Album Of The Year 2016Resident: Albums of the Year

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Overall RankMojoFOPPUncutMusicOMHDrowned In Sound
1Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree231322
2Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool31121249
3David Bowie - 112111
4Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate25259 - - -
5Agnes Obel - Citizen Of Glass66 - 23 - - -
6Underworld - Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future88 - 77 - - -
7Julia Jacklin - Don't Let The Kids Win250+ - - - - -
8Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation - Mirage250+ - - - - -
9Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits13291711 - -
10Christine And The Queens - Chaleur Humaine15463496 -
11Bon Iver - 22, A Million121631149 -
12Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression216602529 -
13Damien Jurado - Visions Of Us On The Land250+ - - - - -
14Steve Gunn - Eyes On The Lines250+41 - - - -
15Savages - Adore Life32 - 55 - 25 -
16Cavern Of Anti-Matter - Void Beats / Invocation Trex76 - 85 - - -
17Throw Down Bones - Throw Down Bones250+ - - - - -
18Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial1824 - - - -
19Ulrika Spacek - The Album Paranoia250+ - - - - -
20Haley Bonar - Impossible Dream250+ - - - - -
21Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker11551410 -
22Angel Olsen - My Woman828542087
23Death Grips - Bottomless Pit250+ - - - - -
24Surgeon - From Farthest Known Objects250+ - - - - -
25Mothers - When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired90 - - - 36 -
26Imarhan - Imarhan250+ - - - - -
27Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung5521535 - -
28Field Music - Commontime77357 - - -
29Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch29 - 6936 - 11
30Steve Mason - Meet The Humans85 - 24 - - -
31Mitski - Puberty 220 - - - 27 -
32Kevin Morby - Singing Saw250+23 - 50 - -
33Preoccupations - Preoccupations57 - - - - 6
34Yak - Alas Salvation250+ - - - - -
35William Tyler - Modern Country250+ - - 21 - -
36The Coral - Distance Inbetween250+ - 26 - - -
37The Fat White Family - Songs For Our Mothers753170 - - -
38Bleached - Welcome The Worms250+ - - - - -
39Case* / Lang* / Veirs* - Case / Lang / Veirs5227332822 -
40Paul Simon - Stranger To Stranger5486624 - -
41Bob Mould - Patch The Sky250+ - - - - -
42Jambinai* - A Hermitage250+ - - - - -
43Brigid Mae Power - Brigid Mae Power250+ - - 42 - -
44Anohni - Hopelessness1042528214
45Jaimeo Brown - Worksongs250+ - - - - -
46GoGo Penguin - Man Made Object250+ - - - - -
47Bat For Lashes - The Bride62 - 5 - - -
48Swans - The Glowing Man250+ - 7146 - -
49Heron Oblivion - Heron Oblivion250+10 - - - -
50Julianna Barwick - Will81 - - - 34 -
51Goat - Requiem250+ - 58 - - -
52Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos24 - 92 - 314
53Amber Arcades - Fading Lines78 - - - - 5
54Fews - Means250+ - - - - -
55Suuns - Hold/Still250+ - - - - -
56Ian William Craig - Centres250+ - - - - -
57Shabaka And The Ancestors - Wisdom Of Elders250+ - - - - -
58PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project23922614 -
59Raime - Tooth250+ - - - - -
60The Comet Is Coming - Channel The Spirits250+4889 - - -
61Whitney - Light Upon The Lake38 - - - - -
62Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - EARS31 - - - - -
63Parquet Courts - Human Performance49 - - - - -
64Kaytranada - 99.9%35 - - - 49 -
65Japanese Breakfast - Psychopomp250+ - - - - -
66MJ Guider - Precious Systems250+ - - - - -
67Tales Of Murder And Dust - The Flow In Between250+ - - - - -
68Marielle V Jakobsons* - Star Core250+ - - - - -
69Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions* - Until The Hunter250+ - - - - -
70Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - We Be All Africans250+ - - - - -
71All Them Witches - Lightning At The Door250+ - - - - -
72Charles Bradley - Changes250+1420 - - -
73DIIV - Is The Is Are92 - - - - -
74The KVB - Of Desire250+ - - - - -
75Cross Record - Wabi-Sabi250+ - - - - -
76White Denim - Stiff250+3941 - - -
77Ben Lukas Boysen - Spells250+ - - - - -
78Karl Blau - Introducing Karl Blau250+ - - - - -
79Andy Stott - Too Many Voices250+ - - - - -
80Eagulls - Ullages250+ - - - - -
81The Cult Of Dom Keller* - Goodbye To The Light250+ - - - - -
82Dinosaur Jr. - Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not250+1757 - - -
83LNZNDRF - LNZNDRF250+ - - - - -
84Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter44 - 1423 - -
85Pinkshinyultrablast - Grandfeathered250+ - - - - -
86Unloved - Guilty Of Love250+ - - - - -
87Slaves - Take Control250+ - - - - -
88Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered.97 - - 29 - -
89Saul Williams - Martyr Loser King250+ - - - - -
90Splashgirl - Hibernation250+ - - - - -
91Ty Garrett Segall* - Emotional Mugger250+ - - - - -
92Drive-By Truckers - American Band60 - 4513 - -
93Anna Meredith - Varmints22 - - 415 -
94Night Beats - Who Sold My Generation250+ - - - - -
95Sunflower Bean - Human Ceremony250+ - - - - -
96Trentemøller - Fixion250+ - - - - -
97Deftones - Gore250+ - 72 - - -
98M. Ward - More Rain250+ - - - - -
99James Blake - The Colour In Anything250+37 - - - -
100Minor Victories - Minor Victories250+ - 83 - - -

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Our scoring system for the overall ranking is designed to provide just the right combination of big rewards for appearing high up in any list, with a little something thrown in for the consistent performers. Points are awarded as follows:

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