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.

Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2016

25 December 2016

Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2016

[see also 2017, 2015]

  1. Frank OceanBlond
  2. Anderson .PaakMalibu
  3. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  4. Chance The RapperColoring Book
  5. NonameTelefone
  6. Kanye WestThe Life of Pablo
  7. BeyoncéLemonade
  8. Young ThugSlime Season 3
  9. A Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
  10. Travis ScottBirds in the Trap Sing McKnight
  11. The WeekndStarboy
  12. KAYTRANADA99.9%
  13. 21 Savage & Metro BoominSavage Mode
  14. RihannaAnti
  15. Schoolboy QBlank Face LP
  16. Bon Iver22, A Million
  17. Danny BrownAtrocity Exhibition
  18. HindsLeave Me Alone
  19. NxWorriesYes Lawd!
  20. Blood OrangeFreetown Sound
  21. D.R.A.M.Big Baby D.R.A.M.
  22. RadioheadA Moon Shaped Pool
  23. Kendrick LamarUntitled Unmastered
  24. Lil YachtyLil Boat
  25. Isaiah RashadThe Sun’s Tirade
  26. James BlakeThe Colour in Anything
  27. Jazz CartierHotel Paranoia
  28. GiggsLandlord
  29. ShuraNothing’s Real
  30. A.CHALWelcome to GAZI
  31. YGStill Brazy
  32. Angel OlsenMy Woman
  33. Denzel CurryImperial
  34. SkeptaKonnichiwa
  35. KamaiyahA Good Night in the Ghetto
  36. David BowieBlackstar
  37. Little SimzStillness in Wonderland
  38. 6LACKFREE 6LACK
  39. Kevin AbstractAmerican Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story
  40. Allan KingdomNorthern Lights
  41. TrapoShade Trees
  42. KembaNegus
  43. Childish GambinoAwaken, My Love!
  44. SabaBucket List Project
  45. Topaz JonesArcade
  46. Kid CudiPassion, Pain & Demon Slayin’
  47. Kweku CollinsNat Love
  48. Francis and the LightsFarewell, Starlite!
  49. Cousin StizzMonda
  50. Post MaloneStoney