Best Rock Albums Of 2016

Best Rock Albums Of 2016

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Our Best Rock Albums Of 2016 list presents another year in which classic rockers make big comebacks with some spectacular album releases. Standing at the top is sadly the final David Bowie studio album entitled Black Star. For his final album before he passed away, David Bowie released one of the best records of his career. The Rolling Stones returned to the new release racks with their first new studio albums in years with their record Blue & Lonesome. While the album contained only blues covers, it was wonderful to get a new album by the Rolling Stones that stood as a tribute to the first few albums of their career that were also loaded with blues covers.

On the singer-songwriter front, Elton John returned with another strong album called Wonderful Crazy Nights. Paul Simon also released another record that critics raved about in Stranger To Stranger. Other classic rock artists to release new studio albums in 2016 included Santana, Sting, Eric Clapton, The Pretenders, Heart, Iggy Pop, and many others.

# 50 –  22, A Million – Bon Iver

 22, A Million - Bon Iver

# 49 – Skeleton Tree – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

# 48 -Patch the Sky – Bob Mould

Patch the Sky - Bob Mould

# 47 – Night Thoughts – Suede

Night Thoughts - Suede

# 46 – Hidden City The Cult

Hidden City - The Cult

# 45 – Us and the Night3 Doors Down

Us and the Night - 3 Doors Down

# 44 – Home – Blue October

Home - Blue October

# 43 – Prayers for the Damned: Vol. 1 – Sixx: A.M.

Prayers for the Damned: Vol. 1 - Sixx: A.M.

# 42 – Schmilco – Wilco

Schmilco - Wilco

# 41 – Trilogy –  Ana Popović

Trilogy -  Ana Popović

# 40 – Bang, Zoom, Crazy… HelloCheap Trick

Bang, Zoom, Crazy... Hello - Cheap Trick

# 39 – Youth AuthorityGood Charlotte

Youth Authority - Good Charlotte

# 38 – Battles – In Flames

Battles - In Flames

# 37 – Walls – Kings of Leon

Walls - Kings of Leon

# 36 – The Serenity of SufferingKorn

The Serenity of Suffering - Korn

# 35 – 1000 ArmsBlue Rodeo

1000 Arms - Blue Rodeo

# 34 – Just… Fabulous Rock ‘n’ RollCliff Richard

Just... Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll - Cliff Richard

# 33 -Blue Mountain – Bob Weir

Blue Mountain - Bob Weir

# 32 – The Glowing ManSwans

The Glowing Man - Swans

# 31 – Kentucky – Black Stone Cherry

Kentucky - Black Stone Cherry

# 30 – Post Pop DepressionIggy Pop

Post Pop Depression - Iggy Pop

# 29 – Soul Searchin’Jimmy Barnes

Soul Searchin' - Jimmy Barnes

# 28 – Memphis Rock and Soul – Melissa Etheridge

Memphis Rock and Soul - Melissa Etheridge

# 27 – Alone – The Pretenders

Alone - The Pretenders

# 26 – Peace Trail – Neil Young

Peace Trail - Neil Young

# 25 – This House Is Not for SaleBon Jovi

This House Is Not for Sale - Bon Jovi

# 24 – LighthouseDavid Crosby

Lighthouse - David Crosby

# 23 – Fire on the FloorBeth Hart

Fire on the Floor - Beth Hart

# 22 – Keep Me SingingVan Morrison

Keep Me Singing - Van Morrison

# 21 -Disassociation – The Dillinger Escape Plan

Disassociation - The Dillinger Escape Plan

# 20 -The Ghosts of Highway 20 – Lucinda Williams

The Ghosts of Highway 20 - Lucinda Williams

# 19 – Weezer (The White Album) – Weezer

Weezer (The White Album) - Weezer

# 18 – The Getaway – Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Getaway - Red Hot Chili Peppers

# 17 – Strange Little BirdsGarbage

Strange Little Birds - Garbage

# 16 – 2 – Mudcrutch

2 - Mudcrutch

# 15 – VictoriousWolfmother

Victorious - Wolfmother

# 14 –  57th & 9thSting

57th & 9th - Sting

# 13 – Beautiful Broken – Heart

Beautiful Broken - Heart

# 12 – Santana IVSantana

Santana IV - Santana

# 11 – Dig In Deep – Bonnie Raitt

Dig In Deep - Bonnie Raitt

# 10 -Revolution Radio – Green Day

Revolution Radio - Green Day

# 9 – Hardwired…to Self-Destruct – Metallica

Hardwired...to Self-Destruct - Metallica

# 8 – Let Me Get ByTedeschi Trucks Band

Let Me Get By - Tedeschi Trucks Band

# 7 – I Still DoEric Clapton

I Still Do - Eric Clapton

# 6 – Fallen Angels – Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan - Fallen Angels

# 5 – Wonderful Crazy Night – Elton John

Wonderful Crazy Night - Elton John

# 4 –  Stranger to Stranger – Paul Simon

Stranger to Stranger - Paul Simon

# 3 –  A Moon Shaped Pool – Radiohead

A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead

# 2 -Blue & Lonesome – The Rolling Stones

Blue & Lonesome - The Rolling Stones

# 1 –  Blackstar – David Bowie

Blackstar - David Bowie

 

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