Pitchfork already published list of the top 20 rap albums of 2016 and the 25 best music videos, and now they've published one for the 20 Best Pop and R&B Albums of 2016. They mention in the intro that "it’s fair to say that in 2016, the lines between these spheres (and others) were blurrier than ever." That's true, and it's how Olga Bell and Beyonce can end up on a list highlighting the same genre of music.

Check out the alphabetical list below and read commentary here.


Pitchfork's 20 Best Pop and R&B Albums of 2016
Anderson .Paak - Malibu
Olga Bell - Tempo
Beyoncé - Lemonade
James Blake - The Colour in Anything
Blood Orange - Freetown Sound
Chairlift - Moth
dvsn - Sept. 5th
Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION Side B
Kaytranada - 99.9%
Jessy Lanza - Oh No
Maxwell - blackSUMMERS’night
Nao - For All We Know
NxWorries - Yes Lawd!
Frank Ocean - Blonde
Dawn Richard - Redemption
Rihanna - ANTI
Solange - A Seat at the Table
Jamila Woods - HEAVN