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  9. Roosevelt by Roosevelt
  10. Adore Life by Savages
The 405 View full list
  1. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  2. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  3. Demon City by Elysia Crampton
  4. Hopelessness by Anohni
  5. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  6. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  7. Blood Bitch by Jenny Hval
  8. Centres by Ian William Craig
  9. Cistern by Jherek Bischoff
  10. Freetown Sound by Blood Orange
Albumism View full list
  1. The Colour in Anything by James Blake
  2. case/lang/veirs by case/lang/veirs
  3. Begin by Lion Babe
  4. Blackstar by David Bowie
  5. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  6. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  7. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  8. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  9. Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future by Underworld
  10. At Swim by Lisa Hannigan
American Songwriter View full list
  1. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  2. Love & Hate by Michael Kiwanuka
  3. Midwest Farmer's Daughter by Margo Price
  4. A Sailor's Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson
  5. case/lang/veirs by case/lang/veirs
  6. Blackstar by David Bowie
  7. American Band by Drive-By Truckers
  8. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  9. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  10. Dori Freeman by Dori Freeman
AOL View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  3. 24K Magic by Bruno Mars
  4. The Weight of These Wings by Miranda Lambert
  5. Glory by Britney Spears
  6. Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande
  7. Hero by Maren Morris
  8. Anti by Rihanna
  9. Ology by Gallant
  10. I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It by The 1975
Arizona Republic Ed Masley View full list
  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  3. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  4. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  5. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  6. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  7. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  8. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  9. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  10. Anti by Rihanna
Artist Direct View full list
  1. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  2. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  3. Blackstar by David Bowie
  4. Anti by Rihanna
  5. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  6. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  7. untitled unmastered. by Kendrick Lamar
  8. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  9. Views by Drake
  10. Blonde by Frank Ocean
Associated Press (AP) Mesfin Fekadu View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Anti by Rihanna
  3. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  4. 24K Magic by Bruno Mars
  5. Illuminate by Shawn Mendes
  6. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  7. Hero by Maren Morris
  8. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  9. Joanne by Lady Gaga
  10. Mind of Mine by Zayn
The Atlantic Spencer Kornhaber View full list
  1. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  2. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  3. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  4. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  5. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  6. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  7. FLOTUS by Lambchop
  8. Blackstar by David Bowie
  9. Weval by Weval
  10. A Good Night in the Ghetto by Kamaiyah
A.V. Club Staff consensus View full list
  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  3. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  4. Cardinal by Pinegrove
  5. Goodness by The Hotelier
  6. Paradise by White Lung
  7. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  8. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  9. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  10. Cody by Joyce Manor
Baltimore City Paper View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Anti by Rihanna
  3. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  4. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  5. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  6. Blackstar by David Bowie
  7. Freetown Sound by Blood Orange
  8. A Good Night in the Ghetto by Kamaiyah
  9. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  10. Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown
Banquet Records Surrey, UK View full list
  1. Love & Hate by Michael Kiwanuka
  2. Blisters in the Pit of My Heart by Martha
  3. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  4. The Dream Is Over by PUP
  5. Konnichiwa by Skepta
  6. Trick by Jamie T
  7. Chaleur Humaine by Christine and the Queens
  8. Blush by Moose Blood
  9. Cardinal by Pinegrove
  10. Adore Life by Savages
BBC Radio 1 Annie Mac View full list
  • We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  • Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  • Hopelessness by Anohni
  • Lemonade by Beyoncé
  • Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  • Chaleur Humaine by Christine and the Queens
  • Farewell, Starlite! by Francis and the Lights
  • The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  • Curve of the Earth by Mystery Jets
  • A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  • Konnichiwa by Skepta
  • A Seat at the Table by Solange
BBC Radio 6 View full list
  1. IV by BadBadNotGood
  2. Blackstar by David Bowie
  3. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  4. Love & Hate by Michael Kiwanuka
  5. Ceremonial by Anchorsong
  6. Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest
  7. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  8. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  9. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  10. A Weird Exits by Thee Oh Sees
Billboard View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  3. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  4. Blackstar by David Bowie
  5. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  6. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  7. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  8. I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It by The 1975
  9. Hero by Maren Morris
  10. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
Blare View full list
  1. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  2. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  3. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  4. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  5. Light We Made by Balance and Composure
  6. Stage Four by Touché Amoré
  7. The Colour in Anything by James Blake
  8. Anti by Rihanna
  9. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  10. Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown
Bleep View full list
  1. Hopelessness by Anohni
  2. Under the Sun by Mark Pritchard
  3. Departed Glories by Biosphere
  4. For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have) by Huerco S.
  5. Remain Calm by Mica Levi & Oliver Coates
  6. Void Beats / Invocation Trex by Cavern of Anti-Matter
  7. "BBF" Hosted By DJ Escrow by Babyfather
  8. Fallen by Steven Julien
  9. I AKA I by Ash Koosha
  10. Utility by Kowton
Boston Globe Julian Benbow View full list
  1. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  2. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  3. Awaken, My Love! by Childish Gambino
  4. Telefone by Noname
  5. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  6. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  7. Blank Face LP by ScHoolboy Q
  8. untitled unmastered. by Kendrick Lamar
  9. The Divine Feminine by Mac Miller
  10. Savage Mode by 21 Savage/Metro Boomin
Boston Globe Maura Johnston View full list
  1. blackSUMMERS'night by Maxwell
  2. Strangers by Marissa Nadler
  3. We Are KING by KING
  4. Grandfeathered by Pinkshinyultrablast
  5. The Weight of These Wings by Miranda Lambert
  6. Redemption by D∆WN
  7. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  8. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  9. A Man Alive by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
  10. Anti by Rihanna
Brooklyn Vegan View full list
  1. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  2. Slow Forever by Cobalt
  3. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  4. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  5. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  6. Cody by Joyce Manor
  7. Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown
  8. Blackstar by David Bowie
  9. Nattesferd by Kvelertak
  10. Cardinal by Pinegrove
Bullet Music View full list
  1. Awaken, My Love! by Childish Gambino
  2. Wildflower by The Avalanches
  3. Painting With by Animal Collective
  4. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  5. 99.9% by Kaytranada
  6. Telefone by Noname
  7. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  8. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  9. Skin by Flume
  10. A Brighter Future by Big Gigantic
The Charlotte Observer Courtney Devores View full list
  1. Real by Lydia Loveless
  2. Three by Phantogram
  3. My Piece of Land by Amanda Shires
  4. The Impossible Kid by Aesop Rock
  5. Rockingham by B.J. Barham
  6. Emily’s D+Evolution by Esperanza Spalding
  7. Faye by Faye
  8. 99 Cents by Santigold
  9. Shape Shift With Me by Against Me!
  10. Lemonade by Beyoncé
Chicago Tribune Greg Kot View full list
  1. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  2. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  3. HEAVN by Jamila Woods
  4. Love & Hate by Michael Kiwanuka
  5. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  6. The Hope Six Demolition Project by PJ Harvey
  7. American Band by Drive-By Truckers
  8. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  9. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  10. Blackstar by David Bowie
