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December 6, 2016

Essential and Interesting 2016 Year-End Music Lists

The Largehearted Boy List of Essential and Interesting 2016 Year-End Music Lists

I will aggregate essential and most interesting "best of 2016" year-end music lists as I have in past years, and update this post regularly.

Revisit the lists for 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, 2000-2009 (best of the decade lists), 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

The 405 (top albums)
The A.V. Club (best albums)
The A.V. Club (year in band names)
The A.V. Club (least essential music)
All Songs Considered (best overlooked songs)
Alt. Latino (best Latin music)
Alternative Press (best albums)
American Craft Beer (best albums)
American Songwriter (top albums)
American Songwriter (top songs)
Amoeba Records (best albums)
The Atlantic (best albums)
Aquarium Drunkard (albums)
Arizona Republic (best songs)
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Christmas albums)
The Atlantic (best songs)
AXS (best Americana albums)
Baeble (best albums)
Baeble (best songs)
Baeble (top collaborations)
Bandcamp (best albums)
Berkeley Place (top albums)
The Bias List (top K-pop albums)
Billboard (best albums)
Billboard (best cover songs)
Billboard (best dance/electronic albums)
Billboard (best K-pop songs)
Billboard (best Latin albums)
Billboard (best R&B albums)
Billboard (best R&B songs)
Blog to Bollywood (top Bollywood songs)
The Boot (top Americana, alt-country, and folk songs)
Boston Globe (top pop albums)
Brooklyn Magazine (favorite songs)
BrooklynVegan (best emo/punk albums)
BrooklynVegan (best new rock bands)
BrooklynVegan (overlooked albums)
BrooklynVegan (top albums)
BuzzFeed (most underrated pop songs)
Chart Attack (best Canadian songs)
Chicago Punk Radio (top albums)
Chicago Tribune (best classical albums)
Chicago Tribune - Greg Kot (best albums)
Complex (best albums)
Complex (best songs)
Consequence of Sound (top cover songs)
Consequence of Sound (top metal albums)
Consequence of Sound (top punk songs)
Consequence of Sound (top songs)
Country Standard Time (favorite albums)
Cover Me (best cover songs)
Cultured Vultures (best albums)
Crave (best electronic albums)
Crave (best hip hop albums)
Crave (best rock albums)
The Current (staff top songs lists)
Dazed (best albums)
Decibel (top albums)
Denver Westword (best jazz albums)
Diffuser (top albums)
Drowned in Sound (favourite albums)
Drowned in Sound (favourite songs)
Drowned in Sound (top ambient albums)
Dummy (best albums)
Elle (best songs)
Entertainment Weekly (best albums)
Entertainment Weekly (best and worst holiday albums)
Entertainment Weekly (best country albums)
Entertainment Weekly (best songs)
Esquire (best albums)
FACT (best albums)
FACT (contributors' favorite albums and songs)
FasterLouder (best metal albums)
Flagpole (top albums)
Flavorwire (best albums)
Folk Alley (best albums)
For the Win (best songs)
Fuse (best albums)
Fuse (best songs)
Gigwise (best albums)
Glide Magazine (best albums)
Gold Flake Paint (essential albums)
Gorilla Vs Bear (top albums)
Gorilla Vs Bear (top songs)
Guardian (best Americana albums)
Guardian (best albums)
Houston Press (best country albums)
Idolator (best albums)
Idolator (best alt-pop albums)
Independent (best albums)
Irish Examiner (top albums)
Irish Times (best albums)
Irish Times (underappreciated Irish albums)
KCRW (best albums)
KNKX - John Kessler (top blues albums)
KQED (best albums)
LA Music Blog (top albums)
LA Music Blog (top music videos)
Largehearted Boy (favorite albums)
The Line of Best Fit (best albums)
Los Angeles Times (favorite songs)
Loudwire (best rock albums) (best albums and songs)
Metacritic (best-reviewed albums)
The Metal Addicts (top albums)
Mixmag (top albums)
MOJO (top albums)
MTV (favorite songs)
MTV Base (best Nigerian songs)
musicOMH (top albums)
The Nation (best albums)
Nerdist (best underground albums)
New York Daily News (most scandalous songs)
New York Observer (best experimental albums)
New York Observer (best hip-hop albums)
New York Observer (best live albums)
New York Observer (best R&B albums)
New York Observer (best songs)
