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NME End Of Year Lists 2016

Albums




1. The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful…
2. Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo
3. Christine And The Queens - Chaleur Humaine
4. Skepta - Konnichiwa
5. Kaytranada - 99.99%
6. David Bowie - Blackstar
7. Diiv - Is The Is Are
8. Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
9. Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book
10. Frank Ocean - Blonde
11. Beyonce - Lemonade
12. Sunflower Bean - Human Ceremony
13. Angel Olson - My Woman
14. Jamie T - Trick
15. Kano - Made In The Manor
16. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
17. Drake - Views
18. Tegan And Sara - Love You To Death
19. White - Lung Paradise
20. Lady Gaga - Joanne
21. Anderson. Paak - Malibu
22. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
23. Michael Kiwanuka - Love And Hate
24. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
25. Blossoms - Blossoms
26. Biffy Clyro - Ellipsis
27. Giggs - Landlord
28. Goat - Requiem
29. Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos
30. Nao - For All We Know
31. Basttille - Wild World
32. Kings Of Leon - Walls
33. Margo Price - Midwest Farmers Daughter
34. Let's Eat Geandma - I, Gemini
35. Glass Animals - How To Be A Human Being
36. Swet Shop Boys - Cashmere
37. Soft Hair - Soft Hair
38. Slaves - Take Control
39. Green Day - Revolution Radio
40. Rihanna - Anti
41. Solange - A Seat At The Table
42. Whitney - Light Upon The Lake
43. Anohni - Hopelessness
44. The Lemon Twigs - Do Hollywood
45. Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial
46. Savages - Adore Life
47. Wild Beasts - Boy King
48. Show Me The Body - Body War
49. Public Access Tv - Never Enough
50. Bon Iver - 22 A Million


Tracks

1. Rihanna - Work
2. The 1975 - Somebody Else
3. Chance The Rapper - All Night
4. Iggy Pop - Gardenia
5. Christine &The Queens - Tilted
6. Beyonce - Formation
7. Kanye West - Ultralight Beam
8. Skepta - Man
9. Lady Leshurr - Where Are You Now?
10. Charli Xcx - After The Afterparty
11. David Bowie - Lazarus
12. The 1975 - The Sound
13. Warpaint - New Song
14. Tove Lo - Cool Girl
15. Bastille - Good Grief
16. Kaytranda - Lite Spots
17. Drake - One Dance
18. Blossons - Charemange
19. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - A 1000 Times
20. Angel Olson - Shut Up Kiss Me

The Following 30 were added as a playlist on NME.com. Cheers to Chainly Seven for finding them.

21. Kanye West - Famous
22. Stormzy - Scary
23. Christine & The Queens - iT
24. Mitski - Your Best American Girl
25. Lady Gaga - Perfect Illusion
26. Anderson .Paak - Come Down
27. Desiigner - Panda
28. Kate Tempest - Europe Is Lost
29. Beck - Wow
30. Parquet Courts - Dust
31. Kevin Morby - Dorothy
32. HTMLTD - Stained
33. Black Honey - Hello Today
34. Father John Misty - Real Love Baby
35. Kanye West - Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1
36. Rihanna - Needed Me
37. Kano feat. Wiley & Giggs - 3 Wheel-ups
38. Anohni - Why Did You Separate Me From The Earth?
39. Metallica - Hardwired
40. Anderson .Pakk - Heart Don't Stand A Chance
41. The Stone Roses - Beautiful Thing
42. Deap Vally - Royal Jelly
43. The Last Shadow Puppets - Miracle Aligner
44. Whitney - No Woman
45. Blood Orange - Best To You
46. Tegan And Sara - U-turn
47. Justice - Safe And Sound
48. Sunflower Bean - Easier Said
49. The Strokes - Drag Queen
50. Snakehips feat. ZAYN - Cruel


NME list of lists 2016

According to the maths, the 50 albums that follow are the 2016 albums you really need to listen to according to the music press as a whole. The lists we crunched come from Stereogum, Spin, Clash, Paste, The Times, Uncut, Q, Billboard, Crack, Noisey, Complex, Pitchfork, The Guardian, The 405, Mojo, FACT, The Line of Best Fit and, of course, NME.

This List Was Found Hiding On NME.com


Blackstar - David Bowie


1. David Bowie – Blackstar – 864 points
2. Beyonce – Lemonade – 863 points
3. Frank Ocean – Blonde – 773 points
4. Solange – A Seat At The Table – 753 points
5. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool – 670 points
6. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service – 646 points
7. Angel Olsen – My Woman – 609 points
8. Kanye West – The Life of Pablo – 608 points
9. Bon Iver – 22, A Million – 607 points
10. Anohni – Hopelessness – 597 points
11. Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book – 596 points
12. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree – 547 points
13. Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition – 501 points
14. Rihanna – Anti – 471 points
15. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker – 463 points
16. Mitski – Puberty 2 – 443 points
17. Anderson .Paak – Malibu – 437 points
18. Kaytranada – 99.9% – 429 points
19. The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It – 399 points
20. Blood Orange – Freetown Sound – 367 points
21. Skepta – Konnichiwa – 363 points
22. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial – 362 points
23. Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch – 356 points
24. Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered. – 284 points
25. Young Thug – Jeffery – 278 points
26. YG – Still Brazy – 228 points
27. Drake – Views – 224 points
28. Kamaiyah – A Good Night in the Ghetto – 208 points
29. Christine and the Queens – Chaleur Humaine – 193 points
30. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression – 185 points
31. Parquet Courts – Human Performance – 179 points
32. Schoolboy Q – Blank Face LP – 175 points
33. Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate – 173 points
34. PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project – 166 points
35. Sturgill Simpson – A Sailors Guide To Earth – 160 points
36. Kano – Made in the Manor – 159 points
37. Paul Simon – Stranger to Stranger – 147 points
38. The Avalanches – Wildflower – 139 points
39. Cass McCombs – Mangy Love – 138 points
39. Whitney – Light Upon the Lake – 138 points
41. Lambchop – Flotus – 137 points
42. Margo Price – Midwest Farmers Daughter – 134 points
43. Wilco – Schmilco – 121 points
44. Pinegrove – Cardinal – 117 points
45. Noname – Telefone – 113 points
45. White Lung – Paradise – 113 points
47. Lets Eat Grandma – I, Gemini – 113 points
48. Nicholas Jaar – Sirens – 103 points
49. Kevin Gates – Islah – 99 points
50. James Blake – The Colour in Anything – 97 points