Chorus.fm View full list
  1. Integrity Blues by Jimmy Eat World
  2. I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It by The 1975
  3. Goodness by The Hotelier
  4. Stage Four by Touché Amoré
  5. Cardinal by Pinegrove
  6. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  7. To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere by Thrice
  8. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  9. The Dream Is Over by PUP
  10. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
Clash View full list
  1. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  2. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  3. Konnichiwa by Skepta
  4. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  5. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  6. Blackstar by David Bowie
  7. I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It by The 1975
  8. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  9. Hopelessness by Anohni
  10. 99.9% by Kaytranada
Classic Rock Magazine
  1. Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop
  2. Blackstar by David Bowie
  3. Everybody Wants by The Struts
  4. Fuck Everyone and Run (F E A R) by Marillion
  5. White Bear by The Temperance Movement
  6. Hollow Bones by Rival Sons
  7. Bury Me In My Boots by The Cadillac Three
  8. Blue & Lonesome by Rolling Stones
  9. Solas by The Answer
  10. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
A Closer Listen View full list
  1. Last Waltz by World’s End Girlfriend
  2. Third Law by Roly Porter
  3. False Readings On by Eluvium
  4. Cistern by Jherek Bischoff
  5. Island Songs by Ólafur Arnalds
  6. Ultimate Care II by Matmos
  7. Sorrow by Colin Stetson
  8. LateNightTales by Ólafur Arnalds
  9. Continuum by Paul Jebanasam
  10. Overview Effect by Roger Goula
Complex View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  3. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  4. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  5. Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight by Travis Scott
  6. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  7. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  8. Anti by Rihanna
  9. Blank Face LP by ScHoolboy Q
  10. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
Consequence of Sound View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  3. Blackstar by David Bowie
  4. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  5. Hopelessness by Anohni
  6. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  7. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  8. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  9. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  10. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
Cosmopolitan View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  3. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  4. The Weight of These Wings by Miranda Lambert
  5. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  6. Anti by Rihanna
  7. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  8. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  9. Lost Time by Tacocat
  10. Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande
Crack Magazine View full list
  1. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  2. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  3. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  4. Hopelessness by Anohni
  5. Body War by Show Me the Body
  6. Blackstar by David Bowie
  7. Freetown Sound by Blood Orange
  8. untitled unmastered. by Kendrick Lamar
  9. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  10. EARS by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Crash Records Leeds, UK View full list
  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. The Uncanny Valley by Perturbator
  3. Boy King by Wild Beasts
  4. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  5. Tell Me If You Like To by Spring King
  6. Hardwired… To Self-Destruct by Metallica
  7. Everything You've Come to Expect by The Last Shadow Puppets
  8. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  9. Chronicles Of The Wasteland by Le Matos
  10. A Weird Exits by Thee Oh Sees
The Daily Beast Marlow Stern View full list
  1. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  2. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  3. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  4. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  5. Konnichiwa by Skepta
  6. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  7. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  8. Viola Beach by Viola Beach
  9. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  10. Blood Bitch by Jenny Hval
Dazed View full list
  1. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  2. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  3. Telefone by Noname
  4. 32 Levels by Clams Casino
  5. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  6. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  7. Freetown Sound by Blood Orange
  8. Oh No by Jessy Lanza
  9. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  10. Still Brazy by YG
Decibel
  1. Hunted by Khemmis
  2. You Will Never Be One of Us by Nails
  3. Starspawn by Blood Incantation
  4. Värähtelijä by Oranssi Pazuzu
  5. Abbath by Abbath
  6. Too Loud to Live, Too Drunk to Die by Gehennah
  7. Paradise Gallows by Inter Arma
  8. Dead Revolution by Hammers of Misfortune
  9. Pleiades Dust by Gorguts
  10. Slow Forever by Cobalt
Diffuser View full list
  1. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  2. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  3. Blackstar by David Bowie
  4. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  5. American Band by Drive-By Truckers
  6. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  7. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  8. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  9. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  10. Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop
Digital Spy View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Mind of Mine by Zayn
  3. I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It by The 1975
  4. Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande
  5. Starboy by The Weeknd
  6. Anti by Rihanna
  7. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  8. Chaleur Humaine by Christine and the Queens
  9. Joanne by Lady Gaga
  10. Blackstar by David Bowie
Double J Australia View full list
  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  3. Feelin’ Kinda Free by The Drones
  4. Nonagon Infinity by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
  5. Hopelessness by Anohni
  6. Wildflower by The Avalanches
  7. Blastoma by Ngaiire
  8. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  9. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  10. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
The Drift Record Shop Devon, UK View full list
  1. A Weird Exits by Thee Oh Sees
  2. IV by BADBADNOTGOOD
  3. Blackstar by David Bowie
  4. Wildflower by Avalanches
  5. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  6. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  7. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  8. Heart Like a Levee by Hiss Golden Messenger
  9. Heron Oblivion by Heron Oblivion
  10. Light Upon the Lake by Whitney
Drowned in Sound View full list
  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. Skeleton Tree by David Bowie
  3. I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It by The 1975
  4. Hopelessness by Anohni
  5. Fading Lines by Amber Arcades
  6. Preoccupations by Preoccupations
  7. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  8. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  9. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  10. Night Thoughts by Suede
Dummy View full list
  1. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  2. Konnichiwa by Skepta
  3. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  4. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  5. Views by Drake
  6. 99.9% by Kaytranada
  7. For All We Know by NAO
  8. untitled unmastered. by Kendrick Lamar
  9. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  10. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
Dying Scene View full list
  1. Painkillers by Brian Fallon
  2. Fits of Disorganized Boredom by Problem Daughter
  3. Holy Shit by Davey Dynamite
  4. Wasted Mind by Direct Hit
  5. Honesty Lives Elsewhere by Get Dead
  6. State Is Burning by Useless ID
  7. First Ditch Effort by NOFX
  8. Behind The Eight Ball by Mickey Rickshaw
  9. Fuck Up My Whole Weekend by The Bumpin’ Uglies
  10. Big Delusion Machine by The Taxpayers
Earbuddy View full list
  1. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  2. Blackstar by David Bowie
  3. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  4. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  5. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  6. Purple by Baroness
  7. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  8. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  9. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  10. Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown
Entertainment Weekly View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Blackstar by David Bowie
  3. Anti by Rihanna
  4. 99.9% by Kaytranada
  5. A Sailor's Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson
  6. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  7. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  8. Hopelessness by Anohni
  9. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  10. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
Esquire View full list
  1. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  2. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  3. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  4. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  5. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  6. Freetown Sound by Blood Orange
  7. Blackstar by David Bowie
