Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016

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Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016

  1. Solange – A Seat at the Table
  2. Frank Ocean – Blond
  3. David Bowie – Blackstar
  4. A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service
  5. The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It
  6. Beyoncé – Lemonade
  7. Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
  8. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
  9. Angel Olsen – My Woman
  10. Bon Iver – 22, A Million
  11. Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
  12. Rihanna – Anti
  13. Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
  14. Mitski – Puberty 2
  15. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
  16. Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
  17. Young Thug – Jeffery
  18. Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution
  19. Anohni – Hopelessness
  20. Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered
  21. KING – We Are King
  22. Kevin Gates – Islah
  23. Joyce Manor – Cody
  24. Anderson .Paak – Malibu
  25. Nicolas Jaar – Sirens
  26. ScHoolboy Q – Blank Face LP
  27. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
  28. KAYTRANADA – 99.9%
  29. Cymbals Eat Guitars – Pretty Years
  30. Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch
  31. The Hotelier – Goodness
  32. Parquet Courts – Human Performance
  33. Kamaiyah – A Good Night in the Ghetto
  34. dvsn – SEPT. 5TH
  35. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
  36. The Avalanches – Wildflower
  37. White Lung – Paradise
  38. Maxwell – blackSUMMERS’night
  39. YG – Still Brazy
  40. Miranda Lambert – The Weight of These Wings
  41. Whitney – Light Upon the Lake
  42. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
  43. Marissa Nadler – Strangers
  44. Vijay Iyer & Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith – A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke
  45. Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä
  46. Bat for Lashes – The Bride
  47. Maren Morris – Hero
  48. Pinegrove – Cardinal
  49. Moodymann – DJ-Kicks
  50. Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth