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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]
4 Download Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Denial (2016) Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Denial (2016)
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]
7 Download The Rolling Stones – Blue and Lonesome (2016) [MP3] The Rolling Stones – Blue and Lonesome (2016) [MP3]
8 Download Kanye West – The Life of Pablo (2016) [MP3] Kanye West – The Life of Pablo (2016) [MP3]
9 Download Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker (2016) [MP3] Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker (2016) [MP3]
10 Download Young Thug – Jeffery (2016) [FLAC] Young Thug – Jeffery (2016) [FLAC]
11 Download Solange – A Seat at the Table (2016) [MP3] Solange – A Seat at the Table (2016) [MP3]
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]
18 Download The 1975 – I like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of (2016) [MP3] The 1975 – I like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of (2016) [MP3]
19 Download Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition (2016) [MP3] Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition (2016) [MP3]
20 Download Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree (2016) [MP3] Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree (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]
24 Download Drive-By Truckers – American Band (2016) [MP3] Drive-By Truckers – American Band (2016) [MP3]
25 Download Rihanna – ANTI (2016) [MP3] Rihanna – ANTI (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]
30 Download A Tribe Called Quest – We Got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service (2016) [MP3] A Tribe Called Quest – We Got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service (2016) [MP3]
31 Download White Lung – Paradise (2016) [MP3] White Lung – Paradise (2016) [MP3]
32 Download Alicia Keys – HERE (Deluxe Edition) (2016) [MP3] Alicia Keys – HERE (Deluxe Edition) (2016) [MP3]
33 Download Sting – 57TH & 9TH (Deluxe Edition) (2016) [MP3] Sting – 57TH & 9TH (Deluxe Edition) (2016) [MP3]
35 Download ANOHNI – Hopelessness (2016) [MP3] ANOHNI – Hopelessness (2016) [MP3]
37 Download Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep (2016) [MP3] Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep (2016) [MP3]
38 Download Tove Lo – Lady Wood (2016) [MP3] Tove Lo – Lady Wood (2016) [MP3]
39 Download Elton John – Wonderful Crazy Night (Deluxe Edition) (2016) [MP3] Elton John – Wonderful Crazy Night (Deluxe Edition) (2016) [MP3]
40 Download Maxwell – blackSUMMERS’night (2016) [FLAC] Maxwell – blackSUMMERS’night (2016) [FLAC]
41 Download Wilco – Schmilco (2016) [MP3] Wilco – Schmilco (2016) [MP3]
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]
45 Download Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression (2016) [MP3] Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression (2016) [MP3]
46 Download Norah Jones – Day Breaks (2016) [MP3] Norah Jones – Day Breaks (2016) [MP3]
47 Download Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Stranger Things, Season 1: Vol. 1-2 (2016) [MP3] Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Stranger Things, Season 1: Vol. 1-2 (2016) [MP3]
48 Download Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution (2016) [MP3] Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution (2016) [MP3]
49 Download Dawes – We’re All Gonna Die (2016) [MP3] Dawes – We’re All Gonna Die (2016) [MP3]
50 Download Death Grips – Bottomless Pit (2016) [MP3] Death Grips – Bottomless Pit (2016) [MP3]
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