  8. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  9. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  10. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
Exclaim! View full list
  1. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  2. Blackstar by David Bowie
  3. Freetown Sound by Blood Orange
  4. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  5. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  6. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  7. The Party by Andy Shauf
  8. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  9. The Colour in Anything by James Blake
  10. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
FACT View full list
  1. Blood Bitch by Jenny Hval
  2. Bird Sound Power by Equiknoxx
  3. Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown
  4. Persona by Lorenzo Senni
  5. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  6. A Good Night in the Ghetto by Kamaiyah
  7. Strands by Steve Hauschildt
  8. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  9. In Drum Play by Pangaea
  10. A Seat at the Table by Solange
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  • Astronaut Meets Appleman by King Creosote
  • Nonagon Infinity by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
  • Crab Day by Cate Le Bon
  • My Woman by Angel Olsen
  • Human Performance by Parquet Courts
  • Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop
  • A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  • Adore Life by Savages
  • Emotional Mugger by Ty Segall
  • Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest
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  7. Feelin Kinda Free by The Drones
  8. Lord of Misrule by Blood Ceremony
  9. Desire’s Magic Theatre by Purson
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FasterLouder Australia View full list
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  4. Reclaim Australia by A.B. Original
  5. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  6. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  7. Feelin’ Kinda Free by The Drones
  8. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  9. Gore by Deftones
  10. Utopia Defeated by D.D. Dumbo
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  4. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  5. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  6. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  7. Callus by Gonjasufi
  8. Night Thoughts by Suede
  9. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
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  2. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  3. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  4. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  5. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  6. The Party by Andy Shauf
  7. Blackstar by David Bowie
  8. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  9. Jumping the Shark by Alex Cameron
  10. Blonde by Frank Ocean
Fopp UK View full list
  1. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  2. Blackstar by David Bowie
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  4. Atomic OST by Mogwai
  5. The Bride by Bat for Lashes
  6. The Ship by Brian Eno
  7. Commontime by Field Music
  8. Astronaut Meets Appleman by King Creosote
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  10. Konnichiwa by Skepta
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  1. Worry. by Jeff Rosenstock
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  5. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
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  7. Pretty Years by Cymbals Eat Guitars
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  9. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
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  5. Blackstar by David Bowie
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  7. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  8. Blue & Lonesome by The Rolling Stones
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  5. The Gloaming 2 by The Gloaming
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  6. Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande
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  4. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
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  6. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  7. Blood Bitch by Jenny Hval
  8. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  9. Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest
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  4. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  5. Hamburg Demonstrations by Peter Doherty
  6. 99.9% by Kaytranada
  7. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
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  2. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  3. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  4. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  5. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  6. Anti by Rihanna
  7. Junk by M83
  8. Nice As Fuck by Nice As Fuck
  9. Emotion Side B by Carly Rae Jepsen
  10. The Weight of These Wings by Miranda Lambert
Glide Magazine View full list
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  • Eternally Even by Jim James
  • Nonagon Infinity by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
  • Real by Lydia Loveless
  • Blindfaller by Mandolin Orange
  • Okey Dokey by Natural Child
  • My Woman by Angel Olsen
  • Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  • Human Performance by Parquet Courts
  • Midwest Farmer's Daughter by Margo Price
  • Hollow Bones by Rival Sons
  • Circle Round the Signs by Al Scorch
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  3. Blackstar by David Bowie
  4. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  5. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  6. Varmints by Anna Meredith
  7. The Midnight Sun by C Duncan
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  5. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  6. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  7. Familiar Touch by Diana
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  10. Lemonade by Beyoncé
Gothamist View full list
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  2. Blackstar by David Bowie
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  4. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  5. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  6. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  7. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  8. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  9. Wildflower by The Avalanches
  10. My Woman by Angel Olsen
GQ View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Blackstar by David Bowie
  3. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  4. Wildflower by The Avalanches
  5. I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It by The 1975
  6. Stranger to Stranger by Paul Simon
  7. Love & Hate by Michael Kiwanuka
  8. Hopelessness by Anohni
  9. Adore Life by Savages
  10. A Sailor's Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson
The Guardian View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  3. Blackstar by David Bowie
  4. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  5. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  6. Hopelessness by Anohni
  7. Anti by Rihanna
  8. Chaleur Humaine by Christine and the Queens
  9. Konnichiwa by Skepta
  10. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
Harper's Bazaar Erica Gonzales View full list
  1. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  2. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  3. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  4. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  5. untitled unmastered. by Kendrick Lamar
  6. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  7. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  8. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  9. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  10. Blackstar by David Bowie
HipHopDX View full list
  1. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  2. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  3. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  4. 99.9% by Kaytranada
  5. Layers by Royce Da 5'9
  6. Blank Face LP by ScHoolboy Q
  7. Do What Thou Wilt by Ab-Soul
  8. Still Brazy by YG
  9. Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight by Travis Scott
  10. 1992 by The Game
Hip Hop N More View full list
  1. Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight by Travis Scott
  2. Majid Jordan by Majid Jordan
  3. Do What Thou Wilt by Ab-Soul
  4. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  5. Drankin & Drivin by Z-Ro
  6. Anti by Rihanna
  7. Starboy by The Weeknd
  8. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  9. All or Nothing: Live it Up by Lloyd Banks
  10. Layers by Royce Da 5'9
HotNewHipHop View full list
  1. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  2. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  3. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  4. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  5. The Sun's Tirade by Isaiah Rashad
  6. Blank Face LP by ScHoolboy Q
  7. Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown
  8. Still Brazy by YG
  9. Islah by Kevin Gates
  10. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
Hypebeast View full list
  1. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  2. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  3. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  4. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  5. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  6. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  7. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  8. 99.9% by Kaytranada
  9. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  10. The Colour in Anything by James Blake
Idolator View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  3. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  4. Anti by Rihanna
