New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Rolling Stone has chosen Beyone's album Lemonade the best album of 2016!
"Beyonce shut everyone else down this year with a soul-on-fire masterpiece, testifying about love, rage and betrayal that felt all too true in the America
of 2016," RollingStone.com comments about her sixth studio album.
The magazine adds that the album is even more significant now following the bitter presidential campaign. "It's a whole album of hurt, which is why it especially hit home after the election," says Rolling Stone.
Bowie's Blackstar at No. 2, Chance the Rapper takes third place with Coloring Book, which was called "the year's finest hip-hop album." Frank Ocean's Blonde pops up at No. 5, Kanye West's The Life of Pablo
arrives at No. 8, and Young Thug's Jeffery rounds out the top 10.
Bey's sister Solange
Knowles also made the magazine's top 15. Coming in at No. 11, the magazine calls A Seat at the Table "a love letter to self-sufficiency in the face of incredible pain."
Other notable entries include Danny
Brown's Atrocity Exhibition (19), Rihanna's ANTI (25), A Tribe Called Quest's We Got it From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service (30), Alicia Keys' HERE (32), Maxwell's blackSUMMERS'night (40), Drake's Views (42), and Future's Evol (43).
However, not everyone was pleased with the list. Anderson .Paak's Malibu, released in January, didn't make the cut despite its critical acclaim.
Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly topped last year's list, followed by Adele's 25, and Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late.
Rolling Stone Best Albums of 2016 - Top 10:
1. Beyoncé - Lemonade
Bowie - Blackstar
3. Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book
4. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
5. Frank Ocean
- A Moon Shaped Pool
7. Rolling Stones
- Blue & Lonesome
8. Kanye West
- The Life of Pablo
9. Leonard Cohen
- You Want It Darker
10. Young Thug