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The Guardian’s Top 40 Albums of 2016

Guardian 2016

As always, UK publication The Guardian gradually reveals its end-of-year list — they started rolling it out in late November — and now the full list of their top 40 albums of 2016 is here. It’s mostly got the usual suspects, from your Solanges and your Frank Oceans to your Bowies and your Leonard Cohens. You can read commentary here and read the whole list below.

The Guardian’s Top 40 Albums of 2016
1. Beyonce – Lemonade
2. Frank Ocean – Blonde
3. David Bowie – Blackstar
4. Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
5. Solange – A Seat at the Table
6. ANOHNI – Hopelessness
7. Rihanna – ANTI
8. Christine and the Queens – Chaleur Humaine
9. Skepta – Konnichiwa
10. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
11. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
12. Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
13. Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
14. Bon Iver – 22, A Million
15. The Avalanches – Wildflower
16. KING – We Are King
17. Mitski – Puberty 2
18. Leonard Cohen – You want It Darker
19. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It from Here … Thank You 4 Your Service
20. Drake – Views
21. Angel Olsen – My Woman
22. Anderson .Paak – Malibu
23. Blood Orange – Freetown SOund
24. The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It
25. Young Thug – Jeffery
26. Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch
27. Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
28. James Blake – The Colour In Anything
29. Sunflower Bean – Human Ceremony
30. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
31. Kano – Made in the Manor
32. Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter
33. Whitney – Light Upon the Lake
34. Lambchop – FLOTUS
35. Tegan and Sara – Love You to Death
36. Kaytranada – 99.9%
37. case/lang/veirs – case/lang/veirs
38. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
39. Nao – For All We Know
40. Shura – Nothing’s Real

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