But wait, there's more! The NPR Music team will publish genre-based lists throughout the month of December. Check back frequently for deeper dives.
Every month, we ask public-radio music curators for songs they love. Here's what they chose in 2016.
The All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk host shares his favorite recordings of the year.
The All Songs Considered host's list includes many records that felt particularly appropriate for such a turbulent year.
The Pop Culture Happy Hour host and All Songs contributor highlights his favorite records of the year.
This year, NPR Music's pop critic offers something a little different — 10 deserving albums that might have topped lists in any other year.
This was a year for redefining expectations and defying conventions in Latin music. Alt.Latino’s Felix Contreras shares 10 highlights.
NPR Music's Recommended Dose team selects 10 albums that represent the wide world of electronic music, from gospel house to ambient excursions.