After releasing an extensive list of the 100 best songs of the year, Pitchfork has just unveiled its list of the 50 best albums of 2016.
As anyone who has even lightly devoted their time to year-end music lists would find, all of the usual suspects are there. Which means that yes, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Frank Ocean and David Bowie are all there. But though the artists were predictable, Pitchfork had a few surprises in store in terms of the order, its pick for album of the year is something of a surprise.
Here’s its top 10:
1. Solange–A Seat at the Table
2. Frank Ocean–Blond
4. David Bowie–Blackstar
5. Kanye West–The Life of Pablo
6. Chance the Rapper–Coloring Book
7. A Tribe Called Quest–We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your Service
9. Angel Olsen–My Woman
10. Radiohead–A Moon Shaped Pool
Be sure to head over to Pitchfork to see its full list of 50.
In other music news, Big Sean has dropped an insanely colorful music video for his single “Bounce Back.” Watch it right here.