Year-End Lists

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Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2016

02 December 2016

Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2016

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010s]

  1. BeyoncéLemonade
  2. Chance The RapperColoring Book
  3. David BowieBlackstar
  4. Frank OceanBlond
  5. ANOHNIHopelessness
  6. Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsSkeleton Tree
  7. Angel OlsenMy Woman
  8. Anderson .PaakMalibu
  9. Bon Iver22, A Million
  10. Leonard CohenYou Want It Darker
  11. MitskiPuberty 2
  12. A Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
  13. RadioheadA Moon Shaped Pool
  14. Blood OrangeFreetown Sound
  15. Schoolboy QBlank Face LP
  16. WilcoSchmilco
  17. Tim HeckerLove Streams
  18. Car Seat HeadrestTeens of Denial
  19. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  20. Kyle Dixon & Michael SteinStranger Things OST Volumes 1 and 2
  21. Jenny HvalBlood Bitch
  22. KAYTRANADA99.9%
  23. The Body & Full of HellOne Day You Will Ache Like I Ache
  24. James BlakeThe Colour in Anything
  25. Danny BrownAtrocity Exhibition
  26. Jamila WoodsHEAVN
  27. Tegan and SaraLove You to Death
  28. Frankie CosmosNext Thing
  29. Nicolas JaarSirens
  30. PinegroveCardinal
  31. BABYMETALMetal Resistance
  32. Explosions in the SkyThe Wilderness
  33. GojiraMagma
  34. Sioux FallsRot Forever
  35. Into It. Over It.Standards
  36. NonameTelefone
  37. The RangePotential
  38. WhitneyLight Upon the Lake
  39. SavagesAdore Life
  40. DeftonesGore
  41. MothersWhen You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired
  42. Kevin GatesIslah
  43. The HotelierGoodness
  44. LambchopFLOTUS
  45. Young ThugJeffery
  46. MarthaBlisters In the Pit of My Heart
  47. Japanese BreakfastPsychopomp
  48. White LungParadise
  49. WeavesWeaves
  50. Iggy PopPost Pop Depression