Best of 2016

The Best Albums of 2016

If you're a music fanatic, the end of the year means one thing: best of lists! Jim and Greg reveal their favorite albums of the year. And Sound Opinions listeners weigh-in with their favorites of 2016.

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Best Albums of 2016

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  1. Beach Slang, Future Mixtape For The Art Kids, A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings, Polyvinyl, 2016
  2. Solange, Weary, A Seat At The Table, Columbia, 2016
  3. Drive-By Truckers, Darkened Flags On The Cusp Of Dawn, American Band, ATO, 2016
  4. PJ Harvey, The Wheel, Hope Six Demolition Project, Island, 2016
  5. Album Leaf, Glimmering Lights, Between Waves, Relapse, 2016
  6. A Tribe Called Quest, Whateva Will Be, We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, Epic, 2016
  7. A Tribe Called Quest, Dis Generation, We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, Epic, 2016
  8. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Anyhow, Let Me Get By, Fantasy, 2016
  9. The Gotobeds, Cold Gold (LA's Alright), Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic, Subpop, 2016
  10. Anderson .Paak feat. Schoolboy Q, Am I Wrong, Malibu, Steel Wool / Obe, 2016
  11. Sneaks, True Killer, Gymnastics, Merge, 2016
  12. Jamila Woods, HEAVN, HEAVN, Closed Sessions, 2016
  13. Chance the Rapper feat. Kanye West & the Chicago Children's Choir, All We Got, Coloring Book, Self-released, 2016
  14. Sturgill Simpson, Brace for Impact (Live a Little), A Sailor's Guide to Earth, RJ Records, 2016
  15. Frank Ocean, Ivy, Blonde, Boy's Don't Cry, 2016
  16. TEEN, Gone for Good, Love Yes, Carpark, 2016
  17. Nick Cave, Rings of Saturn, Skeleton Tree, Bad Seed Ltd., 2016
  18. Savages, The Answer, Adore Life, Matador, 2016
  19. David Bowie, Lazarus, Blackstar, Columbia, 2016
  20. The Flirts, Telephone (Pick Up The), Born To Flirt, "O", 1983
  21. Victor Jara, Plegaria a un Labrador, Plegaria a un Labrador (single), Jota Jota, 1969
  22. Arlo Guthrie, Victor Jara, Amigo, Reprise, 1976
  23. Minutemen, History Lesson - Part II, Double Nickels on the Dime, SST, 1984
  24. Le Tigre, Hot Topic, Le Tigre, Mr. Lady, 1999
  25. Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, (I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo, (I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo (single), Victor, 1942