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

t’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 David Bowie, Chance The Rapper, Frank Ocean, Radiohead and a whole lotta Beyonce. 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 Practical Wedding’s Best Wedding Songs Of 2016
Albumism’s 30 Best Albums of 2016
American Songwriter’s Top 50 Albums Of 2016
Amino Apps Kurios’ Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year
Apple’s Best of 2016 In Apps and Music
AXS.com best music comebacks

Bleep’s Albums of the Year
The Blog of Much Metal’s Album of the Year
Broadway World Looks Back at the Best of 2016
Burger A Day’s Album of the Year

Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot’s Top Albums Of 2016
cleveland.com 2016’s best Cleveland concerts
Complex’s 50 Best Albums of 2016
Consequence of Sound’s Top 50 albums
Crack Magazine’s Best Albums Of 2016

Daily Timess Best Albums of the Year
Dallas Observer’s Artists Who Defined Dallas Music in 2016
Decibel Magazine’s Top 40 albums
DJBooth’s Most Slept-On Hip-Hop and R&B Tracks of 2016
The Dolphin’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
The Drift Record Shops’ top albums
Duke Chronicle’s Top 11 Best Music Releases Of 2016
The Duquesne Duke’s Best Songs of 2016

Esquire Magazine’s 20 Best Albums of the Year
Esquire’s (US) 30 Best Albums of 2016
Exclaim! Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums, Part One Best of 2016
Exclaim! Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums, Part Two
Exeposé Music’s Best Albums of 2016

Faded Arrow’s Best of 2016: Songs & Albums
FasterLouder’s 13 Most Memorable Pop Moments Of 2016
Fopp’s Best Albums of the Year
fRoots’ Best Albums of the Year
fuse.tv’s 20 Best Songs of 2016

GQ’s Best Dressed Man
Glide Magazine’s 20 Best Albums of 2016
Gorilla vs. Bear’s Albums of 2016
Gorilla vs. Bear’s 101 Best Songs of 2016
The Guardian’s 2016’s Best Hip-Hop

The Houstonian’s Best Albums of the Year

Idolator’s 10 Best Albums of 2016
The Independent’s Best 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

LA Music Blog’s Top 50 Albums of 2016
LondonTheatre’s Top 10 Musical Theatre Cast Recordings of 2016

The Maneater’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
The McGill Tribune’s Best Music of 2016
MOJO Magazin’se 50 Best Albums of the Year
Mother Jones’ These 15 Albums Might Actually Make 2016 Tolerable

NME’s Best Albums of the Year
NYU Washington Square News’ Year In Music
Napster’s Best Albums Of The Year
The National Student’s Best Albums of the Year
The National Student’s Tanyel Gumushan’s Best Albums Of 2016
New York Times’ Pop Music Biographies and Memoirs
No Depression’s Best Music Books
Noisey’s 100 Best Albums of 2016
Norman Records’ Albums of the Year 2016

Observer Online’s Best Albums of 2016
OOR’s Top 10 Albums of 2016
OSU – The Lantern’s Best Albums of the Year

Paste Magazine’s best albums
Phoenix New Times’ 50 Best Singles by Phoenix Bands in 2016
Piccadilly Records’ Best Albums of the Year
Pitchfork’s 25 Best Music Videos of 2016
The Prospector’s Best Five Albums Of Popular Music

The Quietus’ Best Punk & HC Of 2016 With Noel Gardner
The Quietus Albums of the Year 2016

Red Bull’s 25 Best Albums of 2016
Red Bull’s 50 Best Songs of 2016
Resident’s Best Albums of the Year
Revolver’s 20 Best Albums of 2016
Rolling Stone’s Best Albums of the Year
The Root’s Year In Music
Rough Trade Shops’ Best Albums of the Year

The Skinny’s 50 Best Albums Of 2016
Sony’s Top Music Videos of 2016
Sound Opinions’ 40 Best Albums of 2016
Spotify’s Year-End Lists
Stereogum’s 50 Best Albums Of 2016

Ticketmaster names Coldplay World’s Best Touring Act in 2016
Time Magazine’s Jamieson Cox’s Best Albums of the Year
The Times / The Sunday Times 40 Best Albums of 2016
Tumblr’s 2016 Year-End Charts

Uncut Magazine’s Top 75 Albums Of The Year

V 101.9’s Best R&B And Soul Songs Of 2016
Vulture’s 10 Best Songs of 2016

WhatCulture’s Best Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Albums
WhatCulture’s Best Heavy Metal Live Performances Of 2016

XXLMAG’s 20 Best Album Covers of 2016

YouTube showcases 2016’s most popular online videos