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All Those Best Of…Music Lists In 2016 In One Place

 

It’s that time of the year again, where websites, blogs, news media outlets and generally happy people endeavor into creating their Best Of The Year lists, highlighting works that will surely stand as their choices for high-water marks for music in 2016. You’ll find a fairly diverse range of opinions, but all of their choices contain within the power, beauty and commitment to the art form, no matter how you chose to consume music these days. So, go ahead – choose a list. Many of them link up to a Spotify, Pandora or YouTube playlist so you can hear and see people’s choices. The big winners from the critics include Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest, David Bowie, Beyonce, Leonard Cohen, Radiohead, Bon Iver and a lot of Solange. But, above all, you’ll no doubt find one or two hidden gems in each critic’s choices. I’ll be updating this list daily, so if you have a list published, or want to direct me to one, please let me know by email Eric@ThatEricAlper.com

You’ll notice, there’s no worst of, or most-overrated lists below. You can easily find those by just hanging around social media for a moment or two. I choose to celebrate the great, not slam. And by the way, if you’re looking to see what topped the list in 2014 or 2015, you’ll find over 3,000 lists combined.

A.V. Club’s 20 Best Albums of 2016
The A.V. Club’s Year In Band Names
A Hermit’s Hobby’s 2016 Albums of the Year
A Practical Wedding’s Best Wedding Songs Of 2016
Aesthetic Magazine’s Best Songs of 2016
The Afterword’s Favourite New Albums of 2016
The Age’s Melbourne’s 10 Best Gigs of 2016
Albumism’s 30 Best Albums of 2016
AllMusic’s Best of 2016
Alternative Press’ 30 Best Albums of 2016
American Songwriter’s Top 50 Albums Of 2016
American Songwriter’s Top 50 Songs of 2016
Amino Apps Kurios’ Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year
Apple’s Best of 2016 In Apps and Music
Aquarium Drunkard’s Best Albums of 2016
Arizona Republic’s Best Songs
ARTISTdirect’s Best Feature Interviews of 2016
Associated Press’ Top 10 Albums of 2016
The Atlantic’s 10 Best Albums of 2016
The Atlantic’s Favorite 31 Songs of 2016
Audio Ink Radio’s Top 5 Rock and Metal Albums of 2016
AXS.com best music comebacks

Baeble’s Top Collaborations
Baeble’s Best Albums of 2016
Baltimore City Paper’s Top Ten Nonlocal Albums of 2016
Baltimore City Paper’s Top Ten Baltimore Albums of 2016
Bandcamp Daily’s Best Albums of 2016
Berkeley Place’s Top Albums
The Bias List’s Top K-Pop Albums of 2016
The Big City’s Best New Music of 2016
Billboard’s 10 Best Awards Show Moments of 2016: Critic’s Picks
Billboard’s 10 Best R&B Songs of 2016: Critic’s Picks
Billboard picks Justin Bieber’s Biggest Moments of 2016
Billboard picks Adele’s Biggest Moments of 2016
Billboard’s Taylor Swift’s Biggest Moments of 2016
Billboard picks Miranda Lambert’s Top 10 Most Memorable Live Performances
Billboard’s 10 Best Music Memes of 2016
Billboard’s 10 Best ‘Saturday Night Live’ Performances of 2016: Critic’s Picks
Billboard’s Top 15 Uses of Songs in Media in 2016: Critic’s List
Billboard’s 10 Best R&B Albums of 2016
Billboard’s Top 50 Albums of 2016
Billboard’s Best Cover Songs of 2016
Billboard’s Best Dance/Electronic Albums of 2016
Billboard’s Best Latin Albums of 2016
Billboard’s 12 Best Country Singles of 2016
Billboard’s 10 Best New K-Pop Groups In 2016
Black Voice News’ Albums of 2016
BLARE’s 50 Best Albums of 2016
Bleep’s Albums of the Year
The Blog of Much Metal’s Album of the Year
The Boot’s Top 10 Americana, Alt-Country and Folk Songs of 2016
Broadway World Looks Back at the Best of 2016
Brooklyn Vegan’s 20 Best Emo/Punk Albums of 2016
BrooklynVegan’s Top Albums of 2016
Burger A Day’s Album of the Year
Buzznet’s 25 Best Albums Of 2016
The Buzz Kill Magazine’s 2016’s Best Music Releases

