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.

The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2016

21 December 2016

The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2016

[see also 2010s, 2019, 2018, 2017]

  1. David BowieBlackstar
  2. Big ThiefMasterpiece
  3. Chance The RapperColoring Book
  4. Angel OlsenMy Woman
  5. Kyle MortonWhat Will Destroy You
  6. Frankie CosmosNext Thing
  7. Blood OrangeFreetown Sound
  8. FlumeSkin
  9. MitskiPuberty 2
  10. WhitneyLight Upon the Lake
  11. How to Dress WellCare
  12. DrakeViews
  13. Bon Iver22, A Million
  14. Nicolas JaarSirens
  15. RadioheadA Moon Shaped Pool
  16. Andy ShaufThe Party
  17. A Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
  18. James BlakeThe Colour in Anything
  19. Frank OceanBlond
  20. Japanese BreakfastPsychopomp
  21. Parquet CourtsHuman Performance
  22. Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsSkeleton Tree
  23. Danny BrownAtrocity Exhibition
  24. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  25. Sad13Slugger
  26. Conor OberstRuminations
  27. Margaret GlaspyEmotions and Math
  28. GoatRequiem
  29. ChairliftMoth
  30. Leonard CohenYou Want It Darker