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on January 01, 2017

 

“The toppest top of all the tops”

 

On this first day of January last year, we reminded you of the imminent release of David Bowie’s ★ album.

 

Exactly a year later, as we begin 2017, here’s a list of just how well ★ fared in end-of-year polls. Each group is listed alphabetically.

 

 

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★#1 = 23 placings

 

#1 - A.V. Club's 20 Best Albums of 2016 - A.V. Club

#1 - Double J's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Double J

#1 - Drowned in Sound's 16 Favorite Albums of 2016 - Drowned in Sound

#1 - Gigwise's 51 Best Albums of 2016 - Gigwise

#1 - Les Inrocks' 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Les Inrocks

#1 - Louder Than War's Albums of the Year 2016 - Louder Than War

#1 - MOJO's Top 50 Albums of 2016 - MOJO

#1 - musicOMH's Top 50 Albums of 2016 - musicOMH

#1 - Nerdist's 15 Best Albums of 2016 - Nerdist

#1 - Newsweek's Top 10 Albums of 2016 - Newsweek

#1 - No Ripcord's Top Albums of 2016 - No Ripcord

#1 - Northern Transmissions' Top 10 Albums of 2016 - Northern Transmissions

#1 - NOW Magazine's Top Albums of 2016 - Now Magazine

#1 - OOR's Top 10 Albums of 2016 - OOR

#1 - Paste's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Paste

#1 - Q Magazine's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Q Magazine

#1 - Sputnikmusic's Top 50 Albums of 2016 - Sputnikmusic

#1 - The Times & The Sunday Times - The Year’s Best Pop by Will Hodgkinson - The Times / The Sunday Times

#1 - The Wild Honey Pie's Top 30 Albums of 2016 - The Wild Honey Pie

#1 - The Wire's Best Releases of 2016 - The Wire

#1 - Treble's Top 50 Albums of 2016 - Treble

#1 - Uncut's Top 75 Albums of 2016 - Uncut

#1 - Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2016 - Under the Radar

 

+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

 

★#2 = 14 placings

 

#2 - BBC - The Top 10 Albums of 2016 By Mark Savage - BBC

#2 - Earbuddy’s Best Albums of 2016 - Earbuddy

#2 - Entertainment Weekly's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Entertainment Weekly

#2 - Fopp's Best Albums of 2016 - Fopp

#2 - Gaffa (Norway)'s Best Albums of 2016 - Gaffa (Norway)

#2 - InStyle's 10 Best Albums of 2016 - InStyle

#2 - Magnet's Top 25 Albums of 2016 - Magnet

#2 - Red Bull's 25 Best Albums of 2016 - Red Bull

#2 - Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Rolling Stone

#2 - Rolling Stone Australia's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Rolling Stone (Australia)

#2 - The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2016 - The Needle Drop

#2 - Time Out London's Best Albums of 2016 - Time Out London

#2 - Variance's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Variance

#2 - Vulture's 15 Best Albums of 2016 - Vulture

 

+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

 

★#3 = 9 placings

 

#3 - Consequence of Sound's Top 50 Albums of 2016 - Consequence of Sound

#3 - Diffuser's Top 40 Albums of 2016 - Diffuser

#3 - GIGsoup's Top 13 Albums of 2016 - GIGsoup

#3 - God Is In The TV's Albums Poll of 2016 - God Is In The TV

#3 - KCRW's Best Albums of 2016 - KCRW

#3 - NPR Music's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - NPR Music

#3 - SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - SPIN

#3 - The Guardian's Best Albums of 2016 - The Guardian

#3 - Variety's 10 Best Albums of 2016 - Variety

 

+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

 

★#4 = 4 placings

 

#4 - Albumism's 30 Best Albums of 2016 - Albumism

#4 - Billboard's Top 50 Albums of 2016 - Billboard

#4 - Pitchfork's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Pitchfork

#4 - Time Out New York's Best Albums of 2016 - Time Out New York

 

+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

 

★#5 = 6 placings

 

