Best Albums of 2016

The Top Ten

Blackstar - David Bowie Blackstar - David Bowie Product Image

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.

No offense to David Bowie fans but I personally didn't like this album at all. I only listened to it 2 times but I'm not a fan of this album. I respect David Bowies work and I respect this album but I find this album boring. It's definitely nowhere near the worst album of 2016 but in my opinion I don't think it's the best buy everyone can like whatever they want.

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!

A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead Product Image

The best Albums of 2016 are A Moon Shaped Pool-Radiohead, Blackstar-David Bowie, Lemonade-Beyonce, We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service-A Tribe Called Quest, Starboy-The Weekend and Dystopia-Megadeth.
I don't like all of these but they are defnetly the best ones in general.

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.

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

Great album, expecting it to be a classic in the future

Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Product Image

This album is just pure art, so much emotion that you can actually hear pain. Must hear album.

Phenomenol. A truly great album from a truly great artist!

Atrocity Exhibition - Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition - Danny Brown Product Image

I think it's safe to say this is Danny's most well-rounded, thematically focused and ambitious project to date. There's a lot of reasons why people say he's an underappreciated artist, and the moderately poor sales of this record show that in it's full form. This man has a lot of talent, but he is still not quite as appreciated as he deserves to be.

Danny Brown comes forward with some of his best work to date. He absolutely goes wild with this project with features from Kendrick Lamar to Earl Sweatshirt. This is a must listen for fans of rap and music in general.

This album blew my mind. So underrated

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 Product Image

10/10
It's been 18 years, mother******. 18 YEARS. This... this thing is downright NASTY and worth every bit of the $10.99 on iTunes. Hell, I would've purchased this for $30 if I knew it was gonna be this damn good. You miss the good ol' days of rap music? Cop this ASAP. It's an instant classic from top to bottom. R.I.P. Phife.

Favorite songs: All of them, dammit.

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

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

Best rap album of all time and the best album in the last 10 years

Blonde - Frank Ocean

My favourite album of all time - beautiful

Masterpiece

The Life of Pablo - Kanye West

It was a really good album but not a great one. I really like. Although it still has a little bit of the ego that ruined Yeezus, and it is a really weird album that made no sense, there are a lot of good things about this album. It has amazing production, a lot of personality, it really shows the struggle that Kanye has gone through, and it's a very replayable album. 7/10

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

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

Hardwired... to Self-Destruct - Metallica Hardwired... to Self-Destruct - Metallica Product Image

This should be number one. Its roots can go back to their early albums. The songs there are AMAZING. Especially Moth Into Flame and Spit Out the Bone. I am literally sad that this is number 9.

Not the best Metallica album but better than the rest of the trash on this list.

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

Nice blend of 80s Metallica and the Load era.

Lemonade - Beyonce Lemonade - Beyonce Product Image

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

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.

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

queen bey

Bottomless Pit - Death Grips Bottomless Pit - Death Grips Product Image

Aw man, I still need to listen to this!

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

The Newcomers

? Flood Network - Katie Dey Flood Network - Katie Dey Product Image
? The Fall of Hearts - Katatonia The Fall of Hearts - Katatonia Product Image

The Contenders

Dystopia - Megadeth Dystopia - Megadeth Product Image

Best Megadeth album probably since Youthanasia, proves Dave can still kick ass.

Not as good as Endgame, but heavy, the 3 first songs are amazing.

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

Megadeth's best album since United Abominations

Teens of Denial - Car Seat Headrest Teens of Denial - Car Seat Headrest Product Image

A relatively unknown band blows up in the indie scene with this amazing album. Going from rocking out with songs like fill in the blank and Vincent to crying when you hear songs like the ballad of Costa Concordia, this album is one of the best I've heard in a long time.

This is to me what twenty one pilots sounds like to Wonkey and DC.

Untitled Unmastered. - Kendrick Lamar Untitled Unmastered. - Kendrick Lamar Product Image

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

King Kendrick

This is Acting - Sia This is Acting - Sia Product Image
Anti - Rihanna Anti - Rihanna Product Image

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.

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

The hell is this garbage doing in the Top 10?

The best album of the year.

Starboy - The Weeknd Starboy - The Weeknd Product Image

My favourite album of 2016

Amazing Album

Malibu - Anderson. Paak Malibu - Anderson. Paak Product Image

This album is fantastic and definitely deserves a Grammy or something

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

Run the Jewels 3 - Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 3 - Run the Jewels Product Image
Plays the Music of Twin Peaks - Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks - Xiu Xiu Product Image
Weezer (White Album) - Weezer Weezer (White Album) - Weezer Product Image

It feels good to have Weezer back. This album is awesome. One of my favorites. Many of these songs feel like they could have been on the blue album had they been written then. It feels like classic Weezer. I didn't like it at first, but now I love it.

This was my backup since integrity blues - jimmy eat world isn't on here
Still both weezer's and jimmy eat world's were their best releases in a while.

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.

This is the Weezer we all love and know!

Coloring Book - Chance the Rapper

2016 was Chance's year. Hands Down.

Revolution Radio - Green Day Revolution Radio - Green Day Product Image

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.

Definitely top 10. Everyone though Green Day was done for, but they came back full throttle and released one of the greatest albums of the 2010s. Great songs reflecting on modern times, and it really makes you think.

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

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

The Serenity of Suffering - Korn The Serenity of Suffering - Korn Product Image

There are many albums released in this year that I really, really love... Just to mention a few, Asking Alexandria - The Black, Chelsea Grin - Self Inflicted, In Flames - Battles, Hellyeah - Und en! a ble, From Ashes To New - Day One, Whitechapel - Mark Of The Blade,... But Korn killed it. This is awesome album, every single song! I even consider this one the best of all Korn albums, it just sounds more "metal"...

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

Beyond the Fleeting Gales - Crying Beyond the Fleeting Gales - Crying Product Image
My Woman - Angel Olsen My Woman - Angel Olsen Product Image
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