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50 Best Albums of 2016

2016 was seemingly hardwired to self-destruct, as Metallica sang on their furious 10th album – and music stared down the chaos. It was a year of explicitly political R&B molotovs, (Beyoncé, Solange), revolution rock (Green Day, Esperanza Spalding), hip-hop that heals (Chance the Rapper, A Tribe Called Quest) and even one especially poignant country plea from a Red State (Drive-By Truckers). Powerful and unique personalities like David Bowie and Leonard Cohen had the powerful and unique ability to say goodbye with album-length farewells. Anohni sang about the environmental apocalypse over a dance beat. But of course there was also no shortage of messy pop stars, indie rock diarists and proudly indulgent rappers happy to simply let their pens and personalities explode. Here's the year's best.

1 Download Beyoncé – LEMONADE (2016) [MP3] Beyoncé – LEMONADE (2016) [MP3]
2 Download David Bowie – Blackstar (2016) [MP3] David Bowie – Blackstar (2016) [MP3]
3 Download Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book (2016) [MP3] Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book (2016) [MP3]
5 Download Frank Ocean – Blonde (2016) [MP3] Frank Ocean – Blonde (2016) [MP3]
6 Download Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool (2016) [MP3] Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool (2016) [MP3]
10 Download Young Thug – Jeffery (2016) [FLAC] Young Thug – Jeffery (2016) [FLAC]
12 Download Paul Simon – Stranger To Stranger (Deluxe) (2016) [MP3] Paul Simon – Stranger To Stranger (Deluxe) (2016) [MP3]
13 Download Maren Morris – Hero (2016) Maren Morris – Hero (2016)
14 Download Green Day – Revolution Radio (2016) [MP3] Green Day – Revolution Radio (2016) [MP3]
15 Download LVL UP – Return to Love (2016) [MP3] LVL UP – Return to Love (2016) [MP3]
16 Download Miranda Lambert – The Weight of These Wings (2016) [MP3] Miranda Lambert – The Weight of These Wings (2016) [MP3]
17 Download Parquet Courts – Human Performance (2016) [MP3] Parquet Courts – Human Performance (2016) [MP3]
21 Download Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (2016) [MP3] Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (2016) [MP3]
22 Download Bon Iver – 22, A Million (2016) [MP3] Bon Iver – 22, A Million (2016) [MP3]
23 Download Mitski – Puberty 2 (2016) [MP3] Mitski – Puberty 2 (2016) [MP3]
26 Download Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth (2016) [MP3] Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth (2016) [MP3]
27 Download Brandy Clark – Big Day in a Small Town (2016) Brandy Clark – Big Day in a Small Town (2016)
28 Download Blood Orange – Freetown Sound (2016) [MP3] Blood Orange – Freetown Sound (2016) [MP3]
29 Download Mudcrutch (Tom Petty) – 2 (2016) [MP3] Mudcrutch (Tom Petty) – 2 (2016) [MP3]
31 Download White Lung – Paradise (2016) [MP3] White Lung – Paradise (2016) [MP3]
37 Download Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep (2016) [MP3] Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep (2016) [MP3]
40 Download Maxwell – blackSUMMERS’night (2016) [FLAC] Maxwell – blackSUMMERS’night (2016) [FLAC]
42 Download Drake – Views (2016) Drake – Views (2016)
43 Download Future – EVOL (2016) [MP3] Future – EVOL (2016) [MP3]
44 Download The Monkees – Good Times! (Deluxe Edition) (2016) [MP3] The Monkees – Good Times! (Deluxe Edition) (2016) [MP3]
48 Download Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution (2016) [MP3] Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution (2016) [MP3]
50 Download Death Grips – Bottomless Pit (2016) [MP3] Death Grips – Bottomless Pit (2016) [MP3]
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