CBC Music’s 11 Best New Bands of 2016
CBC Music’s 25 Best Canadian Albums of The Year
CBC Music’s 10 Artists Who Shaped 2016
CBC Radio 3’s Top 103 Songs of 2016
CBC Music’s 20 Most Unforgettable Music Videos of 2016
CNET’s Biggest Streaming Music Exclusives of 2016
Cam Boucher (Sorority Noise, Old Gray) Lists His Favorite Albums of 2016
Canadian Music Blog’s 25 Best Songs of 2016
Champaign-Urbana’s Online Magazine’s Top 10 CU Albums of 2016
Capital FM’s Biggest Fresh Talents From The Past 12 Months
Chart Attack’s Best Canadian Songs of 2016
Chart Attack’s Best Canadian Music Videos of 2016
Chicago Punk Radio’s Top Albums of 2016
Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot’s Top Albums Of 2016
Chicago Tribune’s Best Classical Albums of 2016
Chicago Tribune’s Best Jazz Albums of 2016
Chicagoist’s 20 Albums That Rocked Our Turntables In 2016
Cinema Blend’s 10 Best Movie Music Moments Of 2016
Clash’s Albums of the Year 2016
Classic FM’s 10 best video game soundtracks of 2016
Cleveland.com 2016’s best Cleveland concerts
The Coast Halifax’s Top Five Local Music Moments of 2016
Collider’s 28 Best Songs on TV in 2016
Complex’s 50 Best Albums of 2016
Complex’s Best Songs of 2016
Complex UK’s Highlights From The World Of Music Journalism
Concert Blogger’s Best of 2016 Photos
The Concordian’s Best Albums of 2016
Consequence of Sound’s Top 50 albums
Consequence of Sound’s Top 10 Metal Albums of 2016
Consequence of Sound’s Top Cover Songs of the Year
Consequence of Sound’s Top Punk Songs of 2016
Consequence of Sound’s Top 50 Songs of 2016
Contact Music’s Top Ten Albums of 2016
Contact Music’s Chloe Dobinson’s Top Ten Albums of 2016
Contact Music’s Jon Kean’s Top Ten Albums of 2016
Contact Music’s Jim Pusey’s Top Ten Albums of 2016
Contact Music’s Andrew Lockwood’s Top Ten Albums of 2016
Contact Music’s Iris North’s Top Rock Albums of 2016
Cosmopolitan’s 15 Best Albums of 2016
Cover Me’s Best Cover and Tribute Albums of 2016
Crack Magazine’s Best Albums Of 2016
Crave’s Six Best Electronic Music Albums Of 2016
Crave’s Best Hip Hop Albums of 2016
Crave’s Best Rock Albums of 2016
Crave’s 20 Best Songs of 2016
Cult MTL’s Best Albums of 2016
The Current’s Staff Top Songs Lists of the Year
Creative Loafing Atlanta’s Best Albums of 2016
Country Standard Time’s Favorite Albums of 2016
Cultured Vultures’ Best Albums of 2016
Cut From Steel’s Best of 2016

