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

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

# 48 -Patch the Sky – Bob Mould

# 47 – Night Thoughts – Suede

# 46 – Hidden City – The Cult

# 45 – Us and the Night – 3 Doors Down

# 44 – Home – Blue October

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

# 42 – Schmilco – Wilco

# 41 – Trilogy –  Ana Popović

# 40 – Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello – Cheap Trick

# 39 – Youth Authority – Good Charlotte

# 38 – Battles – In Flames

# 37 – Walls – Kings of Leon

# 36 – The Serenity of Suffering – Korn

# 35 – 1000 Arms – Blue Rodeo

# 34 – Just… Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll – Cliff Richard

# 33 -Blue Mountain – Bob Weir

# 32 – The Glowing Man – Swans

# 31 – Kentucky – Black Stone Cherry

# 30 – Post Pop Depression – Iggy Pop

# 29 – Soul Searchin’ – Jimmy Barnes

# 28 – MEmphis Rock and Soul – Melissa Etheridge

# 27 – Alone – The Pretenders

# 26 – Peace Trail – Neil Young

# 25 – This House Is Not for Sale – Bon Jovi

# 24 – Lighthouse – David Crosby

# 23 – Fire on the Floor – Beth Hart

# 22 – Keep Me Singing – Van Morrison

# 21 -Disassociation – The Dillinger Escape Plan

# 20 -The Ghosts of Highway 20 – Lucinda Williams

# 19 – Weezer (The White Album) – Weezer

# 18 – The Getaway – Red Hot Chili Peppers

# 17 – Strange Little Birds – Garbage

# 16 – 2 – Mudcrutch

# 15 – Victorious – Wolfmother

# 14 –  57th & 9th – Sting

# 13 – Beautiful Broken – Heart

# 12 – Santana IVSantana

# 11 – Dig In Deep – Bonnie Raitt

# 10 -Revolution Radio – Green Day

# 9 – Hardwired…to Self-Destruct – Metallica

# 8 – Let Me Get By – Tedeschi Trucks Band

# 7 – I Still Do – Eric Clapton

# 6 – Bob Dylan – Fallen Angels

# 5 – Wonderful Crazy Night – Elton John

# 4 –  Stranger to Stranger – Paul Simon

# 3 –  A Moon Shaped Pool – Radiohead

# 2 -Blue & Lonesome – The Rolling Stones

# 1 –  Blackstar – David Bowie

 

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