  5. Nothing's Real by Shura
  6. I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It by The 1975
  7. 24K Magic by Bruno Mars
  8. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  9. X-Communicate by Kristin Kontrol
  10. Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande
The Independent View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  3. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  4. Blood Bitch by Jenny Hval
  5. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  6. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  7. How to Be a Human Being by Glass Animals
  8. Made in the Manor by Kano
  9. Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop
  10. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
The Interns View full list
  1. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  2. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  3. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  4. Anti by Rihanna
  5. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  6. Freetown Sound by Blood Orange
  7. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  8. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  9. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  10. The Colour in Anything by James Blake
The Irish Times View full list
  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  3. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  4. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  5. Hopelessness by Anohni
  6. Freetown Sound by Blood Orange
  7. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  8. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  9. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  10. We Move by James Vincent McMorrow
KCRW Santa Monica, Calif. View full list
  1. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  2. 99.9% by Kaytranada
  3. Blackstar by David Bowie
  4. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  5. Schmilco by Wilco
  6. The Party by Andy Shauf
  7. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  8. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  9. Pussy's Dead by Autolux
  10. A Seat at the Table by Solange
Kerrang!
  1. Revolution Radio by Green Day
  2. Hardwired… To Self-Destruct by Metallica
  3. All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us by Architects
  4. Parachutes by Frank Iero and The Patience
  5. The Stage by Avenged Sevenfold
  6. Shape Shift With Me by Against Me!
  7. Gore by Deftones
  8. Death of a Bachelor by Panic! At The Disco
  9. Metal Resistance by Babymetal
  10. GLA by Twin Atlantic
KQED San Francisco, Calif. View full list
  • Lemonade by Beyoncé
  • Blackstar by David Bowie
  • Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  • Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  • Wonderland by Demdike Stare
  • Irrbloss by Dorisburg
  • Islah by Kevin Gates
  • Hit Reset by The Julie Ruin
  • Puberty 2 by Mitski
  • Hero by Maren Morris
  • Blonde by Frank Ocean
  • My Woman by Angel Olsen
  • Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  • Anti by Rihanna
  • A Sailor's Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson
  • Sleeping Beauties by Sleeping Beauties
  • A Seat at the Table by Solange
  • A Man Alive by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
  • We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  • Running Out of Red by Zig Zags
LA Music Blog View full list
  1. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  2. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  3. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  4. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  5. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  6. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  7. This Is Acting by Sia
  8. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  9. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  10. Blackstar by David Bowie
Les Inrockuptibles France View full list
  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. Mystère by La Femme
  3. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  4. Do Hollywood by The Lemon Twigs
  5. Dans la légende by PNL
  6. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  7. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  8. Views by Drake
  9. Jumping the Shark by Alex Cameron
  10. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Lincoln Journal Star L. Kent Wolgamott View full list
  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. American Band by Drive-By Truckers
  3. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  4. Adore by Savages
  5. A Sailor's Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson
  6. untitled unmastered. by Kendrick Lamar
  7. Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop
  8. Midwest Farmer's Daughter by Margo Price
  9. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  10. Stranger to Stranger by Paul Simon
The Line of Best Fit View full list
  1. Blood Bitch by Jenny Hval
  2. Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown
  3. Varmints by Anna Meredith
  4. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  5. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  6. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  7. Nothing's Real by Shura
  8. Konnichiwa by Skepta
  9. Running Out of Love by The Radio Dept.
  10. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
Live for Live Music View full list
  1. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  2. Monolith of Phobos by The Claypool Lennon Delirium
  3. Let Me Get By by Tedeschi Trucks Band
  4. Blackstar by David Bowie
  5. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  6. Day of the Dead [box set] by Various artists
  7. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  8. untitled unmastered. by Kendrick Lamar
  9. The Getaway by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  10. The Beautiful Game by Vulfpeck
Los Angeles Times Chris Barton View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Blackstar by David Bowie
  3. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  4. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  5. No Burden by Lucy Dacus
  6. Black Terry Cat by Xenia Rubinos
  7. The Dreaming Room by Laura Mvula
  8. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  9. American Band by Drive-By Truckers
  10. Sirens by Nicolas Jaar
Los Angeles Times August Brown View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Still Brazy by YG
  3. Konnichiwa by Skepta
  4. Sirens by Nicolas Jaar
  5. Savage Mode by 21 Savage/Metro Boomin
  6. Freetown Sound by Blood Orange
  7. Hopelessness by Anohni
  8. The Best by Omar-S
  9. Ruminations by Conor Oberst
  10. Anti by Rihanna
Los Angeles Times Gerrick D. Kennedy View full list
  1. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  2. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  3. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  4. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  5. Anti by Rihanna
  6. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  7. For All We Know by NAO
  8. Sept. 5th by Dvsn
  9. Redemption by D∆WN
  10. A Good Night in the Ghetto by Kamaiyah
Los Angeles Times Randy Lewis View full list
  1. Stranger to Stranger by Paul Simon
  2. A Sailor's Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson
  3. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  4. American Tunes by Allen Toussaint
  5. Peace Trail by Neil Young
  6. The Very Last Day by Parker Millsap
  7. Big Day in a Small Town by Brandy Clark
  8. Midwest Farmer's Daughter by Margo Price
  9. Blue & Lonesome by The Rolling Stones
  10. Baptist Town by Mike Eldred Trio
Los Angeles Times Todd Martens View full list
  1. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  2. HEAVN by Jamila Woods
  3. Adore Life by Savages
  4. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  5. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  6. American Band by Drive-By Truckers
  7. The Hope Six Demolition Project by PJ Harvey
  8. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  9. Schmilco by Wilco
  10. My Woman by Angel Olsen
Los Angeles Times Randall Roberts View full list
  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown
  3. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  4. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  5. Hopelessness by Anohni
  6. Modern Country by William Tyler
  7. FLOTUS by Lambchop
  8. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  9. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  10. Dawn of the Double by The Double
Los Angeles Times Mikael Wood View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Hero by Maren Morris
  3. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  4. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  5. I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It by The 1975
  6. Blackstar by David Bowie
  7. HitNRun Phase Two by Prince
  8. Glory by Britney Spears
  9. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  10. Illuminate by Shawn Mendes
Loud and Quiet View full list
  1. Varmints by Anna Meredith
  2. Shoo by Lionlimb
  3. Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown
  4. Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest
  5. Hopelessness by Anohni
  6. Wildflower by The Avalanches
  7. Upstepping by Oliver Coates
  8. Light Upon the Lake by Whitney
  9. Don't Let the Kids Win by Julia Jacklin
  10. Cashmere by Swet Shop Boys
Louder Than War
  1. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  2. Adore by Savages
  3. Blackstar by David Bowie
  4. Basses Loaded by Melvins
  5. Blossoms by Blossoms
  6. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  7. I, Gemini by Let's Eat Grandma
  8. Chaosmosis by Primal Scream
  9. Tired of Tomorrow by Nothing
  10. Take Control by Slaves
Loudwire View full list
  1. The Boy Who Died Wolf by Highly Suspect
  2. The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser by Rob Zombie
  3. Bad Vibrations by A Day to Remember
  4. Aggressive by Beartooth
  5. Gore by Deftones
  6. Misadventures by Pierce the Veil
  7. Divides by The Virginmarys
  8. The North Corridor by Chevelle
  9. Book of Shadows II by Zakk Wylde
  10. The Getaway by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Maclean's Adrian Lee View full list
  • Lemonade by Beyoncé
  • Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  • Islah by Kevin Gates
  • Emotion Side B by Carly Rae Jepsen
  • 99.9% by Kaytranada
  • Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  • Midwest Farmer's Daughter by Margo Price
  • The Sun's Tirade by Isaiah Rashad
  • Anti by Rihanna
  • We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
Magnet View full list
  1. No Burden by Lucy Dacus
  2. Blackstar by David Bowie
  3. case/lang/veirs by case/lang/veirs
  4. Modern Country by William Tyler
  5. Requiem by Goat
  6. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  7. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  8. The Ghosts of Highway 20 by Lucinda Williams
  9. A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings by Beach Slang
  10. Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not by Dinosaur Jr.
Mashable View full list
  1. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  2. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  3. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  4. Blood Bitch by Jenny Hval
  5. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  6. Blackstar by David Bowie
  7. Anti by Rihanna
  8. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  9. Hopelessness by Anohni
  10. I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It by The 1975
Metal Hammer
  1. Magma by Gojira
  2. All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us by Architects
  3. Sorceress by Opeth
  4. The Violent Sleep of Reason by Meshuggah
  5. If I'm the Devil… by Letlive
  6. Dissociation by The Dillinger Escape Plan
  7. The Serenity of Suffering by Korn
  8. Arktis. by Ihsahn
  9. Statues by Black Peaks
  10. Hardwired… To Self-Destruct by Metallica
Metal Injection View full list
  1. Hunted by Khemmis
  2. The Violent Sleep of Reason by Meshugguh
  3. Voices by Wormrot
  4. Terminal Redux by Vektor
  5. Disassociation by The Dillinger Escape Plan
  6. Retrogore by Aborted
  7. Starspawn by Blood Incantation
  8. Mariner by Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas
  9. Incarnate by Killswitch Engage
  10. Hardwired… To Self-Destruct by Metallica
Mic Jordan Appugliesi View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Anti by Rihanna
  3. Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande
  4. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  5. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  6. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  7. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  8. Freetown Sound by Blood Orange
  9. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  10. This Is Acting by Sia
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Erik Ernst View full list
  1. A Sailor's Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson
  2. Big Day in a Small Town by Brandy Clark
  3. The Weight of These Wings by Miranda Lambert
  4. Lovers and Leavers by Hayes Carll
  5. Kid Sister by The Time Jumpers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jon M. Gilbertson View full list
  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  3. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  4. American Band by Drive-By Truckers
  5. X Infinity by Watsky
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Piet Levy View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Blackstar by David Bowie
  3. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  4. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  5. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
Mixmag View full list
  1. 99.9% by Kaytranada
  2. The Bells by Kornel Kovacs
  3. Konnichiwa by Skepta
  4. Wildflower by The Avalanches
  5. The Best by Omar-S
  6. Hopelessness by Anohni
  7. Victorious by Floorplan
  8. Oh No by Jessy Lanza
  9. The Colour in Anything by James Blake
  10. There Is No Right Time by Youandewan
Mojo
  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. Love & Hate by Michael Kiwanuka
  3. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  4. FLOTUS by Lambchop
  5. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  6. Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop
  7. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  8. Stranger to Stranger by Paul Simon
  9. The Hope Six Demolition Project by PJ Harvey
  10. Heron Oblivion by Heron Oblivion
Mother Jones Jon Young View full list
  • This Is Where I Live by William Bell
  • Masculin Feminin by Blonde Redhead
  • Blackstar by David Bowie
  • Matador by Gaz Coombes
  • The 1966 Live Recordings by Bob Dylan
  • Emotions and Math by Margaret Glaspy
  • Leave Me Alone by Hinds
  • Surface Noise by Jennifer O'Connor
  • Brigid Mae Power by Brigid Mae Power
  • Carrboro by Dex Romweber
  • Slugger by Sad13
  • A Place Called Bad by The Scientists
  • American Tunes by Allen Toussaint
  • We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  • (The Microcosm): Visionary Music of Continental Europe, 1970-1986 by Various
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  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  3. Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest
  4. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  5. Varmints by Anna Meredith
  6. Chaleur Humaine by Christine and the Queens
  7. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  8. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  9. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  10. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
Music Times View full list
  1. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  2. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  3. 99.9% by Kaytranada
  4. Blackstar by David Bowie
  5. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  6. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  7. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  8. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  9. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  10. Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' by Kid Cudi
The Nation David Hajdu View full list
  • Real Enemies by Darcy James Argue
  • Lemonade by Beyoncé
  • Blackstar by David Bowie
  • Away With You by Mary Halvorson Octet
  • Puberty 2 by Mitski
  • Where'd Your Weekend Go? by The Mowgli's
  • Written in the Rocks by Renee Rosnes
  • A Seat at the Table by Solange
  • The Inner Spectrum of Variables by Tyshawn Sorey
  • The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
Nerdist Matt Grosinger View full list
  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  3. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  4. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  5. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  6. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  7. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  8. Telefone by Noname
  9. Schmilco by Wilco
  10. My Woman by Angel Olsen
The New York Times Jon Caramanica View full list
  1. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  2. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  3. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  4. A Sailor's Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson
  5. Still Brazy by YG
  6. Big Bossin, Vol. 1 by Payroll Giovanni & Cardo Got Wings
  7. The Bird & The Rifle by Lori McKenna
  8. Dori Freeman by Dori Freeman
  9. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  10. Artist by A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
  11. Hero by Maren Morris
  12. Views by Drake
  13. Starboy by The Weeknd
The New York Times Nate Chinen View full list
  1. Away With You by Mary Halvorson Octet
  2. Blackstar by David Bowie
  3. The Armory Concert by Jason Moran
  4. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  5. The Declaration of Musical Independence by Andrew Cyrille Quartet
  6. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  7. Moving Still by Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense
  8. Duopoly by Kris Davis
  9. America's National Parks by Wadada Leo Smith
  10. The New Breed by Jeff Parker
The New York Times Jon Pareles View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Blackstar by David Bowie
  3. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  4. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  5. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  6. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  7. Emotions and Math by Margaret Glaspy
  8. Hopelessness by Anohni
  9. Adore Life by Savages
  10. A Mulher do Fim do Mundo by Elza Soares
The New Zealand Herald View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  3. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  4. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  5. Blackstar by David Bowie
  6. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  7. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  8. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  9. untitled unmastered. by Kendrick Lamar
  10. Anti by Rihanna
Newsday Glenn Gamboa View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. The Weight of These Wings by Miranda Lambert
  3. Cashmere by Swet Shop Boys
  4. Stranger to Stranger by Paul Simon
  5. Blackstar by David Bowie
  6. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  7. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  8. And the Anonymous Nobody by De La Soul
  9. Shape Shift With Me by Against Me!
  10. Tidal Wave by Taking Back Sunday
Newsweek View full list
  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  3. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  4. 99.9% by Kaytranada
  5. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  6. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  7. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  8. Masterpiece by Big Thief
  9. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  10. My Woman by Angel Olsen
NME View full list
  1. I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It by The 1975