DIY’s 16 Albums That Shaped 2016
The Daily Dot’s Album of 2016
The Daily Gazette’s Best of 2016: Jazz
The Daily Gazette’s Best of 2016: Rock/Pop/Blues
The Daily Gazette’s Best of 2016: Classical Music
Daily Times’ Best Albums of the Year
Daily Times’ best Pop Albums of 2016
Dancing Astronaut’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
Dallas Observer’s Artists Who Defined Dallas Music in 2016
Dave Bayley of Glass Animals Shares His Music Highlights Of 2016
Dazed’s 20 Best Albums of 2016
Dazed’S 20 Best Tracks of 2016
Decibel Magazine’s Top 40 albums
The Denver Post’s Top Jazz Albums of 2016
Diffuser’s Top Albums of 2016
Digital Spy’s 20 Best Albums of 2016
DJBooth’s Most Slept-On Hip-Hop and R&B Tracks of 2016
The Dolphin’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
Double J’s 50 Best Albums of 2016
The Drift Record Shops’ top albums
Drive-By Trucker Patterson Hood’s Favorite Music of 2016
Drowned in Sound’s Favourite Albums of 2016
Drowned in Sound’s Top Ambient Albums of 2016
Duke Chronicle’s Top 11 Best Music Releases Of 2016
Duluth News Tribune’s Best Albums of 2016
Dummy’s 25 Best Albums of 2016
The Duquesne Duke’s Best Songs of 2016
Dying Scene’s Carson Winter’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
Dying Scene’s Hopeless Romantic’s (Meredith) Top 10 Albums of 2016

8Tracks’ Best of 2016
EDM Sauce Editor Picks The Best Labels of 2016
EDM Sauce Editor Picks The Best Remixes of 2016
Earbuddy’s Best Albums of 2016
Elle’s Best Songs of the Year
Entertainment Tonight’S Songs that Saved 2016
Entertainment Weekly’s 50 Best Albums of 2016
Entertainment Weekly’s Best Country Albums of 2016
Entertainment Weekly’s Best Songs of 2016
Erie Reader’s Top Albums of 2016
Esquire Magazine’s 20 Best Albums of the Year
Esquire’s (US) 30 Best Albums of 2016
Esquire’s story on How 2016 Brought Chaos to Music
Evening Standard’s Best Albums of 2016
Exclaim! Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums, Part One Best of 2016
Exclaim! Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums, Part Two
Exclaim!’s Top 10 Dance & Electronic Albums of 2016
Exclaim!’s Top 10 Folk & Country Albums of 2016
Exclaim!’s Top 10 Metal & Hardcore Albums of 2016
Exclaim!’s Top 15 Hip-Hop Albums of 2016
Exclaim!’s Top 15 Soul and R&B Albums of 2016
Exclaim!’s 10 Most Underrated Records of the Year
Exclaim!’s 10 Best EPs of the Year
Exclaim!’s Top 10 Improv & Avant-Garde Albums
Exclaim!’s Best Albums of 2016 in a Single Interactive Infographic
Exclaim!’s 10 Best Canadian Music Videos of the Year
Exeposé Music’s Best Albums of 2016

The 405’s Artwork of the Year 2016
The 405’s Top Albums of the Year
Fact’s 20 Best Bandcamp Releases of 2016
Fact’s 25 Best Club Tracks of 2016
Fact’s 20 Best Grime and UK Rap Tracks of 2016
Fact’s 10 Best Music Videos of 2016
FACT’s 50 Best Albums of 2016
Faded Arrow’s Best of 2016: Songs & Albums
FasterLouder’s 13 Most Memorable Pop Moments Of 2016
FasterLouder’s 50 Best Albums of 2016
FasterLouder’s 10 Best Metal Albums of 2016
Fat Wreck Chords Bands List Their Top LPs of 2016
The Fire Note’s Top 50 Albums of 2016
Flavorwire’s 10 Best Albums of 2016
FLOOD’s Best Records of 2016
Fopp’s Best Albums of the Year
For The Win’s 50 Best Albums of 2016
Fort Worth Star Telegram’s Best Albums of 2016
Frank Turner’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
FREEwilliamsburg’s 11 Best Metal Albums of 2016
fRoots’ Best Albums of the Year
fuse.tv’s 20 Best Songs of 2016
Fuse’s 20 Best Albums of 2016