New York Times (best albums)
New York Times (best songs)
Newsweek (favorite albums)
NME (best debut albums)
NME (songs of the year)
NME (top albums)
Noisey (best albums)
Noisey (best overlooked albums)
NPR Music (best music)
Observer (best pop and rock albums)
On the Record (best albums)
Oregonian (best albums)
Oregonian (best songs)
Pandora (top songs)
Paste (best album covers)
Paste (best albums)
Paste (best holiday albums)
Paste (best live acts)
Paste (best movie scores)
Paste (best music videos)
Paste (best new bands)
Philadelphia Inquirer (best pop music)
Philadelphia Inquirer (best songs)
Pigeons & Planes (best songs)
Pitchfork (best albums)
Pitchfork (best experimental albums)
Pitchfork (best music videos)
Pitchfork (best pop and R&B albums)
Pitchfork (best rock albums)
Pitchfork (top rap albums)
Playbill (stand-out theatre albums)
PopCrush (best pop albums)
PopMatters (best music)
The Prog Report (best prog albums)
The Quietus (albums)
The Quietus (best electronic albums)
The Quietus (best hip-hop albums)
The Quietus (best jazz albums)
The Quietus (best punk and hardcore)
The Quietus (reissues)
The Quietus (songs)
The Quietus (top cassette tapes)
Recommended Dose (favorite electronic albums)
Red Bull (best experimental albums)
Revolver (best albums)
The Ringer (albums)
Rolling Stone (best albums)
Rolling Stone (best avant albums)
Rolling Stone (best country albums)
Rolling Stone (best EDM and electronic albums)
Rolling Stone (best metal albums)
Rolling Stone (best music videos)
Rolling Stone (best pop albums)
Rolling Stone (best R&B albums)
Rolling Stone (best reissues)
Rolling Stone (best songs)
Rolling Stone - Rob Sheffield (top albums)
Rolling Stone - Rob Sheffield (top songs)
Rough Trade (best albums)
Run the Trap (top trap songs)
Salon (top albums)
San Jose Mercury News (top albums)
Saving Country Music (worst songs)
ShadowProof (top protest albums)
The Skinny (top albums)
Slant (best albums)
Slate (best albums)
Sounds Like Nashville (best country albums)
Speakers in Code (best sad bastard songs)
Speakers in Code (best songs)
SPIN (best albums)
SPIN (best songs)
Stereogum (best albums)
Stereogum (best jazz albums)
Stereogum (best metal albums)
Stereogum (best new bands)
Stereogum (best music videos)
Stereogum (best rap albums)
Stereogum (best rap verses)
Stereogum (EPs)
Stereogum (favorite songs)
Stereogum (holiday albums)
Stereogum (top pop songs)
Stuff (best albums)
Tampa Bay Times (best albums by artists over 50)
Taste of Country (best country albums)
Teen Vogue (best albums)
Telegraph (best albums)
Thump (best albums)
Thump (best electronic albums)
Time (best albums)
Time (best songs)
Time (top pop music videos)
Time (worst songs)
Tiny Mix Tapes (favorite albums)
Treble (best metal albums)
Treble (top albums)
Twangville (staff best album lists)
Ultimate Classic Rock (top classic rock albums)
Uncut (top albums)
UPROXX (best albums)
Vibe (best songs)
Vibe (blackest albums)
Vibe (slept on albums)
The Vinyl Factory (best albums)
Vulture (best albums)
Vulture (best songs)
We Got This Covered (best EDM songs)
Wikipedia (albums)
WIRED (great albums you might have missed)
World Prog-Nation (best prog albums)
XXL (best hip-hop songs)

also at Largehearted Boy:

2015 Year-End Online Music Lists
2014 Year-End Online Music Lists
2013 Year-End Online Music Lists
2012 Year-End Online Music Lists
2011 Year-End Online Music Lists
2010 Year-End Online Music Lists
2009 Year-End Online Music Lists
2008 Year-End Online Music Lists
2007 Year-End Online Music Lists
2006 Year-End Online Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Music Lists

Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2015" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2013" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2010" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2009" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2008" Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists

other lists at Largehearted Boy
100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Daily Downloads (free & legal mp3 downloads)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
musician/author interviews