Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016

Blackstar - David Bowie

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016 (an annual poll of critics, published by The Village Voice) [see also: 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. David Bowie – Blackstar
  2. Beyoncé – Lemonade
  3. A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service
  4. Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
  5. Solange – A Seat at the Table
  6. Frank Ocean – Blonde
  7. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
  8. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
  9. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
  10. Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
  11. Anderson .Paak – Malibu
  12. Angel Olsen – My Woman
  13. Rihanna – Anti
  14. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
  15. Mitski – Puberty 2
  16. Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
  17. Drive-By Truckers – American Band
  18. Bon Iver – 22, A Million
  19. Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
  20. Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
  21. The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It
  22. Anohni – Hopelessness
  23. Miranda Lambert – The Weight of These Wings
  24. Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered
  25. Philip Jeck – Cardinal
  26. Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter
  27. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
  28. Maren Morris – Hero
  29. KAYTRANADA – 99.9%
  30. The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome
  31. Parquet Courts – Human Performance
  32. Savages – Adore Life
  33. Brandy Clark – Big Day in a Small Town
  34. The Hotelier – Goodness
  35. Noname – Telefone
  36. Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution
  37. Whitney – Light Upon the Lake
  38. Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
  39. KING – We Are King
  40. Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch
  41. Robbie Fulks – Upland Stories
  42. Kevin Gates – Islah
  43. YG – Still Brazy
  44. Paul Simon – Stranger to Stranger
  45. PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project
  46. ScHoolboy Q – Blank Face LP
  47. 75 Dollar Bill – Wood / Metal / Plastic / Pattern / Rhythm / Rock
  48. Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
  49. Jamila Woods – Heavn
  50. Lambchop – FLOTUS
  51. The Monkees – Good Times!
  52. Maxwell – blackSUMMERS’night
  53. The Avalanches – Wildflower
  54. Young Thug – Jeffery
  55. Nicolas Jaar – Sirens
  56. Heron Oblivion – Heron Oblivion
  57. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – EARS
  58. De La Soul – and the Anonymous Nobody…
  59. Floorplan – Paradise
  60. Jeff Rosenstock – WORRY.
  61. [tie] KA – Honor Killed the Samurai
  62. Lori McKenna – The Bird & the Rifle
  63. Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like a Levee
  64. Cymbals Eat Guitars – Pretty Years
  65. Horse Lords – Interventions
  66. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – I Had A Dream That You Were Mine
  67. NxWorries – Yes Lawd!
  68. Japanese Breakfast – Psychopomp
  69. Steve Gunn – Eyes on the Lines
  70. Lucinda Williams – The Ghosts of Highway 20
  71. Kevin Morby – Singing Saw
  72. [tie] Lydia Loveless – Real
  73. William Tyler – Modern Country
  74. PUP – The Dream Is Over
  75. Xenia Rubinos – Black Terry Cat
  76. Dawn Richard – Redemption
  77. case/lang/veirs – case/lang/veirs
  78. [tie] Jeff Parker – The New Breed
  79. Conor Oberst – Ruminations
  80. Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid
  81. [tie] Wilco – Schmilco
  82. Bob Mould – Patch the Sky
  83. Charles Bradley – Changes
  84. Martha – Blisters In the Pit of My Heart
  85. William Bell – This Is Where I Live
  86. Mary Halvorson Octet – Away with You
  87. [tie] Tim Hecker – Love Streams
  88. Autechre – elseq 1-5
  89. Dinosaur Jr. – Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not
  90. Huerco S – For Those of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)
  91. [tie] Vijay Iyer & Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith – A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke
  92. Chairlift – Moth
  93. Kamaiyah – A Good Night in the Ghetto
  94. A Tribe Called Red – We Are the Halluci Nation
  95. Lady Gaga – Joanne
  96. Elza Soares – A Mulher do Fim do Mundo
  97. [tie] James Blake – The Colour in Anything
  98. Cobalt – Slow Forever
  99. Cass McCombs – Mangy Love
  100. Metallica – Hardwired… to Self-Destruct