  2. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  3. Chaleur Humaine by Christine and the Queens
  4. Konnichiwa by Skepta
  5. 99.9% by Kaytranada
  6. Blackstar by David Bowie
  7. Is The Is Are by DIIV
  8. Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop
  9. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  10. Blonde by Frank Ocean
No Ripcord View full list
  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  3. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  4. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  5. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  6. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  7. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  8. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  9. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  10. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
Noisey View full list
  1. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  2. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  3. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  4. Anti by Rihanna
  5. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  6. Devil Is Fine by Zeal & Ardor
  7. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  8. 99.9% by Kaytranada
  9. Made in the Manor by Kano
  10. Peach by Culture Abuse
Norman Records Leeds, UK View full list
  1. EARS by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
  2. The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation by The Veldt
  3. Couple in a Hole OST by BEAK>
  4. High Passes by Bracken
  5. Upstepping by Oliver Coates
  6. Primitives by Bayonne
  7. Settlers by Western Skies Motel
  8. Good Luck and Do Your Best by Gold Panda
  9. For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have) by Huerco S.
  10. A Boat Upon Its Blood by Jason Sharp
NOW Magazine Toronto View full list
  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  3. The Party by Andy Shauf
  4. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  5. Front Row Seat to Earth by Weyes Blood
  6. Hopelessness by Anohni
  7. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  8. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  9. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  10. The Best by Omar-S
NPR Bob Boilen View full list
  1. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  2. Blackstar by David Bowie
  3. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  4. Masterpiece by Big Thief
  5. Pearls to Swine by Adam Torres
  6. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  7. Dancing With Bad Grammar by L.A. Salami
  8. No Burden by Lucy Dacus
  9. Stranger to Stranger by Paul Simon
  10. Emotions and Math by Margaret Glaspy
NPR Robin Hilton View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  3. Schmilco by Wilco
  4. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  5. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  6. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  7. Everyone Thinks I Dodged A Bullet by Greg Laswell
  8. Dawn by RY X
  9. Blackstar by David Bowie
  10. Golden Age by Chris Staples
NPR Ann Powers View full list
  • Beyond the Bloodhounds by Adia Victoria
  • My Piece of Land by Amanda Shires
  • Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown
  • HEAVN by Jamila Woods
  • Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • Upland Stories by Robbie Fulks
  • blackSUMMERS'night by Maxwell
  • Goodnight City by Martha Wainwright
  • Robert Ellis by Robert Ellis
  • This Is Where I Live by William Bell
NPR Stephen Thompson View full list
  1. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  2. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  3. Blackstar by David Bowie
  4. case/lang/veirs by case/lang/veirs
  5. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  6. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  7. Winter Wheat by John K. Samson
  8. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  9. Hopelessness by Anohni
  10. Hero by Maren Morris
NPR (Folk Alley) Elena See and Linda Fahey View full list
  1. The Bird & The Rifle by Lori McKenna
  2. The Very Last Day by Parker Millsap
  3. Undercurrent by Sarah Jarosz
  4. Lovers and Leavers by Hayes Carll
  5. In the Magic Hour by Aoife O'Donovan
  6. Magic Fire by The Stray Birds
  7. Real Midnight by Birds of Chicago
  8. case/lang/veirs by case/lang/veirs
  9. Wondrous Traveler by The Small Glories
  10. Honest Life by Courtney Marie Andrews
NPR (Fresh Air) Ken Tucker View full list
  • This Is Where I Live by William Bell
  • Lemonade by Beyoncé
  • Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  • Upland Stories by Robbie Fulks
  • Emotions and Math by Margaret Glaspy
  • Wild Stab by The I Don't Cares
  • blackSUMMERS'night by Maxwell
  • The Weight of These Wings by Miranda Lambert
  • Dig in Deep by Bonnie Raitt
  • I've Got a Way by Kelsey Waldon
NPR (Recommended Dose) Piotr Orlov View full list
  • Basar by Africaine 808
  • Gone Today Here Tomorrow by Byron The Aquarius
  • Darraje by Carl Gari & Abdullah Miniawy
  • Crooked Man by Crooked Man
  • Fallen by Steven Julien
  • Heliacal Rising by LNS
  • Precious Systems by MJ Guider
  • DJ-Kicks by Moodymann
  • EARS by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
  • Untitled by SW.
NPR (World Cafe) David Dye View full list
  1. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  2. A Sailor's Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson
  3. Heart Like a Levee by Hiss Golden Messenger
  4. Blackstar by David Bowie
  5. Light Upon the Lake by Whitney
  6. Black Terry Cat by Xenia Rubinos
  7. Shine On Rainy Day by Brent Cobb
  8. American Band by Drive-By Truckers
  9. Stranger to Stranger by Paul Simon
  10. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
NYLON View full list
  1. Anti by Rihanna
  2. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  3. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  4. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  5. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  6. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  7. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  8. Freetown Sound by Blood Orange
  9. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  10. Joanne by Lady Gaga
Obscure Sound View full list
  1. Wildflower by The Avalanches
  2. untitled unmastered. by Kendrick Lamar
  3. Awaken, My Love! by Childish Gambino
  4. Blackstar by David Bowie
  5. The Colour in Anything by James Blake
  6. Run the Jewels 3 by Run the Jewels
  7. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  8. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  9. Oh No by Jessy Lanza
  10. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
The Observer Kitty Empire View full list
  1. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  2. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  3. Midwest Farmer's Daughter by Margo Price
  4. Blackstar by David Bowie
  5. Chaleur Humaine by Christine and the Queens
  6. Not to Disappear by Daughter
  7. Couch Baby by Jamie Isaac
  8. 25 25 by Factory Floor
  9. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  10. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
Omaha World-Herald Kevin Coffey View full list
  1. A Sailor's Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson
  2. Ruminations by Conor Oberst
  3. A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings by Beach Slang
  4. Masterpiece by Big Thief
  5. Painkillers by Brian Fallon
  6. Stranger to Stranger by Paul Simon
  7. I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It by The 1975
  8. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  9. Painting of a Panic Attack by Frightened Rabbit
  10. Blackstar by David Bowie
OOR (Netherlands) View full list
  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  3. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  4. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  5. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  6. The Hope Six Demolition Project by PJ Harvey
  7. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  8. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  9. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  10. Night Light by Eefje de Visser
The Oregonian David Greenwald View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Telefone by Noname
  3. Blackstar by David Bowie
  4. Cardinal by Pinegrove
  5. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  6. Absolute Loser by Fruit Bats
  7. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  8. Mental Fitness EP by Warm Amps
  9. Three by Diners
  10. Changes by Charles Bradley
The Owl Mag View full list
  • We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  • Something to Ruin by Ages and Ages
  • My Woman by Angel Olsen
  • The Bride by Bat for Lashes
  • Freetown Sound by Blood Orange
  • Awaken, My Love! by Childish Gambino
  • Not to Disappear by Daughter
  • Blackstar by David Bowie
  • Imperial by Denzel Curry
  • Good Luck and Do Your Best by Gold Panda
  • Blood Bitch by Jenny Hval
  • Puberty 2 by Mitski
  • Ha, Ha, He! by Mourn
  • Tired of Tomorrow by Nothing
  • Anti by Rihanna
  • Comfort in Doubt by Sama Dams
  • Lost Time by Tacocat
  • Avvolgere by True Widow
  • Don't You by Wet
  • Light Upon the Lake by Whitney
Paste View full list
  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  3. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  4. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  5. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  6. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  7. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  8. No Burden by Lucy Dacus
  9. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  10. Blonde by Frank Ocean
People Jeff Nelson View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. This House Is Not for Sale by Bon Jovi
  3. Revolution Radio by Green Day
  4. Lady Wood by Tove Lo
  5. Views by Drake
  6. 24K Magic by Bruno Mars
  7. Joanne by Lady Gaga
  8. The Hamilton Mixtape by Various artists
  9. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  10. Hero by Maren Morris
Philadelphia Inquirer Dan DeLuca View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Blackstar by David Bowie
