Albums by Radiohead, Green Day & Metallica Among Rolling Stone’s Best of 2016

XL RecordingsRadiohead, Green Day, Metallica and Iggy Pop are among the artists whose albums have made Rolling Stone’s list of the Top 50 Albums of 2016.

Rolling Stone put Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool at #6, calling it a “gorgeously orchestrated return from five years of limbo.”

Green Day’s Revolution Radio comes in at #14, praised for depicting “the American psychosis with a slew of thundering tracks -- and a few lighter ones, too.”

Metallica’s new chart-topping disc, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, is at #36. The magazine says the new album finds the band “indulging the sounds of their first few records: machine-gun tempos, crushing riffs and apocalyptic lyrics delivered in drill-sergeant barks.”

Post Pop Depression, the latest from punk godfather Iggy Pop, makes Rolling Stone’s list at #45. Produced by and featuring Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, the album is singled out for its “perfect dark, rangy sound for (Pop) to flex in front of.”

Teens of Denial, the latest from Seattle-based Car Seat Headrest, comes in at #4. The magazine praises frontman Will Toledo’s “surefire guitar alchemy…and lyrics that flashed insights, slogans and jokes so quickly it erased any difference between them.”

Brooklyn 1990s revivalist LVL UP are at #15 for their third album, Return to Love, which Rolling Stone describes as “a great leap forward…there's a sense of creative possibility sparking in every direction.”

Also making Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2016 are New York City indie rock outift Parquet Court’s Human Performance at #17, The 1975’s I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it  at #18, and Wilco’s Schmilco at #41.

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