GQ’s Best Dressed Man
The Gateway’s Year of the Top Dawg: How Kendrick Lamar and co. continued to shape hip-hop in 2016
The Genius Community’s 50 Best Albums of 2016
Georgia Straight’s Kate Wilson’s Best Music Of 2016
Georgia Straight’s Alexander Varety’s Best Music of 2016
Georgia Straight’s John Lewis’ Best Music of 2016
Georgia Straight’s Mike Usinger’s Best Music of 2016
Ghost Cult Magazine’s Best Albums Of 2016
Gigwise’s 51 Best Albums of 2016
Glide Magazine’s 20 Best Albums of 2016
God Is In The TV’s Albums Poll of 2016
Gold Flake Paint’s Essential Albums of the Year
Gorilla vs. Bear’s Albums of 2016
Gorilla vs. Bear’s 101 Best Songs of 2016
Grumpyrocker’s Favourite Album of 2016
The Guardian’s 2016’s Best Hip-Hop
The Guardian’s Best Music Books of 2016
The Guardian’s Best Albums of 2016
The Guardian’s Best Americana Albums of 2016
The Guardian’s 15 Best Mixtapes Of 2016
Gulf News’ 16 Albums Of The Year

HeavySoulBrutha Selects The Best Of 2016
Highsnobiety’s 25 Best Songs of 2016
Houston Chronicle’s 20 Best Albums of 2016
Houston Press’ 10 Best Country Albums of 2016
The Houstonian’s Best Albums of the Year
Howl’s Top Howls – Best Metal Albums 2016
Huffington Post’s Music’s Sweet 16 of 2016: In the Year of (Mostly) Women
The Hundreds’ Most Underrated Albums of 2016
Hypebeast’s Best Albums of 2016

Indie 88’s Best Music of 2016
Idolator’s 10 Best Albums of 2016
Idolator’s 10 Best Alt-Pop Albums Of 2016
The Independent’s Best Albums of 2016
InStyle’s 10 Best Albums of 2016
International Business Times UK’s Best Songs of 2016
Irish Independent’s Year In Music
Irish Times’ Top Albums of 2016
Irish Times’ Under-Appreciated Irish Albums of 2016

J. Eric Smith’s Best Albums of 2016
Jazz Right Now’s Best Records of 2016
Jazz Right Now’s Best Concerts of 2016
John Darnielle’s Top 10 of 2016 & More
Journey to the East’s Top Albums of 2016

KCRW’s Best Albums Of The Year
KCRW’s DJs Best Of 2016 Lists
KCRW’s Best Videos Of 2016
KCRW’s Best New Artists Of The Year
KOSU’s Beau Brady’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
KQED’s 10 Best Bay Area Albums of 2016

LA Music Blog’s Top 50 Albums of 2016
LA Music Blog’s Top 10 Singles of 2016
LA Music Blog’s Top 10 Music Videos of 2016
LFM Albums of 2016
Latin Times’ 5 Best Latin Music Videos Of 2016
Les Inrocks’ 50 Best Albums of 2016
Library Journal Reviews’ Best Media 2016: Music
The Line of Best Fit’s 50 Best Albums of 2016
The Lions Share’s Albums of the Year
Live in Limbo’s Top Albums of 2016
Live Mag’s 10 Best South African Music Videos of 2016
LondonTheatre’s Top 10 Musical Theatre Cast Recordings of 2016
Los Angeles Times’ Favorite Songs of 2016
Los Angeles Times’ Top Albums of 2016
Los Angeles’Weekly 2016 Rap Power Rankings
Loud and Quiet’s Top 40 Albums of 2016
Loudwire’s 20 Best Rock Albums of 2016
Louder Than War’s Albums of the Year 2016
Loudwire’s 25 Best Rock + Metal Album Covers of 2016
Louisville Eccentric Observer’s Favorite Local Songs of The Year

