Today (November 30), we roll out our first in a series of lists of the best albums of the year, by genre, starting with the first 10 of our Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums. We're beginning with albums 20 to 11 today; you'll have to wait until tomorrow (December 1) for albums 10 through 1.
Click next to read through the albums one by one, or use the list below to skip ahead to your favourites.
Update: You can now see albums 10 through 1 here, and see more of Exclaim!'s Best of 2016 album lists here.
Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums of 2016, 20-11:
- 20. DIIV - Is the Is Are
- 19. Pinegrove - Cardinal
- 18. Gord Downie - Secret Path
- 17. White Lung - Paradise
- 16. ANOHNI - HOPELESSNESS
- 15. Whitney - Light Upon the Lake
- 14. PUP - The Dream Is Over
- 13. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
- 12. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
- 11. Tanya Tagaq - Retribution