Top Albums of 2016





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
179
David Bowie ★ [Blackstar] Art Rock
2
327
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool Art Pop, Art Rock, Chamber Pop
3
368
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree Art Rock, Singer/Songwriter
4
385
Frank Ocean Blonde Alternative R&B, Neo-Soul
5
411
Beyoncé Lemonade Contemporary R&B, Pop
6
505
Solange A Seat at the Table Neo-Soul
7
599
A Tribe Called Quest We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap
8
638
Bon Iver 22, A Million Art Pop
9
672
Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter
10
694
Angel Olsen My Woman Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
11
716
Chance the Rapper Coloring Book Conscious Hip Hop, Pop Rap
12
898
Kanye West The Life of Pablo Pop Rap
13
901
ANOHNI Hopelessness Art Pop, Electropop
14
922
Car Seat Headrest Teens of Denial Indie Rock
15
1030
Anderson .Paak Malibu Alternative R&B, Neo-Soul
16
1056
Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition Experimental Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
17
1229
Blood Orange Freetown Sound Alternative R&B, Synth Funk
18
1335
Mitski Puberty 2 Indie Rock
19
1766
Jenny Hval Blood Bitch Ambient Pop, Art Pop
20
1798
Kaytranada 99.9% Alternative R&B, Funky House
21
1826
PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project Alternative Rock, Art Rock
22
1895
Kendrick Lamar untitled unmastered. Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap
23
1932
Rihanna Anti Alternative R&B
24
1986
Parquet Courts Human Performance Indie Rock
25
2041
Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide to Earth Alt-Country, Country Soul
26
2052
Michael Kiwanuka Love & Hate Singer/Songwriter, Soul
27
2116
Whitney Light Upon the Lake Indie Folk, Indie Rock
28
2154
Skepta Konnichiwa Grime, UK Hip Hop
29
2176
Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression Alternative Rock
30
2199
The Avalanches Wildflower Plunderphonics
31
2250
James Blake The Colour in Anything Alternative R&B, Art Pop
32
2282
Nicolas Jaar Sirens Ambient Pop, Art Pop
33
2283
Kate Tempest Let Them Eat Chaos Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop, UK Hip Hop
34
2441
Savages Adore Life Post-Punk
35
2454
Drive-By Truckers American Band Alt-Country, Southern Rock
36
2510
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 3 Hardcore Hip Hop
37
2523
Margo Price Midwest Farmer's Daughter Country
38
2563
Kevin Morby Singing Saw Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
39
2630
Jessy Lanza Oh No Alternative R&B, Synthpop, UK Bass
40
2655
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Nonagon Infinity Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
41
2733
Young Thug JEFFERY Southern Hip Hop, Trap Rap
42
2910
Paul Simon Stranger to Stranger Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter
43
2953
Neko Case/k.d. lang/Laura Veirs case/lang/veirs Chamber Folk
44
2961
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam I Had a Dream That You Were Mine Chamber Pop, Indie Rock

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Swans The Glowing Man Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
Wilco Schmilco Alt-Country, Indie Rock
Cass McCombs Mangy Love Singer/Songwriter
Weyes Blood Front Row Seat to Earth Psychedelic Folk
Preoccupations Preoccupations Post-Punk
Tim Hecker Love Streams Ambient, Glitch
Pinegrove Cardinal Indie Rock
White Lung Paradise Punk Rock
YG Still Brazy Gangsta Rap
The 1975 I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It Pop Rock, Synthpop
Lambchop FLOTUS Indietronica
ScHoolboy Q Blank Face LP Gangsta Rap
The Radio Dept. Running Out of Love Indie Pop, Synthpop
Frankie Cosmos Next Thing Twee Pop
Touché Amoré Stage Four Screamo
Deftones Gore Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock
Esperanza Spalding Emily's D+Evolution Art Pop, Jazz Fusion
Ryley Walker Golden Sings That Have Been Sung Chamber Folk, Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Common Black America Again Conscious Hip Hop
Noname Telefone Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap
Teenage Fanclub Here Jangle Pop
The Hotelier Goodness Indie Rock
Anna Meredith Varmints Art Pop, Progressive Electronic
KING We Are KING Contemporary R&B
Underworld Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future Progressive House
Kamaiyah A Good Night in the Ghetto Hip Hop
The Dillinger Escape Plan Dissociation Mathcore