MTV’s Favorite Songs of 2016
MTV Base’s 20 Best Nigerian Songs of 2016
MTV’s 2016 Hottest MC in the Game
Maclean’s Best Albums and Songs of 2016
Manchester Evening News’ 5 Best Manchester Albums of 2016
The Maneater’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
The McGill Tribune’s Best Music of 2016
Magnet’s Top 25 Albums of 2016
The Martlet’s Favourite Music of 2016
Medicine Hat News’ Year in Review
Memphis Flyer’s Top Releases of 2016
Metal Assault’s Best Albums Of 2016
Metal Injection’s Trevor Strnad’s Top 15 Albums of 2016
Metal Injection’s Chef Brian Tsao’s Top 10 Albums Of 2016
Metal Injection’s Matt Bacon’s Top 15 of 2016
Metal Obsession’s Mitch Alexander’s Top Albums of 2016
Metal Void’s Top Ten Metal Albums of 2016
Miami New Times’ 20 Best Miami Songs of 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s 10 Best Milwaukee Albums of 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Best Albums of 2016
Mixmag’s Top 50 Albums Of 2016
MOJO Magazine’s 50 Best Albums of the Year
Montgomery Advertiser’s Top 10 CDs of 2016
Mood Media Blog’s Favorite Discoveries of 2016
The Morton Report’s Best of 2016
Mother Jones’ These 15 Albums Might Actually Make 2016 Tolerable
MSN’s 10 Best ‘Saturday Night Live’ Performances of 2016
Music Week’s Leading executives reveal their favourite tracks and albums of 2016
The Music Chronicles’ Albums Of The Year
The Music Fix’s Albums of 2016
The Musical Hype’s 40 Best Albums of 2016
Musical Toronto’s Best Classical Recordings Of 2016
musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums of 2016

NBC 7 San Diego’s Robert Bush’s Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2016
NME’s Best Albums of the Year
NME’s Songs Of The Year 2016
NME’s Best Debut Albums of 2016
NPR Music’s Best 50 Albums of 2016
NPR’s Recommended Dose’s Favorite Electronic Albums Of 2016
NPR’s Ann Powers’ Favorite 2016 Albums (Beyond The Obvious)\
NPR’s Bob Boilen’s Top 10 Albums Of 2016
NPR’s Stephen Thompson’s Top 10 Albums Of 2016
NPR’s All Songs Considered’s Best Overlooked Songs
NPR’s Folk Alley’s 10 Favorite Albums Of 2016
NPR’s Alt.Latino Listeners Pick The Best Of 2016
NPR’s David Dye’s Top 10 Albums Of 2016
NPR’s Alternative Classical Christmas Music Recommendations
NYU Washington Square News’ Year In Music
Napster’s Best Albums Of The Year
Napster’s 10 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2016
Napster Music News’ 10 Best R&B Albums of 2016
Napster Music News’ 10 Best Classical Albums of 2016
The Nation’s 10 Best Albums of 2016
The National Student’s Best Albums of the Year
The National Student’s Tanyel Gumushan’s Best Albums Of 2016
The Needle Drop’s Top 50 Albums of 2016 Nerdist’s 15 Best Albums of 2016
New Release Today’s Top 10 Worship Albums of 2016
New York Observer’s 50 Best Songs of 2016
New York Observer’s 10 Best Experimental Albums of 2016
New York Observer’s 10 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2016
New York Observer’s 10 Best Live Albums of 2016
New York Observer’s 10 Best R&B Albums of 2016
New York Observer’s 5 Best Live Jazz Albums of 2016
New York Observer’s Best Music Books of 2016
New York Observer’s 20 Best Jazz Albums of 2016
New York Observer’s 50 Best Songs of 2016
New York Observer’s Best Overlooked Records of 2016
New York Observer’s 10 Best New Artists of 2016
New York Observer’s Best Jazz Reissues of 2016
New York Observer’s 25 Best Reissues of 2016
New York Observer’s Best Albums of 2016
The New York Times’ Pop Music Biographies and Memoirs
The New York Times’ Best Albums of 2016
The New York Times’ Best Songs of 2016
The New York Times’ Best Classical Music of 2016
The New Zealand Herald’s 20 Best Albums of 2016
Newsday’s Best Songs of 2016 By Long Island Artists
Newsweek’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
Newsweek on David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and the Art of the Farewell Album
No Depression’s Best Music Books
No Ripcord’s Top Albums of 2016
The Nocturnal Times Top 116 Electronic/Dance Tracks of 2016 Noisey’s 100 Best Albums of 2016
Norman Records’ Albums of the Year 2016
NOW Magazine’s Top Albums of 2016
NOW Magazine’s Top Toronto Albums of 2016

