#BestOf2015 : Top 50 Albums Of The Year


TOP 50 ALBUMS

Here they are! Our favourite records of 2016. There has been something for everyone. Veteran artists such as Sleater-Kinney; D’Angelo; Jim O’Rourke or Dr. Dre putting an end to their long career breaks. Younger ones (Grimes; Tame Impala; Julia Holter) hitting their all-time best. Some others -Sufjan Stevens and Björk, among them-went to exorcise intimate ghosts and the results are among their most accomplished works.

There were band members going solo (Father John Misty; Jamie XX) and mind-blowing collaborations (FFS; Jonny Greenwood’s Junun). Rober awards favourites returning in top shape (Joanna Newsom; Destroyer; Panda Bear) and a healthy crop of first albums from all genres (Courtney Barnett; Natalie Prass; Vince Staples; Beach Slang) keeping things fresh. Finely crafted escapism (Carly Rae Jepsen), next to soundtracks to our conflicting society (Kendrick Lamar; Sleaford Mods). Altogether they have helped shaping this as the best year in music for, at least, a decade. Check them out and enjoy!

And the Top 50 albums of the 2016 are:

sufjan stevens1-SUFJAN STEVENS
Carrie And Lowell
(Ashmatic Kitty)


kendrick lamar2-KENDRICK LAMAR
To Pimp A Butterfly
(Top Dawg)


joanna newsom3-JOANNA NEWSOM
Divers
(Drag City)


julia holter4-JULIA HOLTER
Have You In My Wilderness
(Domino)


grimes5-GRIMES
Art Angels
(4AD)


tame impala6-TAME IMPALA
Currents
(Modular)


d'angelo7-D'ANGELO & THE VANGUARD
Black Messiah
(RCA)


bjork8-BJÖRK
Vulnicura
(One Little Indian)


i love you, honeybear9-FATHER JOHN MISTY
I Love You, Honeybear
(Bella Union)


sleater kinney10-SLEATER-KINNEY
No Cities To Love
(Sub Pop)


jamie xx11-JAMIE XX
In Colour
(Young Turks)


courtney barnett12-COURTNEY BARNETT
Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
(Marathon Artists)


poison season13-DESTROYER
Poison Season
(Destroyer)


natalie prass14-NATALIE PRASS
Natalie Prass
(Domino)


vince staples15-15-VINCE STAPLES
Summertime '06
(Def Jam)


panda bear16-PANDA BEAR
Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper
(Domino)


alabama shakes17-ALABAMA SHAKES
Sound And Color
(Atlantic)


neon indian18-NEON INDIAN
Vega INTL. Night School
(Mom & Pop)


sleaford mods19-SLEAFORD MODS
Key Markets
(Harbinger Sound)


carly rae jepsen20-CARLY RAE JEPSEN
E•MO•TION
(Schoolboy/Interscope)


deafheaven21-DEAFHEAVEN
New Bermuda
(Anti)


us girls22-U.S. GIRLS
Half Free
(4AD)


miguel23-MIGUEL
Wildheart
(RCA)


ffs24-FFS
FFS
(Domino)


beach house25-BEACH HOUSE
Thank Your Lucky Stars
(Bella Union)


waxahatchee26-WAXAHATCHEE
Ivy Tripp
(Wichita)


oneohtrix point never27-ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER
Garden Of Delete
(Warp)


beach slang28-BEACH SLANG
The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us
(Polyvinyl)


low29-LOW
Ones And Sixes
(Sub Pop)


dominique a30-DOMINIQUE A
Éléor
(Wagram)


deerhunter31-DEERHUNTER
Fading Frontier
(4AD)


solea morente32-SOLEÁ MORENTE
Tendrá Que Haber Un Camino
(Sony)


jim o'rourke33-JIM O'ROURKE
Simple Songs
(Drag City)


holly herndon34-HOLLY HERNDON
Platform
(4AD)


dr. dre35-DR. DRE
Compton
(Aftermath)


empress of36-EMPRESS OF
Me
(Terrible)


lonelady37-LONELADY
Hinterland
(Warp)


ought38-OUGHT
Sun Coming Down
(Constellation)


kamasi washington39-KAMASI WASHINGTON
The Epic
(Brainfeeder)


junun40-SHYE BEN TZUR, JONNY GREENWOOD & THE RAJASTHAN EXPRESS
Junun (Nonesuch)


christine and the queens41-CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS
Chaleur Humaine
(Because)


viet cong42-VIET CONG
Viet Cong
(Jagjaguwar)


eartheater43-EARTHEATER
RIP Chrysalys
(Hausu Mountain)


django django44-DJANGO DJANGO
Born Under Saturn
(Ribbon)


dawn richard45-DAWN RICHARD
Blackheart
(Our Dawn)


thee oh sees46-THEE OH SEES
Mutilator Defeated At Last
(Castle Face)


wilco47-WILCO
Star Wars
(dBPM)


royal headache48-ROYAL HEADACHE
High
(What's Your Rupture)

lana del rey49-LANA DEL REY
Honeymoon
(Interscope)


levon vincent50-LEVON VINCENT
Levon Vincent
(Novel Sounds)


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