Best Albums of 2016

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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 Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds V 1 Comment
4 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

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

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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

Bootyful album

The hell is this garbage doing in the Top 10?

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

7 Blonde - Frank Ocean V 2 Comments
8 Atrocity Exhibition - Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition - Danny Brown

This album blew my mind. So underrated

9 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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10 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

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

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The Newcomers

? Day Breaks - Norah Jones Day Breaks - Norah Jones
? Emotional Mugger - Ty Segall Emotional Mugger - Ty Segall

The Contenders

11 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

12 This is Acting - Sia This is Acting - Sia V 1 Comment
13 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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14 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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15 Malibu - Anderson. Paak 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!

16 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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17 Weezer (White Album) - Weezer 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

18 The Serenity of Suffering - Korn The Serenity of Suffering - Korn

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.

19 Evol - Future
20 Teens of Denial - Car Seat Headrest
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