Best Albums of 2016


The Top Ten

1 Blackstar - David Bowie Blackstar - David Bowie

Great album, great singer.

Bowie is one of the all time greats and his music will live on for the rest of eternity!

'Girl Loves Me' is the most underrated song of the album and maybe one of Bowie's most underrated ever!

I would have picked panic at the disco but in honor of the great late David Bowie I picked him.

1947-2016 - Danguy10

Blackstar Gave Me Nightmares, But In A Good Way - SamThePenguin

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2 A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead

Perfect. Innovative, familiar, dark, brooding, experimental, accessible. One of the best works by the best band ever. Definitely their most beautiful. It sounds like one big 52 minute lullaby. Timeless.

Best album by Radiohead = Best album ever

This album is really boring in my opinion. It might grow on me but I'm not a fan of this for now. - Metalmaniakkk

Their best besides In Rainbows, OK Computer, Kid A and The Bends

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3 Lemonade - Beyonce Lemonade - Beyonce

I thought she wouldn't be able to top the self-titled album, but the queen surprises me time and time again. An album that is solace to women who have been cheated on and empowerment to African American women. It blends R&B, rock, country and other genres. This is the best album of the year. Sadly, there's a chance that she won't win Album Of The Year because Adele's 25 is eligible this year as well. Adele is a great singer but I feel 25 was just a rehash of 21. Almost every song was a slow song and was all about love lost. It worked on 21 because no one else had been doing something like that. But now it's tiresome. Beyonce shows raw emotion in this album and the slow songs such as SANDCASTLES are more powerful because you can truly hear the pain in her voice. The standout however is definitely Freedom ft Kendrick Lamar. It is a powerful R&B anthem with vocal acrobatics and a fiery rap verse from Kendrick. I'm the type of guy who loves FOB, P! ATD, My Chemical Romance, TOP etc. But ...more - PopPunkKid101

Amazing album. She finally makes up for her lack of talent she had in her last albums. - Swellow

I think I'm entitled to make this call, because I listen to only classic rock. I've listened to a bunch of albums this year - Blue & Lonesome by TRS, Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead, Coloring Book by Chance, Pablo by Kanye, Untitled by Kendrick, this, and, of course, David Bowie's Blackstar.
Like I said, I only listen to classic rock, so I think that when I say that this album is the best album of 2016, you better believe it.
And don't tell me about Blackstar. I'm sure David Bowie would agree with me. - epicness2099

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4 Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds V 1 Comment
5 The Life of Pablo - Kanye West The Life of Pablo - Kanye West

You may like or hate this album but I personally love it. Not one of Kanye's best but definitely better than Yeezus, 808s, and Cruel Summer - Mcgillacuddy

6 Anti - Rihanna Anti - Rihanna

I'm starting to think that people are insulting this album even though they haven't actually listened to it, they just assumed after hearing the song Work, that it wasn't good. - anewman

The hell is this garbage doing in the Top 10?

Why is this above Megadeth's Dystopia? Today's generation!

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7 Atrocity Exhibition - Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition - Danny Brown

This album blew my mind. So underrated

8 Dystopia - Megadeth Dystopia - Megadeth

This album is pure glory! The riffs are some of the best I've heard - NikBrusk

Megadeth's best album since United Abominations

Daves vocals may not be the best but this is one of the heaviest Megadeth album. - Metalmaniakkk

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9 Blonde - Frank Ocean V 2 Comments
10 Revolution Radio - Green Day Revolution Radio - Green Day

One of the most satisfying feelings in the world is when one of your favorite bands go back to their roots. After Uno, Dos and Tre I thought green day was no more but boy was I wrong. This after "Blackstar" and "A Moon Shaped Pool" is the best album of this year. - 12cc

Dude, this album is awesome, from Still Breathing to Revolution Radio to Bang Bang. Bang Bang is my favorite song in this album. - AnimeDrawer

Does everyone always forget Demolition existed? People compare this to the trilogy 24/7, there was something in between you know! - ProPanda

Though I Have Been A Fan Of Green Day In The Past, This Album Has Some Of The MOST Cliche Lyrics Of 2016. - SamThePenguin

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The Newcomers

? Atoma - Dark Tranquillity Atoma - Dark Tranquillity
? Bad Vibrations - A Day to Remember Bad Vibrations - A Day to Remember

The Contenders

11 Untitled Unmastered. - Kendrick Lamar Untitled Unmastered. - Kendrick Lamar

When the leftovers that weren't good enough to be on To Pimp A Butterfly are the best rap album of 2015 hands down. 8/10 - WonkeyDude98

Incredible lyrics and storytelling on each track, making it my favorite rap album of the year - Mcgillacuddy

This year was full of terrible rap albums, but this is one of the few exceptions. Long live Kendrick!

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12 This is Acting - Sia This is Acting - Sia V 1 Comment
13 Hardwired... to Self-Destruct - Metallica Hardwired... to Self-Destruct - Metallica

Nice blend of 80s Metallica and the Load era.

This deserves the 2nd spot just after Bowie's Blackstar.

This album just tops number 1 for me. - Mumbizz01

14 Suicide Squad: The Album - Various Artists Suicide Squad: The Album - Various Artists

A compilation album shouldn't be on this list at all

I'm conflicted on whether Blackstar still is the best album of 2015. Mainly because this masterpiece exists. - WonkeyDude98

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15 We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest
16 The Serenity of Suffering - Korn The Serenity of Suffering - Korn

They've released about a dozen albums, yet this is their best ever.

17 Weezer (White Album) - Weezer Weezer (White Album) - Weezer
18 Views from the 6 - Drake V 2 Comments
19 Joanne - Lady Gaga Joanne - Lady Gaga

You can never be bored of Lady Gaga. You never know in advance what her next album will sound like. With Joanne, she took it to the next level: you never know what the next song will sound like. And that's awesome. This woman will be considered a legend by the time she's 80.

Above Anti, This is Acting and the soundtrack to Suicide Squad? Disgrace. This is clearly a great transition from pop to folk. - Swellow

20 Bottomless Pit - Death Grips Bottomless Pit - Death Grips

Aw man, I still need to listen to this! - djpenquin999

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2. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest
3. Blackstar - David Bowie
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