Top Albums of 2016





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
182
David Bowie Blackstar Art Rock
2
323
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool Art Pop, Art Rock, Chamber Pop
3
362
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree Art Rock, Singer/Songwriter
4
369
Frank Ocean Blonde Alternative R&B, Neo-Soul
5
392
Beyoncé Lemonade Contemporary R&B, Pop
6
478
Solange A Seat at the Table Neo-Soul
7
592
Bon Iver 22, A Million Art Pop
8
595
A Tribe Called Quest We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap
9
632
Angel Olsen My Woman Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
10
634
Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter
11
670
Chance the Rapper Coloring Book Conscious Hip Hop, Pop Rap
12
805
Kanye West The Life of Pablo Pop Rap
13
844
ANOHNI Hopelessness Art Pop, Electropop
14
846
Car Seat Headrest Teens of Denial Indie Rock
15
956
Anderson .Paak Malibu Alternative R&B, Neo-Soul
16
967
Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition Experimental Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
17
1116
Blood Orange Freetown Sound Alternative R&B, Synth Funk
18
1225
Mitski Puberty 2 Indie Rock
19
1604
Jenny Hval Blood Bitch Ambient Pop, Art Pop
20
1641
Kaytranada 99.9% Alternative R&B, Funky House
21
1674
PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project Alternative Rock, Art Rock
22
1773
Kendrick Lamar untitled unmastered. Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap
23
1801
Rihanna Anti Alternative R&B
24
1858
Parquet Courts Human Performance Indie Rock
25
1896
Michael Kiwanuka Love & Hate Singer/Songwriter, Soul
26
1931
Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide to Earth Alt-Country, Country Soul
27
1992
Whitney Light Upon the Lake Indie Folk, Indie Rock
28
2023
Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression Alternative Rock
29
2027
Skepta Konnichiwa Grime, UK Hip Hop
30
2088
The Avalanches Wildflower Plunderphonics
31
2134
Kate Tempest Let Them Eat Chaos Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop, UK Hip Hop
32
2140
James Blake The Colour in Anything Alternative R&B, Art Pop
33
2143
Nicolas Jaar Sirens Ambient Pop, Art Pop
34
2312
Savages Adore Life Post-Punk
35
2352
Drive-By Truckers American Band Alt-Country, Southern Rock
36
2429
Margo Price Midwest Farmer's Daughter Country
37
2463
Kevin Morby Singing Saw Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
38
2512
Jessy Lanza Oh No Alternative R&B, Synthpop, UK Bass
39
2549
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Nonagon Infinity Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
40
2625
Young Thug JEFFERY Southern Hip Hop, Trap Rap
41
2829
Paul Simon Stranger to Stranger Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter
42
2831
Neko Case/k.d. lang/Laura Veirs case/lang/veirs Chamber Folk
43
2843
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam I Had a Dream That You Were Mine Chamber Pop, Indie Rock
44
2866
Swans The Glowing Man Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
45
2894
Wilco Schmilco Alt-Country, Indie Rock

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