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100 Greatest Albums of 2016

Criteria: These albums were chosen for their immediate and lasting popularity, impact, influence, and acclaim from critics and musicians. This list does not include 'Greatest Hits' albums.
Edited By: - List Begun: 2017-02-10
Top 100 Albums by Year: (in progress)
  1. Lemonade - Beyoncé
  2. Blackstar - David Bowie
  3. We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest
  4. A Seat at the Table - Solange
  5. Coloring Book - Chance the Rapper
  6. A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead
  7. ANTI - Rihanna
  8. The Life of Pablo - Kanye West
  9. 22, A Million - Bon Iver
10. Blonde - Frank Ocean
11. You Want It Darker - Leonard Cohen
12. Teens of Denial - Car Seat Headrest
13. Starboy - The Weeknd
14. Views - Drake
15. A Sailor's Guide to Earth - Sturgill Simpson
16. This is Acting - Sia
17. Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
18. American Band - Drive-By Truckers
19. Freetown Sound - Blood Orange
20. My Woman - Angel Olsen
21. Stranger to Stranger - Paul Simon
22. Malibu - Anderson .Paak
23. Run the Jewels 3 - Run the Jewels
24. Hoplessness - Anohni
25. Atrocity Exhibition - Danny Brown
26. Wonderful Crazy Night - Elton John
27. Post Pop Depression - Iggy Pop
28. Midwest Farmer's Daughter - Margo Price
29. Blue & Lonesome - The Rolling Stones
30. Untitled Unmastered - Kendrick Lamar
31. I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It - The 1975
32. The Hope Six Demolition Project - PJ Harvey
33. blackSUMMERS'night - Maxwell
34. 57th & 9th - Sting
35. Goodness - The Hotelier
36. Emily's D+Evolution - Esperanza Spalding
37. Jeffrey - Young Thug
38. Blue Mountain - Bob Weir
39. Joanne - Lady Gaga
40. Human Performance - Parquet Courts
41. Care - How to Dress Well
42. The Weight of These Wings - Miranda Lambert
43. No Burden - Lucy Dacus
44. Good Times! - The Monkees
45. Holy Ghost - Modern Baseball
46. 24k Magic - Bruno Mars
47. Hero - Maren Morris
48. Weezer (The White Album) - Weezer
49. The Ghosts of Highway 20 - Lucinda Williams
50. Glory - Britney Spears
51. Sremmlife 2 - Rae Sremmurd
52. AIM - M.I.A.
53. case/lang/veirs - case/lang/veirs
54. Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande
55. Tired of Tomorrow - Nothing
56. Islah - Kevin Gates
57. Awaken, My Love! - Childish Gambino
58. Puberty 2 - Mitski
59. Paradise - White Lung
60. Blank Face LP - Schoolboy Q
61. Worry. - Jeff Rosenstock
62. Big Day in a Small - Brandy Clark
63. Death of a Bachelor - Panic! at the Disco
64. Remember Us to Life - Regina Spektor
65. Disassociation - The Dillenger Escape Plan
66. Moth - Chairlift
67. American Football - American Football
68. Away - Okkervil River
69. Bottomless Pit - Death Grips
70. 99.9% - Kaytranada
71. Blood Bitch - Jenny Hval
72. Patch the Sky - Bob Mould
73. Revolution Radio - Green Day
74. I Had A Dream You Were Mine - Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam
75. Young In All the Wrong Ways - Sara Watkins
76. Hardwired...to Self-Destruct - Metallica
77. Still Brazy - YG
78. Light Upon the Lake - Whitney
79. Night Thoughts - Suede
80. Schmilco - Wilco
81. Dig In Deep - Bonnie Raitt
82. Full Circle - Loretta Lynn
83. Love & Hate - Michael Kiwanuka
84. Let Them Eat Chaos - Kate Tempest
85. Wildflower - The Avalanches
86. Painting of a Panic Attack - Frightened Rabbit
87. Here - Alicia Keys
88. SVIIB - School of Seven Bells
89. We're All Gonna Die - Dawes
90. Magma - Gojira
91. The Waiting Room - Tindersticks
92. HEAVN - Jamila Woods
93. Mudcrutch 2 - Mudcrutch
94. Konnichiwa - Skepta
95. Chaleur Humaine - Christine and the Queens
96. Side Pony - Lake Street Dive
97. A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings - Beach Slang
98. Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future - Underworld
99. A Good Night in the Ghetto - Kamaiyah
100. Adore Life - Savages
2016 albums image



Lemonade Beyonce album cover
Blackstar David Bowie album cover
We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service album cover
A Seat at the Table Solange album cover
Coloring Book Chance the Rapper album cover
A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead album cover
 DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2016
  Ryan's choice - An unheralded great album from 2016
 •  Designs in Rhythm - Ice Choir
  Lew's choice:
 •  Blue Mountain - Bob Weir

Note: Yearly album lists go by earliest 'release date'. Not necessarily the year an album peaked in the U.S. charts.





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