The 2016 Talkies: Talkhouse Music Contributors’ Top Albums of the Year

David Bowie, A Tribe Called Quest, Beyonce and more top the 2016 Talkies.
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Welcome to the 2016 Talkies, Talkhouse Music’s year-end writers poll. We reached out to our amazing stable of contributors  all of them are, of course, musicians — and asked them to share their ten favorite records of 2016. Ten points go to first-place records, nine points to second place, etc. The top records are below. As you can see, quite a few tied. Congratulations to everyone who made the list — and keep an eye out for all the voters’ individual ballots, set to run January 6.
— Brenna Ehrlich, Talkhouse Music Editor-in-Chief

  1. David Bowie, Blackstar (105)
  2. A Tribe Called Quest, We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service (62)
  3. Angel Olsen, My Woman (47)
  4. Beyoncé, Lemonade (47)
  5. Rihanna, ANTI (40)
  6. Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool (37)
  7. Solange, A Seat at the Table (37)
  8. Leonard Cohen, You Want It Darker (30)
  9. Okkervil River, Away (29)
  10. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree (27)
  11. Tegan and Sara, Love You to Death (20)
  12. Anderson .Paak, Malibu (19)
  13. Big Thief, Masterpiece (18)
  14. Mitski, Puberty 2 (18)
  15. Karl Blau, Introducing Karl Blau (18)
  16. Cass McCombs, Mangy Love (18)
  17. Kendrick Lamar, untitled unmastered. (17)
  18. Anohni, HOPELESSNESS (17)
  19. Hiss Golden Messenger, Heart Like a Levee (16)
  20. Frank Ocean, Blonde (16)
  21. Shirley Collins, Lodestar (16)
  22. Deerhoof, The Magic (15)
  23. Andy Shauf, The Party (15)
  24. Pinegrove, Cardinal (12)
  25. Whitney, Light upon the Lake (12)