2016 Albums Ranked By Rating



The Avalanches, Wildflower


Death Grips, Bottomless Pit
Local Natives, Sunlit Youth
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, In Summer
Leonard Cohen, You Want It Darker
Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool
J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only


David Bowie, Blackstar
Explosions in the Sky, The Wilderness
Lucius, Good Grief
Parquet Courts, Human Performance
Peter Bjorn and John, Breakin' Point
Tegan and Sara, Love You to Death
A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
The Caretaker, Everywhere at the End of Time (Stage 1)


Swans, The Glowing Man
Santigold, 99 Cents
Kanye West, The Life of Pablo
Julianna Barwick, Will
Danny Brown, Atrocity Exhibition
Xiu Xiu, Plays the Music of Twin Peaks
Chance the Rapper, Coloring Book
Aphex Twin, Cheetah EP
Conor Oberst, Ruminations


Car Seat Headrest, Teens of Denial
DIIV, Is the Is Are
Hinds, Leave Me Alone
Iggy Pop, Post Pop Depression


The I.L.Y.'s, Scum With Boundaries
Wilco, Schmilco
Tim Hecker, Love Streams
The Last Shadow Puppets, Everything You've Come to Expect
Preoccupations, Preoccupations
Anohni, Hopelessness
Wild Nothing, Life of Pause
Frank Ocean, Blonde
Underworld, Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future
Angel Olsen, My Woman
The Weeknd, Starboy
Schoolboy Q, Blank Face LP
Jeff Rosenstock, Worry.
Sunflower Bean, Human Ceremony
Tortoise, The Catastrophist


Junior Boys, Big Black Coat
Clams Casino, 32 Levels
Okkervil River, Away
Crystal Castles, Amnesty (I)
Mono, Requiem for Hell
Savages, Adore Life
Thee Oh Sees, A Weird Exits
Animal Collective, Painting With
School of Seven Bells, SVIIB
Pinkshinyultrablast, Grandfeathered
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree
Regina Spektor, Remember Us to Life
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity
The Field, The Follower
Drake, Views
Travis Scott, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight


James Blake, The Colour in Anything
The Hotelier, Goodness
Miike Snow, iii
Weezer, Weezer (The White Album)
The Dillinger Escape Plan, Dissociation
Sleigh Bells, Jessica Rabbit
The Drones, Feelin Kinda Free
Bon Iver, 22, A Million


Flume, Skin
Future, EVOL
Boris & Merzbow, Gensho
Nothing, Tired of Tomorrow
Clipping, Splendor and Misery
Frank Ocean, Endless
Blood Orange, Freetown Sound
American Football, American Football
Wye Oak, Tween
Green Day, Revolution Radio
Fire! Orchestra, Ritual


Deftones, Gore
Kings of Leon, Walls
Ty Segall, Emotional Mugger
Justice, Woman


Porches, Pool
Yeasayer, Amen & Goodbye
Childish Gambino, "Awaken, My Love!"