DIIV Is The Is Are Dream Pop, Post-Punk
Drake Views Contemporary R&B, Pop Rap
BADBADNOTGOOD IV Jazz Fusion, Nu Jazz
Maxwell blackSUMMERS'night Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul
Huerco S. For Those of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have) Ambient
Moderat III IDM, Indietronica
Nails You Will Never Be One of Us Grindcore, Powerviolence
The Rolling Stones Blue & Lonesome Blues Rock, British Blues
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Ears Progressive Electronic
The Lemon Twigs Do Hollywood Psychedelic Pop
Ian William Craig Centres Ambient
Charles Bradley Changes Soul
NxWorries Yes Lawd! Neo-Soul
Hinds Leave Me Alone Lo-Fi Indie
Isaiah Rashad The Sun's Tirade Conscious Hip Hop, Southern Hip Hop
The Last Shadow Puppets Everything You've Come to Expect Chamber Pop, Indie Rock
Suede Night Thoughts Britpop
Autechre elseq 1-5 IDM
La Femme Mystere French Pop, Indie Pop
Dinosaur Jr. Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not Alternative Rock
William Tyler Modern Country American Primitivism
Tegan and Sara Love You to Death Synthpop
Lucinda Williams The Ghosts of Highway 20 Americana, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
NAO For All We Know Alternative R&B, Electropop
Warpaint Heads Up Dream Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
Oranssi Pazuzu Varahtelija Black Metal, Psychedelic Rock
Roly Porter Third Law Dark Ambient
PUP The Dream is Over Pop Punk, Post-Hardcore
Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love! Funk, Neo-Soul, Psychedelic Soul
Miranda Lambert The Weight of These Wings Contemporary Country
Shura Nothing's Real Dance-Pop, Synthpop
Steve Gunn Eyes on the Lines Folk Rock
Thee Oh Sees A Weird Exits Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Glass Animals How to Be a Human Being Art Pop, Indietronica
Babyfather BBF Hosted by DJ Escrow Experimental Hip Hop
Wild Beasts Boy King Art Pop, Synthpop
Andy Shauf The Party Chamber Pop, Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Julianna Barwick Will Ambient, Ambient Pop
Kevin Gates Islah Pop Rap, Southern Hip Hop
Bat for Lashes The Bride Art Pop
Julia Jacklin Don't Let the Kids Win Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Goat Requiem Psychedelic Rock
Gojira Magma Groove Metal, Progressive Metal
Metallica Hardwired...to Self-Destruct Heavy Metal
Agnes Obel Citizen of Glass Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
School of Seven Bells SVIIB Dream Pop, Synthpop
Shirley Collins Lodestar English Folk Music
Cobalt Slow Forever Atmospheric Sludge Metal, Black Metal
Gold Panda Good Luck and Do Your Best IDM, Microhouse
Explosions in the Sky The Wilderness Post-Rock
Brian Eno The Ship Ambient
Beach Slang A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings Alternative Rock, Punk Rock
Noura Mint Seymali Arbina Moorish Music
De La Soul And the Anonymous Nobody Conscious Hip Hop
The Weeknd Starboy Alternative R&B, Electropop
The Drones Feelin Kinda Free Art Rock
Elysia Crampton Demon City Latin Electronic, UK Bass
Triángulo de Amor Bizarro Salve discordia Indie Rock, Noise Pop
Get Well Soon Love Chamber Pop
Metronomy Summer 08 Alternative Dance, Indietronica, Synthpop
Maren Morris Hero Country Pop, Pop Rock
The Fat White Family Songs for Our Mothers Art Punk, Psychedelic Rock
Death Grips Bottomless Pit Abstract Hip Hop, Industrial Hip Hop
Oren Ambarchi Hubris Krautrock
Hiss Golden Messenger Heart Like a Levee Americana, Folk Rock
Let's Eat Grandma I, Gemini Ambient Pop, Art Pop, Psychedelic Pop
Equiknoxx Bird Sound Power Juke
Isolation Berlin Und aus den Wolken tropft die Zeit Indie Pop
Suuns Hold/Still Art Rock
Daughter Not to Disappear Art Pop, Dream Pop
Flume Skin Glitch Pop, Wonky
Neurosis Fires Within Fires Atmospheric Sludge Metal
Yussef Kamaal Black Focus Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk
Oathbreaker Rheia Atmospheric Sludge Metal, Blackgaze
Kano Made in the Manor Grime, UK Hip Hop
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein Stranger Things OST [Volume 1 & 2] Synthwave, Television Music
M83 Junk Synthpop
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions Until the Hunter Dream Pop, Psychedelic Folk
Meilyr Jones 2013 Art Pop, Chamber Pop
Travis Scott Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight Trap Rap
21 Savage & Metro Boomin Savage Mode Southern Hip Hop, Trap Rap
Juventud Juché Movimientos Art Punk, Post-Punk