OCRegister’s 20 Albums To Spend Your Gift Cards On
OPB News’ Best of 2016: Sessions We Love
OK West’s Best Songs of 2016
OMGVoice’s 10 Of The Best Nigerian Music Videos Of 2016
Okayafrica’s 16 Best Music Videos of 2016
Okayafrica’s 16 Best Viral Dance Videos of 2016
Okayafrica’s 25 Best South African Hip-Hop Songs of 2016
Okayplayer’s Kevito Clark’s 16 Best Albums of 2016
Okayplayer’s Elijah Watson’s 16 Best Albums Of 2016
Okayplayer’s Zo’s 16 Best Albums of 2016
One Country’s 7 Best Country Music Albums of the Year
OOR’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
The Oregon’s 12 favorite Portland Albums of 2016
Oregon Music News’ Top 15 Albums of 2016
The Oregonian’s 40 Best Albums of 2016
The Oregonian’s 57 Best Songs of 2016
The Oregonian’s 15 Best Concerts of 2016
The Oregonian’s 12 Best Portland Albums of 2016
OSU – The Lantern’s Best Albums of the Year
Ottawa Citizen’s Best Canadian Jazz Albums of 2016

Passion of the Weiss’ Best Albums of 2016
Paste Magazine’s best albums
Paste Magazine’s 50 Best Songs of 2016
Paste Magazine’s 25 Best Album Covers
Paste Magazine’s 11 Best Holiday Albums of 2016
Paste Magazine’s 25 Best Live Acts of 2016
Paste Magazine’s 20 Best Music Videos of 2016
Paste Magazine’s 20 Best New Bands of 2016
Paste Magazine’s 10 Best EPs of 2016
People’s 10 Best Albums of 2016
Philadelphia Inquirer’s Best Pop Music of the Year
Philadelphia Inquirer’s Best Songs of the Year
Phoenix New Times’ 50 Best Singles by Phoenix Bands in 2016
Piccadilly Records’ Best Albums of the Year
Pigeons & Planes’ Best Songs of 2016
Pigeons & Planes Best Albums of 2016
Pitchfork’s 25 Best Music Videos of 2016
Pitchfork’s 20 Best Experimental Albums of 2016
Pitchfork’s 20 Best Pop and R&B Albums of 2016
Pitchfork’s 20 Best Rock Albums of 2016
Pitchfork’s 20 Rap Albums of 2016
Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums of 2016
Playbill’s 5 Stand-Out Theatre Albums of 2016
PopBuzz’s Top 20 Albums of 2016
PopCrush’s 25 Best Pop Albums of 2016
PopMatters’ Best Indie Pop Albums of 2016
PopMatters’ Best Metal of 2016
PopMatters’ Best Pop Albums of 2016
PopMatters’ Best Progressive Rock and Metal of 2016
Portland Mercury’s Best Records of 2016
Portland Mercury’s Best Music Moments of 2016
Promo News’ Best Music Videos of 2016
The Prospector’s Best Five Albums Of Popular Music
Punktastic’s Top 25 Albums of the Year

Q Magazine’s 50 Best Albums of 2016
Quad-Cities Online’s Best Albums of 2016
The Quietus’ Best Punk & HC Of 2016 With Noel Gardner
The Quietus Albums of the Year 2016
The Quietus’ Best Jazz Of 2016
The Quietus’ Top Cassette Tapes of 2016
The Quietus’ Tracks Of The Year

