10. The Beautiful Game - Vulfpeck Some of the most talented musicians in the game bring old school funk back into the conversation.
9. Teens of Denial - Car Seat Headrest Will Toledo reveals the regret and dissatisfaction that comes from years of drug use with the backdrop of a nostalgically messy rock band.
8. My Woman - Angel Olsen Angel Olsen distances herself from her folk roots and explores the nooks and crannies of the rock genre, conveying a realistic, relatable spectrum of emotions.
7. 99.9% - Kaytranada Montreal’s new claim to fame shows the incredible range of his talents with the help of a varied and star-studded guest list.
6. A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead Notorious critics of human society stop and marvel in amazement at the tragedy of the world. As thought-provoking as ever, they cease to seek answers, and accept that there are none.
5. The End of Comedy - Drugdealer Bizarrely wonderful, a look at the world from a refreshingly strange perspective.
4. Crumb EP - Crumb This three song debut EP from this unknown Boston foursome is easily the most underrated release from 2016. A true testament to the craft of musicianship.
3. 22, A Million - Bon Iver
Bon Iver’s first album in five years takes a turn away from folk and towards experimental electronica, retaining the ability to convey such urgent and real feelings of loneliness and uncertainty that made the group so intriguing from the start.
2. Sirens - Nicolas Jaar The canonized producer whisks us away to fully immersive, mysterious world, filled with complex puzzles, conflicting ideology, and political discussions.
1. I Had A Dream That You Were Mine - Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam Two indie rock heavyweights come together to take us on a musical journey through the years, filtering musical styles of decades past through the lens of their own backgrounds in the Walkmen and Vampire Weekend, respectively.