Best of 2016: Stereogum, Albumism, American Songwriter, Crack, Digital Trends, Red Bull Music

by VVN Music

With six new surveys almost doubling the number with input into our comprehensive tally of the Best Albums of 2016 by veteran artists, it looks like it is a horse race between two album.

A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead is the only album that has appeared on all fourteen surveys; however, David Bowie's Blackstar has placed better on the thirteen surveys on which it has appeared, so the album currently has the lead in the overall standings.

Third and fourth is also tightly contested, although back quite a bit from the top two. Leonard Cohen's You Want It Darker fared quite well in the six latest surveys and has moved up into third place over Nick Cave and the Black Seeds' Skeleton Tree. Both have appeared on ten of the sixteen polls.

In fifth is the new A Tribe Called Quest album, We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service, jumping up a number of spots with placings in five of the six surveys below.

Here are the latest polls with the top five in each followed by all placings by veteran artists.

Stereogum's Top 50 Albums of 2016
  • 01. Lemonade - Beyonce
  • 02. Blonde - Frank Ocean
  • 03. Coloring Book - Chance the Rapper
  • 04. We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest
  • 05. Blackstar - David Bowie
  • 13. A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead
  • 23. Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • 34. You Want It Darker - Leonard Cohen

  • 01. The Colour of Anything - James Blake
  • 02. case/lang/veirs - Neko Case, k.d. lang, Laura Veirs
  • 03. Begin - Lion Babe
  • 04. Blackstar - David Bowie
  • 05. Malibu - Anderson .Paak
  • 06. A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead
  • 07. You Want It Darker - Leonard Cohen
  • 09. Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future - Underworld
  • 11. blackSUMMERS'night - Maxwell
  • 13. We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest
  • 15. and the Anonymous Nobody... - De La Soul
  • 20. Luck or Magic - Britta Phillips
  • 24. Here - Teenage Fanclub
  • 25. Black America Again - Common
  • 27. Dig in Deep - Bonnie Raitt
  • 28. Take He Up To Monto - Roisin Murphy
  • 30. The Hope Six Demolition Project - PJ Harvey
  • 01. My Woman - Angel Olsen
  • 02. Love & Hate - Michael Kiwanuka
  • 03. Midwest Farmer's Daughter - Margo Price
  • 04. A Sailor's Guide to Earth - Sturgill Simpson
  • 05. case/lang/veirs - Neko Case, k.d. lang, Laura Veirs
  • 06. Blackstar - David Bowie
  • 07. American Band - Drive-By Truckers
  • 08. You Want It Darker - Leonard Cohen
  • 09. We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest
  • 13. 2 - Mudcrutch
  • 15. The Ghosts of Highway 20 - Lucinda Williams
  • 16. This is Where I Live - William Bell
  • 20. Stranger to Stranger - Paul Simon
  • 25. Dig in Deep - Bonnie Raitt
  • 31. FLOTUS - Lambchop
  • 35. A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead
  • 01. Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • 02. A Seat at the Table - Solange
  • 03. The Life of Pablo - Kanye West
  • 04. Hopelessness - Anohni
  • 05. Body War - Show Me the Body
  • 06. Blackstar - David Bowie
  • 16. A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead
  • 22. The Hope Six Demolition Project - PJ Harvey
  • 39. Transport - Juan Atkins + Moritz Von Oswald Present Borderland
  • 52. Arctic Thunder - Darkthrone
  • 63. From Farthest Known Objects - Surgeon
  • 76. We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest
  • 85. Under the Sun - Mark Pritchard
  • 94. Sunergy - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith + Suzanne Ciani

  • 01. Blackstar - David Bowie
  • 02. Blonde - Frank Ocean
  • 03. Lemonade - Beyonce
  • 04. You Want It Darker - Leonard Cohen
  • 05. Malibu - Anderson .Paak
  • 08. A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead
  • 13. We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest
  • 28. Black America Again - Common
  • 36. blackSUMMERS'night - Maxwell
  • 50. Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

  • 01. Full Circle - Haelos
  • 02. Sirens - Nicholas Jaar
  • 03. III - Moderat
  • 04. Hopelessness - ANOHNI
  • 05. Wildflower - The Avalanches
  • 06. and the Anonymous Nobody... - De La Soul
  • 09. We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest
  • 11. A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead
  • 12. Blackstar - David Bowie
  • 15. Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future - Underworld
  • 16. You Want it Darker - Leonard Cohen

VVN Music Top Albums of 2016 by Veteran Artists (After 14 Lists)

VVN Music uses a reverse numbering system on each of the year-end lists to determine the best album by a veteran artist for the year.

To date, we have results from fourteen sources, Rough Trade, Mojo, Uncut, Rolling Stone, NME, Consequences of Sound, Paste, Time, Stereogum, Albumism, American Songwriter, Crack, Digital Trends and Red Bull.

The top ten with number of year-end lists on which the album appeared:
  1. Blackstar - David Bowie (13)
  2. A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead (14)
  3. You Want It Darker - Leonard Cohen (10)
  4. Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (10)
  5. We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest (8)
  6. Post Pop Depression - Iggy Pop (6)
  7. Stranger to Stranger - Paul Simon (5)
  8. American Band - Drive-By Truckers (5)
  9. case/lang/veirs - Neko Case, k.d. lang, Laura Veirs (5)
  10. FLOTUS - Lambchop (5)

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