#5 - Fuse's 20 Best Albums of 2016 - Fuse

#5 - PopMatters' 70 Best Albums of 2016 - PopMatters

#5 - Slant Magazine's 25 Best Albums of 2016 - Slant Magazine

#5 - Stereogum's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Stereogum

#5 - The New Zealand Herald's 20 Best Albums of 2016 - The New Zealand Herald

#5 - The Times / The Sunday Times 40 Best Albums of 2016 - The Times / The Sunday Times

 

+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

 

★#6 to #10 = 14 placings

 

#6 - American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums of 2016 - American Songwriter

#6 - Clash's Albums of the Year 2016 - Clash

#6 - Crack Magazine's 100 Greatest LPs of 2016 - Crack Magazine

#6 - Gaffa (Sweden)'s Best Albums of 2016 - Gaffa (Sweden)

#6 - NME's Albums of the Year 2016 - NME

#6 - Pretty Much Amazing's 60 Best Albums of 2016 - Pretty Much Amazing

 

#7 - Esquire's (US) 30 Best Albums of 2016 - Esquire (US)

#7 - FLOOD's Best Records of 2016 - FLOOD

#7 - The Quietus Albums of the Year 2016 - The Quietus

#7 - The Skinny Top 50 Albums of 2016 - The Skinny

 

#8 - BrooklynVegan’s Top Albums of 2016 - BrooklynVegan

#8 - The Atlantic's 10 Best Albums of 2016 - The Atlantic

 

#10 - Digital Spy's 20 Best Albums of 2016 - Digital Spy

#10 - LA Music Blog's Top 50 Albums of 2016 - LA Music Blog

 

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Visit the excellent and very thorough AOTY for more positions and links to the original online pieces.

 

Finally, thanks to all of you for making ★ such a huge commercial success, too.

 

 

#Blackstar  #BlackstarAlbum  

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    1 January 2017
    ★ album dominates end of year polls

     

    “The toppest top of all the tops”

     

    On this first day of January last year, we reminded you of the imminent release of David Bowie’s ★ album.

     

    Exactly a year later, as we begin 2017, here’s a list of just how well ★ fared in end-of-year polls. Each group is listed alphabetically.

     

     

    + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

     

    ★#1 = 23 placings

     

    #1 - A.V. Club's 20 Best Albums of 2016 - A.V. Club

    #1 - Double J's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Double J

    #1 - Drowned in Sound's 16 Favorite Albums of 2016 - Drowned in Sound

    #1 - Gigwise's 51 Best Albums of 2016 - Gigwise

    #1 - Les Inrocks' 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Les Inrocks

    #1 - Louder Than War's Albums of the Year 2016 - Louder Than War

    #1 - MOJO's Top 50 Albums of 2016 - MOJO

    #1 - musicOMH's Top 50 Albums of 2016 - musicOMH

    #1 - Nerdist's 15 Best Albums of 2016 - Nerdist

    #1 - Newsweek's Top 10 Albums of 2016 - Newsweek

    #1 - No Ripcord's Top Albums of 2016 - No Ripcord

    #1 - Northern Transmissions' Top 10 Albums of 2016 - Northern Transmissions

    #1 - NOW Magazine's Top Albums of 2016 - Now Magazine

    #1 - OOR's Top 10 Albums of 2016 - OOR

    #1 - Paste's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Paste

    #1 - Q Magazine's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Q Magazine

    #1 - Sputnikmusic's Top 50 Albums of 2016 - Sputnikmusic

    #1 - The Times & The Sunday Times - The Year’s Best Pop by Will Hodgkinson - The Times / The Sunday Times

    #1 - The Wild Honey Pie's Top 30 Albums of 2016 - The Wild Honey Pie

    #1 - The Wire's Best Releases of 2016 - The Wire

    #1 - Treble's Top 50 Albums of 2016 - Treble

    #1 - Uncut's Top 75 Albums of 2016 - Uncut

    #1 - Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2016 - Under the Radar

     

    + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

     

