Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2016

13 December 2016

Fact Magazine: 50 Best Albums of 2016

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Jenny HvalBlood Bitch
  2. EquiknoxxBird Sound Power
  3. Danny BrownAtrocity Exhibition
  4. Lorenzo SenniPersona
  5. MitskiPuberty 2
  6. KamaiyahA Good Night in the Ghetto
  7. Steve HauschildtStrands
  8. A Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
  9. PangaeaIn Drum Play
  10. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  11. Jessy LanzaOh No
  12. The BodyNo One Deserves Happiness
  13. RihannaAnti
  14. YGStill Brazy
  15. BeyoncéLemonade
  16. The Outfit, TXGreen Lights: Everythang Goin
  17. Konx-Om-PaxCaramel
  18. Bjarki“Б”
  19. Young ThugJeffery
  20. Peder MannerfeltControlling Body
  21. Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsSkeleton Tree
  22. Demdike StareWonderland
  23. David BowieBlackstar
  24. Negative GeminiBody Work
  25. Kanye WestThe Life of Pablo
  26. Sophia LoizouSingulacra
  27. DVANotu_Uronlineu
  28. FISFrom Patterns to Details
  29. Helena CelleIf I Can’t Handle Me at My Best, Then You Don’t Deserve You at Your Worst
  30. PowellSport
  31. Angel OlsenMy Woman
  32. SeekersinternationalRaggaPreservationSociety
  33. OhalAcid Park
  34. Anderson .PaakMalibu
  35. Kyle Dixon & Michael SteinStranger Things OST Volumes 1 and 2
  36. Jake MeginskySeven Psychotropic Sinewave Palindromes
  37. ABRAPrincess
  38. Second WomanSecond Woman
  39. DisasterpeaceHyper Light Drifter
  40. BotanyDeepak Verbera
  41. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne CianiFRKWYS Vol. 13: Sunergy
  42. Will LongLong Trax
  43. MozzyMandatory Check
  44. Elon KatzThe Human Pet
  45. Klara LewisToo
  46. Cousin StizzMonda
  47. Chino AmobiAirport Music For Black Folk
  48. Good WillsmithThings Our Bodies Used to Have
  49. serpentwithfeetblisters
  50. Lil Uzi VertLil Uzi Vert Vs. The World