Best Albums of 2016

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.

2 A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead

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.

3 Atrocity Exhibition - Danny Brown

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.

4 Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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

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

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.

6 Bottomless Pit - Death Grips
7 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 this is one album that stuck with me. And this album is the well deserved best album of the year.

8 Blonde - Frank Ocean

No disrespect to Blackstar, but this is the best album of 2016.


9 Hardwired... to Self-Destruct - Metallica

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.

10 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.

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

The hell is this garbage doing in the Top 10?

The Contenders
11 Dystopia - Megadeth

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.

12 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

13 Teens of Denial - Car Seat Headrest

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.

14 Untitled Unmastered. - Kendrick Lamar

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

15 This is Acting - Sia
16 Starboy - The Weeknd
17 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.

18 Plays the Music of Twin Peaks - Xiu Xiu
19 Weezer (White Album) - Weezer

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.

20 Coloring Book - Chance the Rapper
21 The Stage - Avenged Sevenfold
22 Beyond the Fleeting Gales - Crying
23 I Like It When You Sleep, for You are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It - The 1975
24 Run the Jewels 3 - Run the Jewels
25 Imperial - Denzel Curry
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