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.

Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2016

11 December 2016

Mojo Magazine: 50 Best Albums of 2016

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. David BowieBlackstar
  2. Michael KiwanukaLove & Hate
  3. Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsSkeleton Tree
  4. LambchopFLOTUS
  5. Leonard CohenYou Want It Darker
  6. Iggy PopPost Pop Depression
  7. Frank OceanBlond
  8. Paul SimonStranger to Stranger
  9. PJ HarveyThe Hope Six Demolition Project
  10. Heron OblivionHeron Oblivion
  11. RadioheadA Moon Shaped Pool
  12. BeyoncéLemonade
  13. Teenage FanclubHere
  14. Charles BradleyChanges
  15. The CultHidden City
  16. Bon Iver22, A Million
  17. Dinosaur Jr.Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not
  18. Syd ArthurApricity
  19. Modern StudiesSwell to Great
  20. Bob DylanFallen Angels
  21. Ryley WalkerGolden Sings That Have Been Sung
  22. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  23. Kevin MorbySinging Saw
  24. Car Seat HeadrestTeens of Denial
  25. SkeptaKonnichiwa
  26. Cass McCombsMangy Love
  27. case/lang/veirscase/lang/veirs
  28. Angel OlsenMy Woman
  29. Thee Oh SeesA Weird Exits
  30. The MonkeesGood Times!
  31. The Fat White FamilySongs for Our Mothers
  32. The StillThe Still
  33. SuedeNight Thoughts
  34. David CrosbyLighthouse
  35. Field MusicCommontime
  36. WilcoSchmilco
  37. James BlakeThe Colour in Anything
  38. William BellThis Is Where I Live
  39. White DenimStiff
  40. Chance The RapperColoring Book
  41. Steve GunnEyes on the Lines
  42. ANOHNIHopelessness
  43. Bitchin Bajas & Bonnie “Prince” BillyEpic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties
  44. Meilyr Jones2013
  45. Kendrick LamarUntitled Unmastered
  46. Christine and the QueensChaleur Humaine
  47. Van MorrisonKeep Me Singing
  48. The Comet Is ComingChannel the Spirits
  49. Nada SurfYou Know Who You Are
  50. The Divine ComedyForeverland