Best Albums of 2016

anthonybecerra831

The Top Ten

1 Blackstar - David Bowie

I can't believe it's been over a year already. This album tops every album on this list by a lot. It's the most beautiful mixture of uplifting music and a hint of a regretful atmosphere. That's at least how I see it. David made sure we would never forget him by releasing this swan song with very limited time left in this universe. He didn't get the chance to bathe in all the love and support his long time and newcomer fans showed it. That time was abruptly cut short by a curse named cancer. But Major Tom, Starman, Ziggy Stardust, or whatever other alias he is going as right now, we miss you buddy. Thank you for everything.

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!

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

V 8 Comments
2 Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds V 1 Comment
3 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

V 4 Comments
4 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

True genius

Who even is radiohead, kanye a hip hop genius. end of.

5 We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest brings it back better than ever after years of silence. Probably the best rap album of the year, BUY IT - SirSkeletorThe3rd

I was blown away when I heard this album. I just love this album. - Mumbizz01

V 1 Comment
6 Atrocity Exhibition - Danny Brown

This album blew my mind. So underrated

7 Blonde - Frank Ocean V 2 Comments
8 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

Pure greatness

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

V 3 Comments
9 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

Needs to be number 1 - christangrant

10 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

Not even top 50 worthy. - WonkeyDude98

Great Album - christangrant

V 1 Comment

The Newcomers

? For Beginners - Sinners are Winners
? Seelenbeben - Andrea Berg

The Contenders

11 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

Bootyful album

The hell is this garbage doing in the Top 10?

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

12 Malibu - Anderson. Paak

This album is fantastic and definitely deserves a Grammy or something - Mcgillacuddy

One of the best and most underrated rap albums out there!

13 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

V 3 Comments
14 This is Acting - Sia

awful - Jiorl

15 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

King Kendrick

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

Kendrick Releases B-Sides. Still Better Than Views By Drake - SamThePenguin

16 Weezer (White Album) - Weezer

I'm guessing there's not many fans of Weezer on this site. In that case allow me to vote this up for it is one of the best Weezer albums since Pinkerton. - cjWriter1997

17 Bottomless Pit - Death Grips

This is one of Death Grip's best albums since NO LOVE DEEP WEB. - Mumbizz01

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

18 3001: A Laced Odyssey - Flatbush Zombies
19 Teens of Denial - Car Seat Headrest
20 Suicide Squad: The Album - Various Artists

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

Not Top 10 worthy at all. - djpenquin999

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

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Metal Albums of 2016 Top 10 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2016 Best Comeback Albums of 2016 Top Ten Rock and Metal Albums of 2016 Best Rock and Metal Albums of 2015 and 2016

List StatsUpdated 26 May 2017

800 votes
265 listings
1 year, 130 days old

Top Remixes (33)

1. Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
2. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest
3. Blackstar - David Bowie
Mcgillacuddy
1. Lemonade - Beyonce
2. Coloring Book - Chance the Rapper
3. Anti - Rihanna
Tabor
1. Lemonade - Beyonce
2. Anti - Rihanna
3. A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead
Tabordeedotplunkett

WRemix
View All 33

Posts

Album Review: ★ [Blackstar]
WonkeyDude98
Album Review: Skeleton Tree
WonkeyDude98
Album Review: Big Baby D.R.A.M.
WonkeyDude98
Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P