    ★#2 = 14 placings

     

    #2 - BBC - The Top 10 Albums of 2016 By Mark Savage - BBC

    #2 - Earbuddy’s Best Albums of 2016 - Earbuddy

    #2 - Entertainment Weekly's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Entertainment Weekly

    #2 - Fopp's Best Albums of 2016 - Fopp

    #2 - Gaffa (Norway)'s Best Albums of 2016 - Gaffa (Norway)

    #2 - InStyle's 10 Best Albums of 2016 - InStyle

    #2 - Magnet's Top 25 Albums of 2016 - Magnet

    #2 - Red Bull's 25 Best Albums of 2016 - Red Bull

    #2 - Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Rolling Stone

    #2 - Rolling Stone Australia's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Rolling Stone (Australia)

    #2 - The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2016 - The Needle Drop

    #2 - Time Out London's Best Albums of 2016 - Time Out London

    #2 - Variance's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Variance

    #2 - Vulture's 15 Best Albums of 2016 - Vulture

     

    + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

     

    ★#3 = 9 placings

     

    #3 - Consequence of Sound's Top 50 Albums of 2016 - Consequence of Sound

    #3 - Diffuser's Top 40 Albums of 2016 - Diffuser

    #3 - GIGsoup's Top 13 Albums of 2016 - GIGsoup

    #3 - God Is In The TV's Albums Poll of 2016 - God Is In The TV

    #3 - KCRW's Best Albums of 2016 - KCRW

    #3 - NPR Music's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - NPR Music

    #3 - SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - SPIN

    #3 - The Guardian's Best Albums of 2016 - The Guardian

    #3 - Variety's 10 Best Albums of 2016 - Variety

     

    + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

     

    ★#4 = 4 placings

     

    #4 - Albumism's 30 Best Albums of 2016 - Albumism

    #4 - Billboard's Top 50 Albums of 2016 - Billboard

    #4 - Pitchfork's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Pitchfork

    #4 - Time Out New York's Best Albums of 2016 - Time Out New York

     

    + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

     

    ★#5 = 6 placings

     

    #5 - Fuse's 20 Best Albums of 2016 - Fuse

    #5 - PopMatters' 70 Best Albums of 2016 - PopMatters

    #5 - Slant Magazine's 25 Best Albums of 2016 - Slant Magazine

    #5 - Stereogum's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Stereogum

    #5 - The New Zealand Herald's 20 Best Albums of 2016 - The New Zealand Herald

    #5 - The Times / The Sunday Times 40 Best Albums of 2016 - The Times / The Sunday Times

     

    + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

     

    ★#6 to #10 = 14 placings

     

    #6 - American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums of 2016 - American Songwriter

    #6 - Clash's Albums of the Year 2016 - Clash

    #6 - Crack Magazine's 100 Greatest LPs of 2016 - Crack Magazine

    #6 - Gaffa (Sweden)'s Best Albums of 2016 - Gaffa (Sweden)

    #6 - NME's Albums of the Year 2016 - NME

    #6 - Pretty Much Amazing's 60 Best Albums of 2016 - Pretty Much Amazing

     

    #7 - Esquire's (US) 30 Best Albums of 2016 - Esquire (US)

    #7 - FLOOD's Best Records of 2016 - FLOOD

    #7 - The Quietus Albums of the Year 2016 - The Quietus

    #7 - The Skinny Top 50 Albums of 2016 - The Skinny

     

    #8 - BrooklynVegan’s Top Albums of 2016 - BrooklynVegan

    #8 - The Atlantic's 10 Best Albums of 2016 - The Atlantic

     

    #10 - Digital Spy's 20 Best Albums of 2016 - Digital Spy

    #10 - LA Music Blog's Top 50 Albums of 2016 - LA Music Blog

     

    + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

     

    Visit the excellent and very thorough AOTY for more positions and links to the original online pieces.

     

    Finally, thanks to all of you for making ★ such a huge commercial success, too.

     

     

    #Blackstar  #BlackstarAlbum