Sound In The Signals - Best Albums Of 2016

With this list we wrap up list week. This is the big, best albums of the year list. Check out the top 151 albums of 2016 below and check out some of our other Best Of...Lists.

*The number 1 pick is discussed, the top 50 are pictured, and the remainder are listed below! Some have been reviewed throughout the year, so you can read those by clicking the individual names.

01. Blink-182 - California 

In many ways, this album is the life blood of my 2016. It was my most anticipated album and not only did it live up to the hype, but it surpassed pretty much every expectation I had for it. Blink-182 was a staple for a lot of people from my generation. That being said the years after Takeoff... were pretty much splattered with some good and bad experimentation, break-ups, low expectations for fans, and promises that always seemed to fall through from the band. It has been trying at times to be a Blink-182 fan, pretty much since around 2003-4. This album is the first without founding member Tom DeLonge and that's rough, but it honestly might be their best since Takeoff.... It's at least tied with the self-titled album, in my opinion. I've heard the critics of this album all year both good and bad. I can't deny that California, for me, was the one that really lit this year up and gave me everything I wanted and more. It's chocked full of everything I like about Blink. It's their best produced and tightest sounding material in years. I thought Skiba fit in nicely, added a lot to this album, and worked really well as the new member in the band. I think it not only lives up to their past material, but it also introduces them in a big way to a younger generation. It also interrupted Drake's summer reign on the Billboard charts in surprising fashion and that was neat to see. It was just a cool year for Blink-182 and a great year to be a Blink fan.

02. Frank Ocean - Blonde

03. The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It

04. Beach Slang - A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings

05. The Weeknd - Starboy

06. Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book

07. Anderson .Paak - Malibu

08. Youth Code - Commitment to Complications

09. American Football - American Football 

10. Schoolboy Q - Blank Face 

11. Descendents - Hypercaffium Spazzinate

12. Joyce Manor - Cody 

13. Jeff Rosenstock - Worry 

14. Moose Blood - Blush

15. Zao - The Well-Intentioned Virus

16. Run The Jewels-Run The Jewels 3

17. J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only 

18. You Blew It! - Abendrot

19. Pinegrove - Cardinal

20. Modern Baseball - Holy Ghost

21. Lil Yachty - Lil Boat 

22. Zeal and Ardor - Devil is Fine

23. Kevin Abstract - American Boyfriend A Suburban Love Story 

24. True Love - Heaven’s Too Good For Us

25. Boston Manor - Be Nothing.

26. D.R.A.M. – Big Baby D.R.A.M.

27. Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition

28. Bon Iver - 22, A Million

29. Flume - Skin

30. Flatbush Zombies - 3001 A Laced Odyssey

31. Issues - Headspace

32. OWEL - Dear Me

33. Real Friends - The Home Inside My Head

34. Chris Farren - Can't Die

35. Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love 

36. Touché Amoré - Stage Four 

37. The Hotelier - Goodness 

38. Brian Fallon - Painkillers 

39. Grayscale - What We’re Missing

40. Injury Reserve - Floss 

41. Drake - Views

42. Kanga - Kanga

43. Weezer - Weezer

44. Pinkshinyultrablast - Grandfeathered

45. Green Day - Revolution Radio 

46. Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial

47. Young Thug - JEFFERY

48. Travi$ Scott - Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

49. Good Charlotte - Youth Authority

50. This Wild Life - Low Tides 


51.Post Malone - Stoney (Deluxe Edition)
52.Deadmau5 - W2016ALBUM
53.Kygo - Cloud Nine

54.Death Grips - Bottomless Pit
55.Deftones - Gore
56.Somos - First Day Back
57.Ab-Soul - Do What Thou Wilt.
58.Butch Walker - Stay Gold
59.Marshmello - Joytime
60.Metallica - Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
61.I'm Glad It's You-The Things I Never Say
62.Jon Pardi-California Sunrise
63.Relient K - Air for Free
64.Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway
65.With Confidence - Better Weather
66.Lil Uzi Vert - Lil Uzi Vert. Vs. The World
67.Nx Worries - Yes Lawd!
68.Doombird - Past Lives
69.$UICIDEBOY$ - Eternal Grey
70.Like Pacific - Distant Like You Asked
71.ROAM - Backbone
72.The Sun Days - Album
73.Gouge Away - , Dies
74.Denzel Curry - Imperial
75.Waterparks - Double Dare
76.Kid Cudi - Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'
77.Yellowcard - Yellowcard
78.Kanye West-The Life Of Pablo
79.Zayn - This Mind Of Mine
80.Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder
81.Islander - Power Under Control
82.An Autumn For Crippled Children - Eternal
83.Trash Boat-Nothing I Write You Can Change What You've Been Through
84.Balance and Composure - Light We Made
86.A Tribe Called Quest - We Got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service
87.Isaiah Rashad – The Sun’s Tirade
88.PUP - The Dream Is Over
89.Every Time I Die - Low Teens
90.ColdWorld - Autumn
91.Romancer – As We Both Close In On The Water
92.21 Savage & Metro Boomin - Savage Mode
93.Brockhampton-All-American Trash
94.Mitski - Puberty 2
95.Atmosphere - Fishing Blues
96.The Bunk Beds - Middle Child
97.Wreck and Reference - Indifferent Rivers Romance End
98.Chris Staples - Golden Age
99.Mike Posner-At Night, Alone
100.letlive. - If I'm the Devil...
101.ZHU - Generationwhy
102.Future - Purple Reign
103.Clams Casino - 32 Levels
104.Jimmy Eat World - Integrity Blues
105.Hotel Books - Run Wild, Stay Alive
106.Austin Lucas - Between The Moon And The Midwest
107.Tegan and Sara - Love You To Death
108.Mick Jenkins - The Healing Component
109.The Devil Wears Prada - Transit Blues
110.Posture & The Grizzly - I Am Satan
111.Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
112.Rae Sremmurd - SremmLife 2
113.Nails - You Will Never Be One Of Us
114.The Rocket Summer - Zoetic
115.Clipping. -Splendor & Misery
116.Trophy Eyes - Chemical Miracle
117.M83 - Junk
118.Microwave - Much Love
119.Norma Jean - Polar Similar
120.White Lung - Paradise
121.Alcest - Kodoma
122.Peewee Longway - Mr. Blue Benjamin
123.DJ Snake - Encore
124.Astronoid - Air
125.Matmos - Ultimate Care II
126.Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
127.Cold Collective - Bachelorette Party
128.Justin Wells - Dawn in the Distance
129.Cody Jinks - I'm Not The Devil
130.The Avalanches - Wildflower
131.UADA - Devoid of Light
133.A$AP Ferg - Always Strive And Prosper
134.Street Sects - End Position
135.SØLVE - The Negative
136.OG Maco - The Lord Of Rage
137.Kristin Kontrol - X-Communicate
138.Bones-Paid Programming 2
139.Fat Nick - When The Lean Runs Out
140.A Loss For Words - Crises
141.KING 810 - La Petite Mort or a Conversation With God
142.Dan + Shay - Obsessed
143.Blu & Fate - Open Your Optics To Optimism
144.Jake Owen - American Love
145.Kero Kero Bonito - Bonito Generation
146.Hodgy - Fireplace TheNotTheOtherSide
147.Lil Peep - Hellboy
148.Dance Gavin Dance - Mothership
149.Riff Raff-Peach Panther
150.Orphx - Pitch Black Mirror
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