Red Bull’s 25 Best Albums of 2016
Red Bull’s 50 Best Songs of 2016
Red and Black’s 5 Best Album Picks Of 2016
Red Dirt Report’s Best Pop Albums of 2016
Reflections of Darkness’ Top 20 Albums of 2016
Release Music Magazine’s Best of 2016
Remezcla’s 25 Music Videos We Loved in 2016
Resident’s Best Albums of the Year
Resident Advisor’s Top 20 Albums of 2016
Revolt’s Best Music Videos of 2016
The Ringer’s Best Albums of 2016
Revolver’s 20 Best Albums of 2016
Rolling Stone’s Best Albums of the Year
Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Metal Albums of 2016
Rolling Stone’s 40 Best Country Albums of 2016
Rolling Stone Australia’s 50 Best Albums of 2016
Rolling Stone’s 20 Best EDM and Electronic Albums of 2016
Rolling Stone’s 20 Best R&B Albums of 2016
Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Songs of 2016
Rolling Stone’s Readers’ Poll: 10 Best Songs of 2016
Rolling Stone’s 10 Best Music Books of 2016
Rolling Stone on How Black Women Radicalized Pop in 2016
The Root’s Year In Music
Rough Trade Shops’ Best Albums of the Year

[sic] Magazine’s Albums & EPs of the Year 2016
Sacramento Bee’s Underrated and Overlooked Albums From 2016
Salon’s Best Albums of 2016
San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 10 Classical Music Events of 2016
San Francisco Chronicle’s Year in Bay Area Pop Music
San Jose Mercury News’ 10 Top Albums of 2016
Salt Lake Tribune’s Top Albums And Songs Of 2016
Scoop’s Best Albums of 2016
Screaming Guitars’ Top 15 Albums of The Year
Seattle Gay News’ Best Music of 2016
Seattle Gay News’ Best Singles of 2016
Seattle Gay News’ Best Live Concerts of 2016
The Skinny’s 50 Best Albums Of 2016
Sioux City Journal’s Top Albums of 2016
Sioux Falls Argus Leader’s Music Of The Year
Slant Magazine’s 25 Best Albums of 2016
Sony’s Top Music Videos of 2016
Soundblab’s Albums of 2016
Sound Opinions’ 40 Best Albums of 2016
Sounds Familiar’S Albums Of The Year
Speakers in Code’s 10 Best Albums of 2016
SPIN’s 50 Best Albums of 2016
SPIN’s 100 Best Songs of 2016
Sportsnet’s Best Sports Hip-Hop Lyrics of 2016
Spotify’s Year-End Lists
Sputnikmusic’s Top 50 Albums of 2016
Stephen Brodsky’s (Cave In, Mutoid Man) Favorite Music of 2016
Stereogum’s 50 Best Albums Of 2016
Stereogum’s 25 Great EPs From 2016
Stereogum’s 40 Best Rap Albums of 2016
Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016
Stereogum’s 25 Best Rap Verses Of 2016
Stereogum’s 10 Best Jazz Albums Of 2016
Stereogum’s 40 Best Metal Albums Of 2016
Stereogum’s 20 Best Country Albums Of 2016
Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2016
Stereogum’s Best Holiday Albums of 2016
Stereophile Magazine’s Best Jazz Albums of 2016
The Stranger’s 51 Moments in Music That Helped Us Survive 2016
Stuff’s Best Albums of 2016
Sun Newspapers and Postmedia’s Best Albums of 2016
Swan Fungus’ Top 100 Albums Of 2016

