And the year-end lists continue to roll in. Critics everywhere are finishing their tabulating and starting to present the very best albums of 2016. Rolling Stone recently shared its list, and Pitchfork just shared its list of the best rap offerings of the year. Now, Noisey has shared an extensive tally of the 100 best albums of 2016, which is an ambitious undertaking to say the least.
And in contrast to most of the other year-end best lists, there are some surprises. Here are the picks for the Top 10:
1. Frank Ocean–Blond(e)
2. Solange–A Seat at the Table
3. Chance the Rapper–Coloring Book
6. Zeal and Ardor–Devil Is Fine
7. Kanye West–The Life of Pablo
9. Kano–Made in the Manor
10. Culture Abuse–Peach
Be sure to head over to Noisey to see the full 100 albums on the list.
In related news, we have compiled our list of the 12 Most Underrated Albums of the Year. Take a look at our picks right here.