  3. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  4. American Band by Drive-By Truckers
  5. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  6. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  7. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  8. Love & Hate by Michael Kiwanuka
  9. The Weight of These Wings by Miranda Lambert
  10. Awaken, My Love! by Childish Gambino
Piccadilly Records Manchester, UK View full list
  1. Pop or Not by Whyte Horses
  2. A Weird Exits by Thee Oh Sees
  3. 69 by Wilson Tanner
  4. Stasis by Pye Corner Audio
  5. Human Performance by Parquet Courts
  6. Life of Pause by Wild Nothing
  7. Crab Day by Cate Le Bon
  8. Echoes of the Dreamtime by Miranda Lee Richards
  9. Transport by Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald Present: Borderland
  10. Void Beats / Invocation Trex by Cavern of Anti-Matter
Pigeons and Planes View full list
  1. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  2. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  3. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  4. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  5. Telefone by Noname
  6. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  7. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  8. Slime Season 3 by Young Thug
  9. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  10. Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight by Travis Scott
Pitchfork View full list
  1. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  2. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  3. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  4. Blackstar by David Bowie
  5. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  6. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  7. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  8. Hopelessness by Anohni
  9. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  10. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
PopMatters View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  3. Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown
  4. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  5. Blackstar by David Bowie
  6. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  7. Hollowed by Ital Tek
  8. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  9. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  10. Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future by Underworld
Pretty Much Amazing View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  3. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  4. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  5. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  6. Blackstar by David Bowie
  7. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  8. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  9. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  10. Wildflower by The Avalanches
Prog
  1. Fear by Marillion
  2. Sorceress by Opeth
  3. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  4. Affinity by Haken
  5. Folklore by Big Big Train
  6. Bottled Out of Eden by Knifeworld
  7. Do Not Disturb by Van Der Graaf Generator
  8. Lighthouse by Iamthemorning
  9. Threnodies by Messenger
  10. Apricity by Syd Arthur
Punktastic View full list
  1. Rheia by Oathbreaker
  2. If I'm the Devil… by Letlive
  3. Stage Four by Touché Amoré
  4. All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us by Architects
  5. Tired of Tomorrow by Nothing
  6. Pharmacie by Apologies, I Have None
  7. Blisters in the Pit of My Heart by Martha
  8. Low Teens by Every Time I Die
  9. Aggressive by Beartooth
  10. Blush by Moose Blood
Q
  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  3. The Hope Six Demolition Project by PJ Harvey
  4. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  5. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  6. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  7. Mangy Love by Cass McCombs
  8. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  9. I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It by The 1975
  10. Chaleur Humaine by Christine and the Queens
The Quietus View full list
  1. The Gospel by Årabrot
  2. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  3. III by Innercity Ensemble
  4. Oh No by Jessy Lanza
  5. Lodestar by Shirley Collins
  6. Songs for Our Mothers by Fat White Family
  7. Blackstar by David Bowie
  8. Centres by Ian William Craig
  9. Redemption by D∆WN
  10. Blood Bitch by Jenny Hval
Rap-Up View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  3. Anti by Rihanna
  4. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  5. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  6. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  7. Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight by Travis Scott
  8. Views by Drake
  9. Starboy by The Weeknd
  10. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
Record Collector
  • Blackstar by David Bowie
  • case/lang/veirs by case/lang/veirs
  • FLOTUS by Lambchop
  • Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart by Martha
  • Blonde by Frank Ocean
  • A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  • A Seat at the Table by Solange
  • A Weird Exits by Thee Oh Sees
  • We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  • Golden Sings That Have Been Sung by Ryley Walker
  • Schmilco by Wilco
Recorder Hungary View full list
  1. Blackstar by David Bowie
  2. Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown
  3. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  4. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  5. Oh No by Jessy Lanza
  6. Freetown Sound by Blood Orange
  7. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  8. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  9. The Hope Six Demolition Project by PJ Harvey
  10. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
Resident Brighton, UK View full list
  1. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  2. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  3. Blackstar by David Bowie
  4. Love & Hate by Michael Kiwanuka
  5. Citizen of Glass by Agnes Obel
  6. Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future by Underworld
  7. Don't Let the Kids Win by Julia Jacklin
  8. Mirage by Josefin Ohrn + The Liberation
  9. A Weird Exits by Thee Oh Sees
  10. Chaleur Humaine by Christine and the Queens
Resident Advisor View full list
  1. "BBF" Hosted By DJ Escrow by Babyfather
  2. Bird Sound Power by Equiknoxx
  3. Shred by Skee Mask
  4. For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have) by Huerco S.
  5. The Best by Omar-S
  6. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  7. Sirens by Nicolas Jaar
  8. 2845 by Convextion
  9. elseq 1-5 by Autechre
  10. House of Dad by House of Dad
Revolver View full list
  1. Hardwired… To Self-Destruct by Metallica
  2. Dystopia by Megadeth
  3. The Stage by Avenged Sevenfold
  4. The Violent Sleep of Reason by Meshugguh
  5. Gore by Deftones
  6. Jomsviking by Amon Amarth
  7. Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie by Volbeat
  8. Disassociation by The Dillinger Escape Plan
  9. Cold World by Of Mice & Men
  10. Magma by Gojira
The Ringer Lindsay Zoladz View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  3. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  4. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  5. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  6. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  7. Anti by Rihanna
  8. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  9. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  10. Puberty 2 by Mitski
Rise Records UK View full list
  1. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  2. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  3. Light Upon the Lake by Whitney
  4. Blackstar by David Bowie
  5. A Seat at the Table by Solange
  6. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  7. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  8. Under the Sun by Mark Pritchard
  9. Love and Hate by Michael Kiwanuka
  10. Freetown Sound by Blood Orange
Rock Sound View full list
  1. Death of a Bachelor by Panic! At The Disco
  2. All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us by Architects
  3. Misadventures by Pierce the Veil
  4. California by blink-182
  5. In Our Bones by Against the Current
  6. Blush by Moose Blood
  7. Better Weather by With Confidence
  8. Double Dare by Waterparks
  9. Revolution Radio by Green Day
  10. The Shadow Side by Andy Black
Rolling Stone View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Blackstar by David Bowie
  3. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  4. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  5. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  6. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  7. Blue & Lonesome by Rolling Stones
  8. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  9. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  10. Jeffery by Young Thug
Rolling Stone Rob Sheffield View full list
  1. Lemonade by Beyoncé
  2. Blackstar by David Bowie
  3. Romantic by Mannequin Pussy
  4. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  5. Return to Love by Lvl Up
  6. Prima Donna by Vince Staples
  7. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  8. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  9. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  10. Adult Teen by Lisa Prank
Rough Trade Shops UK/US View full list
  1. Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop
  2. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  3. Midwest Farmer's Daughter by Margo Price
  4. Under the Sun by Mark Pritchard
  5. Changes by Charles Bradley
  6. Hopelessness by Anohni
  7. A Weird Exits by Thee Oh Sees
  8. My Woman by Angel Olsen
  9. Sport by Powell
  10. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
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  6. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  7. Blonde by Frank Ocean
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Comments (98)