Tampa Bay Times’ Best Albums of 2016 By Artists Over 50
Taste of Country’s 10 Best Country Albums of 2016
Ted Gioia’s Best Albums of 2016
Teen Vogue’s 15 Best Music Videos of 2016
Teen Vogue’s 15 Best Albums of 2016
The Telegraph’s Best Albums of 2016
The Tennessean’s Nashville’s Best Albums of 2016
Three Chords and the Truth UK’s Top 30 Favourite Albums of 2016
Thump’s 20 Best Mixes of 2016
Thump’s 25 Best Experimental Albums of 2016
Thump’s 33 Best Albums of 2016
Thump’s 25 Best Electronic Albums of 2016
Ticketmaster names Coldplay World’s Best Touring Act in 2016
Time Magazine’s Jamieson Cox’s Best Albums of the Year
Time Magazine’s 10 Best Songs of the Year
Time Magazine’s 10 Top Pop Music Videos of 2016
Time Out New York’s Best Albums of 2016
The Times / The Sunday Times 40 Best Albums of 2016
Tiny Mix Tapes’ Favorite 50 Music Releases of 2016
Treble’s 10 Best Metal Albums of 2016
Treble’s 10 Best Jazz Albums of 2016
Treble’s Overlooked Records 2016
Tulsa World’s Best of 2016
Tumblr’s 2016 Year-End Charts

Ultimate Guitar’s Top 25 Songs of 2016
Ultimate Classic Rock’s Songs of 2016
Ultimate Classic Rock’s 20 Top Classic Rock Albums of 2016
Ultimate Music’s Best of 2016
Uncut Magazine’s Top 75 Albums Of The Year
Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2016
Uproxx’s 20 Best Albums Of 2016
Uproxx’s Best Country Albums of 2016
USA TODAY’s 10 Best Songs of 2016

V 101.9’s Best R&B And Soul Songs Of 2016
Vancouver Sun’s Local Music of 2016
Vancouver Weekly’s Best Vancouver Albums of 2016
Vanity Fair’s 11 Best Celebrity Instagram Posts of 2016
Variety’s 10 Best Albums of 2016
The Verge’s Year In Jazz
Vibe’s 60 Best Songs of 2016
Vibe’s 13 Slept On Albums of 2016
Village Voice’s 50 Best Protest Songs of 2016
The Vinyl Factory’s 20 Best Soundtracks of 2016
The Vinyl Factory’s 20 Best Record Sleeves of 2016
The Vinyl Factory’s 30 Best Reissues of 2016
The Vinyl Factory’s 50 Best Albums of 2016
Vinyl Me, Please’s 20 Best Albums of 2016
The Violet Wave’s Top 20 Albums of 2016
Vortex Music Magazine’s Best Portland Songs
Vulture’s 10 Best Songs of 2016
Vulture’s 15 Best Albums of 2016
Vulture’s 13 Best Concerts of 2016

Warrington Guardian’s Music Highs of 2016
The Washington Post’s Best Albums and Songs of 2016
WBEZ’s Jim DeRogatis’ Best Albums Of 2016
We Got This Covered’s 10 Best EDM Albums Of 2016
WhatCulture’s Best Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Albums
WhatCulture’s Best Heavy Metal Live Performances Of 2016
When Saturday Comes’ Albums of the Year 2016
Wide Open Country’S Best Country Songs of 2016
The Wild Honey Pie’s Top 30 Albums of 2016
Winnipeg Free Press’ Best Albums of 2016
The Wire’s Best Releases of 2016
Wired’s Best Albums of 2016
WIRED’s Great Albums You Might Have Missed in 2016
Wolf in a Suit’s Best of 2016
World Prog Nation’s Best Prog Albums of 2016
WPSU’s What 2016 Sounded Like

XLR8R’s Best Releases of 2016XXLMAG’s 20 Best Album Covers of 2016
XXL’s 50 Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2016
XXL’s 50 Best Hip-Hop Projects of 2016

Yahoo’s Best Songs of 2016
Yahoo Music’s 15 Best-Selling Singles of 2016
Yahoo Music’s 6 Reasons Why 2016 Was a Great Year For Big Music
Yahoo Music’s 10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2016
YouTube showcases 2016’s most popular online videos