What Is the Best Rock/Alternative Album of 2016?

David Bowie
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David Bowie

With 2016 drawing to a close, Billboard shared its year-end countdown of rock and alternative albums earlier this week. Our staff voted, and we came up with a list led by David Bowie’s Blackstar, followed by a bunch of fellow legends, worthy up-and-comers and critical favorites.

What do you think of our list? Who was your personal number one? Did Blackstar’s grandeur in the wake of Bowie’s death send it to the top of your list, too? The 1975 came very close for us (they were our No. 2, while topping our rock/alt songs list) and Radiohead, Mitski and Anohni rounded out the top five.

Let us know your pick in the poll below. And feel free to write in your own pick if we don’t have it already included.

Billboard Year in Music 2016


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