  • owenbrown  

    Dope Song. He killed it. Thanks admin for this Mp3 Download.

  • psma  

    60 music contributors share their top 2016 albums - interesting mix

    http://www.rollogrady.com/music-supervisors-and-music-coordinators-best-albums-songs-of-2016/#more-56068

  • aleeeeeee  

    http://mashable.com/2016/12/31/top-10-albums2016/#Jrn7tTFwXmqc

  • viturinos  

    Top 10 National
    THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE

    1) Beyoncé, Lemonade (Parkwood/Columbia)
    2) David Bowie, Blackstar (Columbia)

    3) Frank Ocean, Blond (Boys Don't Cry)

    4) A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)

    5) Margo Price, Midwest Farmer's Daughter (Third Man)

    6) Leonard Cohen, You Want It Darker (Columbia)

    7) Rolling Stones, Lonesome & Blue (Interscope)

    Oranssi Pazuzu, Värähtelijä (20 Buck Spin)

    9) Doyle Bramhall II, Rich Man (Concord)

    10) Loretta Lynn, Full Circle (Legacy)

    http://www.austinchronicle.com/music/2016-12-30/drank-the-lemonade/

  • Journalist123  

    http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/soundcheck/best-of-2016-david-bowie-beyonce-radiohead-among-years-top-10-albums/2306460

  • rafaelrangel  

    THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE TOP 10 ALBUMS http://www.austinchronicle.com/music/2016-12-30/drank-the-lemonade/

  • Journalist123  

    https://m.mic.com/articles/160912/the-11-best-albums-of-2016-from-beyonc-to-radiohead-and-more#.Md6k75xAi

  • Journalist123  

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/best-albums-2016-beyonces-lemonade-radioheads-moon-shaped-pool-1598387

  • rafaelrangel  

    ADD https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/best-albums-of-2016-new-music-you-need-to-hear

  • Journalist123  

    Also, http://www.glamour.com/gallery/best-albums-2016

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